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  1. #1

    Member Since
    Aug 13, 2008
    Help I am a slave to apple
    Dear all

    it started with an iPhone and from there an iMac for the other half and kids and then a move from pc to mac pro for me. Now I am suffering from new mac withdrawl and have been looking at the sumptuous mac book pro 13 inch or the mac book air.

    Can I ask does anyone own both mac pro and a laptop? And if yes do you find both useful to own and why. To be clear I know this is extavagent but you only live once.



  2. #2

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    Member Since
    Jul 24, 2008
    MBP 2.3 Ghz 4GB RAM 860 GB SSD, iMac 3.4 GHz Intel Core i7 32GB RAM, Fusion Drive 1TB
    Well for one thing if you do heavy video, music, or 3D rendering I would do that on a Mac Pro for sure.

    The notebook is only for doing that stuff lightly, general every day stuff and obviously mobility.

  3. #3

    Member Since
    Aug 13, 2008
    Makes sense. If I have the power beast at home then perhaps I should go MacBook air to be at the other end of the spectrum. Just had a play on one in bristol. Amazing peice of kit. Any owners want to chip in?

  4. #4

    Member Since
    Jul 26, 2009
    Mid 12 MBP 8gb ram, Crucial M4 SSD 512gb, Sandy Bridge i7
    I have a pc laptop that just sits around now - it's even loaded with Windows 7. I actually have to dust it today - no joke. This, ever since getting mt MBP 13".

  5. #5

    Member Since
    Aug 16, 2008
    Washington, DC
    Macbook C2D 2.2Ghz and 2 G4 550Mhz Pismos
    I kept my G3 Powerbook for eight years, rather than buy a newer model. I even upgraded the processor to G4 because it was cheaper than buying a newer model.
    I finally broke down and bought a refurbed MB last year due to software limitations, mainly as a result of the switch to Intel processors. Love my MB, but also still love my Powerbook and still use them both because there is software on the older book that I still use. I still think the Pismo was one of, if not THE, best hardware designs Apple ever produced.
    You can get a lot of life out of the Macs you currently have. It's really up to you if you want to buy a new model every time one comes out.

  6. #6

    Member Since
    Aug 13, 2008
    thanks for the advice all. Santa delivered a macbook air today the 2.13 with ssd version.

    Love it. better looking and more useful than the wife.

    Best regards


  7. #7

    Member Since
    Dec 03, 2009
    Don't let her see the comment about MBA & her or she will take the MBA for her.

    Merry Christmas!!!


  8. #8

    Member Since
    Dec 24, 2009
    the pro is really only useful for 3-d rendering and gaming.

    Video editing, and graphics work relies on the processor way more than the graphics card.

    The 13in macs are good for just about everything you'd want to do.. but if you're doing some work in blender or maya or zbrush or playing 3d games get a pro... otherwise it's not needed.

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