My Mom's New Mac

Discussion in 'Buying Tips and Advice' started by CompUser, Nov 18, 2005.

  1. CompUser Guest

    Soon after I had bought my powerbook my mom started wanting to use it. She said she liked it more. Then she started to want to do picture editing and slideshow editing. I've been able to convince my mom that the Mac is better. For her birthday we got her everything she needs.

    Tonight we went to the apple store and purchased...
    - 1.42GHz Mac Mini SuperDrive
    - 1 GB RAM
    - Wireless Mouse and Keyboard
    - AppleCare
    - Lacie 160GB "companion" hard drive
    - 20" Apple Cinema (took a bit of convincing)
    - MS Office Standard
    - HP PhotoSmart 2575 AIO (-$100 i think with purchase)
    - 2x 25 pack of DVDs
    - Canon S2 5MP, 12x Zoom
    - Will Moses Painting
    -Clothes picked out by my sister but I paid for some of them

    Tomorrow night (her 50th birthday) my dad is taking her out to dinner and do what ever else she wants to do.
  2. Lacero macrumors 604


    Jan 20, 2005
    She didn't like an iMac G5?

    Congrats on switching her by showing the virtues of iLife and OSX. :D
  3. ITASOR macrumors 601


    Mar 20, 2005
    Oneida, NY
    Oh Honey, so that's what I'm getting tomorrow! You blew my surprise. :(

    Didn't I tell you I like Macs so much I joined Mac Rumors?
  4. Chrispy macrumors 68020


    Dec 27, 2004
    Avon, IN
    Sounds like she has a really nice birthday ahead :) That was really nice of you and your dad to do that all for her. She will no doubt be very thankful and happy!
  5. jmufellow macrumors regular

    Jun 17, 2005
    Awesome...especially the display:)

    I can see it now...threads galore..."oh yeah? my mom's mac is better than yours!"
  6. FFTT macrumors 68030


    Apr 17, 2004
    A Stoned Throw From Ground Zero
    If you just bought the mini today, you may have ended up with one of the new late 2005 free upgrade models.

    Once she's up and running check the system profiler to see what you got.
    It may show 1.5 Ghz 64 MB VRAM

    If so you really got a nice machine.
  7. biohazard6969 macrumors 6502a


    Feb 23, 2005
    toronto canada
    yeah....for that price whhy wouldn't you have just gone with the imac G5? its a lot better
  8. dmw007 macrumors G4


    May 26, 2005
    Working for MI-6
    A very nice, and generous, birthday gift CompUser!
    Hope your mom likes it. :)
  9. CompUser thread starter Guest

    Well my mom has perviously said she didn't really like the iMac and that the mini was cute. From my dads typical business prospective he thought it was better because if the LCD broken and only the computer worked, or vise versa, all of your $$$ wouldn't have gone down the drain.

    This could lead to good things. She one day could switch her PC office over to a Mac practice (she is a pediatrician).
  10. jadekitty24 macrumors 65816


    Oct 19, 2005
    The poor section of Connecticut
    Congrats...lucky Mom. I would opt for the Mini and the seperate lcd as well.
  11. dmw007 macrumors G4


    May 26, 2005
    Working for MI-6
    Now that would be awesome- here is to hoping that it becomes so! :)
  12. FFTT macrumors 68030


    Apr 17, 2004
    A Stoned Throw From Ground Zero
    I actually heard The Computer Guys on NPR mention that statistically
    more than 25% of doctors use Macs.
  13. SummerBreeze macrumors 6502a


    Sep 11, 2005
    Chicago, IL
    What an awesome birthday present! I'd give anything for just the cinema display, not to mention all that other stuff. Makes my present for my dad (Tiger, because he's still stuck on Puma, and a wireless card) seem rather weak.

    That's interesting, I haven't heard that stat before!

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