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  • # April 12, 2013 at 12:03 pm

    Time for me to replace my current work machine wich is and older iMac with a smaller second monitor. I’m waffling between a couple scenarios.

    1) 27″ iMac with additional 24″ monitor.

    2) macbook w/ 2 24″ monitors.

    The portability of the macbook is appealing but I have a few concerns. For one, I’m not really into dropping that much coin on 2 apple displays. Any recommendations on alternative monitors of decent quality. Also, is cumbersome to drive 2 external displays from a macbook?

    # April 12, 2013 at 12:14 pm

    I’d just roll with a 27″ iMac (as top of the line as you can afford) and later on down the line get a Macbook Air for travel or meetings.

    As a web developer, I find the 27″ iMac to be enough screen real estate for me (which is what I have at the office). At home I’m on a Mac Pro (love me the expandability, though it’s more power than I need) with a 23″ and 22″ monitor. I also have an older Macbook kicking around for when I’m lounging on the couch or traveling.

    # April 12, 2013 at 5:38 pm

    Can beat the bang for your buck with the iMacs. I’m going to be working from the road for about a month this summer. While not a reason to choose on or the other, it certainly makes me think twice.

    I do have a older macbook that in the house that I can use that is mostly my fiances. It’s just a PITA to switch between two machines in terms of tools, syncing stuff and development environment…

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