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Discussion in 'iPad' started by SuperMiguel, Oct 21, 2011.
Ipad+Macbook Air+iMac = worth it?
depends on worth it. Each have a specific use, and together they can work well together.
PLEASE OP: you can't string 6 words together and expect us to give you a good answer.
Possible, if you have the money for it.
Imac for all your heavy duty usage at home, MBA for when you are outside, and ipad for entertainment purposes at home.
That's my current setup right now and I could easily live without one of them. But I definitely use all three daily.
I currently have a MacBook air 13" , and iPad 32 gb 3G and this desktop:
MB: ASUS MAXIMUS IV EXTREME
CPU: Intel Core i7-2600K
HD: 2x Crucial RealSSD C300 64GB (RAID 0)
RAM: G.SKILL Ripjaws X 16GB
GPU: GIGABYTE GeForce GTX 560 Ti
Case: Corsair 800D
PSU: Corsair HX850W
Cooling: XSPC RX360, EK-Supreme HF, MCP35X
I have someone giving me $1600 for it.. And was thinking if I should sell it and get a 27" $2000 iMac....
But I'm a bit turn down by how hard it seems to get an ssd installed on it... Still wondering if it is needed? Wondering how slow will this sys be compared with my current one..
You're honestly considering purchasing two macs and an iPad? Sounds like you have to much spare cash. Wish I could afford that.
As with all these types of threads, only you can answer your own question.
I could probably get by now with my iPad alone for most of the year. So, I guess I don't really even need a computer.
I use my MBP every day for a few minutes, though. I could live without it, but it has nice stuff like Scrivener that makes my life better.
An iMac? I don't know how that would get used (by me), but only you will know the answer to that
Ummmm you do know Battlefield 3 comes out in a few days right?
Bah the only game is play is world of Warcraft and its once a week
I have the 13" MBA and a 32gb iPad... Just thinking about selling my desktop (listed previously) to get an iMac
Oh. Why do you need an iMac? I don't really see the point, unless you have money to burn, and some kind of monster app that you need to run on the iMac. I don't think you have said anywhere what you actually do with these devices, so it is difficult to know if it is "worth" it.
On my desktop I mostly play wow, do programming and mathematical computations...
I think all three combined, it makes for a great balance. imac for the heavy stuff, air for walk around, and ipad to consume all of your magazine, newspaper, video content.
Sounds to me like you could benefit from the large screen and power. You could get a monitor to hook up to your 13", but I guess WOW wouldn't be as nice. I don't see the point of the 13" if you have the iPad and iMac. In short, 3 seems like overkill to me. There are only so many devices I can use at once, and I'd rather use the money for something else.
Have and use all 3 plus iPhone
Once I got my iPad when it first came out, my HP laptop and my generic desktop both stopped working during the past year (I had replaced the MB on the desktop once), so I decided to go all Apple. I use my MBPro at work and use the iMac primarily for MS type software that is not available for the Mac. I find that Parallels is faster on the iMac than on the MPPro. In any case, I wouldn't want to be without any of them. I really don't think it is overkill at all.
YUp that's my set up too, my three kids, I think it's the ideal combi, iPhone gets no love for the time being because of the high sar, but I m much, much more myself and at peace with a dumb phone instead, I can finally just have a cup of coffe outside without feeling the compulsion to check emails or some such sh. Sadly the birds are busy with whatever the heck they are doing on their phones and it's hard to flirt usually... The perils of technology.
Thats my combo. Love em all, been without the iMac for 2 weeks amidst a move and can honestly say I miss it big time for all my heavy lifting/ work. iPad for couch ect and MBA for on the road.
I think this comes down to, "Dude, you know you want to." If you've got the cash, go for it.