how would you spend 10k if you had to buy apple gear?

Discussion in 'Community' started by jefhatfield, Apr 16, 2003.

  1. jefhatfield Retired

    jefhatfield

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    i would get a dual 1.42 ghz powermac, standard 512 RAM, a 20" inch lcd screen, and applecare ($4250 total) and spend the rest of the balance on software and peripherals (adobe stuff and epson or hp printers and scanners)

    my second choice, if i had to be mobile, would be a 15" inch tibook, standard 256 RAM, a 20" inch external lcd monitor, and applecare ($4050 total) and the rest on software and peripherals...i would get an extra 256 RAM stick and put it in myself (much cheaper than apple's RAM prices)

    how would you guys spend your ten grand if you had to get a desktop? a laptop?
     
  2. Wildcat macrumors regular

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    First 17" PowerBook - $3299.00,

    Next
    • Power Mac G4 Dual 1.42GHz w/2MB L3 per proc.
    • 512MB DDR333 SDRAM (PC2700) - 1 DIMM
    • 120GB Ultra ATA drive
    • Optical 1 - Combo Drive (DVD/CD-RW)
    • Optical 2 - None
    • ATI Radeon 9700 Pro w/128MB DDR
    • Apple Cinema HD Display (23" flat panel)
    • Apple Cinema HD Display (23" flat panel) + Apple DVI to ADC Adapter
    • 56K internal modem
    • Bluetooth Module
    • Apple Pro Keyboard - U.S. English
    • Mac OS - U.S. English

    $6946.00
    I know I went over a bit (about $250.00) but I would get a student discount so.
     
  3. trebblekicked macrumors 6502a

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    i actually had this delicious problem over the winter. (small biz grant, 10k, all in equipment)

    here's what i got:

    1ghz tibook w/SD+applecare+promouse
    Adobe Dig Vid collection
    After Effects Prod. Bundle Upgrade
    Final Cut Pro
    DVD studio Pro
    MS Office
    MYOB accountedge
    2 griffin powermates

    i spent the rest at B&H on some vid gear. i picked up the order three days before christmas. i don't even remember what i got for christmas this year.
     
  4. Megaquad macrumors 6502a

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    I'd get
    Dual 1.42 GHz PowerMac
    20" Apple LCD
    Radeon 9700
    fast CDRW in it
    2x180 GB RAID

    and

    12" Powerbook G4
    combo drive

    and

    20 gig iPod

    :D
     
  5. zimv20 macrumors 601

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    i'd buy 25-33 ipods and make a shirt from them, a la david letterman when he was making sod suits and such.
     
  6. caveman_uk Guest

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    Is that 10K UK pounds or US dollars? As Apple's had about $5K out of me in the last 4 months I probably not bother with gear and go on a damn fine vacation with the money:D A 17" PB would be nice though :rolleyes:
     
  7. Wildcat macrumors regular

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    i would say US dollars. Since we are all in the states so far, except you caveman.
    so what is it about 6667.00 pouds or is it 2pounds to the dollar?
     
  8. kewpid macrumors regular

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    its a little closer to 2 dollars to the pound
     
  9. RandomDeadHead macrumors 6502

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    I would still wait for a 970 powered powermac, and revamped iPod.
     
  10. peterjhill macrumors 65816

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    iPod Customized 20GB (Mac) $488.00
    PowerBook 1GHz (17" TFT) $3,434.00
    +1GHz PowerPC G4
    +60GB Ultra ATA drive
    +SuperDrive (DVD-R/CD-RW)
    +AirPort Extreme Card
    +1GB DDR SDRAM - 2 DIMMs
    23" Apple Cinema HD Display + Apple DVI to ADC Adapter $1,992.00
    APP for PowerBook $664.00
    Extra Battery $121.00
    Extra Portable Power Adapter $74.00
    Professional 17 Backpack Case by Brenthaven $179.00
    AirPort Extreme Base Station (with modem and antenna port) $234.00
    PowerBook 867MHz (12.1" TFT) $2,173.00
    + SuperDrive (DVD-R/CD-RW)
    + 60GB Ultra ATA drive
    + 640MB DDR266 (128MB built-in & 512MB SO-DIMM)
    + AirPort Extreme Card
    + 867MHz PowerPC G4
    .Mac Promotional Bundle $69.95
    Extra Battery - PowerBook (12.1" TFT) $121.00
    Professional 12 Shoulder Case by Brenthaven $149.00
    Total: $9,772.95
     
  11. Mr. Anderson Moderator emeritus

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    I'd still be waiting for the 970s myself, get the top of the line with 2 23" LCDs, a few extra harddrives, max ram and probably still have enough left over to get a 12" Powerbook.

    D
     
  12. scem0 macrumors 604

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    That's my thought process. BUt I wouldn't get a laptop, I would
    get a iPod, or tablet, or w/e lifestyle device apple is planning
    on releasing soon enough. :)
     
  13. Mr. Anderson Moderator emeritus

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    ah, well, the iPod is fine, but its not all that much. You'd probably be able to pic one up relatively cheap if you were to buy all that, especially if you went to GeneralCybernetics :D

    But the laptop is crucial, since there are times you need a decent portable computer, especially if you're doing photography, travelling and such. I have an older model TiPower book and its great. But the lifestyle is different between a laptop and desktop - and they both have a need for what I do.

