Need some opinions...

Discussion in 'Buying Tips and Advice' started by briantology, Sep 18, 2006.

  1. briantology macrumors 6502

    Jun 5, 2006
    Okay, so it turns out I'm getting a new setup (some of you may know about this already), but I'm not sure what to get. The 2 options I am deciding between are as follows:

    Option 1.) 20" iMac and G4 iBook/PowerBook = ~$2300
    I would use the lappy (800+ GHz, 256+ RAM, $500-$700) for just internet, music, and text documents. Nothing too serious, just some nice portable features.
    Advantages: Don't have to worry as much about laptop. 20" of screen. Best of both worlds.

    Option 2.) 15" MBP (wait another week and see what is unveiled) = ~$2000
    I'm at UNI, but I don't absolutely need the portablilty, though it could be useful as previously stated. It would just be nice because all my stuff would be on one comp.
    Advantages: Only 1 comp. to worry about. Aluminum MBP looks beautiful. Takes up less space (which would be good cause my desk is tiny, but I could easily fit an iMac on there).

    My other comp. uses would be FC Express, mild CS2, plus other common uses. I plan on using the new system for about 4 years (iB/PB could be replaced by MB or something at a later date IF necessary). I already have an external 300GB HD, so HD space won't be much of an issue. Basically, which would be better for the long run: iMac or MBP?
  2. KingYaba macrumors 68040


    Aug 7, 2005
    Up the irons
    Refurb MacbookPro + External LCD screen from Dell? That's what I would do.
  3. miles01110 macrumors Core


    Jul 24, 2006
    The Ivory Tower (I'm not coming down)
    I would go with the Macbook Pro. It is MUCH easier to have everything on one computer. If HD space becomes an issue, just use an external HD to put movies on or larger things that you don't use very works out quite well for me.
  4. briantology thread starter macrumors 6502

    Jun 5, 2006
    Will a MBP last me 4 years? I mean, I won't be needing to transfer files from the iBook to iMac that often. The iB would be for fun/easy school use. I'm just skeptical about having all my stuff on the MBP (backed up on an external HDD as well). I don't know.

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