iMac or MacBook?

Discussion in 'Buying Tips and Advice' started by matt1219, Sep 19, 2008.

  1. matt1219 macrumors regular

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    Hi, I am going to buy a Mac this Fall, and I need a computer that will fit my needs, but I don't need too much. I have lots of music, and I am a videographer. I was planning to get the computer in my description (buying it from :apple: with 1GB of RAM but buying 4GB from Crucial.) I was also thinking of getting a 2.4 GHz Macbook with a 250 GB HD and maybe extending the RAM. What should I choose?
     
  2. TEG macrumors 604

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    If you need the portablilty, get the MacBook, otherwise get the iMac.

    TEG
     
  3. Eidorian macrumors Penryn

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    This with a nice dash of wait for an update.
     
  4. Cheffy Dave macrumors 68030

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    I agree TEG, I have and LOVE my BMB, but I'm drooling for,(lusting after):eek: a 3.06 iMac. One will be under my tree THIS Christmas:D
     
  5. matt1219 thread starter macrumors regular

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    New: iMac or Refurb Mac Pro?

    Refurbished Mac Pro Quad 2.0GHz Intel Xeon
    Two 2.0GHz Dual-Core Intel Xeon processors
    1GB (2 x 512MB) memory (667MHz DDR2 fully-buffered DIMM ECC)
    250GB Serial ATA 3Gb/s 7200 rpm hard drive
    16x SuperDrive (DVD+R DL/DVD±RW/CD-RW)
    NVIDIA GeForce 7300 GT graphics with 256MB memory

    $1,599.00

    -or-

    Refurbished iMac 24-inch 2.8GHz Intel Core 2 Extreme
    24-inch glossy widescreen display
    2GB memory
    500GB hard drive
    8x SuperDrive (DVD±R DL/DVD±RW/CD-RW)
    ATI Radeon HD 2600 PRO with 256MB memory
    Built-in iSight Camera

    $1,599.00
     
  6. zer0tails macrumors 65816

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    the iMac would be cheaper because you'll have to shell out for a display if you get the mac pro and that drives the price right up.

    However, it'll definitely be more future proof than the iMac.
     
  7. Eidorian macrumors Penryn

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    The Mac Pro is an upgradeable machine if you're interested in that. I love upgrades so I'd get it for that reason. :D
     
  8. emaja macrumors 68000

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    Get the MacBook and a nice monitor and you can have the best of both worlds. I have been using my MBP with a Dell 20" LCD for over a year now just like that. When I go on vacation, I unplug it and off I go.
     
  9. gusious macrumors 65816

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    I'd go for a Mac Pro! You can upgrade it's parts whenever you need them!
     
  10. hellomoto4 macrumors 6502a

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    Wait to see what happens with the update of the Macbook.

    I would personally go Macbook though.
     

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