Which Mac is the awesomest in every aspect?

Discussion in 'Buying Tips and Advice' started by Josias, Nov 14, 2006.


Which Mac would you rather have for free?

  1. White MacBook (any config.)

  2. Black MacBook (any config.)

  3. 17" iMac (any config.)

  4. 20" iMac (any config.)

  5. 24" iMac (any config.)

  6. 15" MacBook Pro (any config.)

  7. 17" MacBook Pro (any config.)

  8. Mac Pro + Cinema Display (any config.)

  9. Mac Mini + Cinema Display (any config.)

  1. Josias macrumors 68000


    Mar 10, 2006
    This is not a newbie thread. It's simply out of pure interest asking, if you were to be given a free Mac, which would you pick?

    I'm considering not one you would sell, one you were to keep. If not, don't answer please.

    For example, I rate very much in appearance, but also a bit in features.

    I'd either get a mac pro or a Mac Mini with a Cinema Display. They look so cool. To me, specs mean nearly nothing, since I'd be well off with a low end Mac Mini with 1 GB RAM.

    Please consider what you need + want. Don't just wish for a Mac Pro or MBP because they are the most expensive.

    Just think (different) about it for a minute before posting. :)
  2. Blue Velvet Moderator emeritus

    Jul 4, 2004
    Um. Whatever the top spec desktop model is at any given point at the time... maxed out on RAM, hard-drive capacity, video-card and any other extra bits.

    Then I'd probably sell it and get a top-notch MBP.

    Odd question.
  3. emptyCup macrumors 65816


    Jan 5, 2005
    This really depends on what you value and what you need it for. The mini is the smallest, the Macbook the most portable, the iMac the best value, the Pro the most powerful.
  4. topgun072003 macrumors 6502


    Sep 11, 2006
    Los Angeles, CA
    For free though, you have to go with the Mac Pro.
  5. Josias thread starter macrumors 68000


    Mar 10, 2006
    The point of this poll is, in your case, to vote for a 15/17" MBP.:)
  6. panoz7 macrumors 6502a


    Nov 21, 2005
    Raleigh, NC
    I think that's the point. The OP is curious what you personally value most; there's no one right answer.

    Anyway, I voted for the mac pro, even though I'd actually prefer a quad G5 (well... at least until the spring anyway).
  7. Felldownthewell macrumors 65816


    Feb 10, 2006
    Since I already have a MBP, and because a high-spec'd MP costs way more than a high-spec MBP, I would go with the Mac Pro if it was for free (or if I had unlimited funds)
  8. CrackedButter macrumors 68040


    Jan 15, 2003
    51st State of America
    The 24 inch iMac gets my vote, it has the same connectivity as the Mac Pro, includes the huge screen and saves space. In some benchmarks it doesn't trail to far behind the Mac Pro either.
  9. macg4 macrumors 6502a


    Nov 17, 2003
    Des Moines,Iowa
    i would for sure pick the mac pro, to replace my current g5 powermac
  10. mick4394 macrumors 6502a


    Oct 25, 2006
    Flyover country
    Creative use of the the word "awesomest" is enough for me to jump on any poll.:)

    I'd take the maxed out Blackbook. If the MBP were the size of the MB, I'd take it.
  11. Josias thread starter macrumors 68000


    Mar 10, 2006
    Thank you all people who didn't vote on Mac Pro for the power and price, but for those who really need the power, or simply think the design is best.

    I'm gonna say no on Mac Pro!:D

    Am I really the only one who loves the Mac Mini so much? It is the sweetest.:)
  12. risc macrumors 68030


    Jul 23, 2004
    Melbourne, Australia
    If we are talking about most powerful well that is the Mac Pro currently without a doubt. If we are talking best looking oh my God look at that sexy hardware I'd say the iMac G5/Intel or the Mac mini.
  13. DwightSchrute macrumors member

    Jul 22, 2006
    I'd take the Mac Pro because I already have a Macbook and I would love a 30" display and I think the Mac Pro is the coolest desktop ever. Plus I could go for 2TB of storage (for movies).
  14. ironjaw macrumors 6502

