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Looking at new laptop... PC or Mac?

Discussion in 'Technology' started by memario1214, Sep 2, 2011.

  1. Sep 2, 2011 at 9:28 AM
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    memario1214

    memario1214 [OP] Vivid Illumination Vendor

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    Well, I have been a PC guy my entire life. Our school campus computers are always filled to the nuts with people and I find it increasingly difficult to find a computer to work on. Due to this, I have begun throwing around the idea of getting a laptop. I currently have a decently built desktop running Windows Vista (I know, fail on the OS), but over the course of time, I have slowly begun warming up to the idea of buying a Mac. The thing I am afraid of is that I will be missing out on a lot of programs if I get a Mac. I also won't have any compatibility between my desktop and my laptop (though not all that important as long as they both run Office files as well as photoshop files). Someone give me some guidance here. Flame away at each other if you have to, I don't care how I get my answers!!! Keep in mind that this will not be used as a gaming rig. I have my desktop for that. Possibly little games (facebook, stupid shit like that), but nothing that is going to be a whore on the system. I have my tower for that. This will be for homework, papers, watching movies during ravel, etc. Discuss
     
  2. Sep 2, 2011 at 9:29 AM
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    MAC and you will never go back !
     
  3. Sep 2, 2011 at 9:29 AM
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    once you go mac you never go back!
     
  4. Sep 2, 2011 at 9:30 AM
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    PC.

    Have choice.


    Once you go mac you want your testicles results back.
     
  5. Sep 2, 2011 at 9:30 AM
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    RockyMtnTRD

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    MACs are much better. Used a PC for 10 years and went to a 13 MBP i7. Best computer ever.
     
  6. Sep 2, 2011 at 9:31 AM
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  7. Sep 2, 2011 at 9:33 AM
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    MAC, cause everything actually works!
     
  8. Sep 2, 2011 at 9:35 AM
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    mac book air.....problem solved now close the thread

    Edit - added - you will never hear one bad word from someone who ACTUALLY USES a mac, only from scared anti mac PC dinosaurs
     
  9. Sep 2, 2011 at 9:38 AM
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    You can have the same specs a lot cheaper in a PC. I'd get a laptop with W7 and use the $ you saved on modding your truck:yay: :crapstorm:
     
  10. Sep 2, 2011 at 9:41 AM
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    If you have the $$ get a mac and dual boot.
     
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    Macs are overpriced. Get a PC.
     
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    Go with a MAC. I've had PCs my whole life just got a new Mac book pro and love it!
     
  13. Sep 2, 2011 at 9:45 AM
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    dont dual boot it unless you absolutely have to. it's like buying a truck then trying to drive it with the two front wheels completely removed. trust me i have to dual boot to run AutoCAD and it terrible, everytime i boot into windows i think about going in the other room to use my pc then just give up on doing any work cause im to lazy to go in the other room.
     
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    dual boot is fine and doesn't affect any performance and such on a mac laptop.

    it can however open you up more to malware and such. As the operating system will be stored on the same drive as your mac os. Malware can definitely infiltrate Windows OS and worm its way to mac's os.
     
  15. Sep 2, 2011 at 9:52 AM
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    Having used a Mac for the past 10 years and 2 kids thru college, I have yet to hear anyone say they could not get a program for a Mac. The biggest problem with a Mac is 5 years from now when you want a new computer, your old Mac will still be running perfectly. Well worth the additional money.
     
  16. Sep 2, 2011 at 9:57 AM
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    for music, graphic arts, etc. -> MAC
    for games and anything else -> PC
     
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    Mac book pro, 4 years now and not one single problem, not even as virus. It's true,only pc users trash Mac and they don't know anything. If you go Mac, you will be glad you did. if you go PC, then get a good anti-virus package to go with it and pay often to update it.
     
  18. Sep 2, 2011 at 9:58 AM
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    I don't really have to worry about viruses too much. Unless they corrupt really fast that is... I take viruses off of computers as a side job lol.
     
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    I have both and have used both for 15+ years. To me they each have their niche. Mac is easier to use/get used to. Where it lacks is business integration. Autocad has been listed, but there are also many other applications that never come out on the Mac. On the other hand there are applications that don't come out on Windows as well. There are windows emulators for the mac that allow you to do many of the apps. Just don't expect to have quite the same performance running the emulator.

    For standard documents, web surfing.... you can buy three Windows laptops for one Mac, but the Mac is more cool.
     
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