Switching to Mac - Anything else I need to add to this order?

Flcarguy

macrumors newbie
Original poster
Oct 20, 2007
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I have been a longtime PC User that is switching to Mac. I waited for Leopard to come out... plus, now the new MBP Processor upgrade is really tempting.

This is a copy of my proposed shopping cart, are there any other additions/deletions a long time Mac user can suggest?

Thank you in advance for your insight.

Western Digital 750GB My Book Pro Edition TN907ZM/A 1
Western Digital 320GB My Book Pro Edition TN205ZM/A 1
HP Photosmart C7280 All-in-One TP471LL/A 1



iMac, 24-inch, 2.8GHz Intel Core 2 Extreme Z0FC
Accessory kit 065-6981
iWork '08 preinstalled 065-7553
Built-in Display 065-7298
2.8GHz Intel Core 2 Extreme 065-7045
Apple Keyboard (English) + Mac OS X 065-7280
Apple wireless Mighty Mouse 065-7552
4GB 667MHz DDR2 SDRAM - 2x2GB 065-6965
SuperDrive 8x (DVD±R DL/DVD±RW/CD-RW) 065-6972
500GB Serial ATA Drive 065-6970

AppleCare Protection Plan for iMac - Auto-enroll S2511Z/A

AirPort Extreme Base Station with Gigabit Ethernet MB053LL/A


MacBook Pro, 17-inch, 2.4GHz Z0ED 1
4GB 667 DDR2 - 2x2GB SO-DIMMs 065-6993
Accessory Kit 065-7009
SuperDrive 8x (DVD±R DL/DVD±RW/CD-RW) 065-6998
2.6GHz Intel Core 2 Duo 065-7446
Backlit Keyboard/Mac OS - U.S. English 065-7006
iWork '08 preinstalled 065-7553
MacBook Pro 17-inch High-Resolution Glossy Widescreen Display 065-7039
200GB Serial ATA Drive @ 7200 rpm 065-7001



.Mac - Retail Box Promotion BC847LL/A 1

Apple MagSafe Airline Adapter MA598Z/A 1



AppleCare Protection Plan for MacBook Pro (w/or w/o Display) - Auto-enroll S2514Z/A 1
 

WhiteNoiseMaker

macrumors regular
Apr 22, 2007
142
2
You could add my address for the delivery! :)

The only thing i can think of is removing these:

iMac - 4GB 667MHz DDR2 SDRAM - 2x2GB 065-6965

MacBook Pro - 4GB 667 DDR2 - 2x2GB SO-DIMMs 065-6993


The price Apple charge for their RAM is a joke, buy it somewhere else and install it yourself.
 

byakuya

macrumors 6502a
Jul 26, 2007
542
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You could add my address for the delivery! :)

The only thing i can think of is removing these:

iMac - 4GB 667MHz DDR2 SDRAM - 2x2GB 065-6965

MacBook Pro - 4GB 667 DDR2 - 2x2GB SO-DIMMs 065-6993


The price Apple charge for their RAM is a joke, buy it somewhere else and install it yourself.
I agree...Apple RAM is ridiculously expensive...better buy the lowest config and replace the RAMs yourself.
btw. an impressive buying list.
I would maybe recommend a protable external drive maybe?

byakuya
 

Mindflux

macrumors 68000
Oct 20, 2007
1,989
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Austin
I agree w/ these assessments. Also you can get Applecare cheaper from other locations, by a good amount. For instance, my iMac Applecare was 109 on eBay. I've seen MBP apple care for 180 and up.

:D
 

Nightline

macrumors regular
Oct 22, 2007
107
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Signal Hill, CA
Nice Cart...

Congrats on the switch, as a fellow Mac Newbie (On day 6 now).. You will be greatly impressed with your new system.

I agree with the RAM issue though.. I bought mine with just 1gb, and bought the RAM online. Both showed up the same day, so I was happy.
 

byakuya

macrumors 6502a
Jul 26, 2007
542
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I agree w/ these assessments. Also you can get Applecare cheaper from other locations, by a good amount. For instance, my iMac Applecare was 109 on eBay. I've seen MBP apple care for 180 and up.

:D
that is good advice also...
did the same...there are many resellers online and even ebay has some good offers from time to time.
 

Flcarguy

macrumors newbie
Original poster
Oct 20, 2007
4
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Thanks for the advice...

I'm still up in the air about getting the RAM upgrade from Apple vs. just doing it myself. I can't imagine why they charge such a premium.

Any thoughts on going for the 15" MBP vs. the 17" MBP in terms of the portability (weight, size) of them.

And for those that have the glossy screen out there, are you happy with it? I am not a "pro" user in terms of photo/video editing but I will be playing a lot of games on them.

Thanks again for the advice.
 

aaronw1986

macrumors 68030
Oct 31, 2006
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I'm still up in the air about getting the RAM upgrade from Apple vs. just doing it myself. I can't imagine why they charge such a premium.

Any thoughts on going for the 15" MBP vs. the 17" MBP in terms of the portability (weight, size) of them.

And for those that have the glossy screen out there, are you happy with it? I am not a "pro" user in terms of photo/video editing but I will be playing a lot of games on them.

Thanks again for the advice.
If you're not a pro user, glossy is great. Especially for games.
 
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