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Old Dec 18, 2012, 01:19 PM   #1
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is a ipad and macbook air overkill. Im thinking of getting one...
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depends what you do. One is a computer and one is mostly for reading/apps/games. You will not be able to be as productive using an ipad as you would a mac. Do you need a PC for work/school?
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Old Dec 18, 2012, 02:02 PM   #3
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i would like to get a newer mac. my mac mini is 2007 and my macbook pro is the mid 2009 that's starting to slow down.. Its between a macbook pro and a macbook air.. I can upgrade the macbook pro myself. I dont like imac. Ideally a mac pro would be more than perfect but the memory upgrades are two expensive.

I need portability and power for logic but im not sure which machine i should choose....
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Edit: I didn't understand the first post.

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Old Dec 18, 2012, 02:43 PM   #5
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i would like to get a newer mac. my mac mini is 2007 and my macbook pro is the mid 2009 that's starting to slow down.. Its between a macbook pro and a macbook air.. I can upgrade the macbook pro myself. I dont like imac. Ideally a mac pro would be more than perfect but the memory upgrades are two expensive.

I need portability and power for logic but im not sure which machine i should choose....
I'm confused...did you mean to title your thread macbook air or pro?
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is a ipad and macbook air overkill. Im thinking of getting one...
This recent thread might be helpful: http://forums.macrumors.com/showthread.php?t=1498416
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guess i shouldve done that. sorry...
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I'd suggest that you get a MBP and an iPad; given your stated desire for portability, and apparent need for a computer with a proper keyboard, the iPad and MBP strikes me as being an excellent combination.

By all means get a MBA if portability is a key requirement. However, my personal view is that a MBA and an iPad together might be excessive, as the iPad alone would satisfy the need for something easily portable.

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depends what you do. One is a computer and one is mostly for reading/apps/games. You will not be able to be as productive using an ipad as you would a mac. Do you need a PC for work/school?
Very good post which sums up the difference between the two better than I did.
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