    D
     
  14. wdlove macrumors P6

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    My preference would be to hold off till September, is that OK? Want to be sure to get thye new PPC 70 with 1 gig memory and a 23" Cinema Display.

    How about any of us that have money left over contribute it to scem0? It is after all his B-Day! ;)
     
  15. Rower_CPU Moderator emeritus

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    What do you mean "if you had to"? ;)

    Just go into the Apple Store, select the "ultimate" PowerMac and max out every option:
    Power Mac G4 Dual 1.42GHz w/2MB L3 per proc.
    2.0GB DDR333 SDRAM (PC2700) - 4 DIMMs
    4x180GB Ultra ATA drive
    Optical 1 - Apple SuperDrive
    Optical 2 - Combo Drive (DVD/CD-RW)
    ATI Radeon 9700 Pro w/128MB DDR
    Apple Cinema HD Display (23" flat panel)
    Apple Cinema HD Display (23" flat panel) + Apple DVI to ADC Adapter
    Bluetooth Module
    APP for Power Mac (w/ or w/o display) - Enrollment Kit

    Total = $9,616.00 :eek:
     
  16. howard macrumors 68020

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    fully loaded 12 inch powerbook

    fully loaded powermac

    two 23 inch cinema displays

    if i had any left over i'd get a 10 gig ipod

    if that goes over budget than take out some of the hard drives in the powermac
     
  17. jefhatfield thread starter Retired

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    hey, no fair....that's way over ten grand;)
     
  18. MrMacMan macrumors 604

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    lol.

    I gotta go I have my bookmarked...
    tho
     
  19. janey macrumors 603

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    Power Mac G4 Dual 1.42ghz w/ 4x180gb drives, 2.0gb RAM, airport extreme, bluetooth, superdrive and combo, ATI Radeon 9700 Pro and a 56k modem, AppleCare w/displays

    2 20" Cinema Displays

    17" Aluminum PowerBook w/ 1gb ram, superdrive and airport extreme and AppleCare

    total: $9,873.00 (US dollars)
     
  20. szark macrumors 68030

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    Xserve Dual 1.33GHz
    • Gigabit Ethernet Card
    • Dual 1.33GHz PowerPC G4
    • 180GB Ultra ATA drive - 7200rpm - Bay 1
    • 180GB Ultra ATA drive - 7200rpm - Bay 2
    • 180GB Ultra ATA drive - 7200rpm - Bay 3
    • 180GB Ultra ATA drive - 7200rpm - Bay 4
    • Combo Drive (DVD-ROM/CD-RW)
    • PCI Video Card (lower slot)
    • 2.0GB DDR333 SDRAM - 4 DIMMs
    • Mac OS X Server, Unlimited License
    • Accessory kit
    XtremeMac Xrack Pro 12U Enclosed Rack
    Apple Remote Desktop v1.2 (10 Client)
    Retrospect Server Back - Up 5.0
    APC Smart-UPS 1000VA USB & Serial Rack-Mount 1U 120V

    $9545.95
     
  21. kiwi_the_iwik macrumors 65816

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    I'd probably get the anodised aluminium 15" Powerbook (when it FINALLY decides to make an appearance) - and just keep the rest of the dosh for myself...

    ...is that selfish?!?
     
  22. janey macrumors 603

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    hey people don't forget to try buying all that stuff using education/adc discounts :D
    that's what i did...
     
  23. jefhatfield thread starter Retired

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    hey, wouldn't more of you spend that money (of the 10k) on software, or do you just want to really run appleworks incredibly fast and see it on two large screens?:D
     
  24. scem0 macrumors 604

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    Hey - I'm all for this! Well, I really couldn't accept money from
    any of y'all. I enjoy the site so much that it would be like stealing.
    :)
     
  25. MrMacMan macrumors 604

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    Lets see...

    Power Mac G4 Dual 1.42GHz w/2MB L3 per proc.
    512MB DDR333 SDRAM (PC2700) - 1 DIMM
    3x180GB Ultra ATA drive
    Optical 1 - Apple SuperDrive
    Optical 2 - Combo Drive (DVD/CD-RW)
    ATI Radeon 9700 Pro w/128MB DDR
    Apple Cinema HD Display (23" flat panel)
    Apple Pro Keyboard - U.S. English
    Mac OS - U.S. English
    iPod - 20GB (Mac)
    Apple Pro Speakers
    .Mac Promotional Bundle + Ram because apple charges a fortune for it... = $6,696.95 + ram...
    Then we have... an iBook... :D

    256MB SDRAM (128MB built-in & 128MB SO-DIMM) + rip out extra ram and install much more...
    40GB Ultra ATA drive
    DVD-ROM/CD-RW Combo drive
    Keyboard/Mac OS X - U.S. English
    Mac OS X & Mac OS 9 included
    ATI Mobility RADEON 7500 w/ 32MB VRAM
    14.1-inch TFT XGA display =
    $1,599.00 + ram = about $8,500
    Then I'd get some software, lets see, every game I wanted, like ever... :p and whatelse... subwoofer, yes... um... the next VPC or Real PC (whichever is better).

    That would be to about 9,300 I guess. With some extra money I'd save it (if possible) or not I'd go for some add-ons.
     

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