    May 23, 2006
    Cold Copenhagen
    2TB:eek: Is that Movies Movies or Movies Movies?:D
  15. MacAnkka macrumors regular

    Jun 30, 2006
    Already have a laptop (CD MacBook 1.83), no point in getting another one and I have plenty of room for a computer, so I don't see the point of getting anything else than a MacPro. A huge, powerful quad-core monster also has a lot bigger coolness-factor than a underpowered sandwich-sized mini-computer...
  16. ozontheroad macrumors 6502


    Aug 4, 2006
    the reef
    this one

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  17. Josias thread starter macrumors 68000


    Mar 10, 2006
    Consider that the Mac Pro can be configured with 3 TB of storage. That's a hellu'va lot of movies.:eek:

    The onyl thing about the Mini I dislike is the lack of iSight, proper speakers, and microphone, but this could be done with a 2007 Cinema Display:D
  18. Demon Hunter macrumors 68020

    Mar 30, 2004
    17" MBP gets my vote, although I would love a Mac Pro as well.
  19. Clydefrog macrumors 6502a


    Feb 24, 2006
    Mac Pro and a Cinema doesn't get any better than that
  20. daveIT macrumors member

    Oct 25, 2006
    AK, USA
    Since I already have a Mac Pro with ACD I'd like a pimped out 15" MBP!
  21. live4ever macrumors 6502a

    Aug 13, 2003
    Thunder Bay, ON
    Where's the Xserve RAID choices? I'd love to have a huge server with Xsan.
  22. xfiftyfour macrumors 68030


    Apr 14, 2006
    Clemson, SC
    What an easy poll! Duh, I'd want a Mac Pro + Cinema Display.. what's hotter than that??
  23. Sesshi macrumors G3


    Jun 3, 2006
    One Nation Under Gordon
    If it had to be my only Mac I'd pick a 15" MBP (as long as it doesn't still double as a Hibachi).

    I'm fairly mobile but I like having the power of a desktop around. The Macbook is underpowered for this purpose, and the MBP does a passable imitation of a half-decent desktop when paired with an external display, for which you don't need any fiddly converters. The 17" is too big to be regularly portable, while the 15" is bearable.

    In fact this is what I expect to be doing soon - I'll be dumping the 17" MBP and going for 15" now that I have the Mac desktop.
  24. lmalave macrumors 68000


    Nov 8, 2002
    Chinatown NYC
    I think a lot of people are choosing a maxed out Mac Pro because it is the most expensive and they are thinking about selling it and getting what they *really* want.

    But I don't think that was the intent of the poll!!!!!!!

    I think the point of the poll was: which Mac would YOU rather use, day in and day out?

    For example, I chose the MBP 15" because I would NEVER get any kind of desktop computer. I don't even have a desk at home to put a monitor on for cryin' out loud!

    So that leaves the MB and MBP. I think 17" is just too big for my tastes, so that leaves the MB or the 15" MBP. I place a premium on portability, but I love the power of the MBP and the 15" weighs just 0.4 lbs. more than the MB, so that model gets my vote for most kick-ass overall Mac.

    P.S. Gawd people, don't take these polls so literally!! I mean, I don't think the intent of the poll was THAT hard to discern. This is not the first time that I've seen a very interesting, hypothetical poll question rendered worthless by people reading it too literally.
  25. lmalave macrumors 68000


    Nov 8, 2002
    Chinatown NYC
    Again, I don't think this was the point of the poll :rolleyes:

    The point is not "I'll get a desktop because I already have a laptop" or "I'll get a laptop because I already have a desktop". That makes the question much less interesting. I think the point of the poll was to find out what people's *absolute* preferences were in their *primary* computer.

    The point is: when you got your MacBook, would you have preferred an MBP? Or did you get the Blackbook because you wanted the most powerful computer at the smaller 13" form factor?

    Ask your self this: if you could have only ONE computer, could you really limit yourself to a desktop, or would you miss the portabillity. For me, there's no way I could go back to not having a laptop, so the MBP gets my vote.

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