Later, 17" Macbook Pro. Hello i7 iMac and Macbook Air

Discussion in 'MacBook Air' started by nicoritschel, Oct 21, 2010.

  1. nicoritschel macrumors regular

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    So I have a 2009 17" MBP and just bit the bullet, and got a 27" Refurbished i7 iMac and Macbook Air and I'm beyond stoked. I just ordered 8GB of ram for the MBP and a Vertex 2 though. I guess I'll return both of them, and when sandforce 2 comes along, I'll likely pick up an SSD for the iMac. Now the wait begins :cool:
     
  2. i0Nic macrumors 65816

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    I'm thinking of doing the same, ditching my 15" MBP and getting an iMac and 11' MBA instead. I think it's a good option.

    Though I've also got an iPad, so kinda hard justifying the need for a MBA as well as an iPad - but I don't like the idea of living without an Apple laptop!
     
  3. ProstheticHead macrumors 6502

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    If I were you, I'd return that refurb i7 iMac and order it from PowerMax.com instead... Same computer BRAND NEW for the same price and no sales tax.

    Regardless, the iMac/MBA combo is something I'm highly considering. I'm sitting with my i5 iMac and a PowerBook G4 12" currently, but I'm always open to a more potent portable. ;)
     
  4. nicoritschel thread starter macrumors regular

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    Link me, dude. I see it for 2199 on powermax.com
     
  5. ProstheticHead macrumors 6502

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  6. nicoritschel thread starter macrumors regular

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    No problem! I was going to go for the last generation but decided screw it I might as well just go for the current gen.
     
  7. ProstheticHead macrumors 6502

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    Go big or go home. :)
     
  8. nicoritschel thread starter macrumors regular

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    I thinking about typing that :p
     
  9. DannyBres macrumors 65816

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    Im considering the same! You can see what I have in my sig!

    But im tempted to sell my iPad for an 11"....

    Just concerned that the 1.4 might be slow and sluggish!
     
  10. sweetice2007 macrumors 6502

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    Go test drive it it's frickin awesome performance.

    In terms of performance they are fantastic! The flash drive REALLY makes all the difference. Hell garage band boots up in a few seconds its so frickin quick and even iPhoto runs so smoothly and iMovie - all the iLife 11 apps. The speakers work amazingly well and this is all on the 11" MacBook air! You wouldn't even know your running a machine that's 1.4ghz I'm not even kidding. I wasn't so sure about the new release but I test driven one in our local store yesterday.

    Absoloutely amazed by the machine seriously.

    Worth the buy if your after portability but yes backlit keyboard is a shame and so is infrared but surely there's an app or something if you have anipod touch or iPhone to control your presentations etc? Worth a look if you have one.
     
  11. DannyBres macrumors 65816

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    Thanks dude! I'm just concerned if i will miss my iPad battery life, always on interney and ability to type in the dark....

    But I will be soo much faster and more productive on it than on my iPad.
     

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