My soon to be Macbook setup

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by JosephEsquivel, Jul 25, 2007.

  1. JosephEsquivel macrumors regular

    May 30, 2007
  2. ultimateceej macrumors regular


    Jul 24, 2007
    Looks good to me....

    If you're going to be burning many discs, then that drive is for you. Otherwise, I haven't had any problems with the internal burner.

    Monitor and mouse look good. Especially with NewEgg, the reviews should somewhat influence your decisions. But from what you listed, everything looks nice!

    Have fun!
  3. Darkenvamp macrumors member

    Jul 25, 2007
    looks cool tottaly,but about the mouse part,why dont you look at the logitech official website...they have lots of new models..paying a little more money can give you much better wireless mouse=)
  4. zioxide macrumors 603


    Dec 11, 2006
    iirc the v270 is their only bluetooth mouse. And it's ****ing awesome. I have 2 and recommend them to everyone who needs a laptop mouse. Perfect size, good design, bluetooth is awesome because you dont need seperate usb receiver, batteries last a solid 2-3 months, and it even comes with a little case.
  5. JosephEsquivel thread starter macrumors regular

    May 30, 2007
    thanx for the feedback, im goin for the external DVD burner to save $200, i dont see the need to burn on the road, if so i could just bring the burner as well!
  6. Darkenvamp macrumors member

    Jul 25, 2007
    it doesnt have any extra buttons..i had it before and had little range and the battries cover always slide out and it has LOTS of problems on my friend's mac in bootcamp..and plus bluetooth mouses NEVER had as good signal and speed as the wireless radio ones. =)
  7. Killyp macrumors 68040


    Jun 14, 2006
    Unless you really need to get a portable machine, I'd go for the iMac. My main machine is a MacBook Pro (next thing down is MacBook and G3 iMac), and believe me, laptops will never replace desktops.

    I can't wait until I get a desktop machine, as laptops are just a nightmare to live with...
  8. Darkenvamp macrumors member

    Jul 25, 2007
    a laptop is much more convenient than desktop to can take it are not forced to sit on your chair all the time to use it..even if your not taking it out the home..its still more comfortable to use i think.
  9. kellah macrumors regular

    Apr 29, 2007
    East Lansing, MI
    I couldn't agree with you more. All of this talk about laptops taking over desktops (although they have and will continue to eat up desktop sales). I personally would much prefer working at a desk with a full size keyboard and nice big monitor (maybe even two!). When I graduate from college I will be going back to a desktop as my primary computer.
  10. JosephEsquivel thread starter macrumors regular

    May 30, 2007
    im a photographer, and to get more jobs i need a laptop so i cna upload from anywhere.
  11. JosephEsquivel thread starter macrumors regular

    May 30, 2007
    thats why i want the monitor, mouse, etc. so that at home it is a desktop
  12. synth3tik macrumors 68040


    Oct 11, 2006
    Minneapolis, MN
    Like others have said, it looks like a good set up. I would look into other mice, I do like logitech so your on the right path. I would not get the RAM upgrade from Apple, you can save some cash by getting it somewhere else. I would also suggest an external HD if your going to be working the DVDs you will fill up fast, even it you are just doing rip & burn.
  13. JosephEsquivel thread starter macrumors regular

    May 30, 2007
    yea im gettin the ram from OCW, and i have a Maxtor 160 GB external with all my photos, videos, files, etc. just waiting to be transfered to a new comp
  14. MaddieBrad macrumors regular


    Apr 8, 2007
    New York City
    You should just get the internal DVD+/-RW. The extra money is worth the convenience of not having to plug something in all the time... especially if you are on the road.

    just my opinion.

  15. furcalchick macrumors 68020


    Dec 19, 2006
    South Florida
    don't forget, handy during the frequent power outages here in floriduh. i don't know how much work i would have lost if i had an imac instead of a macbook due to the very annoying and unpredictable nature of power surges around here. the notebook makes me a bit more comfy knowing that my computer won't go off because of a surge, and if it does go off, i do know.

    in fact, anyone coming to floiriduh should get a notebook, no questions asked. otherwise, alot of work will start going bye bye as mines does.

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