iMac + MBA?

Discussion in 'Buying Tips and Advice' started by mattpreston11, Sep 16, 2010.

  1. mattpreston11 macrumors 6502a

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    Really not sure what to go for.

    a new 21.5 i3 imac with eduction discount for £850 + 2nd hand macbook air £400ish = £1250
    refurb 27 inch i5 and keep my existing windows laptop = £1269

    I know it depends on my needs, I am a uni student studying Computing.

    Any opinions appreciated

    Thanks

    Matt
     
  2. Hellhammer Moderator

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    Why not to get MBP and external monitor? Gives you the best of both worlds
     
  3. Batt macrumors 65816

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  4. mattpreston11 thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    cheers for the replies

    1. I want a 13.3 laptop and the macbookpro only comes with core duo in this range.

    2. I have an ipad.
     
  5. greenmountain macrumors newbie

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    You are aware that the Air is a C2D, right?

    That said, my own set up is 27in iMac i5 & MBA with SSD... I find this perfect for my needs. For a student, though, that seems like it might be overkill unless you are doing really serious video editing, programming or something else processor-intensive.
     

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