MacBook or MacBook Pro?

Discussion in 'Buying Tips and Advice' started by jonsa, Dec 29, 2009.

  1. jonsa macrumors newbie

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    I need a notebook partner for my G5 iMac that runs on OS X 10.4. I don't need firewire, but I would need a screen bigger that 13". I also would like to use the notebook as a back-up for my old iMac... I guess I'm reaching too far, but which current notebook comes the closest or is there a product in the pipeline that would fit the bill?
     
  2. miles01110 macrumors Core

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    Looks like you're not getting a Macbook or a Macbook Pro 13" then.

    ??? Use an external drive.
     
  3. jonsa thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Can't i synch them two?
     
  4. spinnerlys Guest

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    What do you want to synch?
    iMac and MB(P), iMac and external HDD, MB(P) and external HDD?

    There is a software called ChronoSync that synchs two or more Macs.
     
  5. jonsa thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Planned to keep the iMac and the notebook in synch so that all information would be the same on the two. That possible at all?
     
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    ChronoSync will do that for you.
     
  7. jonsa thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Beautiful!!! Now I only need to choose the notebook. Should I go for the 13" MacBook, or is there a stripped-down MacBook Pro 15" notebook in the making?
     
  8. jonsa thread starter macrumors newbie

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    "You can not sync Applications between two Macs. You can sync almost anything else but do not synchronize two Macs until you have read the instructions in our tips section and understand how to setup Chronosync."

    I guess it sounded too good to be true...
     
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    Applications are a different animal, which can be most of the time copied over by yourself.

    ChronoSync is about user data being in synch.

    Or you could use Carbon Copy Cloner to clone back and forth between the two machines if you want exact copies of everything on both machines.
     
  10. jonsa thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Wow!... This would also replace the OS on My old G5 iMac running OS X 10.4, making it an OS X 10.6 cloned from the new notebook.
     
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    Replacing means deleting all the data than is on that Mac.

    But know that SL (10.6) is not compatible with G5 (non-Intel) CPUs.
     
  12. jonsa thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Thanks spinnerlys... I guess I'll go for the ChronoSynch until I also upgrade my iMac. Do You have any insight into a possible 15" MacBook in the future, or should I go for the 13"?
     
  13. miles01110 macrumors Core

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    I thought you said you didn't want a 13" screen?
     
  14. TonyK macrumors 6502a

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    I second this software. Use it to sync to Mac Pros and some external drives. Wonderful and flexible.

    What you really want to sync are documents, music, photos, etc. That means you are going to sync your home folder. But you should also set-up exclude lists and exclude the DS_Store and plist files.

     
  15. iMav macrumors 6502

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    Good thing the Macbook and smallest MBP have 13.3" screens. :)
     

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