.Mac on a MBP?

Discussion in 'Buying Tips and Advice' started by Hard-Hat-Mac, May 28, 2007.

  1. Hard-Hat-Mac macrumors regular

    Joined:
    May 18, 2007
    Location:
    Philly Burbs
    #1
    Hi all,

    I have my CC ready for when the new MBP is annouced. This will be my first Mac since I was five and had an Apple II. I was wondering if .Mac is really worth it? It has a promotional price of $69.95 right now and if it stays that way imight get it to try it out, but wanted to get the community's thoughts on it. I will be using my MBP primarily for Photo edititing and as a part of a portable music studio set-up.

    Thanks in advace.

    HHM
     
  2. Gee macrumors 65816

    Joined:
    Feb 27, 2004
    Location:
    London, UK
    #2
    Take the three month free demo of it first, see how it suits you.
     
  3. jng macrumors 65816

    jng

    Joined:
    Apr 6, 2007
    Location:
    Germany
    #3
    Do a search for .mac and you'll find several threads about .mac and whether or not it's worth it, etc.
     
  4. odinsride macrumors 65816

    odinsride

    Joined:
    Apr 11, 2007
    #4
    I'm nearing the end of my trial of .mac, and my thoughts are this:

    It's very nice to have something tightly integrated with the OS ... i.e. push Publish on an iWeb site and your site is online. I mainly used .mac to host a website I made in iWeb. It has other features, many of which have free alternatives, such as online storage (gmail/snapdrive/imageshack/whatever), email (gmail/yahoo/hotmail), groups (yahoo groups), among other things.

    I ended up going with a real webhosting company in the end though, because I like having the extra flexibility you get with that. I can do php/mysql if I want, have a real domain, etc.

    It all comes down to what your needs are..if you just need something simple and easy to use then .mac definitely fits the bill...but you get a free trial so it doesn't hurt to check it out.
     
  5. Kaiser Phoenix macrumors 6502

    Joined:
    May 12, 2005
    Location:
    London
    #5
    For me the @mac on ur email makes me feel part of a cult in a sense. People can immediately identify u with macs LOL whether that is a good thing or not is obviously up for you to decide.

    Also having bookmarks, address books etc synced with your other family members for example also helps greatly.

    I suppose it is a 'luxury' item in the sense that I dont really 'need' it but i guess by sacrificing a few beers for example per week I can continue to pay my subsricption LOL.

    Also what I do is that whenever my friends by a new mac, and they dont want to get .mac, i ask them to get it for the promo and then i buy it off them so i never have to buy full price.
     

Share This Page