Advice/Recommendations For My New Apple Setup

Discussion in 'Buying Tips and Advice' started by Hydrocity, May 30, 2010.

  1. Hydrocity macrumors 6502a

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    Hey guys, I think I have my purchase planned out, so here it is:

    2010 MacBook Pro
    -2.66GHz Intel Core i7
    -4GB 1066MHz DDR3 SDRAM - 2x2GB
    -500GB Serial ATA Drive @ 7200 rpm
    -SuperDrive 8x (DVD±R DL/DVD±RW/CD-RW)
    -MacBook Pro 15-inch Hi-Res Glossy Widescreen Display
    -Backlit Keyboard (English) & User's Guide
    -iWork preinstalled
    -Final Cut Express preinstalled
    -Accessory kit

    iPad 16GB WIFI

    Apple iPad Dock

    Apple Wireless Keyboard

    Apple Magic Mouse

    RainDesign mStand

    Incase 15" Sleeve

    Griffen Power Dock (Holds up to 2 iDevices)

    Bose Companion 3 Series II

    HP 2509m External Monitor (Full HD LCD)

    Total: About $4000 CAN :(

    And I will be getting the new iPhone, but Ill get my dad to get it as a BDay gift ;)

    So any advice or recommendations? I will also be getting the free iPod Touch and probably a free printer. I got around $3000 right now, so in about a months time I will purchase. My goal is July 20 :)
     
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  3. miles01110 macrumors Core

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    This doesn't exist.
     
  4. Hydrocity thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Sry, meant 16GB

    Fail on my part...

    And I will be using it for school, rec, video editing, and website making
     
  5. calderone macrumors 68040

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    What exactly do you need advice for? Other than purchasing an iPad that actually exists.
     
  6. Dr.Pants macrumors 65816

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    You might want to consider dropping the HP monitor for something like the newer Dell 2311H. You save a few $CAD (I'm an american, I looked up some prices but I don't know what you're paying) and you get a nicer monitor. Find a friend or a friend of a friend with a colour calibrator, hook it up, call it a day. Long story short its IPS as compared to TN - take your pick.

    That's just my advice, I'm anal retentive about screens. The uniformity would be nice for video editing, just FYI.
     
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  8. The Final Cut macrumors 6502

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    seems like a lot bulk, your really just need the laptop itself. the rest is all personal preference. for one thing i don't suggest owning a macbook, iphone, and iPad all together. Also the magic mouse is rather a poor performer and uncomfortable for extended media work.
     
  9. alust2013 macrumors 601

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    My personal suggestion is to drop the iPad. thats $500 US, and the i7 is quite a bit extra, not sure if you need it, especially if you are using FCE and not looking at adding at least one external HDD (which I would recommend). If you get the hi-res screen, I don't see a big need for another monitor, and the speakers are pretty expensive. Personally, I don't need any more than my 13" MB, relatively inexpensive 20" LCD, and keyboard/mouse.
     

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