Coffee + MacBOok Pro = Bad. But what to get with insurance money?

Discussion in 'Buying Tips and Advice' started by wwe2008, May 7, 2008.

  1. wwe2008 macrumors 6502

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    Yesterday my MacBook Pro was covered in coffee so today I spoke to my insurance company and they are giving me about £2500 to replace it but I don't know whether to get a MacBook Pro or a iMac and a low end MacBook or a high end MacBook and buy extras. I probably will wait until June just to see what gets released at WWDC. What do you all think? thanks!
     
  2. stekerrod macrumors regular

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    if i was you and had £2500 to spend on Apple stuff i'd go for the £1599 15" MBP, buy the the ram from crucial and upgrade the MBP to 4GB then add a ACD (either the 20" or 23") , then a wireless keyboard and mouse then you can use the laptop as a laptop or desktop depending how you're feeling!

    just my 2 pence anyway!
     
  3. QCassidy352 macrumors G3

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    I prefer one computer to two, for simplicity. But what do you do with your computers? How will you use them?
     
  4. digitalnicotine macrumors 65816

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    Do you often compute on the go, or generally stick to desktop? Have you considered a Macbook Pro only? A bit of the "best of 2 worlds" solution right there. Good luck on your decision, and whatever you get, I highly advise you add a keyboard protector to the mix. ;)
     
  5. teflon macrumors 6502a

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    I concur, except don't get the ACD. Unless you're doing professional graphic works, it has no benefit over the much cheaper Dell monitors.
     
  6. lazymej macrumors newbie

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    Except that it's soooooooooooooo beautiful.
     
  7. wwe2008 thread starter macrumors 6502

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    I've already got an ACD. I take it to uni to do work eg electronics. And I do some graphics logos etc. So whats better
    thanks
     
  8. stekerrod macrumors regular

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    Ah well if you've already got an ACD what about a nice holiday instead;), or using it for any software you might want/need!
     
  9. wwe2008 thread starter macrumors 6502

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    But what computers to get?
     
  10. stekerrod macrumors regular

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    id still go with a MBP, don't see the point of having a desktop and a laptop unless you live in too separate places, maybe go for the top of the line 17" with everything seeing as you don't need a ACD
     
  11. cwheatley macrumors member

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    how about investing in a new computer and something to protect it from spilled liquid?
     
  12. nick9191 macrumors 68040

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    Buy a Mac Pro and use your ACD, then buy a baseline macbook.

    So £1500 for the Mac Pro inc. higher ed discount. And about £600 for the macbook.
     
  13. Jiddick ExRex macrumors 65816

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    Protecting it seems to be bad investment seeing as he just got an additional 1000 pounds for covering the poor thing in coffee.

    I say buy a new MBP and some more coffee! :p
     
  14. TheHitcher macrumors newbie

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    What about a Mac Pro with:

    Two 3.0GHz Quad-Core Intel Xeon
    2GB (2x1GB)
    NVIDIA GeForce 8800 GT 512MB GDDR3
    500GB 7200-rpm Serial ATA 3Gb/s
    500GB 7200-rpm Serial ATA 3Gb/s

    or:

    Two 2.8GHz Quad-Core Intel Xeon
    4GB (4x1GB)
    NVIDIA GeForce 8800 GT 512MB GDDR3
    750GB 7200-rpm Serial ATA 3Gb/s
    750GB 7200-rpm Serial ATA 3Gb/s

    Both just under budget.
     
  15. techlover828 macrumors 68020

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    why'd they give u so much extra money for it? It couldn't be worth that much. Do you have a sepperate insurance thing just for laptop? If so, how much is it?
     
  16. teflon macrumors 6502a

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    Unless you're a video/graphics professional, a mac pro is probably overkill. I think a laptop is a better option because of its flexibility. I would just replace your old mbp with another mbp, and hook it up to the ACD that you have. It's just much easier to maintain one computer instead of always syncing between the two.
     
  17. jjahshik32 macrumors 603

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    I'd say save that money until June and get the newer mbp! :D
     

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