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Thinking of getting a new "Apple Product", what makes sense?

VoidedSkyVoidedSky Posts: 1,095Member
edited November -1 in Introductions
Hi, I am thinking of getting an iMac, macbook, macbook pro, or an iPad. I have a macbook air, which works good, but isn't the fastest thing. Should I get an iPad with my air, or trade in the air for a pro, and get an iPad? Your thoughts.....
Thanks!

Comments

  • scitunesscitunes Posts: 4,047Member, Sous Chef
    can't develop on a iPad as GS creator software will not run on it. If you have a macbook pro to run GS creator and then an iPad to test games you will be set (and broke if you're like me!)
  • VoidedSkyVoidedSky Posts: 1,095Member
    yeah, i know that the iPad cant run the creator, but thanks for the info!
  • quantumsheepquantumsheep Posts: 8,188Member
    Now's a good time to get a pro as they've just updated the product line.

    Which means I now want at least *one* upcoming app to make money just so I can get one ;)

    QS

    Dr. Sam Beckett never returned home...
    Twitter: https://twitter.com/Quantum_Sheep
    Web: http://www.quantum-sheep.com

  • rdcuberdcube Posts: 361Member
    if ur short on cash and will mainly be using this for GS, I would recommend the mac mini and just plug in your existing monitor, keyboard and mouse.

    if you need to be mobile and still work with GS on the fly, definitely get a macbook pro with 4gigs of ram...but it won't be 'sheep'...u can always get a refurbished one, Apple does a great job on maintenance for this.

    last but not least, get all Apple products u want and finance for 12mo no interest.

    dang it, did I just sounded like a sales man? lol ;~)
  • peachpellenpeachpellen Posts: 977Member
    Macbook Pro = awesome.

    I have one of the new ones; you wont regret it for a second.
  • VoidedSkyVoidedSky Posts: 1,095Member
    Thanks all!
    Heres another question; Now I am on my macbook air, Should I save up and get an iPad, or trade in my air for a macbook pro, or both?
    Thanks
  • scitunesscitunes Posts: 4,047Member, Sous Chef
    both
  • VoidedSkyVoidedSky Posts: 1,095Member
    Ok thanks, so 1200$(mac) + 630$(iPad) - 700$(sale of my mac) = 1170$. I'll send you a bill.....lol Thanks for the input again!
  • PhoticsPhotics Posts: 4,172Member
    peachpellen said:
    Macbook Pro = awesome.

    I have one of the new ones; you wont regret it for a second.

    I bought a Macbook Pro. I didn't feel comfortable with it... returned it... got a Mac Mini.
  • VoidedSkyVoidedSky Posts: 1,095Member
    Photics said:
    I bought a Macbook Pro. I didn't feel comfortable with it... returned it... got a Mac Mini.

    Why didn't you feel comfortable with it?
  • firemaplegamesfiremaplegames Posts: 3,206Member
    I have a 17inch Macbook Pro with the anti-glare screen. 8GB RAM. 500MB HD. I love it.
  • KamazarKamazar Posts: 287Member
    Love my MacBook Pro. Once you go Mac, you never go back.
  • JamesZeppelinJamesZeppelin Posts: 1,927Member
    Photics said:
    I bought a Macbook Pro. I didn't feel comfortable with it... returned it... got a Mac Mini.

    I have a mac mini... shoulda said something. I would have saved you the trouble and traded you! lol
  • iPhoneDevForMeiPhoneDevForMe Posts: 362Member
    I have a Mac Mini and I very much prefer a desktop setup, but I want to be able to take my coding with me too!

    My next Mac will be a 17 MacBook Pro and have it docked and hooked up to a monitor, keyboard, and mouse. This way I can code at my "desktop" and then just unplug and take it all with me anytime!

    Just an idea!
  • chrisalchrisal Posts: 74Member
    If on a budget GS works fine on a MacBook white, get an external screen and your setup to develop. With a laptop your always portable. I have a 2008 MacBook white and have upgraded to 3gb ram and GS works fine. Just don't mention hackintosh!!!
  • peachpellenpeachpellen Posts: 977Member
    Photics - I suspect you are naturally more comfortable on a desktop?

    As he is already using an Air, the MBP will be a fantastic upgrade for him IMHO.
  • reddotincreddotinc Posts: 653Member
    Classic MacBook Black 13".. runs GS like a dream.. iPad for drawing and testing :)
  • design219design219 Posts: 2,273Member
    If moving around is important, so be it, but If not I would strongly recommend an iMac. I just got a new 27" with 8 gig ram at the studio and it is absolutly amazing. I had been using a 24" with a second monitor before this. I find having a lot os screen real estate to be of the highest importance.

    If you don't have to move it often, the iMac give a lot of bang for the money. And the screens are unbeatable.
  • quantumsheepquantumsheep Posts: 8,188Member
    I think I'll be getting a 15" Macbook Pro in the next couple of months.

    I like to do stuff on my bed.

    With GS I mean.

    Oh god, this is just going in all the wrong directions isn't it? :O

    QS

    Dr. Sam Beckett never returned home...
    Twitter: https://twitter.com/Quantum_Sheep
    Web: http://www.quantum-sheep.com

  • PhoticsPhotics Posts: 4,172Member
    I like the MacBook Pro much better than the MacBook Air.

    I don't know, it felt too pretty... too expensive... like I would get really upset if it would break or drop it. I didn't need a status symbol, just something to get into the iPhone development thing. I do like desktops better for getting work done... large keyboard, a mouse, a desk. I didn't know where to put the thing. With the MacMini, I figured that I could get more use out of it. I'm pretty happy with it. The thing sits quietly on my desk, out of the way.
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