1 FREE Apple Product

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by Hydrocity, Jun 2, 2010.


What Would You Get?

  1. 64GB WIFI iPad

    38 vote(s)
  2. 24" Apple Cinema Display

    15 vote(s)
  3. Other

    10 vote(s)
  1. Hydrocity macrumors 6502a

    May 14, 2010
    Well, as a graduation gift, my parents are willing to buy me anything Apple related upto $1000.

    So I have narrowed my decision to:

    1) 24" Apple Cinema Display
    2) 64GB iPad

    I currently have a 15" MBP. I dont really need these for any specific purposes, just for fun.I could either create a Desktop Setup with my MBP and display, so its one of those desktop, then unplug and BAM, protability!


    I could get the iPad, looks pretty cool. Could be useful for watching movies/Youtube, and surf the web while in bed or really anywhere else with WIFI.

    So if you were me, what would you chose and why!
  2. notblackmac macrumors regular


    Jan 24, 2010
    Well, I'd choose the 64GB ipad, but that depends on what computer you currently have.. let's say you have a 13 mbp, then I'd recommend the ACD. But If you have a 15-17mbp, or a mac pro, or a imac, then I'd say ipad all the way.
  3. kr4yzi3 macrumors newbie

    Mar 23, 2010
    Portland, OR, USA
    I also own a 15" MBP, and it's pretty cool right now working with it. So I would go for the iPad if I were in your shoes.
  4. Hydrocity thread starter macrumors 6502a

    May 14, 2010
    Thanks guys,

    Just cant get over how sexy the display is tho
  5. Beric macrumors 68020


    Jan 22, 2008
    Bay Area
    iPad. There's more cost-effective, high-quality displays out there.
  6. Eddyisgreat macrumors 601

    Oct 24, 2007

    Get the display.
  7. GoCubsGo macrumors Nehalem


    Feb 19, 2005
    iPad for this very reason.
  8. tflournoy95 macrumors 6502

    Sep 21, 2009
    lol protability. where are you graduating from again?
  9. Vyruz Reaper macrumors regular

    Dec 23, 2009
    I would take the cash, and If you REALLY wanted one, get the 500 wifi Ipad and pocket the rest of the cash.

    Cash is king son!
  10. Hydrocity thread starter macrumors 6502a

    May 14, 2010
    well, I may get an iPad then...

    Might get the 32GB and then get some accesories like wireless keyboard, mStand, some new Bose speakers...
  11. dsprimal macrumors 6502a


    Mar 27, 2010
    i was thinking of the 24" in cinema display as my first thought....but then i realized if i was going to use an external screen (it would be for movies) i would connect it to my 64" flat screen hd tv ;) so IPAD it is!
  12. DoFoT9 macrumors P6


    Jun 11, 2007
    haha love that reaction :D

    go logitech, not silly bose :p

    i voted iPad!
  13. Hydrocity thread starter macrumors 6502a

    May 14, 2010
    Haha true. Now that I think about it, I have a nice 42" Full HD LCD right beside my computer setup, so I could just use that for things such as movies
  14. Mark.W macrumors member

    May 11, 2010
    Since it's a graduation gift, ask them to buy you something that would last...like a nice Swiss watch, for example. A fine mechanical watch is a nice memento that would still be serving you well 20 years down the road. On the other hand, a monitor or gadget like the iPad that you buy today would be obsolete in 2 years.
  15. Chaszmyr macrumors 601


    Aug 9, 2002
    Get the iPad, and if you want a desktop display for your MBP (I would), use your own money and get something from Dell. Dell's displays are ugly, but you can get a good quality 24'' display from them for $250.
  16. Hydrocity thread starter macrumors 6502a

    May 14, 2010
    Ya I was considering getting the Dell U2311H with my own money.

    It looks like an OK monitor for its price. $339 for a 23" IPS monitor isnt bad, although its not LED like the Apple display. But its not like I am some hardcore editer, so I think I should be ok.
  17. Ramphex macrumors 6502


    Jun 9, 2009
    get new iPhone that will be announced on June 7th and then rest in a gift card mode, I bet you'll find something you really want from apple later on

    oh yeah you can also invest into software with spell check :)
  18. bli625 macrumors 6502a


    Mar 8, 2009
    I completely agree with this. Any specific reason why the $1000 has to be spent on Apple-related products? Graduation is always something to remember. Technology just doesn't have the same lasting effect as a watch or something like that.

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