Best of both worlds?

The Grood

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Mar 1, 2006
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Just ordered:

1GB 1.83 17" iMac 250GB HD.

1GB 1.83 white Macbook.

One for home. One for roam.

Sacrificed a bit of top end grunt. But surely the best of both worlds for the same (UK) price as a 17" MPB aint bad?
 

-M7-

macrumors member
Feb 14, 2006
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buying 2 macs instead of one will boost the apple marketshare :)
if everyone would do that, we have 10% until the end of the year...
 

mad jew

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Apr 3, 2004
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I've got an iMac + iBook setup and wouldn't swap it for the world. I don't recommend this to most people, but maybe look into .Mac (if you don't already have it) to easily keep them synced up. :)
 

ADS

macrumors newbie
May 22, 2006
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Best of both worlds 2!

Just ordered:

MacBook Black standard. Will add extra ram myself.

23" ACD (for when I need to see that bit more!)

Applecare (If you buy at the same time, covers the display for three years too.)

Education discount!

6 Months interest free credit!

What more could anyone want?

Oh yeah, mini DVI thrown in too!:D
 

pianodude123

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Mar 1, 2005
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Just bought:

Xserve RAID (14x500GB)
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7000GB ADM (14x500GB Ultra ATA)
Accessory Kit
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AppleCare Service Parts Kit for Xserve RAID (500GB)
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Office 2004 for Mac - Upgrade Professional Edition
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Adobe Design Bundle
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Apple Keyboard
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Final Cut Studio 5.1
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Apple Cinema HD Display (30" flat panel)
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MacBook 2.0GHz Intel Core Duo - Black
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2GB 667 DDR2 SDRAM - 2x1GB
Keyboard/Mac OS - U.S. English
2.0GHz Intel Core Duo
Accessory Kit
120GB Serial ATA drive
SuperDrive (DVD±RW/CD-RW)
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MacBook Pro, 17-inch, 2.16GHz Intel Core Duo
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SuperDrive 8x (DVD+R DL/DVD±RW/CD-RW)
Accessory Kit
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MacBook Pro 17-inch Widescreen Display
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iMac, 20-inch, 2GHz Intel Core Duo
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SuperDrive 8x (DVD+R DL/DVD+RW/CD-RW)
ATI Radeon X1600/128MB VRAM
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250GB Serial ATA drive
Keyboard & Mighty Mouse + Mac OS X - U.S. English
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Power Mac G5 Quad-core 2.5GHz
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2GB 533 DDR2 ECC SDRAM- 2x1GB
Apple Keyboard & Mighty Mouse - U.S English
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16x SuperDrive DL (DVD+R DL/DVD±RW/CD-RW)
2.5GHz Quad-core PowerPC G5
250GB Serial ATA - 7200rpm
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bigandy

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Apr 30, 2004
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while it seems like a decent idea, i can't do without Motion anywhere, so i'm a little stuck for the iMac / MB option, which otherwise, I'd love.

and how on earth was the iMac/MB option cheaper than a 17" MBP? I'm seeing the MBP for £1,614....
 

EGT

macrumors 68000
Sep 4, 2003
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I'll have a similar set up eventually. I'm waiting for a low end Intel Mac tower and possibly slightly faster portables, although not important as the current lineup is great.

*Ops, please delete* thanks
 

EGT

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Sep 4, 2003
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I'll have a similar set up eventually. I'm waiting for a low end Intel Mac tower (come on Apple!) and possibly a slightly faster portable, although not important as the current lineup is great.

Can you sync iTunes libraries easily across two Macs? That's the only thing I can think of that'd be a problem because I like having the whole library with me when I travel.
 

The Grood

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Mar 1, 2006
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The (UK) Maths:

1.83 white macbook: £749
1.83 iMac £940
Plus RAM/HD upgrade: £160
Total: £1849

17" MBP: £1899