Potential Set Up

Discussion in 'Buying Tips and Advice' started by bjpom, Jul 25, 2011.

  1. bjpom macrumors newbie

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    Hey Guys,

    I graduated from college the other day and have decided to update my Mac set-up to reflect my needs post-grad.

    Currently I am using a Top Spec Early 2008 24in iMac (3.06ghz Intel Core 2 Duo, 4GB RAM, 1TB Hardrive). I would like my next machine to be more portable due to the nature of my work, but also be able to act as a desktop in a home set-up.

    My main uses are pretty basic- internet browsing, maintaining my website using Rapidweaver, basic image editing, encoding movies using Handbrake.

    I have a big iTunes Library (180GB+) and it's essential that I have access to this at all times.

    I am considering an Ultimate 13in MBA, due its power and portability.

    After importing my iTunes Library (179.64GB currently) does anyone know (roughly) how much space I would have left from the 256GB (I understand I don't actually 256GB due to formatting/recovery partition/OS etc)?

    I would then only put on essential Applications/Data and leave the rest for my 'Home' set up.

    For the home set-up I am considering the following:

    *B+W Zeppelin + Airport Express OR B+W Zeppelin Air (Airport Express or Airplay?)
    *1TB External Hard Drive - as slim/fast as possible. Thunderbolt? (This would house all my other Applications/Data)

    And of course a Speck SeeThru (Satin) Case- either black or clear.

    If you guys have any opinions or feedback on this I would love to hear them!

    Take Care,
    Ben
     
  2. macphipsi macrumors newbie

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    why are you going to stop using the iMac? It seems to me that it still has life in it.

    I would continue using it and then purchase a MBA for the road. That way you have a power horse at home and a super quick road warrior.

    Also, I don't think any mac needs a case. they are durable and well built. Any damage that a case would "protect" the mac from, like dropping it, is still going to damage the computer. Skip the case.
     
  3. T-bag Guest

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    Agreed on the MBA part, but not regarding the case. Scratches does not compliment a mac laptop well, and 1 is enough to irritate you. It also decreases the resell value a lot. Nuff said.
     

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