13" MBP, 24" ACD and Potential iPad

Discussion in 'Buying Tips and Advice' started by skate71290, May 3, 2010.

  1. skate71290 macrumors 6502a

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    Hey everyone, currently i have a MBA (1st Gen, low end model) and an iMac, but while i am away from university and at home i can't use my iMac and my MBA is too slow and the HDD is way to small so i am considering switching to a 13" MBP (2.4GHZ - Latest Gen) and a 24" ACD (selling both), my only question is, will the 13" MBP sufficiently power the ACD and make it possible to run VLC (SQ Video) and Safari and various, non demanding tasks such as iTunes (250GB Library) iWork and iPhoto (non-editing, just tagging)? thanks, plus anyone from America/UK with an iPad, are they are good for University Students :)
     
  2. Hellhammer Moderator

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    You can use ACD just like it was the primary monitor, no lag or other issues. Same applies to other displays
     
  3. thecheda macrumors 6502

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    iPad

    iPad is good for lounging and browsing. Productivity isn't the iPad's strength in my opinion.
     
  4. skate71290 thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    oh that's cool :) thanks for the help, never used an external display before so not really bright about them lol :)
     
  5. skate71290 thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    have you tested Pages and Keynote out, i am not really fussed about Numbers, but i would like to be able to go to lectures and write stuff down at a nice pace lol :)
     

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