white macbook or mac mini

Discussion in 'MacBook' started by twftbh, Jun 2, 2009.

  1. twftbh macrumors newbie

    Jun 2, 2009
    I am wondering which is good to purchase.
    As white macbook with ipod touch rebates while mac mini dun not have it.

    For the monitor, I have a 17' unused mon.

    Can u hys give me some advice?
  2. 01jamcon macrumors 6502a


    Jul 24, 2006
    Well, do you want/need the portability of the Macbook? If you can afford the extra of a Macbook, I would get it instead, like you say, you get the free iPod which you can use or sell, and you get a choice of clamshell mode or portable.
  3. koobcamuk macrumors 68040


    Oct 23, 2006
  4. cybersagar macrumors newbie

    May 31, 2009
    If I have an option, I would always prefer macbook extra cost is worth just for the mobility it offers....
  5. acurafan macrumors 6502a

    Sep 16, 2008
    get the macbook. at least the keyboard/mouse are included. :eek::D
  6. eftrix macrumors member

    Aug 5, 2008
    you can always use the 17 inch screen you have for the macbook and dont forget they've been recently bumped up!
  7. scienide09 macrumors 65816


    May 5, 2007
    As others have stated, a MacBook for its portability.

    However, if you're wanting/needing something like a small home (media) server, then I would go with the Mini.
  8. Finlandboy macrumors 6502


    Oct 14, 2007
    Indianapolis, IN
    yah, get the macbook...it would double as a laptop or a desktop with the monitor plugged in
  9. RSW macrumors member


    May 13, 2009
    Did you think about getting refurbished mac?? Just a thought.
  10. Shawny D macrumors member

    Shawny D

    May 13, 2009
    WhiteBook +1!

    Hands down the best bang for the buck!
  11. twftbh thread starter macrumors newbie

    Jun 2, 2009
    just buy for my sisters
    wanna try mac os

    just photos, movies, music, web surf
  12. twftbh thread starter macrumors newbie

    Jun 2, 2009
    thanks all guys comment
    as my concern is white book seems to be too old.

    How is the performance for the white book compared with the mac mini( the cheapest)?
  13. flopticalcube macrumors G4


    Sep 7, 2006
    In the velcro closure of America's Hat
    About the same.
  14. angemon89 macrumors 68000


    Feb 5, 2008
    The place where Apple designs stuff
  15. mac88 macrumors 6502

    Aug 7, 2008
    Boston, MA.
    Go with the Mini. Save your money if that is all that you will be using it for. You can also use the Mini as a media center for your tv. Good luck!
  16. morrisman1 macrumors 6502

    if you buy the mini you are (almost) guaranteed to have the latest model for the next 5 years lol
  17. twftbh thread starter macrumors newbie

    Jun 2, 2009
    You can also use the Mini as a media center for your tv

    what does this mean?>
  18. clyde2801 macrumors 601


    Mar 6, 2008
    In the land of no hills and red dirt.
    It means you can hook the mini up to your tv, and use it to play dvd's, your music collection, and itunes content on it, get a bluetooth keyboard and mouse and browse the net on a big screen, or put all of your favorite movies on an external hard drive and play them whenever you want. The mini is also small and low temped enough to stick it in a enclosed, out of the way place.
  19. phatlipboardz macrumors member

    Jun 3, 2009
    I was going to pull the trigger soon on a mini for my business and then of course see the recent bump on the white macbook specs.

    I am going to still go with the mini as I need to replace my ailing Dell (only 1.5 yrs old), but I also have a dual monitor setup that I would like to use and a sweet Logitech mouse. I would need the apple keyboard (could survive without it), and the cables for my monitors. I'll bump the RAM and HD. I already have an external FW macally enclosure with a 1TB drive, so I could even hold off on the HD upgrade, but will probably go for it so I don't have to worry about any data and apps that I've already loaded.

    So, Still coming in quite a bit under a macbook setup.

    I have a MSI wind that is extremely portable, so it is hard to justify getting the macbook right now, but it would be nice to have a little extra screen real estate (just a small bump is enough) as I do get a little loopy when I am looking at this thing for an extended amount of time, but dang this thing is mobile and really peppy with Win 7.

    I will probably end up getting them both (macbook a little later) and buy refurb to save additional cash. At this price point you could have two really decent machines with apple care (third party purchase) for well under two grand. Makes "business cents" to me.
  20. twftbh thread starter macrumors newbie

    Jun 2, 2009
    thanks all

    Finally purchase new 13 inch macbook pro. for my sister

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