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ChristineWilde Reviewer says


Before forking out for an extra screen, I’d just make sure you’re going to make use of it ha

I’ll +1 that comment.

I was looking at larger second monitors as well when I got my MBP but I just decided to hook up my old digital 17” Dell screen until I decide which one… It’s been connected now for almost a year. :)

OK well the first thing to buy is the MacBook and a stand. I can always hook it up to my current Dell 21” screen for now until I save up the dollar or I get too used to using my old monitor.

What do you suggest I do with my old Dell pooter? I’ve upgraded pretty much all the bits in it, got 4gb memory (good when I got it), 1tb internal and external (back up) hard drives. Its been my old faithful! :)

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DesignitTonight says



Before forking out for an extra screen, I’d just make sure you’re going to make use of it ha

I’ll +1 that comment.

I was looking at larger second monitors as well when I got my MBP but I just decided to hook up my old digital 17” Dell screen until I decide which one… It’s been connected now for almost a year. :)

OK well the first thing to buy is the MacBook and a stand. I can always hook it up to my current Dell 21” screen for now until I save up the dollar or I get too used to using my old monitor.

What do you suggest I do with my old Dell pooter? I’ve upgraded pretty much all the bits in it, got 4gb memory (good when I got it), 1tb internal and external (back up) hard drives. Its been my old faithful! :)

Recycle! Find someone who needs it more than you, and give it to them. Or, sell it.

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quickandeasy Volunteer moderator says

Ebay it :)

But yeah, definitely hook it up to your old monitor until you’re positive you’ll use it.

The power/portability of an MBP makes working on the sofa far more attractive an option haha

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cudazi Staff says

We’ll call this option B:

Guy with computer monitor glasses

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ChristineWilde Reviewer says

I like option B! ;)

Is it worth buying a new MacBook Pro now or when the new ones are released, because we all know there is going to be new ones out this year. Gives me time to save up as well…

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cudazi Staff says

I followed this site’s advice but I wasn’t in a huge hurry so waiting a few months wasn’t the end of the world for me – http://buyersguide.macrumors.com/#MacBook_Pro

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quickandeasy Volunteer moderator says

Is it worth buying a new MacBook Pro now or when the new ones are released, because we all know there is going to be new ones out this year. Gives me time to save up as well…

I would wait unless you REALLY need it

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Monkify says

The Apple Thunderbolt Display. I’ve used it before and I find it pretty awesome. But then again I don’t have any windows/lights directly behind me, so no glare issues.

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krafti says

i am in love with my eizo, ehm was… it stopped working couple of weeks ago. looking for an alternative, but hard to find something good as eizo. i mean… i can work on other displays, but eizo is really amazing !

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PixelBin says

I like option B! ;) Is it worth buying a new MacBook Pro now or when the new ones are released, because we all know there is going to be new ones out this year. Gives me time to save up as well…

Definitely wait. You’ve passed the point of no return on buying before it’s outdated. You will be glad you waited because the rumor has it that there will be a battery breakthrough (maybe) and almost 100% sure a body redesign and a bump up to “Retina” DPI screens (so double the current 1440×900). Don’t even think about buying the current gen!

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