Ipad+Macbook Air+iMac

Discussion in 'iPad' started by SuperMiguel, Oct 21, 2011.

  1. SuperMiguel macrumors 6502

    Jan 6, 2010
  2. wrinkster22 macrumors 68030


    Jun 11, 2011
    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.
  3. Abazigal macrumors G3


    Jul 18, 2011
    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.
  4. kim2272 macrumors regular


    Jul 23, 2010
    Sunshine State
    That's my current setup right now and I could easily live without one of them. But I definitely use all three daily. :)
  5. SuperMiguel thread starter macrumors 6502

    Jan 6, 2010
    I currently have a MacBook air 13" , and iPad 32 gb 3G and this desktop:

    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..
  6. Dangerous Theory macrumors 68000

    Jul 28, 2011
    You're honestly considering purchasing two macs and an iPad? Sounds like you have to much spare cash. Wish I could afford that.
  7. shortcrust macrumors 6502

    Aug 7, 2008
    As with all these types of threads, only you can answer your own question.:)
  8. palpatine macrumors 68040

    May 3, 2011
    Exactly :)

    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 :)
  9. thetruth1985 macrumors 6502

    Sep 17, 2010
    Ummmm you do know Battlefield 3 comes out in a few days right?
  10. SuperMiguel thread starter macrumors 6502

    Jan 6, 2010
    Bah the only game is play is world of Warcraft and its once a week
  11. SuperMiguel thread starter macrumors 6502

    Jan 6, 2010
    I have the 13" MBA and a 32gb iPad... Just thinking about selling my desktop (listed previously) to get an iMac
  12. palpatine macrumors 68040

    May 3, 2011
    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.
  13. SuperMiguel thread starter macrumors 6502

    Jan 6, 2010
    On my desktop I mostly play wow, do programming and mathematical computations...
  14. secksthoi macrumors member

    Oct 7, 2010
    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.
  15. palpatine macrumors 68040

    May 3, 2011
    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.
  16. ronroyernh macrumors newbie

    Oct 22, 2011
    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.
  17. blow45 macrumors 68000

    Jan 18, 2011
    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.
  18. gdeputy macrumors 6502a


    Jul 23, 2008
    New York
    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.
  19. C N Reilly macrumors regular

    Nov 22, 2008
    I think this comes down to, "Dude, you know you want to." If you've got the cash, go for it.

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