Should i buy a new Pc or MBP

Discussion in 'Buying Tips and Advice' started by canes960, Jun 22, 2009.

  1. canes960 macrumors 6502

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    okay guys im stuck on what i should buy im either going to get a MBP 15" no added feauters just upgraded hdd or a new dell xps laptop

    im stuck i've been with pc and im just tired of it mostly and want to try something new...and Linux is probley the worst thing ever

    1 ? what does SSD satnd for and what does it do
     
  2. Tallest Skil macrumors P6

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    Definitely go for the MacBook Pro.

    SSD is solid state drive.


    Oh, and don't buy hard drives from Apple. Buy an SSD from Newegg and install it yourself. Of course, if you don't know what it is, do you even need it?
     
  3. MacDawg macrumors P6

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    SSD = Solid State Drive I believe

    It doesn't use the platter/head drive technology

    At least that is how I understand it

    Woof, Woof - Dawg [​IMG]
     
  4. canes960 thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Okay

    okay well should i buy a reg hdd on new egg 2 and install myshelf
     
  5. BaronvdB macrumors 6502

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    if you ask this question on MACrumors chances are we will recommend the MBP....and guesswhat--i recommend the macbook pro. I just got the 13" and it's a sweet little machine.
     
  6. Tallest Skil macrumors P6

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    Absolutely. That's a good course of action. You'll need to install OS X on it, of course, but once you do, you'll have your Apple hard drive as an external (for more space or backup) of sorts.
     
  7. Dr.Pants macrumors 65816

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    Just to "spell it out"(pun intended), the OP would have to get an external enclosure for the original hard drive to use it as an external drive - Dr.Pants recommends a Firewire interface.
     
  8. Tallest Skil macrumors P6

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    Or just the interface guts (SATA to FireWire or SATA to USB). You can run a drive bare.
     
  9. canes960 thread starter macrumors 6502

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    okay

    what kind of hdd just like a reg 2.5 laptop hdd
     
  10. Dr.Pants macrumors 65816

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    Done that before :D

    Although it was a temporary solution... I just recommend enclosures as generally they'll protect the hard drive slightly better then just the drive itself.

    Irk! Yes, methinks 2.5" is the form factor of the hard disc in the MBP. Just make sure it is a SATA drive.
     
  11. opera57 macrumors 6502

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    Macbook Pro any day of the week, you will gradually start to hate windows more and more once you go mac[​IMG]
     
  12. canes960 thread starter macrumors 6502

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    okay

    any accesories i need to buy with it or software or even upgrades
     
  13. frozenlead macrumors newbie

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    How can you guys blindly recommend a notebook without asking any questions?

    What are you going to do with the notebook? How many years do you want to keep it? How much money do you have to spend? What country do you live in?
     
  14. canes960 thread starter macrumors 6502

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    1)A.okay i m going to work for posting things on a website everyday
    B.want to do some editing on it,FinalCutExpress, and maybe pic editing
    C. Surf web

    2) 2-4 Years

    3) $1100

    4)U.S.A

    I'm loking for a used one for around $800 on ebay tho so i can buy some software with the $300

    Thanks,
    Peyton
     
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  16. Dr.Pants macrumors 65816

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    Have you factored in the cost of Final Cut Express? If it doesn't have to be portable, you may want to invest money in a Mini. That and iLife and iWork (research) also have a cost involved as well. OSX will come with whatever Apple product you buy directly; buying from a third party you will have to ask what specific system discs come with the system.
     
  17. canes960 thread starter macrumors 6502

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    ya

    Well i do need portability and dnt want just a macbook i want MBP y idk
    FCE is not a necessity and im also getting it for free my uncle does hollywood stuff and hes giving it to me
     
  18. Eanair macrumors 6502

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    You don't know why you want a MacBook Pro?

    You should probably figure that out.
     
  19. canes960 thread starter macrumors 6502

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    no y i want a 15" instead of a 13"
     
  20. Grimace macrumors 68040

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    Go with a new stock 15" model MacBook Pro. If you decide later on that you want a larger hard drive, then you can order one from NewEgg. There is no need to buy the hard drive now unless that you are absolutely sure that you need it right now.

    You'll love the MacBook Pro. If possible, go to an Apple Store (or Best Buy) and try out the different models. Our opinions may be helpful, but your opinion matters most.
     
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  22. Dr.Pants macrumors 65816

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    Well, its all up to you, anyways.

    This is awesome. If you start doing films in FCE, hit him up for FCS sometime.

    Well, if you don't need it now, then save up the pennies; I'm doing it for my own equipment. If you have random junk of your own lying around doing nothing, or you are replacing your normal computer with the MBP, you could always put it/stuff up on Craigslist...

    This is wisdom. If you have the chance to play with the different models before you commit, you're getting ahead.
     
  23. Grimace macrumors 68040

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    Any MacBook Pro made in the last 3 years would be great. I'm even selling a 15" version from 2.5 years ago for $800 that still has 5 months of the Apple warranty on it. Send me a PM if you're interested.
     
  24. canes960 thread starter macrumors 6502

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    ya

    okay i'll start trying to sae up and sell some stuff on ebay and so
     

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