What would you do?

Discussion in 'Buying Tips and Advice' started by CaptainCaveMann, Jun 12, 2006.

  1. CaptainCaveMann macrumors 68000


    Oct 5, 2004
    So im in the market for a new computer or computers. Im thinking either get a new imac plus a macbook, or just get a fully loaded 15 inch MBP. What would you guys do? Im really looking forward to a bigger screen as this 12 inch ibook is my only computer.
  2. MattyMac macrumors 68000


    Oct 6, 2005
    Without a doubt go for the imac and macbook combo...that would be sweeeeeeeet!
  3. celebrian23 macrumors 65816


    Mar 12, 2006
    Under the sun
    I've never been a fan of multiple computers when there's no need for it. I see both sides. On one side, you can have a ton of space, and a portable when you want it and a desktop when you want it, and on the other side you would have a better laptop. It's a hard choice.
  4. mad jew Moderator emeritus

    mad jew

    Apr 3, 2004
    Adelaide, Australia
    I have an iMac and iBook combo and wouldn't swap it if you shot me. Keeping them synchronised isn't hard and there's always a machine to use, even if one goes down. :cool:
  5. count chocula macrumors 6502a

    count chocula

    Apr 7, 2006
    noun. a particular place or position
    you cant argue with that
  6. Collin973 macrumors 6502

    Mar 29, 2006
    That's a really tough decision, but I'm feeling the macbook imac combo. When your not on the run, you've got a nice wide screen and lots of desktop space and we've you gotta move, you've got your very portable macbook. Even though, I'm in love with the mbp, which i'll be purchasing this fall, but that's because i have a pretty decent desktop with a 20" FP.
  7. mwpeters8182 macrumors 6502

    Apr 16, 2003
    Boston, MA
    Count me in on the "iMac + MacBook" bandwagon. With the iMac, you've got all the performance benefits (and then some) of the MacBook Pro, and with the MacBook, you've got the portability benefits.
  8. j26 macrumors 65832


    Mar 30, 2005
    I have a PowerBook and was thinking of getting an iMac (and keeping the PB), but now I'm leaning towards getting a MacBook, selling the PB, and getting an external monitor, large external HD (7,200 rpm) and maxing out the RAM. I have a battery of questions about it, but they're for another thread at some stage.

    I figure it's easier to keep everything in one machine with a large drive for backups and stuff I don't need to access all the time. I gather video editing is faster with an external drive too as the files are not competing with the OS on the main drive.

    Portability is very important to me. Up to recently I would have said that the combo is ideal, but if you need to travel a lot, it is handier not to have to worry about syncing and such. It won't look as neat on the desk, but that's not so important to me, and there are creative ways to make it look nice.

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