Help buying a Mac

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by RafaT97, Jun 20, 2011.

  1. RafaT97 macrumors newbie

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    I have several options: I'm 13 years old and i basically just surf the web, watch videos , iTunes, Garage Band and school work papers.

    Macbook Pro 15 2011 4GB of RAM Hi-resolution graphics 2.0 quad core

    Macbook Pro 13 core i7 2011 4GB of RAM 2.7 dual core

    Is an actual Macbook air right for me? And if i wait for core i7 Macbook airs with 1.8 ghz quad core is 1.8 enough?

    Thanks.
     
  2. ECUpirate44 macrumors 603

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    Your 13? Save your money for when you really need one in college. For now get a cheap windows laptop.
     
  3. RafaT97 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    I already have a 3GB ram HP labtop and is great for me but I want to use Mac OS and iLife
     
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  5. palpatine macrumors 68040

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    unless child labor laws have dramatically changed recently, i doubt he is buying it with his money. i'd go for the 15", since he probably won't be taking it to school. it would be more fun for games, and also he'll have no trouble running windows on it if needed.
     
  6. steeler macrumors regular

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    I second this suggestion. And save the remaining money you don't spend on a Mac now to as the beginning of your next Mac fund. :)
     
  7. RafaT97 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    I think you have made me clear and ill get the 15".
     
  8. Nuckinfuts macrumors 6502

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    he had you at "games" didn't he? haha :p
     
  9. marc11 macrumors 68000

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    Refurb White Macbook is MORE than you will need.
     
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    And get a refurb to save money.
     
  11. Michael383 macrumors 6502a

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    Among the options you suggested, I'd go for the 15" MacBook Pro. It should last you through high school.
     
  12. 2hvy4grvty macrumors 6502

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    Get a PC. A desktop at that. Are you going to be lugging your MBP to class everyday to take notes?

    Desktops are far better for gaming. Games. GAMES. Gaming. GAMES. BETTER. AT. GAMES. GAME. Fun, fun, fun, fun, looking forward to the weekend.
     
  13. h00ligan macrumors 68030

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    Jesus. What is with everyone trying to parent.

    Get the 15 buddy, you'll have way more fun with it.
     
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  15. arjen92 macrumors 65816

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    If you want to game get the 21" or 27" iMac. They have more power, especially if you want to create with iLife.

    If you still want something portable, just get an iPad.
     
  16. tombubi macrumors regular

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    I agree. Just buy a cheaper one to try. If you really like the system, you can get a more powerful one later.
     
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