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I have been wanting a Mac for a while and now I have nooted up my PC (I uninstalled XP and put Linux on) I have to choices a Mac or buy a XP CD for 45?

Not sure what I shall do YET.

Please may you help by saying 45 or Mac.

I WOULD use a Mac for.
  • Office
  • Email
  • Net (Because I love you guys)
  • College stuff
  • Music
  • Pic's
  • Movie's
  • iLife

I have a 800 budget what Mac shall I get?
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If you can afford a Mac, go for it. For 45 more, you can run XP on it, as well. And Linux, for that matter.
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If you can afford a Mac, go for it. For £45 more, you can run XP on it, as well. And Linux, for that matter.
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Yeah your probably right more than likely.

Could you not mension Linux at this kind of time im having some VERY bad experience's with it.

And im not sure IF I had a Mac I would want to see Windows or Linux again.

Which Mac shall I go for?
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Yeah your probably right more than likely.

Could you not mension Linux at this kind of time im having some VERY bad experience's with it.

And im not sure IF I had a Mac I would want to see Windows or Linux again.

Which Mac shall I go for?
For only 29 more than the 800 you have, you can get the midrange MacBook, and if you have a student discount, you can get it for even less.

You can also get the entry level iMac for 799.

If you plan on going around with it a lot, you're better off getting the MacBook.

The iMac is good too, and has a bigger screen, bigger hard drive, and better video card, however it has a (VERY SLIGHTLY) slower processor and lacks the portability of the MacBook.

Either one is a good choice though.

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For only 29 more than the 800 you have, you can get the midrange MacBook, and if you have a student discount, you can get it for even less.

You can also get the entry level iMac for 799.

If you plan on going around with it a lot, you're better off getting the MacBook.

The iMac is good too, and has a bigger screen, bigger hard drive, and better video card, however it has a (VERY SLIGHTLY) slower processor and lacks the portability of the MacBook.

Either one is a good choice though.
Hmmmm? Im not sure I want to take a Macbook to college because it would get lost or stolen.
But thanks I will think about it.
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Hmmmm? Im not sure I want to take a Macbook to college because it would get lost or stolen.
But thanks I will think about it.
It shouldn't be a problem as long as you don't leave it unattended when you're out and about with it. However, I understand your concern.

If you're really worried about that, then the iMac may be better for you.

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I would go with a MacBook - just because I have my eye on that for my next purchase
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