what would you do !!!!!

Discussion in 'Buying Tips and Advice' started by blackmanlovemac, Mar 5, 2009.

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    Ok I have $3300 to spend on my next mac

    I have two idea's

    first

    MacBook pro 2.93 320GB 7200rpm

    This will cost me $3,100 with student discount

    Or

    macbook air 1.6Ghz stock

    mac mini stock 2.0 plus 24" LED display

    This will cost $3,300 with student discount


    What would you do ???? I'm going to
     
  2. Tallest Skil macrumors P6

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    The MacBook Pro. Don't waste your money on low-end machines.
     
  3. MasterNile macrumors 65816

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    EDIT: sorry didn't see it was Mac Mini+MBA, what would the price be for a low end Mac Pro+the new white MacBook-student discount?
     
  4. dukebound85 macrumors P6

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    if you are considering the mba and mac mini, why not consider the macbook?
     
  5. HBOC macrumors 68020

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    or you could get the MBP i have and the iMac 24" on clearance for about $3000, leaving u $300 to spend on a wireless keyboard, external drive, Ram, or maybe even a monitor..

    i dont know if you need the latest and greatest. I would totally get a 24" iMac and MBP honestly....
     
  6. blackmanlovemac thread starter Guest

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    I think it would be cool to get two computers !!!! mac mini for home and air for school ... But if you guys think that my money would be well spent on the MacBook pro
     
  7. dukebound85 macrumors P6

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    well as i have said, if you can get by with the mba nd mini, then why waste money on a mbp when a mb would suffice?

    unless you like spending the extra money, then by all means
     
  8. blackmanlovemac thread starter Guest

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    Yes I could do the MacBook and mini .. Or iMac and MacBook I have $3300

    The reason I thinking mini is because I would love to have the 24" LED to hook up to both computers .. That why Im not to joy about iMac
     
  9. xparaparafreakx macrumors 65816

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    No one ask what you were using these machines for.

    OP, what are you going to do with the machines? Gaming, computer science, etc?
     
  10. dukebound85 macrumors P6

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    why not JUST the mb and a monitor?

    i ask as you are a student and that 3300 will come in handy if you have to pay for school so any savings might be nice

    just trying to look out for ya
     
  11. blackmanlovemac thread starter Guest

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    I'm going to school for film editing and most work will be done in the labe

    So this going to be personal use
     
  12. MasterNile macrumors 65816

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    Sorry I edited my other post, I personally hate the MBA, no point in it, it's a more expensive under powered MB
     
  13. blackmanlovemac thread starter Guest

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    I have a full time job my grandparents are giving me the money they won the lottery ... The only reason I say the MacBook pro is because I love the 17" display with the 1920 * 1200

    But I can have best of two world with the mini and air because I have the money for the 24" LED
     
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    Full Sail?
     
  16. blackmanlovemac thread starter Guest

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    Guys Look What about this setup !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!1

    Mac mini Intel Core 2 Duo
    Part Number: Z0FX

    2.26GHz Intel Core 2 Duo
    2GB 1066MHz DDR3 SDRAM - 2x1GB
    320GB Serial ATA Drive
    SuperDrive 8x (DVD±R DL/DVD±RW/CD-RW)
    User's Guide (English)
    Accessory kit
    Remove $884.00 $884.00
    Estimated Ship: 1-3 business days

    Apple LED Cinema Display (24" flat panel)
    Part Number: MB382LL/A
    Remove $799.00 $799.00
    Estimated Ship: Within 24 hours

    MacBook, 13-inch, Aluminum
    Part Number: MB467LL/A
    2.4GHz Intel Core 2 Duo
    2GB 1066MHz DDR3 SDRAM - 2x1GB
    250GB Serial ATA Drive @ 5400 rpm
    SuperDrive 8x (DVD±R DL/DVD±RW/CD-RW)
    Backlit Keyboard (English) / User's Guide
    Accessory kit
    Gift message:
    Remove $1,499.00 $1,499.00

    The total was $3,404.74
     
  17. chocolate632 macrumors 6502

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    I am personally in love with the macbook pro, so i would get it instead of a mini and an air. And you can always get a cheap monitor for home use
     
  18. longball11 macrumors 6502a

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    Old people win the lottery alot. I wonder why? The poor people always play for lottery yet it's the old people that win!
     
