Need help deciding between setups please....

Discussion in 'Buying Tips and Advice' started by Anonymouslives, Sep 28, 2010.

  1. Anonymouslives macrumors 6502

    Anonymouslives

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    If you had to make a decision, would you choose:

    Late 2008 Macbook pro 2.4 core 2 duo/4GB DDR3/250GB/ 256MB Nvidia dedicated card

    and a 27" Apple led cinema display

    or

    a 17" antiglare macbook pro, i7 2.66?
     
  2. spinnerlys Guest

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    For what do you want to use your future Mac?

    Because both setups are quite different, but the 15" MBP in combination with the 27" might be a better deal. Is the 15" a refurb or used Mac?
     
  3. Anonymouslives thread starter macrumors 6502

    Anonymouslives

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    The macbook pro, I already have. It was a refurb, but I was considering buying the 17" antiglare. I have the 27" display as well, Just dont know if I want to keep it.
     
  4. Hellhammer Moderator

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    Do you use it more as a desktop? How important portability is for you? Do you need more power? You didn't give any hints of your usage and what is wrong with your current setup etc...

    I would go with 15" + external because I like the extra portability but would get more screen estate when at home.
     
  5. Hastings101 macrumors 68020

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    I'd take the 17" Macbook Pro - the screen size is more than enough, at least in my opinion, for use as a full time computer and it's a bit more powerful than what you currently have.
     
  6. wordoflife macrumors 604

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  7. No1nfoProvided macrumors 6502

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    +1. My current setup is similar to yours right now, but I'm building a PC because my MBP is too weak to play games now.
     
  8. velocityg4 macrumors 68040

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    I'd stick with this as well. The extra screen real estate at home is a huge bonus in my book.
     

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