MAJOR Buying Decision Need Help

Discussion in 'Buying Tips and Advice' started by MattGTO, Jul 17, 2008.

  1. MattGTO macrumors regular


    May 29, 2008
    Mckinney, Texas
    Hey guys...I run Windows XP on a 2004 Emachines PC (please, don't say anything ;)). I don't like it, but its what I have. I am going to get some money in the coming months, and I have been debating buying a couple of things.

    I already have an iPod Touch, and some LG phone that works, but I really want the new iPhone...but right now it looks like to get a white 16gig (I went to the Apple store today, they almost had more white 16's than blacks), it would cost me at least $1000 for a year of service, phone included.

    Then it occurred to me that I could get a Mac mini for $599...and I seriously need to update my PC, and getting a Mac would really, really, really be awesome...

    So, should I get the iPhone, or the Mac?
  2. macworkerbee macrumors 6502

    Jun 14, 2008
    If you already have a phone that you can live with and an ipod touch, I don't see the point in investing in an iphone. The computer sounds like a much better deal for your money.
  3. TheReef macrumors 68000


    Sep 30, 2007
    NSW, Australia.
    Go for the Mac mini.

    It hasn't been updated in a while which could either mean the mini is about to be dropped (runout prices perhaps?), or a new faster model will come out.

    As the above poster said you already have the phone, and you also have the touch, your money on a new mac would get new the most value.
  4. peapody macrumors 68040


    Oct 7, 2007
    San Francisco, CA
    The touch is awesome. I would say go for the mac, and a touch down the line when there is a refresh (possibly in sept).
  5. noodle654 macrumors 68020


    Jun 2, 2005
    Never Ender
    Get the mini!! You have a phone and iTouch so your set! You can get about $250 on eBay if you part it. I had a 2004 eMachines and I got $125 for just the motherboard!! Good luck !

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