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Re: Taking notes on a Mac

Postby JayJones78 » Thu Mar 14, 2013 12:23 am

99.9luft wrote:
JayJones78 wrote:You're right. Maybe a 13" MBA is better. That's what I have no. But the 11" is so cute :)
I do have an iPad now that I use 99.99 cause my MBA is almost dead and my 2005 MPB re-unibody all metal) lost its logic board :(
The MBA is almost dead cause in 2010 I spilled a 16oz cup of coffee on it... I'm surprised its still alive.


shit, the coffee damage is the worst! i am sorry...yeah pretty tough to restore so many parts inside it.

The new MBAs are great machines. I would say, wait until this summer if you will get a 13'' one. The MBPs are getting a Haswell processor upgrade (this June, rumored), so hope the MBAs get priced down a little bit. They are also talking about putting retina on all apple machines.

FWIW, i am also thinking about getting a $200 23" external monitor for home - smth you may wanna do if you go with the 13" option. I can't believe that Apple cinema displays cost so much, it's just obscene.


Apple Cinema Display (hahah iPad just capitalized it :lol: ) are so expensive for no good reason for the home user.
I have been using my old 15" MPB as a desktop before it died so I have everything. Just need a new display. Was thinking of buying a Mac mini and a MBA but I don't see the value anymore.

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Re: Taking notes on a Mac

Postby 99.9luft » Thu Mar 14, 2013 12:26 am

JayJones78 wrote:
99.9luft wrote:
JayJones78 wrote:You're right. Maybe a 13" MBA is better. That's what I have no. But the 11" is so cute :)
I do have an iPad now that I use 99.99 cause my MBA is almost dead and my 2005 MPB re-unibody all metal) lost its logic board :(
The MBA is almost dead cause in 2010 I spilled a 16oz cup of coffee on it... I'm surprised its still alive.


shit, the coffee damage is the worst! i am sorry...yeah pretty tough to restore so many parts inside it.

The new MBAs are great machines. I would say, wait until this summer if you will get a 13'' one. The MBPs are getting a Haswell processor upgrade (this June, rumored), so hope the MBAs get priced down a little bit. They are also talking about putting retina on all apple machines.

FWIW, i am also thinking about getting a $200 23" external monitor for home - smth you may wanna do if you go with the 13" option. I can't believe that Apple cinema displays cost so much, it's just obscene.


Apple Cinema Display (hahah iPad just capitalized it :lol: ) are so expensive for no good reason for the home user.
I have been using my old 15" MPB as a desktop before it died so I have everything. Just need a new display. Was thinking of buying a Mac mini and a MBA but I don't see the value anymore.


yeah i would get the iMac before i get the mac mini.
P.S. hilarious that your iPad capitalized it :lol:

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Re: Taking notes on a Mac

Postby JayJones78 » Thu Mar 14, 2013 12:29 am

99.9luft wrote:
JayJones78 wrote:
99.9luft wrote:
JayJones78 wrote:You're right. Maybe a 13" MBA is better. That's what I have no. But the 11" is so cute :)
I do have an iPad now that I use 99.99 cause my MBA is almost dead and my 2005 MPB re-unibody all metal) lost its logic board :(
The MBA is almost dead cause in 2010 I spilled a 16oz cup of coffee on it... I'm surprised its still alive.


shit, the coffee damage is the worst! i am sorry...yeah pretty tough to restore so many parts inside it.

The new MBAs are great machines. I would say, wait until this summer if you will get a 13'' one. The MBPs are getting a Haswell processor upgrade (this June, rumored), so hope the MBAs get priced down a little bit. They are also talking about putting retina on all apple machines.

FWIW, i am also thinking about getting a $200 23" external monitor for home - smth you may wanna do if you go with the 13" option. I can't believe that Apple cinema displays cost so much, it's just obscene.


