Gettn a new computer

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Post May 7th '06, 18:41

Im graduatin soon and Im gona get a new mac. Im leaning towards the new intel macs, but im not sure which one i should get. I want to run a few games and some big apps like studio pro and im not sure the Macbook pro can handle it. Its either the macbook pro 15.4 inch duo or the 20 inch imac duo. Im going to be home for my first year of college. Help me pick ok?

Also if you have any comments pleas post them. I also plan to run 9 on it so i can edit marathon and play some older games will this work?

go to the post that says read first, before you vote, read it!
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Post May 7th '06, 20:02

OS 9 does not run on the new intel macs! there are already some emulators out, check out SheepShaver
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Post May 7th '06, 21:58

I'd wait until Tuesday if I were you. Apple's supposedly releasing the MacBooks to replace the iBooks. You might want one of those instead.

Switch is right, no OS9 (natively at least) on the Intels. You could emulate an old Mac, or just go and pick up an old Powerbook or something along those lines for practically nothing offa ebay.
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Post May 7th '06, 23:47

would you suggest getting a non-intel computer?

and if i do get an intel i would have to install an emulator first and then put 9 on there?
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Post May 8th '06, 00:47

Dieselfame3 wrote:would you suggest getting a non-intel computer?

Absolutely not. Go Intel.

I'd suggest the MacBook because you might need it for classes and such. I'd also suggest waiting till Tuesday, as Pakkman said.
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Post May 8th '06, 02:01

Read this Post Before you vote, THANKX

Well im definately going to wait a couple weeks for i make my dicision.

If kinda customized the 2 choices I have, my parents are going to pay for what ever I pick, so money is not really a big thing.

ok heres what i got:
Specifications For Macbook Pro

-2.0GHz Intel Core Duo
-1GB 667 DDR2 - 1 SO-DIMM
-100GB Serial ATA drive @ 7200 rpm
-SuperDrive (DVD±RW/CD-RW)
-AirPort Extreme Card & Bluetooth
-Backlit Keyboard/Mac OS - U.S. English
-AppleCare Protection Plan for MacBook Pro/PowerBook (w/or w/o Display) - Auto-enroll
-15.4-inch TFT Display

Specifications For iMac

2GB 667 DDR2 SDRAM - 2x1GB
500GB Serial ATA drive
ATI Radeon X1600/256MB VRAM
SuperDrive 8x (DVD+R DL/DVD+RW/CD-RW)
Keyboard & Mighty Mouse + Mac OS X - U.S. English
Accessory kit
AppleCare Protection Plan for iMac - Auto-enroll
20-inch widescreen LCD
2GHz Intel Core Duo
AirPort Extreme
Bluetooth 2.0 + EDR

Pleas vote on the computer using these specs.[/size]

Post May 8th '06, 05:31

well, my theory with intel and os9 is that emulators will run great with such a powerfull system, emulating rather old technology. It wouldnt be as bad as running an emulator for a graphic intense game system
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Post May 8th '06, 13:05

Not going to vote, but I will make a suggestion...

Check my posts in this thread :
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Post May 8th '06, 21:30

totally off topic, but i love dieselfame's avatar

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Post May 8th '06, 23:39

Wow, If I asked my parents for nearly $3000, they'd just laugh at me o_O It was a stretch to get my $700 eMac, and I had to pay a third of it.

You lucky son of a b*tch!!! :P (No offense meant, other than the fact that you are uber lucky)
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Post May 9th '06, 00:14

xyfbzi wrote:totally off topic, but i love dieselfame's avatar

Thanks man

and yeah no offenece taken

Post May 9th '06, 09:57

Ok my brother and his friend are your same age, I think they will both get macbookpros.

If ur taking it to university, then I suggest mbp, but if your going to be staying at university all year long (no comng back home on weekends), I'd say the iMac.

I voted mbp.
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Post May 23rd '06, 21:44

I'd go for the laptop myself, but if you can, you might want to wait a generation, there's the whole thing with the thermal paste on the macbook pros. If I find the article again I'll post a link.

Post May 23rd '06, 23:38

I'd say MacBookPro or G5 Tower...but since one of your choices isn't a "Tower" my opinion is invalidated anyway.
Fuck the iMac I say!!! Why you ask? Because you can't upgrade it very can upgrade the memory and the harddrive...but hell, you don't need to upgrade the video card do you?! the MBP I can see it being hard to upgrade...mainly because its small and its hard to jam everything in that case.

But seriously...if money isn't a problem go for the Intel Mac Towers...
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Post May 27th '06, 18:18

with the intel, i can run windows games right?

Post May 27th '06, 19:17

yes, with BootCamp
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