Baby steps into the Mac world

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  1. Avaj macrumors member

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    My first Apple product is the iPod touch 2nd gen., which I got months ago

    So what would you consider I should try to get into next?

    I want to gradually get into the Mac World, because reading this forum seems overwhelming

    Never using Apple or Mac products before, so I'm totally new to all this

    TIA
     
  2. Tallest Skil macrumors P6

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  3. wrldwzrd89 macrumors G5

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    I agree, but make sure you have a USB keyboard, USB mouse, and external monitor to use with it before buying - it doesn't come with them.
     
  4. brn2ski00 macrumors 68020

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    nope, I would get the all in one power house IMAC
     
  5. surflordca macrumors 6502a

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    If you have to buy any of these things, consider the iMac, especially if you need a monitor as the iMac come with one.
     
  6. wrldwzrd89 macrumors G5

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    This is very true, and I totally agree - the iMac is a better fit if you need all 3, or even just a monitor.
     
  7. bruinsrme macrumors 603

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    Actiually if the OP could share what their needs are, typical usage; programs, photo, video, gaming.

    As far as baby steps buy right the first time, its cheaper in the long run
     
  8. Avaj thread starter macrumors member

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    I'm sorry I should of stated that:

    music, photos and videos are my needs

    Thanks
     
  9. surflordca macrumors 6502a

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    Go for the iMac.
     
  10. dalvin200 macrumors 68040

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    iMac most definitely if you're going to be using iLife a lot.. it might seem a ot of money to start with but you won't regret it..
     
  11. swoosh0217 macrumors 6502a

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    Time to do a google search on that!

    I'm a MAC virgin and I just recently bought a 24 inch iMac. Go with the Imac if you need all 3 plus you get a free blutetooth printer or for $49 more, you get a network wireless printer. It's a lot spendy but once you turn Mac you will never go back. I love using the iMovie and iPhoto to make dvd's of all our photo collection.

    Another thing Im very happy with is that I dont have to sit there and buy a softwares for anti virus, anti spyware yada yada yada. My iMac does it all for me. No more multiple file folders when downloading a file! Mac is so simple yet very sophisticated!
     
  12. HBOC macrumors 68020

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    i would look at buying a used iMac. Start with something cheaper, but still very much up to date.. maybe try out a macbook.. you can get one for like $700 or so....
     
  13. numbersyx macrumors 65816

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    iMac next unless you need portability then try a MacBook - the recent updates were very good...
     
  14. dalvin200 macrumors 68040

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    what do you mean by that?
     
  15. stevo8 macrumors 6502

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    IMO a iMac isn't a baby step into the "mac world". How about a Iphone, or used MacBook? You can get a 2.1GHz core 2 duo MacBook with applecare left for around $700-$750 on craigslist. Pretty sweet deal without jumping in feet first.
     
  16. swoosh0217 macrumors 6502a

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    All I can say is that iMac is better as long as you can afford to spend $1200 to $1800 on a brand new one. Used iMacs usually cost around $600 to $1000 depending on the size and speed. If its baby step you are talking about then I would suggest buying a used MacBook with the Apple care plan running you less than $200 I believe....
     
  17. Sun Baked macrumors G5

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    Baby steps...

    Rip off your clothes and jump on in, the shock will be over quick that way.

    Odds are with you -- it isn't too often that the shock ends up drowning you.
     

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