buying advise

Discussion in 'Buying Tips and Advice' started by seanr, Nov 7, 2006.

  1. seanr macrumors newbie

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    what mac should I get?

    I will be using it for word processing and some light photo editing and maybe a game now and then. I will not need the net or any thing for video but with the high price Apple is known for I want one that will last many years seeing there is always a new Os coming out with higher specs then the one before.Thanks
     
  2. dbater macrumors member

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    First off if you compare what you are getting... hardware and software in the package it is not and I repeat is not more expensive. All you need is an iMac, put as much 3rd party memory in that you can afford combined with the fastest processor you can afford and you will have a great machine. How long will it last... for me until the next machine comes out...but that's only me! enjoy
     
  3. szsiddiq macrumors 6502

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    depends on how much u want to spend...
    if u want a portable, ud be fine with a macbook
    if u want a want a desktop and a new monitor, an imac
    and if u want a desktop and have a monitor, a mini
     
  4. Scarlet Fever macrumors 68040

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    Do you prefer portability over a big screen?

    How important is gaming for you?

    If you want a notebook which you can play games well on, you are looking at MacBook Pro

    If you would rather have the bigger display, have a look at the 20" and 24" iMacs. They have a dedicated GPU, they are plently powerful enough, and for what they are, they are quite inexpensive. :)
     
  5. seanr thread starter macrumors newbie

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    gaming in not a big issue right now as I have my fully loaded windows one with ATI X1900XT 512MB card. The main use of this machine will be word processing. I'm doing a lot of schooling and study at home right now and write a small newsletter/magazine and my windows PC keeps letting me down. I do not really need any thing big just something that will not let me down like My windows one is doing
     
  6. szsiddiq macrumors 6502

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    ud probably be fine with a baseline macbook or a 17" iMac
     
  7. Mernak macrumors 6502

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    Exactly what I would recommend. The only upgrade I would think about is 1GB of RAM, but otherwise base specs should be good enough.
     
  8. seanr thread starter macrumors newbie

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    thanks but one more question? With the last few mac upgrades being quit. Does anyone know if there are any updates to the macbook coming soon. I would hate to get one just to have them ship with core 2 due later.
     
  9. szsiddiq macrumors 6502

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    if u can wait, wait til the end of the month. but all in all, the core 2's won't make much, if any difference in performance for you. though i kno, no matter wut u need it for, its nice to have the latest and greatest for the price u pay. tho that said, once the core 2's come out, the cores will be much cheaper.
     

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