Second laptop for portability

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  1. Samtb macrumors 65816

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    I currently have an iPad and a 17 inch laptop. I use both but the 17 inch laptop isn't portable so use it at home. If I get a 13 inch rmbp or 12 inch rmb is the 17 inch laptop likely to become obsolete?
     
  2. Hieveryone macrumors 68020

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    If you want an iPad with a keyboard that's very portable get the MacBook. IMO though, the MBPr 13" is a winner. Portability plus power all in one.
     
  3. KUguardgrl13 macrumors 68020

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    Agree with this. I have the late-2013 13" rMBP, and it's perfect for portability. I use it for college, so portability with power is definitely important. It's so lightweight that I hardly notice it in my backpack on the days I have to carry fewer books. The difference between the rMBP and my old-mid-09 13" is amazing! But it's also a usable laptop that can do everything I throw at it whether it be a marathon study session or a winter break Netflix marathon.
     
  4. ZBoater macrumors G3

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    No. The 17 inch laptop will have the same functionality it had before you bought the newer laptop. It will not suddenly become obsolete.
     
  5. simonsi macrumors 601

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    If you get a compromise machine then quite likely your use will shift, for travel I have an 11" MBA...or get a keyboard for the iPad...?
     

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