Using a 27" Cinema Display with Macbook Pro 15"

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  1. ItsMattLive macrumors newbie

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    Hi Everyone - Obviously i'm a newbie here at MacRumours, and I've come with a question. I currently own a Mac Mini, and i'm purchasing a Macbook Pro 15" in the next two days. I already have the keyboard and mouse from the Mac Mini and I've decided that after I buy my Macbook, I want to add a 27" Cinema Display. Just wondering if it's worth the $1299AU? I'm going to be using the Macbook Pro for School and as my main home computer. Is it worth it? Thanks.
     
  2. miles01110 macrumors Core

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    Only you can tell us if it's worth it. Do you need a bigger screen? If the answer is "yes", then it's probably worth it.
     
  3. ItsMattLive thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Yep. I'm going to be doing video editing mostly. Apple only sells the 27 Inch Cinema Display now.
     
  4. RRmalvado macrumors 6502

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    For video editing, I would imagine that the larger real estate would definitely come in handy.
     
  5. ItsMattLive thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Okay, Great. Is it possible to use the Macbook Pro screen as the monitor where it's full screen video while I edit using the cinema display? - All this resolution is going to be excellent.
     
  6. Meever macrumors 6502a

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    I would consider the 27" imac low speced. You will essentially be getting a pretty well speced computer running in the back for multi tasking (run torrent client, crunch numbers, render, etc) while you work on your main machine while using the imac as a monitor.

    It's only a few hundred more.
     
  7. Doc750 macrumors 6502a

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    I have the 17 MBP, and the 27 ACD. For me it's the best set up b/c I love having as much screen as I can have. The advantage fo this set up, is that I can have the best of both worlds. Dual large screens when needed at home, pack of the MBP and it's mobile. Nothing to share between two computers, everything is where I am, at all times.
     
  8. JasonR macrumors 6502a

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    Except for that I found the 17" MBP to be pretty hefty while traveling. I sold it to get a 27" iMac (its not much more than the display, really), and plan on getting a Macbook Air for portability.
     

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