Apple Cinema Display (hahah iPad just capitalized it :lol: ) are so expensive for no good reason for the home user.
I have been using my old 15" MPB as a desktop before it died so I have everything. Just need a new display. Was thinking of buying a Mac mini and a MBA but I don't see the value anymore.


yeah i would get the iMac before i get the mac mini.
P.S. hilarious that your iPad capitalized it :lol:


I'll most likely do a MBA. I just hope it can handle parallels as I really want to use onenote

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Re: Taking notes on a Mac

Postby J-e-L-L-o » Thu Mar 14, 2013 12:29 am

JayJones78 wrote:Another debate is a MPB or an 11" MBA and a display/keyboard/mouse hookup at home to use as a desktop when not at school. I have a MBA since 2008 and loved it. (It's almost dead now :cry: )


Get the 13in MBP if you need hard drive space. It will last you longer in theory since you can replace components. I have a logitech mini usb receiver in mine so it doubles as the link to my logitech wireless keyboard and wireless mouse. I have a 2010 MBP so I have a USB slot left over to use for printers or what not. Then later on I can replace the battery (I need to do that soon I think) and add a 400GB SSD drive next year...laptop should last another 3 years easy.

Or just buy a Mini to hook up at home. Way more efficient. Wait till after you graduate to get a new laptop.

If you don't need a lot of storage, spring for the new 13in MBA. 11in is too small if you ask me.

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Re: Taking notes on a Mac

Postby JayJones78 » Thu Mar 14, 2013 12:35 am

J-e-L-L-o wrote:
JayJones78 wrote:Another debate is a MPB or an 11" MBA and a display/keyboard/mouse hookup at home to use as a desktop when not at school. I have a MBA since 2008 and loved it. (It's almost dead now :cry: )


Get the 13in MBP if you need hard drive space. It will last you longer in theory since you can replace components. I have a logitech mini usb receiver in mine so it doubles as the link to my logitech wireless keyboard and wireless mouse. I have a 2010 MBP so I have a USB slot left over to use for printers or what not. Then later on I can replace the battery (I need to do that soon I think) and add a 400GB SSD drive next year...laptop should last another 3 years easy.

Or just buy a Mini to hook up at home. Way more efficient. Wait till after you graduate to get a new laptop.

If you don't need a lot of storage, spring for the new 13in MBA. 11in is too small if you ask me.


I have no desire for a lot of space. And I can always get an external drive. I'v had an air for so long I don't really want to go back to a pro if I don't have to

Edit: at this point I have to get a new laptop. Mine are dead and I can't imagine using the iPad for more serious stuff than TLS online shit and video

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Re: Taking notes on a Mac

Postby bluecouch » Thu Mar 14, 2013 12:40 am

JayJones78 wrote:
I'll most likely do a MBA. I just hope it can handle parallels as I really want to use onenote


I'd pony up the extra $100 for the additional 4GB of RAM with a MBA. Parallels ran a lot more smoothly for me after I upgraded my MBP from 4GB to 8GB. :)

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Re: Taking notes on a Mac

Postby JayJones78 » Thu Mar 14, 2013 12:42 am

bluecouch wrote:
JayJones78 wrote:
I'll most likely do a MBA. I just hope it can handle parallels as I really want to use onenote


I'd pony up the extra $100 for the additional 4GB of RAM with a MBA. Parallels ran a lot more smoothly for me after I upgraded my MBP from 4GB to 8GB. :)


That's the biggest downside of the air. You can't do anything yourself like add memory and stuff.

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Re: Taking notes on a Mac

Postby J-e-L-L-o » Thu Mar 14, 2013 12:44 am

bluecouch wrote:
JayJones78 wrote:
I'll most likely do a MBA. I just hope it can handle parallels as I really want to use onenote


I'd pony up the extra $100 for the additional 4GB of RAM with a MBA. Parallels ran a lot more smoothly for me after I upgraded my MBP from 4GB to 8GB. :)


and get the i7 chip. Go big or go home. That will be one sweet laptop.

