Buying A Laptop

Discussion in 'Buying Tips and Advice' started by julienko3, May 7, 2006.

  1. julienko3 macrumors regular

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    What should I buy along with the laptop? I would be creating podcasts, websites, videos, editing stuff, and photos. I wouldn't be using businessy stuff, like word and excel kind of stuff.

    I was thinking ilife?
    Is Mac OS X worth the buy?

    Thanks

    -Julien


    -MMMM delicious apple.
     
  2. j26 macrumors 65832

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    They all come as standard with every new mac, so you don't need anything else.
     
  3. julienko3 thread starter macrumors regular

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    uhhh

    Cool. Thanks! So does OS X come with it?
     
  4. mkrishnan Moderator emeritus

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    No, but Macs do. (sorry to be technical). All new and Apple refurb Macs come pre-installed with the latest OS X and the latest iLife (which includes all the apps discussed above).

    To be honest, to get started, I think you'll have everything you need in terms of the basics. You might consider these things:

    - Photoshop Elements 4 or something similar if you want to do graphics editing related to your website design

    - An external microphone of some kind if you're going to be doing a lot of voice recording (the laptop has a fair quality microphone built-in, that is fine for just voice podcasts, but not sufficient for music).

    - Any other related hardware you want -- cameras, music-related gear, etc.

    But aside from PSE, I don't see that you'll really need software immediately. And even PSE, only if you plan on doing photo editing.
     
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  6. iPie macrumors regular

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    With the money you save, you may also think of buying a decent set of earplugs and a deepfreezer!:)
     
  7. zap2 macrumors 604

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    i Would say buy iWork, as it a great 2 apps, Keynote blows PowerPoint out oof the water and i LOVE pages(however some people seem to think word is better)
     
  8. mkrishnan Moderator emeritus

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    Do I even want to know what the deep freezer is for? :eek: :eek: :eek:
     
  9. kretzy macrumors 604

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    I would recommend an external hard drive for back-ups and extra storage. I'm just about to buy one for my PB, for these reasons. My 80gb hard drive sounded like a lot at the time, but the space just seems to go.
     
  10. julienko3 thread starter macrumors regular

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    Thanks Guys

    Lol. Yeah, I think that I'll be able to save up for another 500 years before I get any really cool apps. Even a basic mac is unbelievable.
    Thanks guys
     
  11. dualcore macrumors member

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    video editing - FCE (final cut express)
    Photo Work - (adobe Photoshop CS 2)
    Web Pages - Macromedia Bundle (fireworks, Dreamweaver, Flash)


    thats pretty much some of the best stuff for what you're doing

    of course you could get it alot cheaper...somehow:rolleyes: ;)
     

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