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I'm getting a new computer soon and I really want to get a Mac. My question is if there is a major difference between the regular Macbook and the Macbook Pro? Also, if I should just get an iMac instead of either of the laptops?

I plan on recording music, and making some short films in my free time. This computer is going to have to last me through college which i'll be attending by 2010. Any help would be great.

Thanks in advance
#2
Its a better idea to get a computer that actually is cost effective, not just for showing off.
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Quote by 1337void
Its a better idea to get a computer that actually is cost effective, not just for showing off.


Couldn't agree more, get a MacBook Pro.
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Don't get The iMac Air or whatever. I've heard the reason it's so thin is it doesn't have a disc drive
#6
MBP. Should be just fine for what you're going to be doing.
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dont get a mac they have more features but imo(and many other peoples) they dont last that long
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dont get a mac they have more features but imo(and many other peoples) they dont last that long


Less software available = more features?
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That's gotta be the stupidest thing I've seen how are you supposed to install stuff like drivers with no cd.. Or install recording programs.
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#10
If you're going to get one, get a Macbook Pro
though I wouldn't suggest wasting your money
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Get an Alienware

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That's gotta be the stupidest thing I've seen how are you supposed to install stuff like drivers with no cd.. Or install recording programs.

External disc drive connected via USB maybe.
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Quote by Masonpwiley
Less software available = more features?


everything essential is either ported, or you can run windows on a mac. Try to do that on your windows.

iMacs are beast, but i prefer notebooks and suggest the macbook pro. the versatility/transportation factor seems important in college. the Pro should be fit for recording music and movies, as where it can be a bit slow on regular macbooks


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You need the Macbook Air. Everything else is just too thick and heavy. The normal Macbook weighs approximately 3 tonnes (the CD drive accounting for most of this weight) and is a metre thick, thus making it completely immovable.
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Quote by Masonpwiley
Less software available = more features?

I'm sure he meant that these features are standard..

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everything essential is either ported, or you can run windows on a mac. Try to do that on your windows.

iMacs are beast, but i prefer notebooks and suggest the macbook pro. the versatility/transportation factor seems important in college. the Pro should be fit for recording music and movies, as where it can be a bit slow on regular macbooks

Yes and no

Some things are really tricky to run on Windows if you know nothing about computers
(err, running Windows on a Mac that is... Hah, I made a joke if i didn't include this)

But I have to agree; once you get the hang of dual booting OSX/Windows
it is an absolute charm
My brother's MBP runs anything he wants
(I oogle over him being able to play Fallout 3 and all the newer games ON A MAC)

his Mac is the best Windows running computer in the household, by far
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Quote by rich_sg
You need the Macbook Air. Everything else is just too thick and heavy. The normal Macbook weighs approximately 3 tonnes (the CD drive accounting for most of this weight) and is a metre thick, thus making it completely immovable.


if your buying a computer at all, a mac weighs as much as any other laptop. the macbook air is for businessmen that need nothing but excel, word, and email. Complete waste of money when your making things that will most likely be burned to cd's and dvd's


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Go MacBook Pro if you're going to get a laptop.

You get Firewire 800 and 400 ports, plus a 7,200rpm hard drive.

Don't take anyone's word for it about Leopard and how intuitive/crap it is etc etc - just go to an Apple Store and try one out for yourself.


I use a MacBook Pro, with Leopard, after a decade of using Windows 95, 98, 2000, XP and Vista in turn. I personally prefer the Mac.
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Quote by AthenasGhost
That's gotta be the stupidest thing I've seen how are you supposed to install stuff like drivers with no cd.. Or install recording programs.

they expect you to have another mac to connect with it. that means youre into the macintosh corporation for at least three grand, minimum. but at least you have a really thin computer to show off!

macs are a total ripoff, get something more powerful for less money.
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Quote by blue_strat
Don't take anyone's word for it about Leopard and how intuitive/crap it is etc etc - just go to an Apple Store and try one out for yourself.


+1
there's nothing new about leopard, it just runs better than any windows computer that i've ever seen


Saying the Red Hot Chili Peppers have no talent is like saying Guy Fawkes didn't have an epic mustache.
#20
I have a Macbook and I love it.

All Macs can be pricey, but I think pros are way too expensive for not much of an upgrade
#22
go with macbook pro and install vista on it , and run Leopard AND Vista

I friend of mine has that
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1 in 10 people are gay

also 1 in 10 own a mac

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Quote by chipmunksurfer
if your buying a computer at all, a mac weighs as much as any other laptop. the macbook air is for businessmen that need nothing but excel, word, and email. Complete waste of money when your making things that will most likely be burned to cd's and dvd's




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#25
If this was a Linux/Ubuntu thread, it would be closed already, strange....