hey guys, im going into 9th grade, and im going to a high school based on science, technology, mathmatics, and engineering.
and my dad's gift for me for getting into this high school was $2000 to spend on whatever i want
*i currently have a Dell XPS M1330, 120gb hd, which is full and i constantly have to delete stuff to make room for my ever-increasing iTunes library.
so i was wondering, would it be better to get an iMac+iPad with remote desktop running from a dell mini hackintosh, or a 1700 macbook pro?
other notes: i have a 14" monitor with a usb hub and dvi+vga input.
i do alot of word composing, and i will probably have to run windows also.
at the school, they give you a laptop to use but im pretty sure you dont get to take it home.
the dell mini, well i dont know the specs but i can leave it running in my room 24/7 if needed, and have it so the computer does nothing when i close it.
if i want an iMac, i don't want a 27" one, i dont need that kind of screen.
the lowest end 21.5" iMac with no upgrades is more than enough
i have 15+ GB in media, and maybe 2 gb in pics.
i am also getting an iPod Touch 32gb, but i plan on waiting for a camera (facetime hopefully also)
i also don't mind spending 30$ on apps to make the iPad better.
-i also have a bluetooth mouse and keyboard for my laptop.