Buying next year, need early advice...

Discussion in 'Buying Tips and Advice' started by DarkNetworks, Nov 12, 2005.

  1. DarkNetworks macrumors 68000


    Apr 12, 2005
    Well, i'm waiting for the new Mac Intels which will be released next year. The question here is what should i get? A desktop or laptop? Well, i currently have a terrible Windows OS Desktop and an iBook G4. I'm not sure which one should i get, the new iMac or Powerbook (which will be released next year)? I pretty much don't want to get another iBook as mine's working fine. Well, i'm not too sure that i need another laptop and with laptops i'm gonna have to take into consideration, battery life, about the thing getting hot etc...long hours of using it etc...i pretty much use my laptop (current iBook) at home like 24/7 and not shutting it down whatsoever...ocassionally i bring it to college for assignments and stuffs...but other than that, i use it at what should i get? Anyone with any advice?
  2. brandon6684 Guest

    Dec 30, 2002
    If you like the iBook still, I'd go ahead and get the iMac. My Mac right now is a Mac mini, and I don't see me replacing it for a year at least, and I'll be getting a Pentium M PowerBook next year as my first Intel Mac.
  3. devilot Moderator emeritus


    May 1, 2005
    From what you've written it sounds like you're leaning toward a new desktop. Do you prefer working on a desktop? I know that I personally find desktops to be much more comfortable/enjoyable and would take one over a laptop given the chance...

    That's why I jumped at the opportunity to get an iMac G5 when the Rev. Bs were released.

    I can't see the justification for a PB unless the Mactels run way cooler when comparing my 12" 1.33GHz PB and my 12" 1.33GHz iBook. And like you've mentioned, battery life, wifi reception, etc. etc. And you're bound to get more power per $ with a desktop. But of course, I am biased. ;)
  4. Abstract macrumors Penryn


    Dec 27, 2002
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    It doesn't sound like you need anything. :confused:

    If you insist on getting something anyway, get the iMac.
  5. DarkNetworks thread starter macrumors 68000


    Apr 12, 2005
    well i dunno if i'm more comfortable on a desktop or maybe i just want a desktop now that i've a laptop...but i'm pretty unhappy with the 30GB storage on my iBook and i don't think 80Gb's (current PowerBook) will satisfy me current iBook can barely store any of my video files...i've to back them up on my Windows desktop....
  6. brandon6684 Guest

    Dec 30, 2002
    If I were you, I'd get an external harddrive for the laptop, and if you going to take it with you somewhere, just copy over what you need. My Mac mini and my Laptop both are a bit short on storage(40 GB and 60 GB) so I just us my PC as a file server to keep big stuff.

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