iMac and macbook overkill

Discussion in 'Buying Tips and Advice' started by tim2006, Mar 22, 2007.

  1. tim2006 macrumors 6502

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    I currently have a iMac C2D. I have 2 options

    1) add a MB C2D now
    2) wait for an update led screen/santa rosa.

    I use my mac for itunes, iphoto, imovie, surf the web.

    update: I got the macbook but now do not use the imac. I generally do not take the macbook to work all pc's. I use it on the couch which I love and used to do with my powerbook. The question is should I return it due to the fact that I am not using my nice imac and $1,200 is alot to surf the web from the couch.
     
  2. netdog macrumors 603

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    Santa Rosa is not going to make some sort of drastic difference. There is always something better coming. Just get the MB.
     
  3. devilot Moderator emeritus

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    To me, that reads as you not needing or even really wanting a laptop in addition to your iMac. So why get one? Save your money for when Apple releases something you can giddily purchase. :D
     
  4. TBi macrumors 68030

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    Actually Santa Rosa IS going to make a drastic difference. Especially with respect to graphics. It will be a better platform all round.

    In your situation though maybe your best bet would be to sell the iMac and get a MB (or MBP) with an external monitor. You can use the laptop in lid closed mode as a desktop, and then take it with you on your travels when needed.
     
  5. tim2006 thread starter macrumors 6502

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  6. Adamo macrumors 6502

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    If $1200 is a lot to you, stick to the iMac and get a cheap Windows XP laptop (I have an NC4400 that I use, it's tiny, 4 - 5 hours battery life, really light and is only used to surf the net from the couch).
     

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