Which Mac to buy?

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Sohailt00

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Aug 5, 2012
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recently decided to buy a Mac . However, i CANNOT decide which mac to buy, the MBA or iMac . I don't want to buy MBP it's too ex.

My req:
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-Daily Internet Browsing
-Normal Games,Apps(from mac app store and internet) Eg;Minecraft,iMovie
iMovie export and import should not take long
-Fast machine
-Fast video buffering

I don't mind if the MBA does not have CD hole or firewire. I have a another computer for that. However i want to make this mac to be my personal one.
Please reply!
 

jeremyx

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This makes no sense. MBA is for portability, iMac not so much. Do you need a laptop or a desktop?
 

eyespii

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recently decided to buy a Mac . However, i CANNOT decide which mac to buy, the MBA or iMac . I don't want to buy MBP it's too ex.

My req:
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-Daily Internet Browsing
-Normal Games,Apps(from mac app store and internet) Eg;Minecraft,iMovie
iMovie export and import should not take long
-Fast machine
-Fast video buffering

I don't mind if the MBA does not have CD hole or firewire. I have a another computer for that. However i want to make this mac to be my personal one.
Please reply!
MBA or iMac? are you planning to travel much with your machine? If so, get a MBA. If not, get the iMac. Pretty simple choice actually.
 

Sohailt00

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Aug 5, 2012
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Singapore
MBA or iMac? are you planning to travel much with your machine? If so, get a MBA. If not, get the iMac. Pretty simple choice actually.
Want to travel with it :) But i heard that the importing and exporting of iMovie is quite slow.....

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This makes no sense. MBA is for portability, iMac not so much. Do you need a laptop or a desktop?
I need a laptop... But it's just that i heard that the importing and exporting of iMovie is quite slow.... Not sure which is faster!
 

Wokis

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Jul 3, 2012
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I'd place a safe bet on the iMac being faster in importing and exporting in imovie seeing as it's I guess mainly H.264 you're dealing with and the imac has a quad-core sandy bridge at a high frequency while the MBA has a dual core Ivy Bridge at a lower frequency.

But their form factor is... quite different. :eek: Subjectively I can't imagine imovie-export being so slow on the 2012 MBA that it'd be a deal-breaker for most people.
 
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