My Future Plan, Any Suggestions?

Tumeg101

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Jun 30, 2007
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A few weeks ago I finally decided to buy a mac, after using PC's my whole life.
After a few days\weeks of debating between the MacBook 2.16ghz(Mid-End), and the MacBook Pro 2.2ghz (Low End), I finally made my decision!
I am going to wait until refurbished MacBook Pro's start to sell, with Leopard and iLife '07 on them, then I will buy my Refurbished MacBook Pro, 2.2ghz, 120gb HD, 2gb Ram (Unless they update any of this between now and then)

I would like to know if I made the right decision (even though I have a few months to make it final)
With the MacBook Pro I will run Windows XP Pro (My dad can get all Window's OS' for free) I will be using BootCamp\Windows for: Counter Strike, Guild Wars, Call of Duty 2, Halo, Jasc Paint Shop Pro 8, and for Microsoft Office(School). And on the Mac side, I will be using: Safari, iLife to the MAX, iTunes ALOT, and I will be ripping allot of DVD's onto my macbook, along with burning lots of DVD's (I will be making allot of movies and sideshows).
I also plan to buy a refurbished, 20" Apple Cinema Display sometime in possibly the far future. (lol)

I am just posting this to get my thoughts straightened out, and to see if I made the right decision, this Pro will be replacing my desktop, and will be my first mac.
So yeah, everything I am going to buy will be refurbished, I don't see the point in buying brand new, except to spend more :p
 

mcmillan

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Well, Leopard comes out in October, and that exact refurbished MBP may not be available by then. In fact, sometimes there are not refurbished MBP in stock at all.
 

Tumeg101

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Well, Leopard comes out in October, and that exact refurbished MBP may not be available by then. In fact, sometimes there are not refurbished MBP in stock at all.
I know, I am not in a hurry, + I may HAVE to wait a while, to get the rest of the money needed (like, $600-$700 :()
and a few people have told me that when leopard is released they will load it on all refurbished macs, so if there is a macbook pro, in the refurbished shop, hasn't been sold yet, then leopard is released, they will load leopard onto the mac...
 

Tumeg101

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Jun 30, 2007
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I just found a few games in a lost CD case, so the games I am going to be playing over bootcamp = Guild Wars, Call of Duty 2, Halo, and Counter Strike : Source
And I am starting to think that all of these games might be a little much, does anybody think that having all these games on bootcamp\windows XP, would slow down my pro at all??
 

Tumeg101

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Jun 30, 2007
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Sorry for posting 3 times in a row, but I have a few questions...

I am thinking about getting a small, and cheap external HD, I am planning to put all my music, pictures, and movies on it, but I would like to know, if I can put my music on there (not just copys, the point is to save space on the internal HD) could I still listen to it in iTunes??