Mbp 17" + Mba Or Mp + Mb

Discussion in 'Buying Tips and Advice' started by hobes270, Apr 15, 2009.

  1. hobes270 macrumors regular

    Jul 29, 2008
    Alright, so I have a 24" Apple LED display.

    I have a bit of a problem deciding what to do here. What I mainly do with the computer is Graphic and Web design. I have kinda narrowed it down to 2 options. I need something portable, that can handle adobe every so often.

    1. Mac Pro 09 2.66ghz quad and a MacBook 2.4Ghz


    2. MacBook Pro 17" 2.93ghz 7200rpm AND macbook air.

    Remember I have the 24" LED display.

    Thanks!! :D
  2. ZunePod macrumors regular

    Apr 1, 2009
    It depends on what you use your Mac for.

    If your a News Reporter for example, you'll want the MacBook Air. But in this instance you would not want 2 laptops, instead I'd get the iMac in place of the MBP.

    As for option 1. This seems to be kind and flowing with your current setup, so everything will slip straight in, and you get the added performance of the MB, which I can tell you, is very good.
  3. neiltc13 macrumors 68040


    May 27, 2006
    Just get the 15" MacBook Pro. It's pretty portable, and it has almost all the power of the 17" model at a much lesser cost.
  4. xhambonex macrumors 6502a

    Apr 17, 2008
    why again do you need two laptops? I'm with laptop plus iMac, say hello to dual screens with a desktop.
  5. hobes270 thread starter macrumors regular

    Jul 29, 2008
    So would you get a 17" to go with the 24:" LED.

    OR The 09 2.66ghz quad mac pro and the 13" 2.4ghz macbook

    Thanks....I am just soooo used to having a desktop that is upgradeable. I really do not know what to do......
  6. vaderhater245 macrumors 6502

    Mar 4, 2008
    Flagstaff, AZ
    I actually plan on buying a Quad 2.66 this summer to go with my 2.4 Macbook. having a smaller sized laptop for the road is nice. Then when you come home you have the powerhouse you need.
  7. Abstract macrumors Penryn


    Dec 27, 2002
    Location Location Location
    Mac Pro and MacBook.

    If you said you needed portability, and needed to use Adobe all the time (rather than "every so often"), my answer would have been different.
  8. Demosthenes X macrumors 68000

    Demosthenes X

    Oct 21, 2008
    This is a no-brainer. Buy the 15" MBP, and be happy.

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