Want to get a macbook

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  1. dualcorex

    dualcorex New Member

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    I am thinking of getting a macbook for my birthday. I saw on the apple website they have the regular macbooks and then there are the macbook pros. i think the macbook pros are a little out of my price range. So for the regular macbooks is 2.4ghz really that much faster than 2.1ghz? I will only use it for photoshopping, itunes,firefox, *******s, and of course ipod modding. I have about 20gb of stuff(videos,music,photos). So which one do u think i should get. BTW this will be my first mac computer.
  2. danielguitar15

    danielguitar15 New Member

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    I own a Macbook and I can do all the tasks you listed above without any problems. The only thing i would stay away from on the macbook is gaming, as the integrated graphics card just doesn't do the job. But seeing as how you won't be doing any gaming, go for the Macbook.
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    as a Macbook owner, i also agree
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    Teslanaut Well-Known Member

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    Since you're getting a MacBook, Which makes me Jealous & Excited

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    Btw, I have an iMac but still want a MacBook. Here is a List of Apps I recommend.

    I posted this else where, but you could use it too!


    Freeware:
    NetNewsWire - #1 RSS Client
    Transmission - #1 Bit******* Client
    Adium - #1 Instant Messanger Client
    Colloquy - #1 IRC Client
    LimeChat - #2 IRC Client
    HandBrake - Convert DVDs to multiple file formats
    MediaSnap - YouTube Video downloader/converter
    MUMenu - Best Sources for Mac OS X Apps right from your MenuBar
    Perian - Codec for Mac OS X to watch Videos
    NicePlayer - Video player with the best UI
    VLC Player - Plays the most videos, So-So UI.
    CyberDuck - FTP/SFTP Client (For SSH)
    Pwnage Tool - Well DUH!
    QuickSilver - App Launcher using your Keyboard
    aLuncher - App Launcher from the Menu Bar
    Skitch - Screen Shot App + Editing
    DrawIt Lite - Vector/Bitmap image editing
    Senuti - iPod Music/Video backup tool (Works for iPod Touch, regardless of firmware)
    DockLibrary - Dock Skinner (Skins available at www.leoparddocks.net
    AppCleaner - App Uninstaller
    FastIcns - Icon Converter
    iPhone Remote - Control your Mac from your iPod Touch/iPhone. Jailbreak not required!
    iSquint - Video Conversion

    Shareware:
    CrossOver Games - Play Windows Games on your Mac!!! Without Windows!
    Transmit - FTP/SFTP Client
    Flow - FTP/SFTP Client
    Forklift - FTP/SFTP Client
    CandyBar - System Theming/Skinner (Customize the look of Mac OS X)
    DrawIt Pro - Pro Version of DrawIt
    ScreenFlow - #1 Screen Recording App EVER.
    MarsEdit - Blogging Software
    Pixelmator - Lightweight Photoshop Alternative. Closest/Cheapest thing to Photoshop UI but Better.
    VisualHub - Video Conversion
    VMWare Fusion - Run Windows/Linux/OpenSolaris INSIDE of OS X
    iLife - It'll come in Handy.
    Little Snitch - Control what Apps get to use the internet
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  5. dualcorex

    dualcorex New Member

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    im so sad. thanks for the advice but i wont be getting one. my dad thinks it is too much and that the computer i have is fine. he is going to get me a pro though when i go off to college next year so i guess ill just have to wait.
  6. thomasw4138

    thomasw4138 New Member

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    I personally think MacBook Pro is worth its Price.
    macBook doesnt even have a proper Graphic card.
    while pro have a 8600. I say ill buy a Pro if im buying Mac
  7. dualcorex

    dualcorex New Member

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    now that i think about it apple might be releasing some new laptops by the time i go to college so i think it is worth the wait
  8. dualcorex

    dualcorex New Member

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    Ok i am gonna get one. i will get the $1300 one. probably get it for my birthday, around may. wish me luck
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    hakk79 Well-Known Member

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    Heh, Cool...go for it. I am stuck on windows but I want to save for a mac
    xD
  10. Monkey Jam

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    Okay, good luck... and im getting one aswell .. i really want the black one .. it just looks soo nice!

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