Which mac for me?

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by iFish, Dec 10, 2006.

  1. iFish macrumors newbie

    iFish

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    #1
    Hello MR!

    I need a little help, I dont know which Mac I shall buy.
    - iMac
    - Macbook

    It will be my first mac. Mostly I use my computer to
    - Internet
    - MSN
    - Work (word etc.)
    ...And so on, nothing special.

    TY...
     
  2. clevin macrumors G3

    clevin

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    if u need it on the road or outdoor, then mb, otherwise, doesnt matter which one u choose
     
  3. ChickenSwartz macrumors 6502a

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    Do you want it to be mobile? since this is the biggest difference between the two.
     
  4. trainguy77 macrumors 68040

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    Well do you need the portable? You will cost less to go with the imac, and will be more powerful . Do you plan on doing any type of games on it?
     
  5. iFish thread starter macrumors newbie

    iFish

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    Nope - no gaming.

    At the moment I both have a desktop and a laptop PC :eek:
     
  6. trainguy77 macrumors 68040

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    Do you use the laptop very much on the road?(The PC laptop) What you really need to decide is if its worth it going for something that is portable and a little more expensive, or something that performs better and stays in one spot.
     
  7. adrianblaine macrumors 65816

    adrianblaine

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    If you aren't gaming then the only difference is one has a bigger screen than the other (basically). The only question is if you want to be able to take it anywhere (I was traveling in Europe for a month with my 12" iBook) or have a big screen to come home to.
     
  8. ChickenSwartz macrumors 6502a

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    But, don't forget, you can always buy a larger screen to go with the MacBook (in the future, if you decide you need it) and use it as a desktop, but you can never make the iMac portable (well, it is somewhat portable but you know what I mean).
     
  9. adrianblaine macrumors 65816

    adrianblaine

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    True on both accounts. I started a thread about this very thing a couple weeks ago about my friend that lugs his iMac on his bike to school (not since it started snowing though).
     
  10. iFish thread starter macrumors newbie

    iFish

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    I almost never use my latop. Bought it to use in school, but I didnt needed it.

    I think i'll take the iMac.

    Thanks for the help everyone :)
     
  11. phungy macrumors 68020

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    I'd go with the Macbook. Time is going by slowly when you really want something and that's the situation I am in right now. But the Macbook I am about to purchase will be my first Mac too and I will be using it mainly for Word, Internet, Music, Photos, etc..nothing big like gaming, photoshop, etc.
     
  12. dmw007 macrumors G4

    dmw007

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    Glad to hear that you were able to make up your mind iFish. :)


    The iMacs are great machines, which one in particular (17", 20", or 24") were you looking at? :)
     

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