Should I or shouldn't I?

Discussion in 'MacBook Air' started by Thebutchersboy, Apr 9, 2012.

  1. Thebutchersboy macrumors newbie

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    I have a 27" iMac, ipad2, and an iphone4s. I extensively blog. I am about to start an online journal club of which I feel I need the extra processing power of a MBA or MBP.
    Considering my hardware already, do I need to really purchase a shiny laptop as well? Am I just being greedy, or am I under estimating the power of my iOS devices?
    Thanks.
     
  2. roanmartigan macrumors member

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    It depends. Do you wish to be seen updating your blog at *Starbugs* or you are fine doing it in the privacy of your own home.

    "extra processing power" for an "online journal club". Sigh. Sorry for sounding like a d*ck, but do you have any idea what computers' processing power is used for ? Essentially: 1) higher fps on CoD; 2) manipulation of large arrays of data with Excel or Access; 3) math. If you're a geek, 4) SETI@home.

    There is no amount of "online journaling" (whatever that is) which will even come remotely close to putting your imac on its knees.
     
  3. Medic278 macrumors 6502a

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    It all comes down to if you want to be mobile. I have both an iMac and MBP, one of the unfortunate side effects of having both is that I hardly use my iMac anymore. That being said, if you want to go mobile then you can't go wrong with a nice 13" MBP the dual core i5 will be plenty for you, and unless you really really want a bigger screen then there isn't much point to paying the premium for it, you'll never come close to needing an i7 let alone a quad core i7. As I said earlier though, once you get your MBP be prepared to neglect you iMac its almost inevitable.
     
  4. Macman45 macrumors demi-god

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    Totally agree here, you don't need any extra "Grunt" You are limited by bandwidth and your Internet connection....I'm running a 27" custom iMac with 16GB Ram, it never redlines, if you WANT a new laptop then I'd wait until the refresh and consider a 15" MBP, but need? No.
     
  5. Geekbabe macrumors 6502a

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    I blog too & I have really enjoyed having my MBA to take with me when I'm covering live events. Went to Pax East this past weekend & the MBA is so much lighter than my last notebook,it was a pure joy to carry & use.
     
  6. Cheffy Dave macrumors 68030

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    You should!
     
  7. yongren macrumors regular

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    Macbook Air might be better than iPad for writing on the go.

    Between an iPhone and an MBA, I don't see much point keeping the iPad... especially if you have an iMac too. But that is just my opinion, some here may strongly disagree
     

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