Buying a Mac instead of a PC MB Pro 13 or MBA 2.1 cant decide

Discussion in 'Buying Tips and Advice' started by ginog, Jun 29, 2009.

  1. ginog macrumors newbie

    Jun 29, 2009
    Hello All please help me decide since i am new to this mac thing. I am going with a Mac instead of a PC but i am torn between the MB Pro 13 or MBA 2.1 or MBPro 13 AND MacMini. I have a budget of $2000. i don't do video editing only watch movies etc..nothing extreme except Photoshop CS 4. I will base my decision on what you guys think since i cant seem to make up my mind..Thanks in advance..:confused:
  2. baydogan macrumors newbie

    May 5, 2009
    Silver Spring, MD
    You will be ok with all the options as far as watching movies and cs4.

    On the other hand,
    1. Decide if you need portability (MacMini + a monitor is less portable)
    2. If portability is not an issue, go with MacMini and pay $700 rather than ~$1.5k. Omitting the external monitor here b/c you will be getting so much desktop space with external monitor for a little price
    3. If you would like to get a laptop, get the macbook pro instead of air. You will be getting so much more for extra 1.6 lbs (I.e. processor speed, ram, super drive, firewire, extra ports, etc)
    4. Get the MacMini in addition to MBPro if you need an entertainment pc to connect to your large screen TV and if you have the money.

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