Help me choose my Desktop set up

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

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Which would you choose for your Desktop?

  1. MBP + 24" ACD

    3 vote(s)
    42.9%
  2. Mac Pro + ACD

    2 vote(s)
    28.6%
  3. iMac (+ ACD)

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  4. Mini + ACD

    2 vote(s)
    28.6%
  1. entatlrg macrumors 68040

    entatlrg

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    Location:
    Waterloo & Georgian Bay, Canada
    #1
    I'm a business owner, my primary office is attached to my house, I have satellite offices at our warehouses and I'm not too fond of working at a desk therefore I'm using notebooks; a 15" MBP and a MacBook Air to manage my work.

    I also have a HP Desktop used for downloads, server etc. It's time to replace it.

    Computers are used for concept drawing, light photoshop, video editing, surfing, email, writing, movie downloading.

    I like the latest and greatest and power. I'm not concerned about the price, I'm giving myself a bonus :)

    My options would be another MacBook Pro, could serve as a desktop and should I want to bring it with me I could, or I could consider the mini, iMac, or a MacPro.

    Or is the low end MacPro overkill? I do have an ACD to use with whatever I choose.

    What would you buy?
     
  2. Hrududu macrumors 68020

    Hrududu

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    Location:
    Wichita KS
    #2
    I'd say the Mac Mini is all you need. For things like "light photoshop" and other basic uses, the Mac Pro is DEFINITELY overkill.
     
  3. miles01110 macrumors Core

    miles01110

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    #3
    Go for a new Macbook Pro. They're pretty nice, despite all the misgivings I had before I bought one.
     
  4. entatlrg thread starter macrumors 68040

    entatlrg

    Joined:
    Mar 2, 2009
    Location:
    Waterloo & Georgian Bay, Canada
    #4
    I just received my new MacBook Pro :)

    True, a mini will most likely do all I need it to do, but without a doubt the Mac Pro for example will do it faster at least with regards to any video editing, burning etc.

    Since I already have the ACD to use with it I think I've sold myself on ordering the Mac Pro unless I talk myself out of in twenty minutes which I probably will, one side of me says go with the minimal the other likes the latest/greatest/power :D
     

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