plan to buy a macbook/mac air, pls advice

gypsypunk

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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
 

Gray-Wolf

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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.
 

gypsypunk

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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.
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!
 

Scepticalscribe

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Jul 29, 2008
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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.
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.
 

neiltc13

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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.
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.