what do you guys pair with your mba?

Discussion in 'MacBook Air' started by danielveeee, Feb 23, 2011.

  1. danielveeee macrumors regular

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    what is your guys setup with your mba?
    do you have mba and imac, or mba and ipad?
    or do you have just a mba as sole computer?

    I am curious to see how you guys use ur mba...

    im in college and have a 15 mbp, and sold my ipad to get ipad2,
    but im thinking i want an 11 mba to bring to class...
    but idk if i would be able to only use a small screen air and small screen ipad.
    so maybe ill get an air and imac..

    Thanks !
     
  2. halledise macrumors 65816

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    college students these days apparently have a lot more disposable income than when I went to Uni :cool:

    why not get a new 15" MBPro plus an 11" Air.
    that'd be my preference
     
  3. danielveeee thread starter macrumors regular

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    haha, college can be very expensive depending on where you go.. fortunately my school is a state school aka cheap.

    i was wondering if anybody actually had a 15 mbp and mba.. isnt it kind of pointless?
    i want to sell mbp and get imac/mba i think
     
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  5. AlvinNguyen macrumors 6502a

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    Ultimate 11.6" and I'm planning on getting a new i7 Ultimate 17" MBP. Most likely will pick up another wifi 16gb iPad for cheap when the new one comes out. Or get the new one if it deems worthy :p
     
  6. Night Spring macrumors G5

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    How about a 13 inch MBA? Seems like just the thing for college, with or without an iPad.
     
  7. ozred macrumors 6502

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    I have a 15" 2010 MBP, i7, 8GB, 256GB OCZ Vertex 2 SSD. It's used for work.

    In addition I have a fully loaded 11" MBA for air travel (work). So in my case it makes sense, especially traveling internationally.

    If I didn't travel I wouldn't touch an MBA. The MBP is so versatile, thin, light & fast. REALLY Fast!
     
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  9. grawk macrumors 6502

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    I have an ultimate 11 and an ipad. I'm getting a mini at some point, but no stress at this point.
     
  10. yegon macrumors 68020

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    2 y/o 15" mbp for donkey work, still going strong.

    11" mba ultimate, essentially an iPad replacement, used soley for browsing and video on the go.

    Spanking brand new ninja PC purely for gaming (unfortunately, one of the Sandy Bridge lot that needs replacement mobo, but heyho). When I saw, with complete disinterest, that motion controls are going to delay the next batch of consoles for a long time to come I realised I had to go back to PC gaming. Had my fill of sub-720p and flakey framerates.

    I'm 33 btw, work hard, not some spoilt little oik :)
     
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  12. kamuix macrumors regular

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    i have my old 5.5 yr old desktop (7800gt video, 3.6ghz intel 4, 1 gigs of ram) with windows vista (ran xp before) that i used for maya and photoshop stuff back in my other college. i have a dell laptop that has win 7 just for word docs and etc... i had a macbook pro of almost 4 years (2.2 ghz dual core, 15 inch, 8800gtm) for graphic design but it croaked due to the infamous nvidia video card issue. now that's replaced with the air (base 13 inch) i'm using now. mostly for browsing, email, and other school work.
     
  13. leftywamumonkey macrumors 6502a

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    There's something I have been wondering for a long time. I notice that many people, such as yourself, will type, "to uni". I was wondering if that is grammatically correct. I see it everywhere and not knowing drives me crazy. "Uni" stands for University correct? So I always thought it would be, "to an Uni".

    Could someone (nicely) explain this to me?
     
  14. yegon macrumors 68020

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    That's how we say it here in the UK. "Uni" begins with a "y" sound, isn't the use of "an" there merely to ease the speaking/reading of nouns that begin with a vowel sound? eg. "an apple", as opposed to the tricky "a apple".

    Pure speculation, don't shoot me down grammar nazis! (Or should that be nazi's?)

    edit: I should add, there's things that drive me crazy, "I could care less", "I don't want to loose this game", "addicting", chief amongst them.
     
