1st Mac

Discussion in 'Buying Tips and Advice' started by Palmer, Jun 29, 2006.

  1. Palmer macrumors member

    Feb 14, 2006
    I am looking at buying my first Mac (in August) and I’m leaning towards the Macbook. The programs I will use on it iMove /FCE, a long with the typical apps.

    But I am having a little trouble deciding which white model to get.

    Is the SuperDrive and faster CPU worth $200 or should I just use the money on Ram and a better HDD?

    Also, I will also be buying a Mac Pro next year when I go to Film School. The Macbook will just be used to help me learn on and because I can’t wait a year to get a Mac.
  2. bobber205 macrumors 68020


    Nov 15, 2005
    It's not worth the money for the Superdrive. I didn't get it. You can, with savvy shopping, get an external dvd burner for about 50 dollars or less. I would buy the lower stock model, and add your own ram later, maybe even a hard drive (though that requires two macs I think).

    Hope I've helped.
  3. Palmer thread starter macrumors member

    Feb 14, 2006
  4. JackSYi macrumors 6502a

    Feb 20, 2005
    I say if you don't want the black casing, get the cheapest model and upgrade the RAM and HD with third party parts.
  5. GooMan macrumors regular


    May 8, 2006
    If it were an 8X drive I would say upgrade but the 4X superdrive is super slow.

    If I would have wanted a white one I would have chosen the cheap one and upgraded the RAM and HD myself.
  6. Palmer thread starter macrumors member

    Feb 14, 2006
    Thank, I think I will get the 1.83 GHz version.

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