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Re: Taking notes on a Mac

Postby JayJones78 » Thu Mar 14, 2013 12:46 am

J-e-L-L-o wrote:
bluecouch wrote:
JayJones78 wrote:
I'll most likely do a MBA. I just hope it can handle parallels as I really want to use onenote


I'd pony up the extra $100 for the additional 4GB of RAM with a MBA. Parallels ran a lot more smoothly for me after I upgraded my MBP from 4GB to 8GB. :)


and get the i7 chip. Go big or go home. That will be one sweet laptop.


Thank goodness for those loans.... 8)
( :roll: )

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Re: Taking notes on a Mac

Postby 99.9luft » Thu Mar 14, 2013 12:46 am

nowadays, with Apple stuff you really have to upgrade to the max, since they don't allow much customization...the RAM is soldered to the motherboard, you can't change the HD after the purchase...(at least on MBP, not sure about Airs)...it's pretty bullshit if you ask me.

So i'll be getting 16gigs of RAM likely and 512gb SSD (most of my stuff's in the cloud anyway, just getting space for better speed/read/write time)

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Re: Taking notes on a Mac

Postby JayJones78 » Thu Mar 14, 2013 12:59 am

99.9luft wrote:nowadays, with Apple stuff you really have to upgrade to the max, since they don't allow much customization...the RAM is soldered to the motherboard, you can't change the HD after the purchase...(at least on MBP, not sure about Airs)...it's pretty bullshit if you ask me.

So i'll be getting 16gigs of RAM likely and 512gb SSD (most of my stuff's in the cloud anyway, just getting space for better speed/read/write time)


True... I'm going to wait until the very last min before buying a new lapto though. For now I'm okay with the iPad. It does a good job for things that are not school/work related.

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Re: Taking notes on a Mac

Postby cookiejar1 » Thu Mar 14, 2013 7:20 am

99.9luft wrote:
JayJones78 wrote:You're right. Maybe a 13" MBA is better. That's what I have no. But the 11" is so cute :)
I do have an iPad now that I use 99.99 cause my MBA is almost dead and my 2005 MPB re-unibody all metal) lost its logic board :(
The MBA is almost dead cause in 2010 I spilled a 16oz cup of coffee on it... I'm surprised its still alive.


shit, the coffee damage is the worst! i am sorry...yeah pretty tough to restore so many parts inside it.

The new MBAs are great machines. I would say, wait until this summer if you will get a 13'' one. The MBPs are getting a Haswell processor upgrade (this June, rumored), so hope the MBAs get priced down a little bit. They are also talking about putting retina on all apple machines.

FWIW, i am also thinking about getting a $200 23" external monitor for home - smth you may wanna do if you go with the 13" option. I can't believe that Apple cinema displays cost so much, it's just obscene.


Thanks for this. Was thinking about getting a new MBP now but maybe I'll hold off until after the summer.

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Re: Taking notes on a Mac

Postby JayJones78 » Thu Mar 14, 2013 3:04 pm

cookiejar1 wrote:
99.9luft wrote:
JayJones78 wrote:You're right. Maybe a 13" MBA is better. That's what I have no. But the 11" is so cute :)
I do have an iPad now that I use 99.99 cause my MBA is almost dead and my 2005 MPB re-unibody all metal) lost its logic board :(
The MBA is almost dead cause in 2010 I spilled a 16oz cup of coffee on it... I'm surprised its still alive.


shit, the coffee damage is the worst! i am sorry...yeah pretty tough to restore so many parts inside it.

The new MBAs are great machines. I would say, wait until this summer if you will get a 13'' one. The MBPs are getting a Haswell processor upgrade (this June, rumored), so hope the MBAs get priced down a little bit. They are also talking about putting retina on all apple machines.

FWIW, i am also thinking about getting a $200 23" external monitor for home - smth you may wanna do if you go with the 13" option. I can't believe that Apple cinema displays cost so much, it's just obscene.


Thanks for this. Was thinking about getting a new MBP now but maybe I'll hold off until after the summer.


With any apple purchase I always wait until the very last moment of actually needing the decide.
Also I really recommend their 'deals' section on store.apple.com
Sometimes they have really good deals on refurb




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