MacBook Pro or a new Desk?

DazBrowne

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I currently own a Mac Mini. I use a small 15' tv screen to run it . During use im not in the most comfortable position ( sitting on the floor) so if I get a desk not more sitting on the floor and if I get a MacBook pro I can sit anywhere. What do you reckon MacBook Pro or a desk?
 

thegoldenmackid

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This seem like two very different needs/wants? Additionally, while there are plenty of desks that cost as much as a MacBook Pro - there are plenty of desks that are a fraction of the cost.
 

erratikmind

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The MBP affords great mobility for your computing needs. You can move around the house and else where, as the situation dictates or as you desire. The MBP should meet your desktop requirements.
 

LeeTom

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buy macbook pro. sell redundant mac mini. buy desk. problem solved.
 

kolax

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Buy a desk from Ikea (you'd spend around $60-80) and buy a MacBook Pro. Then use your Mac Mini as a hub, server or whatever else. Or sell it.

Can't believe you sit on the floor..
 

DazBrowne

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Its a sweet desk cup holders and all!
May cost a little less than the MBP but the mini is running its course- im looking into trying to make my own app ( dont have a clue what kind of app ) but I dont like the idea of writing pages of code on the floor when I could be sitting back on a reclining leather seat with a laptop just living it up.
 

prodigee

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Sell the Mac Mini, buy a desk from Ikea (most you could spend would be like 300 if you got a decked out desk) and buy a 15" MBP, you have more power than you did before, same size screen, and you have a desk to sit at as well :D
 

MacMini2009

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Specs on Mac Mini?

It really depends. I think it is cheaper to just buy the Ikea Mikael Desk and a Moses Chair. Then if you need a bigger monitor, some good cheap ones are around $150-$250. So if you want to save money, maybe go this route.
 

maflynn

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MBP and a desk from ikea. If no desk, you can at least use the MBP on your couch, chair or bed.
 

DazBrowne

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Specs on the MacMini :1.83 GHz Intel Core Duo
4 GB ram
80 GB Harddrive

Loyal friend but not up to standards ....
 

DazBrowne

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Do you need a new computer or just want a Macbook Pro?
Im contemplating getting a MBP or a new desk and the general message im getting is ditch the mini and get the MBP and get some cheap ass piece of ass desk....
Sounds good now which MBP to get? 13
,15 or 17? And what specs do I really need ?
 

MacMini2009

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Im contemplating getting a MBP or a new desk and the general message im getting is ditch the mini and get the MBP and get some cheap ass piece of ass desk....
Sounds good now which MBP to get? 13
,15 or 17? And what specs do I really need ?
What do you do on your computer?
 

prodigee

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Just get a 15" its really the perfect harmony of everything, size, power, price. And a desk from Ikea will always be good, the quality and durability is amazing, so it won't be a piece of ass. :cool:
 

DazBrowne

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What do you do on your computer?
Store lots of photos , music, do lots of word processing , play the occasional game nothing major but id like to have the MBP running super fast but not costing loads , will probably buy MBP standard and replace ram and hard drive myself ( saved a bundle for my friend doing it for him ) Really the question is 13, 15 or 17 ? do you need 17? Is 13 to small ? Is 15 just right?
 

prodigee

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Store lots of photos , music, do lots of word processing , play the occasional game nothing major but id like to have the MBP running super fast but not costing loads , will probably buy MBP standard and replace ram and hard drive myself ( saved a bundle for my friend doing it for him ) Really the question is 13, 15 or 17 ? do you need 17? Is 13 to small ? Is 15 just right?
Then the middle of the line 15" is perfect for you.
 

MacMini2009

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Store lots of photos , music, do lots of word processing , play the occasional game nothing major but id like to have the MBP running super fast but not costing loads , will probably buy MBP standard and replace ram and hard drive myself ( saved a bundle for my friend doing it for him ) Really the question is 13, 15 or 17 ? do you need 17? Is 13 to small ? Is 15 just right?
I say get the base 13in Macbook Pro with the 4GB RAM upgrade and 500GB Hard drive (since you store a lot of photos). The RAM upgrade is $100 direct from Apple, while $90-$110 from 3rd party resellers. I say just get your upgrades direct from Apple.
 

DazBrowne

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I say get the base 13in Macbook Pro with the 4GB RAM upgrade and 500GB Hard drive (since you store a lot of photos). The RAM upgrade is $100 direct from Apple, while $90-$110 from 3rd party resellers. I say just get your upgrades direct from Apple.
You can get the ram alot cheaper from ebay ....Is 13 to small? Other people seem to be leaning towards 15'?