From Macbook 1.83Ghz-1GB ram to 20" stock iMac.......Any pointers?

Discussion in 'Buying Tips and Advice' started by LionsKiss, Sep 13, 2006.

  1. LionsKiss macrumors member

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    Going to buy 20" stock iMac instead of a macbook 1.83Ghz-1GB


    Prices in GBP (w/ Edu)
    Macbook with 2x512 DDr + BT keyboard = 800
    iMac 20" w/ 2x512 DDr + BT keyboard + MM = 930

    I just gave away my Toshiba Tablet PC m200 to my mom as I was going for a new laptop from Apple. However, I have realised that I don't need a laptop. (or not badly enough to get a laptop with an "old" arc cpu)

    Any notes I will do, will most likely be notes I write onto hand outs. And if the dorms are too loud for work, I can always go to the library and write out the essay by hand and just type it out when I am back in the dorms.

    So for the extra cash, and lack of mobility I get a 20" with a good resolution, the Core 2 Duo CPU at higher frequency, and a much bigger HDD. Can't wait to go the UK and order this baby =). This toy will also help me to wait out Merom/Whatever next cpu Macbooks will have =)


    Should I get the .Mac? What do you guys use it for?









    Will go with the Nano 2GB: Just £19 after rebate
     
  2. Mundy macrumors regular

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    I think you've made a wise choice. I had a Titanium PowerBook G4 during college, and honestly, it didn't see enough use to justify the price I paid for it. More often than not, I could use the desktop PC in my dorm room for both school-related stuff and fun stuff. (It was an AMD Athlon "Thunderbird" 1.4 GHz. I built it myself, and it was the fastest computer on the hall for a nice long time.)

    I took class notes on my laptop for one semester, and then decided that it was too cumbersome. Mobility is great (and in spite of my Mac Pro, I also have a MacBook), but money is precious when you're a student.

    Enjoy that iMac. I just sold a 20" iMac Core Duo to help fund my Mac Pro. It was a great machine, and I miss it.
     
  3. jessep28 macrumors 6502

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    I am probably going to settle on the following myself:

    2.33GHz Intel Core 2 Duo
    2GB 667 DDR2 SDRAM - 2x1GB
    250GB Serial ATA Drive
    ATI Radeon X1600/128MB VRAM
    SuperDrive 8X (DVD+R DL/DVD±RW/CD-RW)
    Apple Wireless Keyboard & wireless Mighty Mouse + Mac OS X (US English)
    20-inch widescreen LCD
    AirPort Extreme
    Bluetooth 2.0 + EDR

    $1836 + Tax US

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    I am currently going through the Notebook/Desktop delima.

    In my eudcated decision, I felt that mobility probably isn't a key issue for me. Yeah, it's nice to take a notebook to class, but then it's an internet distraction which may = less attention paid on class.

    I survived 4 years w/o a notebook, what's another year going to do to me?\

    You are getting a more powerful system in the long run for a few hundred more.
     
  4. LionsKiss thread starter macrumors member

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    I have untill the 26th to decide what to get. I was thinking maybe of a mac mini instead? I have a 19" TFT. (I am studying at Uni)

    I would use
    Songwrter http://www.codamusic.com/songwriter/
    Firefox
    Word

    Would I be able to play HL2 or AOE3 on low detail?

    By the way, is it possible to have products you buy at an Apple store delivered to your house?
     

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