Buying allot of computer stuff..

Discussion in 'Buying Tips and Advice' started by kinkster, Jul 2, 2009.

  1. kinkster macrumors 6502a

    Sep 15, 2008
    I'm pretty much buying everything new, as Iv already sold all the old stuff off.

    Laptop: Going to get the 13 inch Macbook Pro.

    iPhone: 3GS at some point, but probably pick up a 3G till the 3GS prices go down on ebay. Maybe i"ll try out white for a bit.

    Screen: I used to have a 20" 1680X1200 but I didn't think the ppi was great. Are there any 20"s with a higher resolution or would I have to get something bigger?

    Blu ray player: Would it be cheaper to get a regular player or a computer drive blu ray player with a sata dock?

    Mouse: Probably the MX Revolution.
  2. thegoldenmackid macrumors 604


    Dec 29, 2006
    dallas, texas
    I would say go with a bigger screen, the difference between a decent one at 20" and 24" doesn't seem to be too much. I take it that was the only question you had?
  3. GoCubsGo macrumors Nehalem


    Feb 19, 2005
    Macs do not officially support BR.
    20" appears to be at max res. If you want higher resolution you'll need another display.
  4. Tomorrow macrumors 604


    Mar 2, 2008
    Always a day away
    I've never seen one. I think to go with higher res you need a 23"-24".

    OS X doesn't support Blu-Ray. Unless you plan on using Boot Camp and Windows, it won't work.
  5. kinkster thread starter macrumors 6502a

    Sep 15, 2008
    Yeah looks like ill have to go bigger than 20".

    Ah looks like I'll be going with a "regular" blu ray player then. Would have been nice to rip some of those though..

    Also I plan to rip allot of my DVDs to the hard drive in the 13 inch MBP. Would it be worth it to get a faster external optical drive for this?
  6. techound1 macrumors 68000


    Mar 3, 2006
    The drive is as fast as the connection to the computer, so it depends on the interface. I rip via handbrake on the standard drive in my MBP and it's speed is just fine.
  7. janstett macrumors 65816

    Jan 13, 2006
    Chester, NJ
    If you're willing to lean on Windows in Boot Camp (or in this case even in Parallels) you can rip them in Handbrake (once they've been copied to the HD using AnyDVD HD on the PC side).

    I keep hoping Apple will step up to the plate and support Blu-Ray, but for now it's an area where the PC has three different players competing to one-up each other and Apple gives us chirping crickets and tumbleweeds.

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