Mac Mini with 20" ACD or New Macbook?

Discussion in 'Buying Tips and Advice' started by pcguru83, Oct 21, 2008.

  1. pcguru83 macrumors 6502a


    Sep 13, 2006
    Charlotte, NC
    Hey guys,

    I'm in a bit of a dilemma here. I have the opportunity to "trade in" (read: sell) my 1.83GHz Core Duo Mac Mini and 20" Apple Cinema Display for a brand new $1299 Macbook.

    I've been wanting to get something portable for a while now, as I used an older Macbook Pro for a good 8-9 months by itself and regret ever getting rid of it. The downside is I LOVE my ACD--it's quite simply the most gorgeous monitor (both panel and design) that I've ever had the privilege to use. It might be tough going back to soley a laptop display.

    What would you do? These new Macbooks are very impressive, and I'd love to get onboard. Portability is a strong pull here. Thoughts?
  2. neiltc13 macrumors 68040


    May 27, 2006
    MacBook has an awful display. Keep that in mind when you choose.
  3. TBi macrumors 68030


    Jul 26, 2005
    Save some money, sell the Mini and buy a MacBook to replace it. Keep the screen and use it with the Macbook in clamshell mode.

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