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Which is my favorite: MacBook Air
Authored by: Bold_Sue on May 02, '12 01:45:27PM

This was a difficult decision as I love both my iMac (desktop) and my Macbook Air (laptop). To me they are a pair and I use either one of these depending on WHAT I am doing or WHERE I want to do it. It is easier to explain the WHERE first. Since I spend part of the year in Canada and the other part in a warmer country, of course it is the laptop that I take with me. Prior to leaving, I "pack" (copy) the files I want to take with me: financials, music, photos, just a few family videos. While away from home, the laptop holds my vacation photos, videos, eBooks, Audio Books, Skype and acts as my feed to a TV, my iPad and iPhone. When I am home and also away from home, the laptop allows me to do nearly everything I can do on the desktop wherever I want to sit, inside or outdoors. My continuing problem with the laptop is running out of internal disk space although I have 128GB. When I return home, I "unpack" (copy files to iMac) my laptop.

Now for the WHAT I use the laptop for at home. To save myself some work when I pack and leave, I go to the laptop when I want to download eBooks and movies. I also use the laptop to feed entertainment to the TV since it is portable. I do a lot of my Web searches/research while I put my feet up on the couch.

My iMAC is where I keep all my important files, photos, videos that I don't want to lose and keep these backed up to my Time Machine and MobileMe. I am a paying client that will absolutely hate to lose the Gallery portion of MobileMe during the iCloud conversion as it was my offsite backup. I do most of my video building, photo editing, craft printing and financials on my desktop. It is my work horse when I need heavy processing power or a large screen or I hate to say but it also runs a Windows OS via Virtual Box when I need it.

So there it is. A difficult choice between these 2 machines as they go together like a pea in a pod.



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