Is this a good computer to buy?

Discussion in 'Buying Tips and Advice' started by jamoctopus, Dec 29, 2008.

  1. leekohler macrumors G5

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    We need to know what you're going to be using the computer for. No matter what, I'd say the Mini is out. It's the least upgradeable.
     
  2. aethelbert macrumors 601

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    Thank you so much for telling us what you want to do on your computer! It's always so good to know your needs first! For this, I think that you should buy all three.
     
  3. nick9191 macrumors 68040

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    Firstly that one in the middle (black Macbook) is vastly overpriced, looks like Amazon forgot to update their pricing on it. Its also an older model.

    Are you after a laptop or a desktop?

    Take a look at the new Macbook

    www.apple.com/macbook

    or if you want a desktop take a look at the iMac

    www.apple.com/imac

    Or if you want a desktop, but you already have a display and a keyboard and mouse, take a look at the Mac Mini

    www.apple.com/macmini

    All of the aforementioned products are available on Amazon.
     
  4. Primejimbo macrumors 68040

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    WOW that blackbook is VERY overpriced. you can get a new 2.4 Macbook for almost 130.00 less!!

    Even more on Amazon
    http://www.amazon.com/Apple-MB467LL...ref=sr_1_2?ie=UTF8&s=pc&qid=1230594396&sr=1-2
     
  5. ChrisN macrumors 65816

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    1730 for a blackbook is outrageous! Go refurb its the best and I suggest high end Macbook (unibody)

    ChrisN
     
  6. weekend warrior macrumors member

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    Wow the full spectrum of macs there- from mini to macbook to mac pro. You really need to explain what you expect out of a computer before anyone can help you.
     
  7. rickeym macrumors member

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    Buy one from ebay. I saw a black macbook 2.0 GHZ go for $600 last night. That's a lot of computer for the money.
     
  8. jamoctopus thread starter macrumors newbie

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    okay thanks.
    i want to use photoshop,.
    play counter strike.
    and use aim!

    i thought amazon was the cheapest?
     
  9. Tallest Skil macrumors P6

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    Get the aluminum MacBook.
     
  10. Primejimbo macrumors 68040

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  11. aaquib macrumors 65816

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    You don't need a Mac Pro for that(Overkill!) and you don't want a Mac mini for anything involving games or Photoshop. Go with either the white or aluminum Macbook.
     

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