Originally Posted by Techno-Elf
Thanks for the help but I dont care about gameing at all. Thanks Though. I cant decide weather I should get both a laptop and a desktop or just a laptop. (The laptop has to be small like a 12" or something around that size. Any suggestions and opinons would be great. Thanks
i'd say start saving your bones and make your decision down the road when more products have been rolled out. even so i'll make some suggestions to think about.
it sounds like u want mobility in a laptop, so yes, a 12-13" notebook would be right up your alley. that said don't rule out the 15" MBP, per the thinness and light weight. i say that bc we don't know what the GPU will be in the newer apple notebooks coming out. Assuming something reasonably potent is put in the 13" macbook/iBook u could do well with it. particularly i think about how u could simply buy a few external accessories and save $ on buying another desktop system. if u want a larger screen simply buy a larger LCD to plug into the notebook, along w/ a desktop keyboard and mouse and u r all set. u could easily keep these costs well under what even a mac mini would cost. that way if u need to park in front of a computer for a project you're all set.
however if the new notebooks have an average GPU, and i were to recommend a "desktop" notebook i'd have to say go w/ the 15" MBP. why? if u get the stock 1.83Ghz MBP, u get quite a bit of oomph under the hood which can translate into an ample desktop device. if u get the 15" it's less of an issue to think about whether the screen is large anough for extended desktop use. u can take it with you, and the screen size is reasonable enough where u shouldn't need a larger screen to run off it, tho that is certainly a possibility. but, as is, the 15" MBP would serve u well with simply a desktop stand like the icurve, and an external keyboard and mouse.
hope this helps.
<crossing fingers for a 64MB GPU in the MacBook/iBook>