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What kind of Mac should I get?
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anron
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Jul 14, 2009, 05:00 PM
 
Hello, I'm thinking of buying a Mac (I'm excited!)
But, I'm wondering what kind of Mac would best fit me.
I want a Mac that would enable me to:
Edit and store videos
Edit and store photographs
Edit and store audio
Run my website (with about 1M visitors a month)
Run a lot of programs at once

As you can see, I'm a web designer.
Can you suggest me a good Mac for me, and not software?

Thank you so much
     
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Jul 14, 2009, 05:19 PM
 
Mac Pro.

Apple - Mac Pro - The fastest and most powerful Mac ever.

And please don't cross-post.
     
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Jul 14, 2009, 05:50 PM
 
Originally Posted by Simon View Post


And please don't cross-post.
Just like you did? Hahahahahaha.
     
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Jul 14, 2009, 06:05 PM
 
Ah, no. A cross-post is when you post two identical *new* topics in two separate forums. Repeating the same reply to your cross-post is not a cross-post.

Not to mention that you're not going to make many friends here with posts like that. People here want to help. Mocking them is not going to help.

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Jul 14, 2009, 06:21 PM
 
Depending on your editing needs, an iMac would be perfect for you. If you need portability, a MacBook Pro. Just be sure to get enough RAM and hard drive space.
MacBook Pro 13" 2.8GHz Core i7/8GB RAM/750GB Hard Drive - Mac OS X 10.7.3
     
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Jul 14, 2009, 06:26 PM
 
If it's going to be a server, there's little point in getting a laptop, since it's going to be bolted down in one place anyway by necessity.

I'm going to agree with Simon here and say Mac Pro, if you can afford it.

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Jul 14, 2009, 07:17 PM
 
Ah, I missed the "run my website" part. I was assuming they meant update/edit it, not host it.
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Jul 15, 2009, 04:31 AM
 
Originally Posted by anron View Post
Just like you did? Hahahahahaha.
How funny.

You come here, start out by breaking the rules, and then proceed to mock others? You're not exactly off to a great start here, buddy.
     
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Aug 7, 2009, 10:24 PM
 
Question: For all of you, what is the tipping point between getting an iMac and a Mac Pro?
- MacBook Pro 15" Core i7 2.3Ghz / 256SSD (Work laptop)
- iMac 3.2Ghz 1TB
     
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Aug 7, 2009, 10:35 PM
 
Mac Pro: If I need a desktop, and I'm a billionaire.

iMac: If I've had all the brain fluid sucked out of my head.

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Aug 7, 2009, 11:03 PM
 
I think an iMac would suit your needs just fine. The all in one machine would help you transition to the mac world in a rather easy manner.

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I'd get a MP for pro tasks. Anything that actually needs lots of RAM, work well over several cores, or requires extra hardware (PCIe cards).

For pretty much everything else I'd get a MBP and a big external monitor.

I'd get an iMac if a MBP + ext screen were absolutely too expensive.
     
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Aug 8, 2009, 01:49 PM
 
Get a refurb 2008 mac pro or a refurb 2009 quad core. About the same price. Build up as you go. Expandability sucks on an iMac.
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