Help me get rid of my PC!

Discussion in 'Buying Tips and Advice' started by sammyman, Mar 31, 2008.

  1. sammyman macrumors 6502a

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    I would love more than anything to throw my pc off a cliff and be left with only my MBP. The problem is I NEED quicken, and my wife uses our desktop for photography and other work related things like logging in to check emails that can only be done on a PC.

    I would just put windows on my mbp, but it only has 25GB left (out of 160gb), and I still need to install logic. So what should I do?

    Any way I can make this work with a large external hard drive? Or should I buy a cheap old macmini and use it primarily for a windows machine for quicken and for my wife to get onto her work computer etc?

    BTW, the main reason I want to get rid of the dang computer is that there are just way too many cords... and pcs just plain suck.
     
  2. juanster macrumors 68020

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    whata bout a bigger hd?
    and what kind of email is only windows available i ve never heard of those. I could totally be wrong though, but aren't emails accesible by any computer? any os?
     
  3. sammyman thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    That sounds good, but I want a 7200rpm because I like to record audio occasionally. It is not email, it is remote access to her work computer...
     
  4. mcavjame macrumors 65816

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    Well... a bigger SATA drive is about $106 CDN +tax from directcanada.com (250 GB Seagate). This only gives you an extra 90GB though.
    A refurb mini can be had for $469 if you catch the page at the right time. There is typically a 1.83 C2D for $539 on the refurb page. Add the cost of your OS if you are not selling the machine (about $90 for XP Home)

    With the mini, at least you could use the monitor that you have hooked up to the PC.
     
  5. srl7741 macrumors 68020

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    Depending on how she remotes in, i would guess she can do the same from a Mac. I use a VPN and access my work Network just fine from my Mac. There should be a Mac solution after finding out what she uses on the PC.
     

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