2 MBPs or iMac and MBP?

Discussion in 'Buying Tips and Advice' started by jnixon, Jan 31, 2011.

  1. jnixon macrumors newbie

    Dec 13, 2010
    Here's my story. Had a 21in iMac (late 2009) and 13in MBP (mid 2010) stolen from my home. I am married and we both have iPhone 4s. When claim was settled we decided to get two 13in MBPs.

    Now I dearly miss the display and storage of the iMac and I think it's silly to have two MBPs in the same house. I have tentatively sold my MBP for $1000 to a friend and am ready to go get another iMac. My wife if very protective of her MBP and doesn't want me to get the iMac if her MBP is going to disappear all the time. We use these machines for internet surfing, netflix, and music.

    My thoughts are to get the iMac and then save up for iPad 2 for portability. Am I crazy? Isn't iMac and MBP a better option or are the two MBPs best?

    I'm really looking for affirmation since my wife is upset that I've changed my mind. Plus I haven't told her I want to get an iPad yet.
  2. Hellhammer Moderator


    Staff Member

    Dec 10, 2008
    Why not get an external monitor, KB and mouse for MBP and use it as a desktop when at home? That way it's still a laptop if you want it to be a laptop
  3. Vantage Point macrumors 65816

    Mar 1, 2010
    New Jersey
    Exactly. It's what I do except with a 15" MBP and a 26" monitor (see signature). Also, instead of a mouse I use Apple's Magic Trackpad with my external monitor.. Sharing doesn't work, your wife knows this. So get a MBP (13 or 15") and get one nice external for the house so you can both use it when needed.

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