Buying Advice

in Current Mac Hardware edited January 2014
Hi all!

I'm hoping you all can help me. I've been contemplating the move to a macbook/pro and reading almost everything I can find for a little while now. There was actually a time when I bought a used g3 ibook (late 2002) and used it for a semester in college until the motherboard died. I'm in a weird place. I like some of the design features of the current macbooks and some of the pros. I also want to be sure that I can get the same or better performance that I have now. I'm hoping to keep it for more than year or two.

Here's what I have now:


I upgraded the RAM to 3 gigs at 667mhz and put in a 8600 gts. It's my powerhouse. Also, it has a 3.4 ghz P4 hyper threaded processor in there.


Bought it off the shelf with nothing custom under the hood.

Now I usually use my computers for video conversion, word processing, mp3 re-encoding, html & other coding and other daily computing needs. I have a 360 so gaming isn't a big deal right now.

So which one would be best for my needs? Would I get similar/better performance?


BTW- I grew up on macs. Nothing like the apple 2e or the original mackintosh. I took a break while in college, but grad school is bring me back home.

Oh and I know about the possible redesigns. I'm going to wait till WWDC and see what happens.


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    futurepastnowfuturepastnow Posts: 1,772member
    You could replace both your computers with a Macbook Pro. Processor-wise, it would blow your P4 desktop out of the water.
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