Which one to buy

Discussion in 'Buying Tips and Advice' started by DOORSam32, Oct 15, 2007.

  1. DOORSam32 macrumors newbie

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    Im new here and i have a couple of questions... i have a Windows but I really want a macintosh. I want a notebook buwith the iSight and all that stuuf.. any suggestions on what to buy?
     
  2. vanmacguy macrumors 6502a

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    All Mac laptops come with iSight. All iMacs do too.

    As to which one to buy? There are many, many threads on this topic already.

    It all depends on what you want it for. MacBooks are cheaper but a bit more lightweight in power. MacBook Pro's have more power but are larger and more expensive. They all come with the same software.

    Look around the forum and see what advice others were given.

    Cheers.
     
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  4. DOORSam32 thread starter macrumors newbie

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  5. zioxide macrumors 603

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    well since you don't seem to know much about computers (not a bad thing, i'm just saying) you won't need a macbook pro.

    get the middle macbook.
     
  6. vanmacguy macrumors 6502a

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    This is obviously the most expensive one. Don't get me wrong, if cost is not a barrier, then this is the one to get. This is what I have and it's fantastic.

    If cost is a barrier, I would advise you to *not* get the cheapest MacBook but to get either the middle MacBook or what we call the BlackBook or the black MacBook. The lowest end MacBook has a less featured optical drive and a small hard drive.

    But if you can spring for it, the MacBook Pro line is the way to go.

    Cheers.
     
  7. CalBoy macrumors 604

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    Why don't you give us some details about what you're going to do with it, what you expect to do with it in the next few years, your occupational needs (student, professional, etc), and the attributes you look for in a computer?

    I agree with this. In terms of value, the mid macbook is great. Though I do suggest waiting until they're updated, and for Leopard to be a bit more stable (maybe mid November and after).
     
  8. DOORSam32 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    ok... well- i will probably do two things more than any.


    1. iPhoto and that stuff- love making movies and graphic editing. Not to mention Garrage Band so i can make kool videos of me playing my guitar.

    2. Gaming- love playing computer games- its the best



    as for the rest- probably typing for school papers and music cause nothing beets rock and roll
     
  9. megfilmworks macrumors 68020

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    I agree middle MacBook or if you can afford it, the 17 MacBook Pro. They are both great.
     
  10. scpt macrumors newbie

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    I would suggest the 15" Macbook pro for better gaming...the cheaper one comes with 128 MB nvidia graphics card...its 256 MB card in the higher end one. However if money is no barrier go for the 17" one...bigger screen & 256 MB graphics card.
     

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