Updated Macbook Pro later or Dell Precision M2400 now?

Discussion in 'Buying Tips and Advice' started by Dustman, Aug 28, 2008.

  1. Dustman macrumors 65816

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    So basically I need to buy a new laptop for my new job, and after looking around at some crappy wintels at Futureshop, I decided the MBP was the way to go. Just for kicks I went over to Dell's business section and noticed the M2400 Mobile Workstation. It has a free downgrade to XP Pro so it's kind of appealing to me. I will be running mostly Windows programs at work so I'm going to need that installed, but I'd love to be able to use Mac OS at home. Anyways, has any one used a Dell Precision M2400? Is it typical Dell build quality or is it actually half decent (compared to the MBPs anyways)?
     
  2. Tallest Skil macrumors P6

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    My advice also. The MBP is a great machine, powerful, excellent performance, superb screen and very attractive. Besides, you can run Windows, and MS Office on it, too. Cheers.
     
  4. mobilehaathi macrumors G3

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    I think the consensus on macrumors.com will likely be to wait and get the MBP.

    I concur.
     
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  6. Dustman thread starter macrumors 65816

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    Is there any one out there that has used/seen an M2400?
     
  7. yoyo5280 macrumors 68000

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    if you really need a PC for work, get the Dell and a mac mini for home...?

    EDIT it seems you have an iMac already.

    So the answer is how much is using windows a must for you?
     
  8. DDar macrumors 6502

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    If you absolutely NEED it, I'd say get a MBP now... Otherwise, wait.
     
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