MAJOR Buying Decision Need Help

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

  1. MattGTO macrumors regular

    MattGTO

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    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

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    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

    TheReef

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    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

    peapody

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    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

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    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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