What to buy Laptop Vs. Desktop

Discussion in 'Buying Tips and Advice' started by BKKloppenborg, Jun 10, 2006.


What should i do?

  1. Upgrade just Laptop right now

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  2. Get a Mac desktop, then upgrade Laptop to Macbook

    3 vote(s)
  3. Other suggestings

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  1. BKKloppenborg macrumors regular

    May 2, 2005
    La Mesa, Ca
    Well i want a new faster Mac to do Video Editing, Photo, and stuff like that. But i am wondering if i should get a new Laptop or get a desktop.

    Ones i am looking at:

    Refurbished iMac 17-inch 1.83GHz Intel Core Duo $1,099
    512MB (single SO-DIMM) 667MHz DDR2 SDRAM
    160GB Serial ATA hard drive
    Slot-load 8x double-layer SuperDrive
    ATI Radeon X1600 graphics with 128MB GDDR3 memory
    Built-in AirPort Extreme and Bluetooth 2.0

    Refurbished MacBook Pro - 2.0GHz Intel Core Duo $1,999
    15.4-inch TFT display with 1440x900 resolution
    2.0GHz Intel Core Duo with 2MB shared L2 Cache
    667MHz frontside bus
    1GB (single SO-DIMM) 667MHz DDR2 SDRAM
    100GB 5400rpm Serial ATA hard drive
    Slot-load SuperDrive (DVD±RW/CD-RW)
    ATI Mobility Radeon X1600 with 256MB GDDR3 memory

    Dual G5 Powermac 2 ghz $1,699.00
    1GHz Frontside bus
    1mb L2 cache per core
    160GB HD
    16X Superdrive
    Geforce 6600 LE (128MB)

    I was thinking to things

    Wait until Parents buy Mac (would be soon) and get nice one and i just upgrade Laptop.

    Or Upgrade Laptop for portiblity for school and save for desktop later.

    Last Buy desktop, keep laptop for school for smaller projects, then buy Macbook since its alot faster.

    What should i do? I need a computer that will be fast for Video and pictures i would do probaly 80% of it at home 20% of laptop at school.

    So i was thinking desktop then upgrade Laptop to Macbook.
  2. A is jump macrumors regular

    A is jump

    Dec 14, 2005
    San Francisco, Ca
    Sounds like you've answered your own question.
    I think your thought process seems solid. if you're going to use the desktop more often... then that seems like the logical computer to replace first.

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