What Intel Mac fits your needs?

Discussion in 'Mac Pro' started by I'mAMac, Sep 2, 2006.


What Intel Mac fits your needs? (new poll other was bad)

  1. Mac Pro

    16 vote(s)
  2. iMac Core Duo

    12 vote(s)
  3. Mac Mini (core duo or solo)

    0 vote(s)
  4. Macbook Pro

    10 vote(s)
  5. Macbook

    13 vote(s)
  1. I'mAMac macrumors 6502a


    Aug 28, 2006
    In a Mac box
    What intel mac fits your needs? (sorry about the other post. If there is a modreator reading they could just put it in wasteland or w/e)
  2. Macmadant macrumors 6502a

    Jun 4, 2005
    I vote mac Pro, although i'm not a pro by any means i need a upgradable computer
  3. fivetoadsloth macrumors 65816


    Aug 15, 2006
    Id like more thana macbook,but u want to stay realistic, and i have one. so.
  4. FullmetalZ26 macrumors regular

    Jun 12, 2006
    Agreed. Why can't Apple design a consumer-grade desktop computer that permits a decent amount of upgrading or add-ins? The Mac Mini is great and all, but I want a machine with space for full 3.5" drives (2 or 3 at least, not just one), a few expansion cards, and no display built in. I suppose what I'm asking for here is a modern-day Quadra 800. Not terribly expensive, but decent and thoroughly upgradeable.
  5. iBookG4user macrumors 604


    Jun 27, 2006
    Seattle, WA
    I voted MacBook Pro because it's what I'm going to be getting soon. I need a fast processor for encoding video, graphics for playing games, large hard drive (going to add 160GB) for the video and portability because I bring it to school. Although right now I'm stuck on a iBook G4 14" which is far underpowered for what I do, has pretty bad graphics card so I can't do much gaming and has a smaller hard drive which is pretty full right now and the screen resolution is far from ideal for photoshop or anything else for that matter.
  6. I'mAMac thread starter macrumors 6502a


    Aug 28, 2006
    In a Mac box
    If they make the new iMac it should be upgradeable and not as expensive as the mac pro. I dont really care if it comes with the 23" screen thats fine for me. Also, it needs more choices. But the upgradeability is the BIG thing,
  7. Macmadant macrumors 6502a

    Jun 4, 2005
    testify, i'd never use the power the mac pro had, but i would need it's 8 ram slots and 4 HDD slots, not to mention the PCI slots, and the ability to upgrade the graphics card
  8. kered22 macrumors 6502


    May 26, 2006
    Torrance, CA
    I'll post my response here too. MacPro is the best for me. I've always gotten some pro level machine with expansion (even if it was something like 1 PDS slot, I'm probably dating myself mentioning that LOL ).

    I've become quite addicted to FrontRow for watching movies, TV shows etc and I'm doing it on a Mac Mini right now. I have 4 external hard drives around me as a result. LOL I don't LIKE haing 4 externals all around like this, I'd much prefer internal storage, hence why I have a MacPro on order (300 and 400GB drives awaiting their new home). Combine that with the video and DVD encoding work and of course games, the MacPro is even more of a fit. iMac, Mac Mini, MacBookPro just don't have enough storage for my needs.
  9. Caitlyn macrumors 6502a

    Jun 30, 2005
    A 13" MacBook Pro fits my needs. The closest I could find was a maxed MacBook. :)
  10. JSchwage macrumors 6502a


    May 5, 2006
    Rochester, NY
    I'm currently saving up for a Macbook, so I guess that's what I'd choose. But if I were looking to buy a desktop, it'd be an iMac (although I'd wait for the Core 2 Duo).
  11. brandon6684 Guest

    Dec 30, 2002
    I have the 20" iMac, which is the perfect desktop for me, and the MacBook, which make the perfect laptop. They make a great team.
  12. xPismo macrumors 6502a


    Nov 21, 2005

    Cinema student without a home to keep a mac pro. :)
  13. Scarlet Fever macrumors 68040

    Scarlet Fever

    Jul 22, 2005
    i need portability, i'm not desperately power-hungry, and it needs to cope with being roughed around a bit in my bag. the MacBook is the perfect machine!

    For a desktop, i need a computer which won't take up room (because there is precious little of it on my desk), has something other than integrated GPU (ie has some form of power), has a 20" display or bigger, and won't require me to work at Maccy Ds for 2 yrs to buy. 23" 2.33GHz iMac, come my way...

    EDIT: The mac mini is unpopular...50 votes and still 0%
  14. xfiftyfour macrumors 68030


    Apr 14, 2006
    Clemson, SC
    Macbook for me. Great portability + all the power I need (though I wouldn't complain if a Mac Pro made its way to my desk.. ;) )

  15. Silentwave macrumors 68000

    May 26, 2006
    Gainesville, FL
    Since I already have an MBP, the intel mac that now fits my needs is the Mac Pro. I need more horsepower for photo editing apps, plus more expandability!
  16. ricgnzlzcr macrumors 6502a


    Jun 7, 2005
    Macbook: it's durable, fast, tiny enough to hold in one hand without too much strength, and has a gorgeous screen. Perfect size screen and resolution for me make it hit the sweet spot. I need portability since I'm in college and need something to entertain me while the professor yaps. It's funny how I take better notes while I'm chatting on Adium than if I had no computer with me. I guess it's because I fall asleep so easily.

    I do want a desktop to keep all my files, but a mac pro is complete overkill. I'd want something that could fit more than one hard drive so I'd say for desktop purposes I'd take a G4 powermac for my needs while I have my macbook for most other things

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