Advice/Recommendations For My New Apple Setup

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

  1. Hydrocity macrumors 6502a

    May 14, 2010
    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 :)
  2. hzamani macrumors member

    May 1, 2010
  3. miles01110 macrumors Core


    Jul 24, 2006
    The Ivory Tower (I'm not coming down)
    This doesn't exist.
  4. Hydrocity thread starter macrumors 6502a

    May 14, 2010
    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


    Aug 28, 2009
    What exactly do you need advice for? Other than purchasing an iPad that actually exists.
  6. Dr.Pants macrumors 65816


    Jan 8, 2009
    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.
  7. thegoldenmackid macrumors 604


    Dec 29, 2006
    dallas, texas
  8. The Final Cut macrumors 6502

    Sep 5, 2009
    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


    Feb 6, 2010
    On the fence
    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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