Oh what to buy..?


macrumors newbie
Original poster
Dec 10, 2009
Hi all,

Recently I destroyed my Sony Vaio laptop with coffee! :( and have claimed through my insurance for a new one. The replacements they have offered me are:-

Sony Vaio - NW21ZFS
Macbook Pro 13" base model but i have to add £125
Imac 21.5" base model - but i have to add £170

No cash alternative!

During this claim I have bought an Imac from my girlfriends school - it is a 1yr old 20" Imac 8.1 2.4 processor.

I love the Imac but miss having a laptop and am really at a loss of what to do. Any ideas would be great.

Do you think that the base macbook pro is a poor spec for the money? Baring in mind my Imac is a yr old and is of better spec and cost the same amount new....?

I really doubt ill like the 13" screen but cant afford the 15".

Will there be anything new out soon?




macrumors 68020
Mar 12, 2006
Rural America
Rumor has it that the MacBook Pro line will be upgraded sometime in January. Most likely with a larger hard drive and slightly faster processors.

iMacs (and all desktops for that matter) are ALWAYS going to have better specs than a laptop would. But if you want the portability, just go with the laptop. Besides, the 13" MacBook Pro is Apple's most popular Mac — and for good reason: it's awesome. Even as the entry model.


macrumors 601
Feb 19, 2008
Beggars can't be choosers.

1) If you loved your Vaio, get a new one
2) If you love the iMac, get the MacBook Pro now. 13" is portable and you already have an iMac for a bigger screen
3) You already have an iMac, and want portability, so why are you even considering this?


macrumors newbie
Original poster
Dec 10, 2009
Hi yes sorry I ddnt explain all that well. I can only afford to keep one computer. I only bought the iMac as a stop gap during the claim and have fallen in love with macs - bar my phone it's my first experience.

That's my issue really - would I miss it if it was gone?? Also I would be gutted to say the least if the mbp is updated In only 1 months time.


macrumors 604
Jan 26, 2008
Isla Nublar
I would say go for the 13 inch. Even if newer models come out who cares you still have a GREAT machine. The 13 inch is amazing (two of my friends have one) and you can always hook it to an external monitor for more screen real estate.


macrumors 65816
Nov 11, 2006
Austin, Tx
The overall Mac lineup right now is great across the board. I just got
a Amazon personal gold box deal for the high end Mac Mini for
$726. No tax or shipping.....thats almost 10% off the regular price.

I am actually considering it although no computer purchase was planned.
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