Another Potential PC-To-Mac Convert!!

Discussion in 'Buying Tips and Advice' started by bwb934, Jul 5, 2008.

  1. bwb934 macrumors newbie

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    im thinking of converting from my 3 year old vaio to a new Mac, but i don't know which one i should get
    These are the things i use my PC for:

    --Music my library is about 3 gigabytes
    --Photos: i have an ever-increasing library of photos which is currently 13 gigabytes, i use sony's pictre motion browser to sort everything by date it was taken
    --Image editing
    --Video making
    } i tend to install a lot of software and (my current 60 gig HD has only 2 gigs of empty space)
    }i DONT like heavy laptops, mine is only 4pounds, 13.3 inches (i wouldn't mind the same size but i prefer something lighter)

    What do you recommend i should buy???????????????/
     
  2. Tallest Skil macrumors P6

    Tallest Skil

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    Welcome to the fold. Definitely MacBook. If you burn movies to DVDs, get the mid-range MacBook, as the cheapest one still has a combo drive that no one uses. if you're not burning, then the cheapest one will work fine.
     
  3. tdhurst macrumors 68040

    tdhurst

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    yeah...

    Macbook. You don't do anything terribly taxing. What kind of software do you install that takes up so much space?
     
  4. bwb934 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    can you be a bit more specific?
    i thinkin of the macbook air bu its Hd capacity is holding me back, ethenet makes no difference with me, andI can get over it having no cd-drive
     
  5. Andrew Henry macrumors 6502a

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    What he's saying is that the low end Macbook only has a Combo drive, which only burns CD-Rs, but once you get into the midrange Macbook or the Black Macbook they come with Superdrive's, which burn CD/DVD.

    I'd go with the Macbook if I were you.
     
  6. dylangurl21 macrumors regular

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    I would probably do a macbook also but it depends on how important that size factor is to you and what you would rather sacrifice: space/speed vs size for a main machine. My sister's MB seems pretty tiny to me (going from my MBP) but the airs are very, very sweet.

    I had her go with the midrange because of the superdrive... between the extra space DVds can hold to backing up/burning DVDs...
     
  7. BongoBanger macrumors 68000

    BongoBanger

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    A Macbook is probably fine but remember to check if all the software you use is supported by OSX or, if not, there is a decent alternative available.
     

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