Purchase Advice

Discussion in 'Buying Tips and Advice' started by Philgr, Aug 28, 2006.

  1. Philgr macrumors regular

    Jul 27, 2005
    Lakes - UK
    I currently have an aging PC and it time for replacment

    What i dont know is which new mac to get,

    i currently own a PPC Mini and love it, but i really want something with a bit more go, the mini is use for playing music and surfing the net only, if i want to do any work or photoshop i return to my aging PC and it drives me nuts,

    So which machine, my usage is, basic photoshop, Loads of Excel, Word, powerpoint, occasional games, etc..

    Common sense says a Imac, but the Mac Pro looks soooo tempting (and expensive :( )

    Also sitting im my old PC are 2 * 78 gig SATA raptors and 2* 160 gig SATA Spinpoints which i know are not worth a great deal now but i would like to use them somehow.

    If i got a Imac can i hook up my existing 20'' monitor to have 2 screens ?
  2. slackersonly macrumors 6502a


    Apr 13, 2006
    For me this decision boils down to portability.
    If you need a top line mac that can go with you frequently, get the mbp.
    If not, save a good amount of $$ and get an iMac.
    Consider refurbs.
  3. Makosuke macrumors 603

    Aug 15, 2001
    The Cool Part of CA, USA
    Yes, you can.

    Getting use out of those Raptors on an iMac is going to be somewhat harder, but you don't exactly sound like someone in serious need of a MacPro. Still, if you've got the cash, you can always RAID 0 (or 1) the two Raptors in it as a monster boot drive, which if nothing else would be pretty darned cool.

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