MacBook Pro or a new Desk?

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by DazBrowne, Dec 6, 2009.

  1. DazBrowne macrumors member

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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?
     
  2. DazBrowne thread starter macrumors member

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    If i get both whats the point in getting the MacBook seeing as I already have a Mini?
     
  3. thegoldenmackid macrumors 604

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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.
     
  4. Sneakz macrumors 65816

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    Both if you can. Actually, just get the desk. No way my ass is sitting on the floor.
     
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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.
     
  7. LeeTom macrumors 68000

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    buy macbook pro. sell redundant mac mini. buy desk. problem solved.
     
  8. kolax macrumors G3

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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..
     
  9. DazBrowne thread starter macrumors member

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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.
     
  10. DazBrowne thread starter macrumors member

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    Recession my man !
     
  11. prodigee macrumors 6502a

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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
     
  12. MacMini2009 macrumors 68000

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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.
     
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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.
     
  14. DazBrowne thread starter macrumors member

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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 ....
     
  15. MacMini2009 macrumors 68000

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    Do you need a new computer or just want a Macbook Pro?
     
  16. DazBrowne thread starter macrumors member

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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 ?
     
  17. MacMini2009 macrumors 68000

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    What do you do on your computer?
     
  18. prodigee macrumors 6502a

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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:
     
  19. DazBrowne thread starter macrumors member

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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?
     
  20. wywern209 macrumors 65832

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    i would say 15 in. it has the right balance of size and power.
    EDIT: prodigee beat me to it.
     
  21. prodigee macrumors 6502a

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    Then the middle of the line 15" is perfect for you.
     
  22. MacMini2009 macrumors 68000

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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.
     
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  24. DazBrowne thread starter macrumors member

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    You can get the ram alot cheaper from ebay ....Is 13 to small? Other people seem to be leaning towards 15'?
     

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