Thursday, August 03, 2006

Decisions...

OK, so tomorrow begins the tax free weekend... Diana and I have been talking about getting a new computer for a while... I am on the fence... portability vs. power... as well as the usual decisions when it comes to this kind of purchase...

so anyone out there have any pros and cons for me to mull over... please let me know... any inside info on what's working well... what is going to be outdated sooner...

the iMac....


or the MacBook...


Any guidance or input would be well taken and appreciated... Except for negativity... Diana does not need any negative influences on this decision... PLEASE!!!

Cheers!!!

-J

13 comments:

Jonathan Ellis said...

Personally, I'd go for the iMac considering you have a Powerbook and/or may be getting a MacBook for the new job. The iMac will have a much larger hard drive and will be useful for storing all your pictures, video's etc. The hard drive and better video card will also help when editing any videos. My two cents.

Kyle said...

I agree with Jonathan. Since you already have a notebook, i'd go witht he iMac - more for the money!

Daniel Smith said...

Assuming you will have a work computer and you are purchasing a home computer, I am with Jonathan. Go with the iMac.

Also, for roughly what Apple would charge you for an upgrade to a total of 1GB RAM, you can upgrade to a total of 1.5GB by using www.macsales.com

I actually turned down a MacBook at work in favor of keeping my PowerBook G4. Granted, it was the base end MacBook, so I wasn't willing to give up having DVD burning abilities or 15 GB of disk space.

If you did opt for the MacBook I'd recommend the 2.0 GHz white with upgraded HDD and RAM.

Chris Marlow said...

um, the only problem with the iMac is that YOU ARE NEVER HOME BRO. Go Macbook Pro. Then you could bless someone else with a cool powerbook. (if you need my new address let me know)

Peace & Love from Austin!

meg said...

iMac = more space.

don't forget about the free nano with the MacBook though.

tough decision.

you can tell I'm wotking hard over here, haha.

Chris said...

I'd wait on the MacBook - let them work more of the kinks out - there are still a number of manufacturing flaws these early ones are showing up with. You do already have a laptop as well - why get another ... this is a large monetary investment you're making.

Rebecca said...

i want a cool computer like my big brother.... :)

i must go with the majority... iMac sounds like the best option...

much love.

ken said...

get the MacBook. You'll never need all the "power" that an iMac gives you, and you'll hate not being able to carry your computer around.

unless you want to haul around the iMac and a wireless keyboard

Brandon said...

macbooks are still really flaky. don't get one yet. Get the imac they seem to be working well and it's for your house you will be much better off citing the reasons everyone else has said...

Shannon Smith said...

I am a little late on this, but I figured I could give my thoughts.

I got me one 'dem iMac computin' machines, and that sucker is faster than a spider monkey hopped on redbull and cheese doodles.

My only complaint is that sometimes I want to take it with me. Whether I am just going to the livingroom or I am headed out of town. See, before I got this new machine I just had a laptop. So, I got spoiled by the portability. Now I have this new machine, and although it is 32.33 (repeating, of course) times better, I still want to be able to sit in front of the tv in the livingroom and watch football, while I check stats on my computer, while my wife brings me beers and hot wings. Thanks, honey.

It is kind of like remodeling your bathroom and then going on a roadtrip. That tile floor and those fancy fixtures aren't doing you a bit of good when you have to sit down in the stall next to big, ol', truck drivin' Elwood at a rest stop on the side of I-30 somewhere in Arkansas.

In other words, if you are still going to own a laptop, get the iMac. If you will not have a laptop, maybe you should get one.

jeff said...

wow shannon...

davo said...

Get a Tandy 1000, duh.....

Jay said...

"I got me one 'dem iMac computin' machines, and that sucker is faster than a spider monkey hopped on redbull and cheese doodles."
-shannon smith

hahahahahah spider monkey!