  19. Abstract macrumors Penryn

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    Why do you need 2 computers? It doesn't make sense. You want to buy a new Mac Mini desktop computer AND a MacBook? A 2.4 Ghz MacBook would be faster than the Mac Mini, and you could use your MacBook as a laptop at 'college', AND a desktop at home on your 24" LCD.

    It makes no sense to buy a MacBook, and then buy a new, weaker desktop. It's a waste of money. :confused:


    Saying that, I think the MacBook Air + a Mac Mini makes some sense. I don't like the arrangement for someone who's going to film school, but it makes sense if you do ALL your editing at uni.


    Basically, this is what I like:

    1st Choice: 2.4 GHz 15" MBP ($2000) and 24" LCD ($900).

    2nd Choice: 2.4 GHz 13.3" MacBook (more portable) and the 24" LCD.

    3rd Choice: 17" MacBook Pro, since that's what you really want due to the screen resolution.

    Last Choice: MacBook Air + Mac Mini. I don't like this combination, but I guess it makes sense if you do all your editing at your university. A new MBA would be a very nice portable computer to carry around.
     
  20. Benguitar Guest

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    "I would get the~ MacBook Pro."

    Pro quality product instead of low end MacBook air and Mac mini.
     
  21. dukebound85 macrumors P6

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    exactly

    makes no sense to me

    if you have a desktop and a laptop, the desktop better be more capable
     
  22. blackmanlovemac thread starter Guest

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    I think i have it this two mac would be nice but this will be better

    MacBook, 13-inch, Aluminum
    Part Number: Z0FV
    2.4GHz Intel Core 2 Duo
    4GB 1066MHz DDR3 SDRAM - 2x2GB
    128GB Solid State Drive
    SuperDrive 8x (DVD±R DL/DVD±RW/CD-RW)

    $1,926.00


    Apple LED Cinema Display (24" flat panel)
    Part Number: MB382LL/A

    $799.00

    Estimated Total: $2,725.00


    or should I this go with this and be happy but I love the 24" LED


    MacBook Pro, 17-inch, Aluminium
    Part Number: Z0G5
    2.93GHz Intel Core 2 Duo
    4GB 1066MHz DDR3 SDRAM - 2x2GB
    320GB Serial ATA Drive @ 7200 rpm
    SuperDrive 8x (DVD±R DL/DVD±RW/CD-RW)
    MacBook Pro 17-inch Hi-Resolution Glossy Widescreen Display
    Backlit Keyboard (English) / User's Guide

    Estimated Total: $2,914.00


    both setup will after taxes will put me were i need as for spending ...

    But what setup will last me 2 years or more and the money well spent..
    I wish I can get the 24" LED out of my mind but its show freaking nice

    Also I dont have a TV that the 24" LED will be something that I can turn on and watch a show

    Why is this so hard
     
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    It's not. You already made the choice, and then put the 17" MBP option out there for us to see, and to confuse yourself.

    It's crystal clear what you want already. You want to spend $3000 and definitely get a laptop of some sort, and definitely get a 24" Apple Cinema Display.
     
  24. annaj macrumors newbie

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    I definitely say the MB & cinema display.
    The idea of the 17" screen might sound awesome - but you try lugging around a 6.6 pound laptop all day! If you're a student who expects to carry it with you to campus, it's going to get really annoying, really fast. At least that's what I've found. The MB is around 2 pounds light - which may not sound like much, but after 4-8 hours of lugging it around (plus textbooks - do film students have textbooks? :p), it really makes a difference.

    And as people have already said - the MBA is a total waste of money.
    It's a less powerful machine with not enough extra portability. All they did was make it thinner, and a little lighter. The thinness did nothing for the portability - it's all for design. And the 1.5 pounds saved in weight is nowhere near enough to justify the extra $800 it costs.
     
  25. xparaparafreakx macrumors 65816

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    Macbook or Macbook Air with monitor. If your really going to do all video work at the lab.

    If your going to do basic editing. Macbook Pro is a must if your external HD is eSATA or Firewire 800.

    I know your in love with the 1920x1200 res but I have a Macbook Pro 17" hooked up to a 24" and have an Air too. Your going to like having a nice little personal computer.

    Also did you need to get the RAM and SSD for your Macbook you want to order? Your buring money right there.

    Im going to go on a limb and I know im going to be hated for this but I used this combo before.

    Macbook Air and 24" Cinema Display.
     

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