Total Mobile Upgrade. is it time ?

Discussion in 'MacBook' started by Retromac2008, Nov 29, 2016.

  1. Retromac2008 macrumors regular

    Retromac2008

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    #1
    I m still using:

    - Macbook Air 2008 (1.86 GHz - 2Gb Ram - 120 Gb SSD - Nvidia 9400m) MacOSX El Capitan
    - Apple Magic Mouse
    - Apple Earpods
    Perfect, no problems at all, i use it always and it s like new


    - Iphone 4S (Apple A5) (White) IOS 9
    - Ipad 2
    (Apple A5) (White) IOS 9
    - Apple Earpods

    a little slow, but ok

    as desktop macs i have 3 imac 27 5k, but i m usually not at home, so i don t use em.


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    The upgrade i have in mind is :


    - Macbook 12 Space Gray
    - Iphone 7 Plus Jet Black
    - Ipad Pro Space Gray


    i prefer all Jet black, but there are no macs or ipads Jet Black.


    is it a good idea ? is it time to upgrade? i don t find a big difference for my light use atm
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    i m scared about 12" small screen BTW
     
  2. DNichter macrumors 601

    DNichter

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    Location:
    Philadelphia, PA
    #2
    I don't think you need an iPad if you are getting a 7 plus. I recently upgraded to just a 7 plus and a 12 inch MacBook and I love the combination. Meets all my needs. The 12 inch screen is great, adjust to 1440 x 900 and you have plenty of space.
     
  3. Zazoh macrumors 6502a

    Zazoh

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    Mico, Texas
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    I'm an old dude, and the 12 inch is my daily, and I still program a bit, so the real estate of the 12-inch isn't a deal breaker, for me. I know some need 6 feet of screen across 3 monitors, but that never suited me. Learn a few keyboard shortcuts and flip between stuff. The way I see it, you can only focus in one spot anyway. ;-)

    I have the 7 as DNicter does, I have an old iPad Mini (2) that I prefer to read while in bed, but honestly I will not be replacing that when it goes. I've found when I take the minimalist path, I can focus more on what I need to do ...
     
  4. BeyondtheTech macrumors 68020

    BeyondtheTech

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    If it serves your purpose, why spend? Once your needs (not wants) surpass the technology you own, then upgrade.
     
  5. redheeler macrumors 603

    redheeler

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    You can use a non-native resolution to have the same amount of screen space your current Air has, and still notice a huge upgrade in display quality. Trust me, by today's standards the late 2008/mid 2009 MacBook Air's display quality sucks. In fact, all MacBook Airs up to the 2015 models look pretty bad to me.

    I will say again, this is a HUGE upgrade over a late 2008 MacBook Air. The only things that might be a slight downgrade are the keyboard/port situation; the keyboard is simply something you might have to adjust to.
     

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