tinman wrote:1000bmr wrote:tinman wrote:Here is what I'm planning on getting during my pre-1L computer-shopping spree:
1. A Macbook Air that I leave at the law school (I don't care how light my computer is, I don't want to carry it back and forth from home to class; I'm willing to waste an extra grand to save some back pain).
2. A Macbook Pro that I leave at home
3. SugarSync (as a ghost drive and to keep the two computers in sync)
What do you all think of this set up? Any advice on whether to get a SSD for either computer? Should I go with the 13 inch MBP to match the size of the Air?
basically the most enormous waste of money i've ever seen. $800 laptop + $700 desktop + $20 flash drive = BETTER performance than that. macbook air has laughably bad specs and some silly inconveniences (can't change your own battery, you have to send it in). you can save yourself $2,500, have fewer complications (like compatibility) if you don't get sucked in by the cutesy commercials and white plastic.
I'm set on getting two Mac laptops. I realize it's not the most economical choice, but it is my decision. In that case, do you think it's worth getting two Macbook Pros rather than one Pro and one Air? I like the idea of having an Air for taking notes in class. I'm using a PC netbook right now, and I like the lightness, but I prefer Macs and the Air seems like fun. Is the Air really such a bad computer?
It is a good combo. I think I would carry the MBA around - the thing is that light and unobtrusive.
A MBP at home is a good thing, might want the 15" for screen size though. but if you are not going to move it around at all, a 24" iMac would be best, in my mind.
Check out the program dropbox for synching files too.
Personally though I like just keeping everything on one machine, and having one to take to the coffee shop.
the battery life on the MBP is pretty amazing btw.