Mac buying help!

Discussion in 'Buying Tips and Advice' started by stolari, Jan 16, 2008.

  1. stolari macrumors newbie

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    Hello all

    Sorry for starting yet another 'what should i buy' threads but its my first post about my first mac and i could do with a hand.

    I am trying to decide between a macbook or an imac (would love a MBP - but can't afford it/justify it to my fiance!).

    The portability of a MB would be great but the extra power of an imac is tempting. I will mainly be using it for light office work, essays/presentations, surfing and possibly making podcasts (though nothing to heavy).

    I realise i can't use games on a MB but thats not a huge issue, but would a MB with 2GB be able to dual boot with windows xp in bootcamp and run fast rather than choke ?

    Thanks for any help, and again sorry about the newbie questions!
     
  2. Sky Blue Guest

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    A MacBook w/ 2GB RAM would have no problems with XP.
     
  3. myeggsareboiled macrumors newbie

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    Macbook!

    The macbook will handle all that and plenty more. Bootcamp runs windows at native speed so there should be no issues there either. I personally would go for the macBook. Laptops are so much handier.
     
  4. stolari thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Thanks for that guys,

    I am going to buy a MB tomorrow, I decided to get the base model and 4gb ram (3rd party - bloody hell are apple pricey!).I was just wondering if there are any MAC only downloads, apps, widgets etc that are cool that i may have missed in the last few (PC only) years that you would say are a great download to get me started back in mac land ?
     
  5. nosey313 macrumors member

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    Try here.
     
  6. stolari thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Cheers nosey,

    Sorry about that I should have done a search but I'm really excited about getting it (very sad i know):) I feel like a kid at christmas - theres got to be something wrong with a grown man feeling like this over a computer!!
     
  7. nosey313 macrumors member

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    Nothing wrong with that at all.:) Even with the minimal amount of dissatisfied customers and minimal defective products, the experience Apple provides is light years ahead of any other consumer electronics company. I'll never buy a PC again!
     
  8. stolari thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Hello,

    Just to let you know i'm writing this on my new macbook - its fantastic. Cheers for the help guys i'm very happy with my choice (though i almost went for an imac AS WELL - she'd have killed me:D). Thanks again.
     

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