Lucky me - Getting 2 Macs help me choose between these!

Discussion in 'Buying Tips and Advice' started by imorgan, Apr 1, 2008.

  1. imorgan macrumors newbie

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    I'm a 16 year old who's parents are giving him a Mac for completing my GED , and a MAC for when I go off to college next year (but I get it on my birthday in November) . My parents are getting me either:

    A..

    799$ MAC MINI

    1,000$ 20" iMac

    or

    1,000$ White Macbook

    for my GED.


    And as a college gift,

    A

    Macbook Pro

    or a

    24" Imac

    or a

    Macbook Air

    And no , I'm not spoiled , the reason they're giving me these is because I rarely buy anything....


    so...
     
  2. Shadow macrumors 68000

    Shadow

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    Do you really need two? I'd get a pimped out MBP and be done with it.
     
  3. imorgan thread starter macrumors newbie

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    No , I guess I don't , but that's what they're giving me , so it would be helpful!
     
  4. roland.g macrumors 603

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    Get the 20" iMac now or the Mini b/c it is nice to have a desktop.
    Then get the MBP or MBA for college.

    Or you could get the MacBook now for college and next year get the 24" iMac to have a desktop too.
     
  5. chrmjenkins macrumors 603

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    It depends on your needs really.

    If I were in your position, I'd get mini now (and a monitor, obviously) and a MBP later.

    Then, you can hook your MBP to that monitor. (and personally I'd then sell the mini to upgrade the PRO, :D )
     
  6. imorgan thread starter macrumors newbie

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    My question is , would a MBA be good for that or should I go for the MBP. Also , I like the Imac I just think that maybe a 20" would be good enough... Considering it is only a 300$ difference between the imac and the mac mini and I'd get a monitor and keyboard and mouse without having to pay for them , considering the only computer working in my house is a crappy laptop and I don't have a screen , mouse or keyboard handy.
     
  7. Westsider 4 Mac macrumors regular

    Westsider 4 Mac

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    do ...

    ... Imac now so Family can enjoy and be hooked to Apple products by it and do the MBP for college. Better to use at those latenight starbucks sitdowns!:D
     
  8. chrmjenkins macrumors 603

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    My fiancee has a MBA and she loves it. I don't see her being hindered by it at any time, so that's a viable option if you really like it.
     
  9. QCassidy352 macrumors G3

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    get the macbook for now and the imac later. If you go mini/MBA, both of your computers will be on the less-powerful side. If you go mini/MBP you'll never use the mini once you get the pro.

    The macbook/imac combo gives you a big screen and lots of power at home, and a very nice machine for on the go. And they're not redundant, so you'll end up using both.
     
  10. imorgan thread starter macrumors newbie

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    That makes a lot of sense , thank you! But, should I get the 20" or the 24"? Is the 24" overkill?
     

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