what is the best option?

Discussion in 'Buying Tips and Advice' started by franciscogchin, Oct 15, 2008.

  1. franciscogchin macrumors newbie

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    I want to buy a mac computer. I want to use the computer for music recording, maybe video editing, homework, internet, photoshop, and maybe some other stuff...I was wondering what is the cheapest option? I dont have much money. I heard the mini was good except for media use (video editing for the most part). so what do you guys think?

    edit: I already have a power mac g4 that is in my room, but it isnt very good. I was thinking of upgrading it, but people told me its not worth it...
     
  2. Scarlet Fever macrumors 68040

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    20" 2.4GHz iMac or 2.0GHz MacBook. Can't go wrong with either of them.
     
  3. eidrunner247 macrumors 6502

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    If you're on a budget, look at older models of the imac - I think they have better specs than the mini. Alternatively, look at a low-end mbp. The refurbished ones are 1349 - you might be able to find an older model (Santa Rosa) for closer to 1k; and there's not a lot of difference.
     
  4. AlyMourad macrumors member

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    just remember that the new macbook doesn't have firewire so if your setup in video editing requires capturing material from a video-camera then the macbook is not for you, the news ones at-least :mad:
     
  5. ziwi macrumors 65816

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    Also without the FW it limits the music side as well - FW works better for music attachments vs USB
     

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