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Old 16-11-2010, 02:19 PM   #1816
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at S$160 it is worth the upgrade, because you can't do it later.

question, why not buy the 11.6 inch version?
erm... getting older... need a bigger screen... plus a faster processer...

thou the 11.6's 1.06 kg weight is super tempting cuz I am lugging tons on flights already...

based on yr experience, do you think the 1.83GHz is much of a difference over the 1.4GHz?
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Old 16-11-2010, 02:23 PM   #1817
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Well if your everyday usage does not require a 4GB RAM then you don't have to go for it. I've been rocking a 2GB RAM Macbook for more than three years now. Does everything I throw at it.
that's the problem, I don't know if I need the extra 2GB... I guess the most intensive stuff I do will be simple graphics & video editing, sometimes with Photoshop or Premiere.
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Old 16-11-2010, 02:35 PM   #1818
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that's the problem, I don't know if I need the extra 2GB... I guess the most intensive stuff I do will be simple graphics & video editing, sometimes with Photoshop or Premiere.
4 gig will help you in the long run.
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Old 16-11-2010, 04:32 PM   #1819
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that's the problem, I don't know if I need the extra 2GB... I guess the most intensive stuff I do will be simple graphics & video editing, sometimes with Photoshop or Premiere.
Any time somebody wants to run Photoshop or video editing applications, I'd automatically suggest a Macbook Pro, even if it is the base models of the line. It's not that the MBA can't handle it, of course, since it is still very much a full blown Mac OS. It's just a different experience, I suppose, when you want to cram all of those extra horsepower into that small little 2GB RAM. I think it will still work perfectly for the most part, and a 4GB RAM will definitely help you along.
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Old 16-11-2010, 04:36 PM   #1820
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erm... getting older... need a bigger screen... plus a faster processer...

thou the 11.6's 1.06 kg weight is super tempting cuz I am lugging tons on flights already...

based on yr experience, do you think the 1.83GHz is much of a difference over the 1.4GHz?
i used to use a Sony Vaio X. I thought the MBA 11 would look too small, but surprisingly I found it to be very useable.

half a pound off is half a pound not to carry, and the battery life is quite ok.

Faster CPU obviously will hit your battery life, because of CPU and heat (think the fan) but usually the percentage isn't that high to matter, on the new MBAs anyway.

I wouldn't worry about speed, instead consider what you need now, and if you replace it 3 years later, will it hurt your pocket as much as if you paid for a MBA two years ago?

The argument for me was $1488 divided by three years. $500 a year for a stock MBA 11.6, was quite ok for Apple products.

but then I went ahead and bought the 128GB stock model at $1788. Didin't make sense to pay $300 more for an additional 64GB (and I still have 90GB free), but well, I just wanted one quick and Challenger only had the 128GB versions.
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Old 16-11-2010, 04:41 PM   #1821
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that's the problem, I don't know if I need the extra 2GB... I guess the most intensive stuff I do will be simple graphics & video editing, sometimes with Photoshop or Premiere.
at $160, go for it if you intend to keep your MBA until it literally breaks.

it doesn't hurt to have 4GB.

I didn't upgrade my stock 2GB because I think I will "upgrade" to the next MBA after three years (and maybe a bit later).

Perhaps Apple finally got the MBA price right?
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Old 16-11-2010, 04:47 PM   #1822
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Smile Macbook Pro vs iMacs ( Which one can handle heavy rendering on Final Cut Pro more ? )

I want to seek advise from you pro mac out there!

I'm still deciding whether should i buy

Macbook Pro
15-inch: 2.4GHz
Intel Core i5
320-GB hard drive
4-GB Memory
NVIDIA GeForce GT 330M with 256 MB
Intel HD Graphics

$$ = S$2,688

OR

iMac
21.5-inch: 3.2GHz
Intel Core i3
1TB hard drive
4GB (two 2GB) memory ( upgrade to 8gb + $320 )
ATI Radeon HD 5670 with 512MB

$$ = S$ 2,508.01

Most frequently used softwares :
1 ) Final Cut Pro
2 ) iMovie
3 ) Garageband
4 ) Logic Pro
5 ) All Adobe softwares

Will it run smoothly and which computer render faster in final cut pro ?
ADVISE ME ..thank you so very much! appreciate it!
or should i wait till next year maybe the have new imacs coming out?
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Old 16-11-2010, 05:04 PM   #1823
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I want to seek advise from you pro mac out there!

I'm still deciding whether should i buy

Macbook Pro
15-inch: 2.4GHz
Intel Core i5
320-GB hard drive
4-GB Memory
NVIDIA GeForce GT 330M with 256 MB
Intel HD Graphics

$$ = S$2,688

OR

iMac
21.5-inch: 3.2GHz
Intel Core i3
1TB hard drive
4GB (two 2GB) memory ( upgrade to 8gb + $320 )
ATI Radeon HD 5670 with 512MB

$$ = S$ 2,508.01

Most frequently used softwares :
1 ) Final Cut Pro
2 ) iMovie
3 ) Garageband
4 ) Logic Pro
5 ) All Adobe softwares

Will it run smoothly and which computer render faster in final cut pro ?
ADVISE ME ..thank you so very much! appreciate it!
or should i wait till next year maybe the have new imacs coming out?
I actually think both machines will handle it just fine. Despite the lower processor speed, the MBP does run on i5 while the iMac runs on i3. I'm pretty sure that is going to even things out a little bit there. I think it comes down to three things:

Portability, screen size and whether or not you want the extra capacity on the iMac. If you don't need to be carrying your computer around all the time, an iMac is more than enough and, in many ways, a more superior choice. iMac also equates to a larger screen, which will really help with your video editing as well as photo editing tasks. The extra capacity is just an added bonus. You can always use an external hard drive, sure.

So you just got to ask yourself those questions.
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Old 16-11-2010, 05:11 PM   #1824
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I would say, watch your hard drive ragging ...

especially if its a laptop hard drive.

if I am doing work that will grunt and grind a hard drive, I'd pick the desktop Mac.
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Old 16-11-2010, 06:02 PM   #1825
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Thanks guys! I think I will go with 4GB. Someone told me that the ram is soldered on when I order... so I can't change it later on...
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Old 16-11-2010, 06:06 PM   #1826
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Thanks guys! I think I will go with 4GB. Someone told me that the ram is soldered on when I order... so I can't change it later on...
Yep. That's the exact reason why you have to decide at check out. Not to mention the fact that the bottom cover of the MBA is secured with special screws too.

Hope you enjoy your new computer!
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Yep. That's the exact reason why you have to decide at check out. Not to mention the fact that the bottom cover of the MBA is secured with special screws too.

Hope you enjoy your new computer!
Thanks!! I am gonna buy the macbook air 13.3" !!

but i m so tempted to get the ipad too... argh!!!
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Old 20-11-2010, 03:23 AM   #1828
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Thanks!! I am gonna buy the macbook air 13.3" !!

but i m so tempted to get the ipad too... argh!!!
the iPad... is not as useful as you think

speaking from personal exp.. hahahaha.. Think Thrice!
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the iPad... is not as useful as you think

speaking from personal exp.. hahahaha.. Think Thrice!
it all depend how u going to use the ipad bah. if most of the time u using ur laptop/desktop...ipad of course will be more or less a white elephant liao
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Old 20-11-2010, 11:41 AM   #1830
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Thanks!! I am gonna buy the macbook air 13.3" !!

but i m so tempted to get the ipad too... argh!!!
I think the MBA and iPad are rather exclusive of one another, at least that's how I feel. It doesn't make sense, to me, to buy both. Why don't you go down to a store to check them both out.
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