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...in the cafe. Beautiful. I realize that I can now afford an iMac maxed out, or a Macbook Pro with really good specs. What to do?
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oh man

just wait. and then figure out what you can really afford. and then figure out if you need portability or not.
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If you want portability, definately go with the MacBook Pro. It's essentially just a portable iMac with a smaller screen. Make sure you get the 7200rpm drive though; my sister-in-law bought a MacBook yesterday and the 5400rpm drive speed is noticeably slower than my 7200rpm 2.5" hard drive.
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If you don't make a decision soon I am going to come down to Lafayette and break both of your hands so that you cannot type 10 posts per day asking what to do.

Now that I got that off my chest I feel much better.
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The MacBook Pro seems to have some issues. People complain about noise, apparently both the MacBook and MacBook Pro have heat issues. Not to mention there have been a case or two about the 'MagSafe' burning up/catching fire. I would buy a MacBook over an iMac in a heartbeat if they didn't have the problems they have. They both basically have the same features, just one is more portable.

I would go with the iMac.

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The MacBook Pro seems to have some issues. People complain about noise, apparently both the MacBook and MacBook Pro have heat issues. Not to mention there have been a case or two about the 'MagSafe' burning up/catching fire. I would buy a MacBook over an iMac in a heartbeat if they didn't have the problems they have. They both basically have the same features, just one is more portable.

I would go with the iMac.
Done. iMac it is. I order Friday.
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Done. iMac it is. I order Friday.
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are you sure?
there may be a revision! in 3 weeks

no one knows for sure when the next rev will be out
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Maybe. But he could order the iMac then save up his pennies and order a MacBook in the future, when the problems are resolved.

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what's the revision in 3 weeks?
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what's the revision in 3 weeks?
haha :p
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I say get the Macbook Pro. The latest revision is flawless...well mine is at least.
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