What should I get 2 laptops 1 desktop?

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  1. Airforcekid macrumors 65816

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    :apple:Im waiting till Jan 6th to buy but I need a laptop that can do basic video/photo/games and another just web/iChat/games

    A desktop for web/email

    I was thinking Macbook,Air,iMac What do you think?:apple:
     
  2. Tallest Skil macrumors P6

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    Why the heck do you need two laptops? Just get a MacBook Pro and the 24" LED Cinema Display.
     
  3. BigHungry04 macrumors 6502

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    +1

    Don't get anything unless you absolutely need it. Especially in this economy
     
  4. miki66 macrumors 6502

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    +2, save a lot more money
     
  5. Tallest Skil macrumors P6

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    MacBook Pro: Power of the iMac you would have gotten and takes over the functions of the laptops you would have gotten.
    LED Cinema Display: Screen of the iMac you would have gotten; has speakers, a camera, a mic, and more USB ports to boot.

    I'll add a price comparison in a minute.

    Okay, base model iMac, white MacBook, and base model MacBook Air: $3,997 before tax.
    Base model MacBook Pro and LED Cinema Display: $2,898 before tax.

    Money saved: $1,099. You can thank me later.

    Or you can thank me now by using some of that money to buy me an LED Cinema Display of my own!
     
  6. Airforcekid thread starter macrumors 65816

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    :apple:Its not for me other people are going to use it. I might use the macbook but I will stick with my own.:apple:
     
  7. Texas04 macrumors 6502a

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    Define "baisc" video.

    How many "users" are there going to be? Just you? Or will it be you and your wife/son/daugther/mom/dad?
     
  8. Airforcekid thread starter macrumors 65816

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    :apple:
    :apple:Also spending money will only boost the economy!:apple:
     
  9. BigHungry04 macrumors 6502

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    That would only work if everyone started spending money. Since everyone won't it is best to save money and live as debt free as you can. And save as much money as you can for retirement.
     
  10. Airforcekid thread starter macrumors 65816

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    I helping them decide on macs I let them borrow my air sort of a mistake. To put it simple one computer will only be broken when they all want to do something I hate it. :(
     
  11. Tallest Skil macrumors P6

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    Tell them to go to a freaking Apple Store or Apple Authorized Reseller and leave your expensive possessions alone.

    Then buy that MacBook Pro and LED Cinema Display for your own.
     
  12. queshy macrumors 68040

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    MacBook Pro + ACD or iMac + MacBook makes the most sense.
     
  13. Airforcekid thread starter macrumors 65816

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    :apple:With ACD how much of a discount do you get if any and what does it let you do?:apple:
     
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    If other people are going to use the computers: 2 laptops.

    Why not? That would mean there are 2 separate computers to share. It's better.

    Actually, if your needs are basic, how about a MacBook and an HP Mininote 1000. It's a netbook, but the keyboard is quite comfortable and the machine is beautiful.
     
  15. Tallest Skil macrumors P6

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    That's Apple Cinema Display, not Apple Developer Connection.

    You have to either be a college student or pay more money than it's worth (for you) to take advantage of the developer discount.
     
  16. Techguy172 macrumors 68000

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    That's not right though, Unless your using the machine for development It's just unfair to apple.
     
  17. Tallest Skil macrumors P6

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    Hmm... I usually take Apple's side on this, but...

    BOO HOO HOO. Apple makes only 10% profit per machine instead of 30% with the Developer Discount.

    And do they REALLY expect college kids to be using them for development purposes? Come on.

    Unfair to Apple, my foot. I'm buying my Nehalem Mac Pro with my developer discount and I won't bat an eyelash.

    Of course, my major is Computer Engineering and I hope to be C.E.O. of Apple one day, but, yeah, it's still fair to Apple even if you're not me. :D
     
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    I second that !
     
  19. Techguy172 macrumors 68000

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    Yes, That's exactly what I would expect, Your a Cheap*** otherwise, apple offers that not because of the discount but to get people developing for their platform. That's why apple has the student discount! If your not going to develop then go and get the student discount.

    BTW You won't be the C.E.O of apple. lol, Dream on!
     

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