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grr, kind of a dilemna (possibly getting a mac)

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ok, Im in the process of trying to sell my dirtbike, I currently have a Dell E1505 laptop. I've always wanted a macc but didnt know if i would like it seeing as we have no apple store in louisiana, we just got a mac shop at best buy where I was able to play with some macs, I fell in love with the macbook pro 2.2ghz 2gb ram 128mb graphics card. I will be able to afford if my dirtbike sells, and if I sell my dell probably to the parents. Heres my delimna. They also had a really nice iMac either a 20" or a 24" 2.4ghz and I really like that too. I was solid on the pro since im a senior this year and gonna be goin to school next year but I started looking at the imacs and I may be able to afford an imac and keep my laptop I'm really confused on what I want. Any help or suggestions? (I have a 3 week run on my dirtbike in the classifieds):cool:
 

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The specs on your laptop look like it'll be fine for a couple of years, at least for school things, so I'd put aside the cool looks of the MacBook and go with the iMac. A good laptop and a good desktop is better than a great laptop IMHO.
 

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Tips on saving a few bucks: Check out Amazon.com for your macs. The same warranty and mostly quick shipping. The only thing is if you are trying to upgrade you can't do that on Amazon.
 

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my MacBook or iMac would probably not be upgraded any but I get a homeschool discount so its $1799 for the iBook and $1399 for 20" and $1699" for the 24"
 

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podio said:
my MacBook or iMac would probably not be upgraded any but I get a homeschool discount so its $1799 for the iBook and $1399 for 20" and $1699" for the 24"
Amazon also gives the 24" imac for $1699 with free shipping and no tax. Use your savings for peripherals and/or dinner out. :)
 

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cool, im starting to lean towards a imac and keep my laptop if possible, I really want the 24" but probably cant afford it. Im gonna have to see what size the one at best buy is. Macbook Pro though (groans) I like it sooo also, I was able to play with both and both are great. I really appreciate the help, and for anyone who reads through my long-### posts
 

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I dont show any rebates oh well. Hopefully my bike gets sold and i may go look at the two at best buy again and play with both of them for a little while this weekend.
 

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ok so I went to best buy again today, to see if it really was a 24" imac, and the guy is like ya its a 24" (didnt work the apple area) I looked under the system config, and its was a 20" I know becuase of the resolution of the display, So thats awesome, 20" is really big, plenty big enough for my room. I played with the macbook pro again and I still love both. I figure maybe get the 20" imac now, keep vista on my dell laptop. And If I really like mac then get a macbook pro later on. Its $1499 for the 20" so 100 more that my school discount gets me but It would be a run in and pickup type thing.
 

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First of all get to grips with OSX somehow, then if you still want to get a Mac decide based on your needs. I brought a Macbook Pro for portability reasons, but now that I look back on it, for the same price I should have gotten the 24" iMac with the 2.8Ghz C2E processor. More power, bigger screen, higher specs, same price(ish)...and honestly, it wouldn't have been a lot harder to take that to college with me next year.
 

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I'm going to be staying at home while going to college, but I do love being able to have my laptop with me wherever I am around the house or when I go on vacation. But I figure if I can get an iMac and keep the dell I'd use iMac everyday and use dell for ms office ( just bought a windows copy like a mo tv ago) and goin on vacation and trips to see family. So far only 1 call on my dirtbike and i was at work and he never called back so hopefully things work out with that so I can get a mac. I'm also thinking of waiting till leopard comes out even if I had the money now.
 
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