So ..... I'm really confused

Discussion in 'iMac' started by Zeroh, May 3, 2011.

  1. Zeroh macrumors member

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    Should I go for the high end 21" iMac and get a the new MacBook white coming out or buy a high end MacBook pro, i do need a laptop and I'm using the uni discount, I'm willing to spend up to 2100


    What do you guys think
     
  2. archer75 macrumors 65816

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    I think you should learn to make up your own mind. It's your money and only you know your needs.
     
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    If you're in college it makes much more sense to get a laptop.
     
  5. Zeroh thread starter macrumors member

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    Well I do alot of heavy 3d work and alot of photoshop and some gaming here and there so will the high end 15" suffice ? ( the new imac look so good:[ )
     
  6. Surely Guest

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    MBP with a larger external monitor.

    Best of both worlds.
     
  7. cambookpro macrumors 603

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    This. ACD is you like splashing the cash, but a good Dell monitor is quite cheap.
     
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    Wait for the student free iPod touch, Lion release, and 13" MacBook Air update. That is what you should do.
     
  9. Zeroh thread starter macrumors member

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    Really? Do you think the new airs will be able to handle alot of multi tasking ( cinema 4d , photoshop , illustrator and after effects ) and do some mediocre gaming
     
  10. ECUpirate44 macrumors 603

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    No. 15" MBP with external display is the way to go.
     
  11. Zeroh thread starter macrumors member

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    Cool I think that's what I'm gonna do and I'll probz by it late may will lion be out till then and do you think i should hold off for early 2012 ? I dont care about a re design but ivy bridge seems interesting
     
  12. gdeputy macrumors 6502a

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    for heavy 3d work I wouldn't recommend a MBA (unless they come with sandy bridge, in which case it should handle it fine), but the new 15" MBP would be stellar for your needs. Especially with Anti glare hi res screen.
     
  13. 87am macrumors regular

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    I guess you are really are confused. If you don't need a computer untill next year then don't buy one now.
     
  14. ECUpirate44 macrumors 603

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    Ivy Bridge is a full year away. How long are you going to wait? Just buy now. Delaying a computer purchase because of an OS upgrade is silly to me. A further preview of Lion is set for WWDC in June, it wont be out until after that.
     
  15. Zeroh thread starter macrumors member

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    I wish i could order the laptop today but its a question of waiting till my exams are over :) so if im gonna get it late may and say lion comes out on june 10th i would wait to have it pre-installed (+ i wanna get enough to order the laptop and new hardrive at the same time)
     

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