Imac 2.8/2.66 Ghz+macbook(previous gen) or a uMBP 2.53 Ghz

Discussion in 'Buying Tips and Advice' started by Farrokh, May 28, 2009.

  1. Farrokh macrumors newbie

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    Since I'm going to University in 3 months I have a dilemma:confused:


    I do a bit of gaming, watch movies and some recording.
    I'll be moving to the campus 200km away so lots of train travels in the weekend :D

    I have 2 choises

    1)
    -) To buy a iMac
    (iMac 24" 2.66GHz/4GB/640GB/GF 9400M/SD or iMac 24" 2,8GHz/2GB/320/SuperDrive)
    for home(dorm) usage.

    & a used macbook (previous gen.) for writing in classes etc.


    2)
    -) To buy a uMBP
    (MacBook Pro 15" 2.53GHz/4GB/320GB/GeForce 9600M GT/SuperDrive)



    Things to also consider: The MBP would be about 500$ cheaper.
     
  2. Unprocessed1 macrumors 65816

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    I like option 1, but replace the white macbook with a macbook air. You'll love it if you're just going to be taking notes in class, and you'll notice the extra 2 lbs.

    Get the both refurbished and at the Apple Store. You'll get a student discount and get a free ipod.

    NOTE: buy the macbook air anywhere besides Apple (for under 1000) if you choose to get it instead of the white macbook. The white MB is still a great laptop, tons of kids at college still have them.
     
  3. ditzy macrumors 68000

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    A used MBA I believe is more expensive than a used macbook.

    I personally would go with a refurbished MBP. The GPU is a lot better.
     
  4. Farrokh thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Forgot to mention , that we have no refurb store in Estonia :D
     
  5. ditzy macrumors 68000

    ditzy

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    Sorry, I'd still go for the MBP though.
     
  6. Unprocessed1 macrumors 65816

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    Haha, are macs popular in Estonia?

    It really depends what you want. The idea of having a laptop and desktop is very appealing to many, including me. The MBP is a great machine, and is a portable desktop. It's all based on your personal preference, don't let members here make the decision for you.
     
  7. Farrokh thread starter macrumors newbie

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    People in Estonia are mostly afraid of macs :D And the entry level macbook(unibody) costs about 1700 us dollars.
    So they are not to popular.
     
  8. opera57 macrumors 6502

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    I would personally go for option 1. I have a macbook pro which I love, but then I got an imac as well and I only really use the mbp when im out and about. I much prefer working with a keyboard and mouse and a bigger screen at a desk when i'm at home rather than using a laptop all the time. Option 1 gives you the best of both worlds! [​IMG]
     
  9. QCassidy352 macrumors G3

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    option two. cheaper, less clutter, plenty of power. keep it simple. :)
     

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