Mac Purchase

Discussion in 'Buying Tips and Advice' started by 06Honda, May 25, 2011.

  1. 06Honda macrumors regular

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    Since buying the IPAD I am not convinced that windows has no further use in my life. I want to ditch my Dell PC with Windows XP Home edition for a Mac Laptop to use wireless in my home. Main uses will be photo editing (nature photographer); general surfing; banking; Ipad updates; wireless printing, no gaming. Any suggestions would be appreciated, also is an extended warranty a good idea.
     
  2. simsaladimbamba

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    Any current or two/three year old Mac will do that, even the MacBook.
    What is your budget, do you want to have a bigger screen for photo editing work, as the 1280 x 800 screen resolution is abysmal for photo editing in my experience.


     
  3. 06Honda thread starter macrumors regular

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    I would spend max $2000, larger screen (yes). Laptop style.
     
  4. simsaladimbamba

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    Then take a look at the High Res 15" MBP, new or refurb. Doesn't need to have the best/fastest CPU or GPU for your needs though.
    MacRumors Guides: Apple Refurbished Store

    Apple Certified Refurbished Products

    If you want more information, here are just a few of many threads on this topic, found by searching the forum with MRoogle:
    Refurbished MBP or New?
    Getting an iMac - New or Refurbished?
    Refurbished vs new
    HELP: Refurbished 17" or New High End 15"?!
    Are Refurbished Macs as high quality their new counterparts?
    Do refurbished fail more often than new MBP's?
    New MPB or refurbished model?

    search results by GGJstudios
     
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