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Looking to get a laptop

Discussion in 'Technology' started by ghostboy808, Aug 24, 2009.

  1. Aug 24, 2009 at 3:12 PM
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    ghostboy808

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    MAC. when will you people learn!
     
  3. Aug 24, 2009 at 6:21 PM
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    Don't feel like spending $600 more for something with the same specs. I'll have to do a side by side comparison to make that call though.
     
  4. Aug 24, 2009 at 6:27 PM
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    Looks fine. I have an $800 Toshiba that's been fine for me the last 2 years. It's not my primary computer though. What are you going to be using this for?

    I'd never buy a Mac personally for what they cost. Plus I primarily use my desktop, and I build my own when it comes to that.
     
  5. Aug 24, 2009 at 6:29 PM
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    your link says that dell has the 9 cell battery, the 12 cell is from HP. It looks like I just missed the $500 off deal for the HP, might have to wait until it comes around again, will be able to get this for $799.00, that seems like a good deal.

    I have a desktop as a primary so this will just be for mobility and taking on trips. I never owned a laptop before so this will be my first one. Too bad it's not cheaper or easier to build your own laptop like it is with the desktops. Will probably have to wipe the hdd clean and install a fresh copy of windows on this to get rid of all the crap they preinstall.
     
  7. Aug 24, 2009 at 7:02 PM
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    You know, I was never a big Mac person. But I got one for graduation and I love it. Very user friendly and just easy to use. Plus its good for graphics and arts.
     
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    And it runs faster with the same or even "older" technology under the hood!
     
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    If you want to game, get a pc. If you want a smooth OS to do graphics/business on that will never let you down, get a mac. (or game through bootcamp on the mac :D )
     
  10. Aug 24, 2009 at 7:38 PM
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    No games but the hdx has 1920x1080 not sure what the resolution on the macbook pro is but I would think if you got similar resolution with the same specs I'd be spending 2k plus? I'm going to hit up the mac store to see if i can compare
     
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    i love my mac. U should really look into buying one well worth the money
     
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    dont get a 17 in screen if u want to take it traveling i have one and its a bitch to take around... mine gets horrible batt. life, i would think the ginormo screen would have some relevence to that problem
     
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    True MACs are great for photography and video editing. But the reason most people have problems with their PCs is because of the USER. Everyone grew up learning on windows based platforms so that in turn makes everyone dr. fix it. People THINk they understand how things work and decide to try and fix it them self which causes problems. Another issue is people don't realize what they click online, which is another problem. Users don't properly install anivirus software, or secure their networks causing more issues. There will come a time when Macs will have the same problems. there ARE viruses for macs and that list will grow, but for now they are safe.

    Stick with the PC. Smaller screen will improve battery life. Changing power settings will improve life. Laptops I tend to use Intel processors for improved power conservation. Desktops I'll prefer AMD every chance. I also prefer HP over other brands because of their customer service, found it was the most helpful compared to others.
    Yours looks good, 4gb memory upgrade is nice. Go with Vista home premium 64-bit. Vista ultimate will just be a resource hog and slow the system down. If you can afford to get the next upgrade in memory by all means do so, you'll notice the quickness.
     
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    X3. Was a Windows user for years. Made the switch last year after using my wifes. We both got a laptop 4 1/2 yrs ago. Her's still runs like it was brand new. I've reinstalled Windows 3 times and replaced my hard drive. Still runs slower than her's. After that, I'll never go back.
     
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    Thanks for all the good advice guys,

    I agree with jigzor completely, I don't have any mac experience and don't really want to spend the extra bucks for it. Don't get me wrong, I love the architecture of the Macs and don't disagree that it is easy to use and stable etc. I am just used to using pc's and I need something that will be compatible with my desktop and software that I already have.
     
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    Yep... In 2004 if you asked me would I ever own a mac. I woulda laughed and said why??? After loving windows, buying a new PC every 2 yrs and formating the damn things every 3 months... just got tired.
    Bought a mac in 2005, still have it. 0 problems, no antivirus... don't need it. No spam wear.. it works... yep, more money but worth every penny
     
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    I have 2 Dell Inspirons that I've owned for about 2 years. One is XP, the other is Vista. I'm thinking about getting a Netbook with XP and the 10" screen. Anyone have any experience with the Dell's ?
     
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    you know, you should go to any local computer store, and spend half hour messing around with a mac, yes they are more expensive, but honestly, you'll never look back
     
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