The Portability + Added Monitor Question

Discussion in 'Buying Tips and Advice' started by Cyber Don, Nov 19, 2011.

  1. Cyber Don macrumors newbie

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    Hello guys! Nice forum! :)

    My name is Goutham and i'm from india.

    basically, i need a mac for business purposes. I was planning on a hackintosh build but somehow it does not appeal to me! :)

    I was also considering the iMac, but the fact that i need to travel puts the iMac out of question.

    What i've decided is

    Get a MacBook pro or air.
    Connect it to a big screen around 21"
    Get a keyboard + magic mouse

    My Basic needs:

    Absolute Zero gaming, i prefer to game on a console, planning a PS3 :p
    Play HD movies/videos without any lag :D
    Resolution of over 1920X1080 when connected to a bigger monitor. :D

    I'm really not sure if the Intel 3000 series would actually help playing HD on a huge monitor. Do i have to go for the airs which have the AMD cards?

    I'm not worried about the storage because i wont have too much of music on the air, probably around 20-30GB at the max.

    With the budget in mind, i guess the 11" air or the 13" pro would be fine. What do you suggest? Especially with the HD factor?

    Thanks a lot guys! :)
     
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  3. Cyber Don thread starter macrumors newbie

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    is it the 4GB RAM or the 2GB RAM MBA you're using? I guess 4GB would be helpful, but the price difference between the 4GB RAM MBA and the 13" Basic MBP isnt too much!
     
  4. Cyber Don thread starter macrumors newbie

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    i've sorta decided on the high end 11" air. but a question regarding performance and heating issues troubles me... :|

    i'll be using it for HEAVY daily work, including but not limited to full HD movies on an external monitor, music running all the time, some heavy-not so heavy downloads including zip files that will be compressed and zipped.


    will the air be able to hold on? most importantly, i don't think i'll switch it off.. the only thing i might be doing is putting it to sleep..


    suggestions please.!!
     
  5. jdechko macrumors 68040

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    If you're just doing playback, the 11" /4GB/128GB should be fine, including up to 1080p movies (depending on encoding).
     

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