Thoughts on purchase

Discussion in 'Buying Tips and Advice' started by thankins, Apr 29, 2011.

  1. thankins macrumors 6502

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    I was hoping to get some opinions on an Apple purchase I am making today.

    My current setup is as followed

    27' iMac (Core 2 Duo) 8 GBs of RAM, 1 TB HD
    15' MBP (i5 model from last year), 8 GBs of RAM, 500 GB HD
    Apple TV 2nd Gen
    iPad 2


    I was looking at either getting a Cinema Display for my MacBook or as a second monitor for the iMac but then was drawn to the 11 inch MBA. Just the basic model - to use around the house.

    What would you guys do? Go for the MBA or stick with the Cinema Display?
     
  2. nealibob macrumors newbie

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    I'm drawn to the 11" Air as well, but I would hold off as I would expect a refresh in less than 6 months.

    Unless you do need two computers (and many do), I would actually trade in everything you have and get a 2011 MBP and the 27" Cinema display. If you're already planning on dropping a grand, I think you would come out ahead in that case, but you'd likely still have to put some cash down. Or you could just use the iMac as a display for the new MBP, correct? That would probably be the best option. Good luck, regardless.
     
  3. vaderhater245 macrumors 6502

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    Trade the MBP for the 11" Air with 4GB. Personally I love the portability of the 11", then coming home to the iMac. best combo for me.
     
  4. iLucas macrumors 6502

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    If you're for sure making the purchase today then go for the cinema display, if you hold on to make the purchase for a few months then get the new updated air
     

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