iMac or Macbook

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  1. lilbrzboi

    lilbrzboi New Member

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    Im getting very close to switching to mac after 7 years with windows, to see the truth, problem is i cant decide weather a laptop or desktop?
    Here are my choices:

    iMac
    2.0GHz Intel Core 2 Duo
    1GB memory
    250GB hard drive1
    8x double-layer SuperDrive
    ATI Radeon HD 2400 XT with 128MB memory
    Ships: Within 24 hours
    Free Shipping
    $1,199.00


    Or Macbook

    2.0GHz Intel Core 2 Duo
    1GB memory
    80GB hard drive1
    Combo drive
    Ships: Within 24 hours
    Free Shipping
    $1,099.0

    I love laptops because of mobility within my home, but i want power for my money.
    What do you guys think and why, feel free to get technical!
  2. the goat

    the goat Well-Known Member

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    hmm... well if i were you id go for the macbook so i could save the $100 and buy something else. lol. no id probably go for the macbook because a syou said, the mobility and well, i dont know but it just seems nicer.
  3. lilbrzboi

    lilbrzboi New Member

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    lol yea but i want to know if there will be a huge performance difference between the two, i dont think so because they got same processor so

    also i want to know if macbook can get me through with limewire, itunes,internt and messenger clients open at once
  4. tootricky

    tootricky New Member

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    Get the macbook. The Macbook is mobile but has a smaller screen, so unless you do lots of graphics work or similar the macbook is more flexible.

    Get 2GB of Ram though.
  5. lilbrzboi

    lilbrzboi New Member

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    yea i just want basic stuff, no games or anything just basically internet related things

    but you think the performance is good 2.00ghz 2gig graphics card is good i guess
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    hutch1202 New Member

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    I say macbook because that's what I have and I've never had any problems with it, and I can take it anywhere I go, I like to move around the house

    either way they're both great, so...........
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  7. lilbrzboi

    lilbrzboi New Member

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    thanks apreciate it
    btw when u run a couple programs or a big one does it slow the system dramaticly
  8. drkassassin

    drkassassin New Member

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    macs run very smoothly because of the operating system
    in your case i would definitely go with the macbook because of portability
    also internet is great and everything you need it for will work good on a macbook
    power users would go for the imac but in your case i would definitely recommend the macbook
  9. Shade

    Shade New Member

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    I have a macbook.
    I can run loads of apps at once with only a small amount of lag

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    list of normal apps open: ichat, flash, firefox(5 tabs), colloquy, iTunes, vmware running mandriva, 9 spaces, word, photoshop(slooooowwww<), mail
  10. lilbrzboi

    lilbrzboi New Member

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    yea deffinatly going for macbook
    all i will use is limewire, itunes, AIM, and safari open at once so, btw what are your downloading speeds wireless on 802.11g/n

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