MB vs iMac

Discussion in 'Buying Tips and Advice' started by dwd3885, Sep 12, 2007.

  1. dwd3885 macrumors 68020

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    So the Apple refurb has the black macbook for 1049 right now. Lowest price I've seen it as

    13.3-inch glossy widescreen display
    1GB memory
    120GB hard drive
    6x SuperDrive (DVD+R DL/DVD±RW/CD-RW)
    Built-in iSight camera

    I currently have an HP dv6000t (15inch) with 2 ghz C2D, 120gb HD, Geforce graphics, 1gig RAM.

    Seems to be like identical systems. Would a Macbook suffice as being a good only computer? I like to encode video and edit photos. I do a little graphic design as well, but I did the entire 64-page program on the HP, only thing struggling could be the 13-inch monitor.

    Should I snag this before it goes away? I'd sell my HP for hopefully 800-900, so basically just be spending a hundred or so more

    OR

    Well what about this scenario: I sell my HP laptop, buy an iMac. Either 17-inch refurb (849), 20inch refurb(1049) or new 20(1149)

    17-inch widescreen display
    1GB memory
    160GB hard drive
    8x SuperDrive (DVD+R DL/DVD±RW/CD-RW)
    ATI Radeon X1600 with 128MB GDDR3 memory
    Built-in iSight camera

    20 inch refurb
    20-inch widescreen display
    1GB memory
    250GB hard drive
    8x SuperDrive (DVD+R DL/DVD±RW/CD-RW)
    ATI Radeon X1600 with 128MB GDDR3 memory
    Built-in iSight camera

    or new 20-inch low end iMac.

    I already have an iphone so I guess if I really need portability, I can use that? I work as a technical support agent at an ISP so I'm around a computer all the time. I'm possibly thinking that having a desktop would allow me to use my computer LESS, (Which isn't really a bad thing). Ya know what I'm saying?
     
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  3. sarah3585 macrumors regular

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    I'm currently using my 2.0GHz macbook as my primary computer (until I get the imac in a month) it's not ideal. Screen size is of course the main issue espically in after effects. If you just do a little photo editing non-professionally ect I think it will be fine (might want an extrnal screen)
     
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  6. expergo macrumors regular

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    I was using a Macbook until last week when I got a new iMac. The new iMac is sweet. I love it. Got the base model and 20" is huge. I would never go back.
     
  7. dwd3885 thread starter macrumors 68020

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    dang. wifey won't let me spend more money on a computer. this sucks. so i'm really bummed. guess we know who wears pants in my relationship
     

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