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iMac or MacBook air

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Leena sulaimany Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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Dec 3, 2012 7:47 AM

I have an iPad and I'm not really sure whether to get an IMac or a MacBook air, I will mostly use the devise for drawing and designing so which do you think is better?thanks.

  • Allan Eckert Level 8 Level 8 (39,330 points)
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    Dec 3, 2012 7:51 AM (in response to Leena sulaimany)

    Since you have the iPad for portability, why get a second portable device?


    An iMac for the same amount of dollars will have more horsepower then a MBA,


    Get the iMac



  • JasonFear Level 5 Level 5 (4,935 points)
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    Dec 3, 2012 8:23 AM (in response to Allan Eckert)

    Does the iPad have all the necessary applications you need for drawing and designing on the go? Do you need that "portability" on your primary device? There's really no reason to consider a portable if it's going to sit on your desk 98% of the time, especially if you already have an iPad.


    The new iMacs are really nice and the amount of computing horsepower you're getting (as well as screen real estate) to the MacBook Air is a huge difference. So if the iPad satisfies all your "on the go" needs then the iMac would be an excellent decision. If however, it does not, then the MacBook Air is a very capable machine as well.

  • dwb Level 6 Level 6 (19,680 points)
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    Dec 3, 2012 11:18 AM (in response to Leena sulaimany)

    I generally tell people that the purchase of a notebook computer should be a function of need not want. Given a notebook and desktop with the same price, the notebook will have a slower CPU, a less powerful graphics system, and less memory. The desktop stays at home in a safe and comfortable environment while the notebook gets carried around and subjected to conditions the desktop won't. The desktop computer tends to last longer and not get damaged.


    Since you already have portability with your iPad I siggest that you lean more toward the iMac.


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