Which Mac To Buy For First Time Mac Buyer?

Discussion in 'Buying Tips and Advice' started by Ysulyan, Sep 4, 2008.

  1. Ysulyan macrumors member

    Sep 4, 2008
    I love the Air so much and the cool looking of iMac.
    I know MacBook has more power, but I don't like it's so bulky and heavy, almost like my old thinkpad. Forget about MacBook Pro, it's a big monster.
    Mac Pro is out of question too, too expensive and I don't need that much power on a Mac.
    So guys, between a iMac and a Air, what would you choose if you have to sacrifice between power and portability? Think about price factor too.

  2. TEG macrumors 604


    Jan 21, 2002
    Langley, Washington
    Get an iMac. It is a great starter Mac, or even a Mini, if you already have a Keyboard, Mouse, and Monitor to use, just to get used to OS X, then in a year or so, jump on the bandwagon completely.

  3. Ysulyan thread starter macrumors member

    Sep 4, 2008
    I'm leaning to the the iMac more and more...definitely worthy advice! Thank you!:D
    I'm buying it more for Mac dev, completely shift gear from MSFT.
    Just not sure if I should take advantage of the current student deal or wait for the newer model to come out?
  4. Bengt77 macrumors 68000


    Jun 7, 2002
    iMac! A no-brainer, really. Great machine. Can't go wrong with it. Better GPU than a MacBook has, thus better for the occasional games. And get one of the current models. The new ones won't come out until MWSF in January, I think.

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