  15. torbjoern macrumors 65816

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    There were many grammar nazis on the forum.
    A grammar nazi's (or many grammar nazis') grammar should be impeccable.
     
  16. yegon macrumors 68020

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    That was my point, I'm not a grammar nazi, I was just covering myself for the inevitable onslaught :)
     
  17. kettlecorn macrumors 6502

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    Sole computer here. Not sure if itll stay that way. If I was still in college, no doubt a MBA 13 Ultimate as my one and only. I had the 13" ultimate and now i have the 11.6 base and we'll see if i can use this as my sole computer.
     
  18. torbjoern macrumors 65816

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    I also wonder how native speakers can make the mistake of writing "loose" when they obviously mean "lose". The former is an adjective and the latter is a verb! "I could care less" means literally at least "I care to a certain extent" and could be an understatement for "I care a lot" - so it's confusing for me to read it when someone actually meant "I don't care at all".
     
  19. danielveeee thread starter macrumors regular

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    I'm starting to think desktop would be kinda pointless for me.
    All you seem to be very happy with 13
    Is the 11 actually usable for a full day??
     
  20. grawk macrumors 6502

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    Absolutely. Great screen, full sized keyboard, great trackpad. I have no complaints about the 11 at all.
     
  21. Night Spring macrumors G5

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    In the US, we say "When I was in college..." not "When I was in a college..." I think "go to Uni" is the same. I'm not sure I can explain this well, but in usages such as these, "a/an" just isn't needed. We say "I graduated from high school in 19xx" not "I graduated from a high school..." "I was in junior high when John Lennon was killed," not "I was in a junior high..." etc, etc. I'm trying to think if this is just particular to schools, or there are other nouns used without "a/an" like this, and I can't think of anything else at the moment. But with schools, you definitely leave out the a/an. Cases where you could use a/an would be something like "I went to a high school in New Jersey." But you could also say "I went to high school in New Jersey." These sentences mean something slightly different, though. When you use "a" you are focusing on the particular high school, so you expect that the topic would be the high school itself. Like how big was the school, where it was located, what kind of courses it had, quality of teachers, etc. When you skip the "a," the focus is on "I," so in a paragraph beginning with "I went to high school in New Jersey," you would expect the speaker to talk about his/her experiences in high school, rather than the school itself. Like whether I liked or hated the school, what friends I had, etc.

    Hope this made some sense.
     
  22. torbjoern macrumors 65816

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    It's common to leave out the article when you refer to the place as an institution and not just as a building. "I went to the church to admire its architecture, and the next day I went to church to receive absolution for my sins."
     
  23. Xeperu macrumors 6502

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    All in all I'm traveling pretty much 6 months per year, so on those days my MBA is my main pc.

    At the office it's paired next to a Mac Pro, and at my house with an iMac 27".
     
  24. pmurph5 macrumors newbie

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    How about just getting an external monitor, instead of a separate computer? This gives extra screen area for doing more complex projects (video editing) or when needing many windows open (research for papers).

    I have a 13" MBAir and a 24" iMac. However, I use the MBAir most of the time due to speed and convenience. The iMac is for special uses such as photo editing (better screen colors). But those uses are not special enough that I could not live without the iMac.

    In fact, trying to keep two computers in sync is a problem. ("What machine has X file? Which is up-to-date?"). Thanks to Dropbox and similar solutions this is easier, but the easiest IMHO is simply to have a single computer. You ALWAYS know which computer your files are on.

    If you need more storage on the MBAir, use a small USB-powered external drive. Again, much cheaper than having a second computer and you don't have to worry about syncing info across both computers. And it still is very portable. I see external USB drives more and more at business meetings and conferences.
     
  25. Boston007 macrumors 6502

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    Check my sig. My main home rig is the MBP with 24" NEC monitor. I'm a heavy photo user, my RAW files are ~12megs so this machine is great for it.

    Ther MBA is used primarily for school and doing homework.

    the iPhone is for farting around LOL
     

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