Mac Mini or Macbook

Discussion in 'Mac mini' started by JWalker1995, Mar 5, 2011.

  1. JWalker1995 macrumors regular

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    Hi, Im a collage student who is taking the plunge and buying a mac in the summer when i get the money. By then i will already own an iPad 2 so the portability doesn't really bother me. But was looking for a good computer to have for things that aren't that great on the iPad (i.e. essay writing). I don't own any other the things expected to be with a mac mini (keyboard, mouse).

    Anybody owned both and have a preference or can recommend either a mac mini or macbook. :):)
     
  2. suckatcomputers macrumors regular

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    Any heavy usage you will be doing? If it's mostly essay writing the MB or the MBP is good, but the MBAir might be a better fit with light usage.

    Since you say the ipad solves portability issues, maybe you should go with the Mac Mini. Since you don't have a monitor, keyboard... iMac?

    If you are a procrastinator like I was in college, it's nice to write those 100 page essays sitting on a couch or bed with a laptop though.

    Mac mini's seem most useful to people who hook it up to their TVs for movies, gaming, etc.
     
  3. Mariusz1977 macrumors member

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    If you're like me & hate the noisy dorms, get a macbook so you can take it to the library to get your work done (and a set of headphones to block out the associated library noise.)
     
  4. DustinT macrumors 68000

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    I'd recommend a MBP or MBA too. You don't want to be stuck in your dorm.
     
  5. PowerGamerX macrumors 6502a

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    If you're in a dorm for the love of Jobs don't get a Mini. If you live with the parentals or with only yourself, the Mini is great if you already plan on having an iPad.

    Though, since you don't have a screen, keyboard, or mouse, it may be better to just fork over the extra cash for an iMac.
     

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