MacBook Pro + Monitor vs. MacBook Air + Monitor
August 23, 2011 7:17 PM Subscribe
Hello all! I'm headed off to college (second semester) in a short bit and I'm purchasing a new computer. I'd like to buy a 13" MacBook Pro or Air and an external monitor. Good idea or bad idea?
posted by 47triple2 to Technology (23 answers total) 6 users marked this as a favorite
So, my old 15" MacBook Pro was stolen. Insurance is paying for a new computer up to about $1400. I would like to buy a 13" MacBook Pro or MacBook Air and, when I'm in the dorm, plug it up to an external monitor.
My desk is small(ish): abotu 36"x24".
I'm a computer science major (shouldn't need loads of processing power.)
I don't game.
I do write (code, papers.)
I'm a college student.
a) Is this a workable idea?
b) What size monitor should I get?
c) Any monitor suggestions? It looks like I'll have about $200 to spend on the monitor.
d) Should I get the Air or the Pro or stick with a 15" Pro? (My biggest concern is RAM for maybe virtualizing)
I think this is all I'll need to know. Thank you all!