New Mac + accesories for sister

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  1. Prozak0820 macrumors regular

    Prozak0820

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    So i decided to get my sister a new computer. She doesn't have a computer and usually uses my dads Macbook Pro 17" from 2006. I feel she should get her own computer but i don't know which one to get. She will use it for games, lots of movies, school, web browsing, and more games. Also add accessories (cases, monitors, speakers, etc.) I just want to get an estimate so i know what the price would be.
     
  2. chorion macrumors newbie

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    A Mac is great for all uses mentioned except games. If modern, graphics-heavy gaming is important, consider a Windows machine instead. Also, would she prefer a notebook or a desktop?
     
  3. Prozak0820 thread starter macrumors regular

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    She doesn't really play like heavy graphic games. She plays minecraft and Roblox. She's 12 right now but i want this computer to last her at least 5 years. A laptop would be best.
     
  4. chorion macrumors newbie

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    Then how about a base-level retina MBP or MBA 13"?
     
  5. Prozak0820 thread starter macrumors regular

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    I think ill go with a rMBP. do you know of any acessories and a good monitor.
     
  6. chorion macrumors newbie

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    First I would consider if an external monitor is even necessary. If yes, then I suppose it ought to have at least as high resolution as the rMBP's own screen. The Dell U2515H is good value for money and has the same resolution as the rMBP.
     

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