Really stuck on which Mac to get..?

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

  1. ranny2 macrumors member

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    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.

    Thanks.
     
  2. miles01110 macrumors Core

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    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

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    I'd say the entry-model Mac mini but with 4GB or RAM.
     
  4. And1ss macrumors 6502a

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

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    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

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    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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