Originally Posted by games42
hi. So I want to get my feet wet and try to make an iphone game (and make millions
but I need to know what computer to buy. Obviously I know I need a mac but I'm assuming I don't need the most expensive one out there....then again I can't get the cheapest one....any help??
thanks in advance!
For instant action and reasonable price (which will pay itself back in a month with a half decent game), the basic MacBook is a really good iPhone dev machine. Ours was bought for our iPhone projects as our main Macs are tied up on other projects and so far it's done well.
The MacBook's fast enough for the iPhone simulator (too fast actually), has a built in screen so you're not having to find spare monitors, or keyboard for that matter. Can hook up to a 2nd monitor for more screen space and connects to everything.
It's also possible to dev on a Mac mini, which is also fast enough and I know a lot of devs switching over from the PC have used them for iPhone dev. But you do have to have a spare keyboard, mouse and screen for it. Pretty trivial for most people (and probably cheaper for Mac mini, screen, keyboard, mouse) but you can't sit out in the garden and write iPhone games with it like you can with a MacBook