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Macbook Air and iMac sync

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Hi,

I have been using a Macbook Air for the last 4 years. I am thinking of getting an iMac to avail of a larger screen.

I was just going to buy the screen itself (please don't recommend buying a different brand monitor (i'm an apple sucker...)) however due to the price it would probably make more sense to get the iMac with the monitor too.

What's the story with linking your Mackbook and iMac so that you can work from either machine and access the same files and apps etc. Is there such a system in place? Thanks in advance for your help.
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I haven't used AirPlay and Airport devices because I'm not prepared to spend that sort of money, I hope someone else can elaborate. Here's Apple's take on it:
http://support.apple.com/en-nz/HT202192
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Not relevant to your question, but relevant to your aim. The MacBook Air teams beautifully with a Thunderbolt screen, but if you buy a new iMac, you have the choice of a Retina screen. And they're stunning.

Even if Apple come up with a Retina Thunderbolt display, it's highly unlikely that MacBook Air's will have the graphics grunt to cope in the foreseeable future.
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Cool, thanks for the advice guys, much appreciated.
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