Really stuck on which Mac to get..?

Discussion in 'Buying Tips and Advice' started by ranny2, Sep 19, 2011.

  1. ranny2 macrumors member

    Jan 9, 2011
    Hi all,
    I would really like a Mac to upgrade my Windows laptop.
    I am on a tight budget, which makes things a little tricky, especially being in the UK, where Apple products cost more.
    Preferably, I would like to stick below the £700 mark. I did consider the refurbished 2011 iMac, but it is a little above my price range.
    Please note, I am a student, so I do get the student discounts where available.

    My uses are:
    Document editing
    Web browsing
    YouTube watching
    Photo editing

    Oh, I forgot to mention, I would prefer a desktop solution.
    Please, I would love to hear all your suggestions and ideas.

  2. miles01110 macrumors Core


    Jul 24, 2006
    The Ivory Tower (I'm not coming down)
    There is no reason for you to get a Mac. A Windows desktop that will perform all of your required tasks perfectly can be had for much less than 700 pounds.
  3. MichaelS99 macrumors newbie

    Sep 14, 2011
    Hartlepool, England, U.K.
    I'd say the entry-model Mac mini but with 4GB or RAM.
  4. And1ss macrumors 6502a


    Oct 20, 2009
    Try finding a used 2010 or 2009 notebook or desktop. Otherwise a vaio maybe?
  5. jjhoekstra macrumors regular

    Apr 23, 2009
    I would say get a mini with 4 GB Ram. We have three of them and they are perfect for what you want. Otherwise try to get a 2010 MacAir 13. Very nice and more than enough. And very portable!
  6. Paulywauly macrumors 6502a


    Sep 26, 2009
    Durham, UK
    You can get a Mini for £700 no problem, although you can also get a fairly spec'd up Windows PC for that too.

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