Macbook/Macbook Pro or iMac?

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by cody.knownflame, Dec 22, 2007.

  1. cody.knownflame macrumors newbie

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    Ok, I really want the ability to be able to move around rather than be grounded to one room, but I also want to not have to connect a whole lot of stuff. I was planning on getting a wireless keyboard and mouse and a display(if I got a laptop) and possibly speakers. I just dont want to have to plug in all sorts of stuff into my laptop before even beginning to use it. Thats why the iMac would be great. Not a lot of plugging in. So, should I get a iMac or Macbook/Macbook Pro?
     
  2. basesloaded190 macrumors 68030

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    well you need to make up your mind as to what is more important, portability or a large screen. once that is figured then you might be able to make a better decision
     
  3. Dybbuk macrumors 6502a

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    You still have to plug all these in to an iMac, you just don't get to take it anywhere.
     
  4. cody.knownflame thread starter macrumors newbie

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    well I guess I really want portability. Would it be a hassle pugging all that stuff in?
     
  5. byakuya macrumors 6502a

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    hmmm....

    a weird question actually...
    the question you need to answer is: do you need to be portable? if yes, go with a laptop if not get an iMac.
    as for your connecting peripherals problem...just get a usb hub and you won't have to connect too much...maybe even get some good quality firewire speakers (lacie) and you're good to go.
     
  6. MrXiro macrumors 68040

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    Get a USB hub and leave it all plugged in there... besides the monitor... then you just have to plug 1 thing and 1 thing only. That'll make it easier... I have a Macbook personally but I loved my iMac's large screen... but my MB kick's it's ass.
     
  7. cody.knownflame thread starter macrumors newbie

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    oh, I didn't even think about a usb hub. sweet thanks for the info.
     
  8. Dybbuk macrumors 6502a

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    Less of a hassle than not being able to take your computer anywhere. It takes me about ten seconds to hook my computer up.
     
  9. cody.knownflame thread starter macrumors newbie

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  10. byakuya macrumors 6502a

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    and also there are docking things available for the macbook i remember...
    not quite sure what the name of those things were but i think something like bookendz....

    i recall them being quite expensive though...
     
  11. Benjamindaines macrumors 68030

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    Get a MacBook Pro, put it on a shelf, hook everything up, have the external display keyboard and mouse on your desk, and run it with the lid closed.
     
  12. byakuya macrumors 6502a

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    I personally use the belkin 4 port usb hub and really like it.
    if ur interested here is a personal review about the hub.
     

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