Top of the line MBP or Refresh iMac and iPad?

Discussion in 'Buying Tips and Advice' started by vinnie63, Apr 27, 2011.

  1. vinnie63 macrumors newbie

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    Or wait until 2012 for MPB redesign?

    I have an iPhone4 that i carry with me always, so to pair it with an iPad and having a very powerful, beautiful iMac at home seems very logical to me, and an iMac and iPad would run me about the same as a high end MBP anyways....however, with the MPB, its only one device, that is ultra powerful at home or on the road...what do u guys think?
     
  2. Maxpej macrumors newbie

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    IMac and iPad

    Get that combo. I have the 2011 MacBook pro and iPad and iPhone :) love them all. IPad is just a breeze for an portability, maybe a cheaper pro and iPad? :apple:
     
  3. Icehawk macrumors member

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    Well. What would you use it all for? Do you need a MBP on the road or would an iPad suffice? Do you need a high end MBP?

    We don't know what the future iMacs, iPads, or MBPs will be. It depends more on your need.
     
  4. DeaconGraves macrumors 65816

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    As soon as the iMac refreshes I'm going the iPad/iMac route. But part of that is because I'm not going to need much computing power when I travel (90% of the time I will just need e-mail. And if I need to do any extensive word processing, I'll bring my laptop from work).
     
  5. graphicsward macrumors member

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    imac

    Right now I have a 13" macbook from 2008 and a 22" monitor and am looking to upgrade, I get annoyed unplugging everything, (monitor, usb port, ex. hard drive, ipod, power) every time i need to go with it or want to watch a movie somewhere.

    I'm defiantly going with the 27" imac and the ipad, i find the imac much cheaper for what you get (faster, upgradable, bigger better monitor) and the ipad will be perfect for showing clients my work. and watching movies/internet on the couch.

    I can't wait for the refresh and my upcoming bonus


    I'm a graphic designer / photographer.
     
  6. lazit7 macrumors newbie

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    Just to add my two cents.

    I had 2011 mbp and traded it in for Imac/ipad combo. and I don't regret a single bit.
     
  7. Jakintosh™ macrumors member

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    Yeah, I've got a 1st Gen 64GB 3G iPad, and I've been planning on going the 27" iMac/iPad route for college for a while now. As soon as the iMac refreshes come around and the free iPod promotion pops up, I'm gonna nab the best iMac I can get for around $2,300. Plus, I'll get me a nice new iPod classic :D
     
  8. IngerMan macrumors 6502a

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    I saw another thread asking the same thing but for the combo it was a iMac and a MBA. You might consider a refurb basic MBA at $849 along with the new iMac.
     

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