New Macbook Pro

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by sikze, Jul 9, 2010.

  1. sikze macrumors newbie

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    I was thinking of getting the new macbook pro 15", however I am also considering an 21.5-inch: 3.06GHz iMac. Which one should I choose?

    I will need it mostly for work and a bit of gaming. It also needs to serve as a family computer (e.g. watching films), I do have an external moniter.

    I have also seen a fantastic offer on eBay, being cautious I checked through anything but couldn't find any faults. How is he able to sell the macbook pros over £300 cheaper? And finally how will the warranty work if not brought from apple store? http://tinyurl.com/39wub9u I was also looking at the iMac on ebay: http://tinyurl.com/2uu35ca Can these offers be trusted?

    Thanks:D
     
  2. mrsir2009 macrumors 604

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    I'd get the iMac, as its better for games, and it makes a great family computer :D
     
  3. Durious macrumors 6502

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    The 330m in the MBP and 4670 in the iMac are very similar so either choice would yield similar results from a gpu perspective only if you were to get the imac 27" with the 4850 would you see a difference in gaming performance. So I guess it comes down to portability vs screen real estate
     
  4. apolloa macrumors G3

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    Buy an iMac for a family computer, much better but DO NOT buy that one of Ebay because it's 10 pounds MORE then brand new from Apple themselves:

    http://store.apple.com/uk/configure/MB950B/A?mco=MTM3NDc3MDM

    Also check out the Apple refurb store for good savings:
    http://store.apple.com/uk/browse/home/specialdeals/mac/imac
     
  5. Gator24765 macrumors 6502a

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    as far as family computer i would go imac.. MBP with an external monitor wouldnt hurt because of the added option of portability..
     
  6. Mac-key macrumors 6502a

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    refurbed is a great way to get an excellent machine
     
  7. TheBritishBloke macrumors 68030

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