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Apple Notebooks Apple's notebook computers including MacBook Pro, MacBook, MacBook Air, PowerBook, and iBook.

Beefed up 15 inch MacBook pro vs iMac/MacBook air combo


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Im in need of a new computer and I'm having trouble on deciding between getting a 27 nch iMac as my main comp and an air as my portable one, or a 15 inch pro with upgraded ram and high res monitor. Let me know what you think
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Im in need of a new computer and I'm having trouble on deciding between getting a 27 nch iMac as my main comp and an air as my portable one, or a 15 inch pro with upgraded ram and high res monitor. Let me know what you think
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I would honestly go with the iMac and the air if..........I could afford both lol.
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Do you travel a lot with your computer ?
Do you like using it in more than one room ?
What software are you wanting to run ?
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I use a 15" MBPro connected to a 27" Apple monitor for my base computer and an 11" MBAir for travel.
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I do travel with my computer a lot, i am still a college student.


I am a freelance designer and web developer so i often run some pretty big programs at the same time (photoshop, flash, text editor, ftp client, several browser windows, etc). However, I always do this work at my desk (with use of my external monitor). Away from my desk is more just class/library work, or watching flix in bed before going to sleep.
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I went the other way...

beefed mbp..

ikeMBP:~ mike$ /usr/sbin/system_profiler SPHardwareDataType |grep -v Serial |head -13
Hardware:

Hardware Overview:

Model Name: MacBook Pro
Model Identifier: MacBookPro8,2
Processor Name: Intel Core i7
Processor Speed: 2.2 GHz
Number of Processors: 1
Total Number of Cores: 4
L2 Cache (per Core): 256 KB
L3 Cache: 6 MB
Memory: 16 GB

and iMac

Mikes-iMac:~ mike$ /usr/sbin/system_profiler SPHardwareDataType |grep -v Serial |head -13
Hardware:

Hardware Overview:

Model Name: iMac
Model Identifier: iMac12,1
Processor Name: Intel Core i5
Processor Speed: 2.7 GHz
Number of Processors: 1
Total Number of Cores: 4
L2 Cache (per Core): 256 KB
L3 Cache: 6 MB
Memory: 12 GB

Everything mentioned above will do what you need it to do btw. The real question is do you WANT two machines?

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The real question is do you WANT two machines?
If we all purchased what we wanted, we all would be broke. I always make myself look through the 'do i need it' window first.

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If we all purchased what we wanted, we all would be broke. I always make myself look through the 'do i need it' window first.
That's true, if I bought what I wanted.. I'd be looking at 12 grand in MacPro.. before displays.

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