plan to buy a macbook/mac air, pls advice

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  1. gypsypunk macrumors newbie

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    i am planning to buy a macbook or mac air... i haven't been into macs for the last few years and totally clueless about how-tos or even features...

    my needs:

    i need a mac where i could connect my cannon cam for video use... currently, it has max 4GB memory card, so, would the mac support a longer video recording?

    in case I would opt for an mac air, is there some low-costing handy videocams it could support for a longer video recording?

    please advice
     
  2. Gray-Wolf macrumors 68030

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    Other than for portability, don't go with the MacAir. It has limited connections for devises, no optical drive and limited hard drive size. Best bet is either Macbook if funds are limited, or MacBook Pro if you have the funds.
     
  3. gypsypunk thread starter macrumors newbie

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    i had the macbook pro quoted and approved (its work related)...

    since i would be using it on field, it's why i am considering portability

    thanks!
     
  4. leekohler macrumors G5

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    Definitely no MacBook Air. The MacBook will work better, but a MacBook Pro would be best for your needs.
     
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    Agree completely. If you need power, performance and portability, go for the MBP; I have one - it's an excellent machine, powerful, great performance, superb screen and is attractive aesthetically. However, the MB would probably suit your needs better if cost is an issue.

    Cheers and good luck with whatever you choose.
     
  6. ErikCLDR macrumors 68000

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    Unless you already have a good mac the mba is really not a good computer.
     
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    Unless you have a need for a dedicated graphics card then there is no need to spend extra money on a MacBook Pro. MacBook is just as powerful for general computing tasks and it is more portable.

    Go with MacBook.
     
  9. gypsypunk thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Thanks for all your advice. I'd take note of each once I'm at the store.
     

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