Macbook Pro or iMac for Uni

Discussion in 'Buying Tips and Advice' started by wordlessjam, Jul 28, 2010.

  1. wordlessjam macrumors member

    wordlessjam

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    Hey,

    I am going to sell my current 15" unibody Macbook Pro to either get a new 15" Macbook Pro or iMac. I'm not sure which to get though. I would be using it mostly at uni and will be studying engineering.

    Any help would be great!

    Cheers
     
  2. SnowLeopard2008 macrumors 604

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    Depends on your preference and needs. I prefer a notebook because I can be mobile. I'm not tied to my desk. I can go to the library and study or a coffee shop, etc.
     
  3. iBookG4user macrumors 604

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    I find a laptop to be very handy in college for taking notes. So I would suggest a MacBook Pro.
     
  4. alust2013 macrumors 601

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    MBP. A desktop just isn't practical for college use, unless you have something else to accompany it.
     
  5. pyramis macrumors member

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    MBP is the uni student's best friend. If you need to do a lot of CAD work, consider an external monitor for your desk.
     
  6. wordlessjam thread starter macrumors member

    wordlessjam

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    Thanks everyone. I think I will wait until they are updated again. Which could be around October/November time? Cos I noticed with the macs the introduced the other day none of them had nvidia graphics but ati. And if I wait it would be a bigger upgrade as my MBP is from sept '09.
     
  7. Vantage Point macrumors 65816

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    I think I will wait until they are updated again. Which could be around October/November time?

    Probably closer to late January for an update. Updates are typically about 8 months with the last update 10 months.
     
  8. adrvocaldesign macrumors newbie

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