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Please, don't flame. I've spent about 10 minutes attempting to dissuade friend from buying an Apple laptop, but his girlfriend wants one that looks stylish and he wants one that can play games. She's helping pick despite him paying it all out of his pocket (it was her idea to get it ). He's willing to spend $1500-1700 and would like a dual boot for some things (Office 2010, Skype, Ventrilo, etc.)

I'm about to cruise around Ben's Bargains, Slickdeals, etc for deals but wanted your input as well.

He's mostly into World of Warcraft, Black Cops , and NBA 2K11.

Also, preferably Intel and GeForce (I don't think Apple even sells AMD/Radeon...but have to make sure).



EDIT Edited title to say "stylish" because that's somehow near the top of the priorities for a computer my friend is buying at his girlfriend's insistence.
Hes into Black Cops eh

He mise well get the best macbook pro he in the price range. -----------------
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Apple Gaming..........Ummmmm...........yeeeaaahhh....... ...
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post #53 of 79
Just get the girl a macbook air for 1300.00 and take the other 1000.00 you would sink into upgrading the macbook pro and build your buddy an sandy bridge desktop. Or even better, just get her an ipad, and really nice setup.
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post #54 of 79
If he's insistent on getting a Mac, the only Mac laptop currently out there that will play games at a respectable frame rate is the 15" or 17" MacBook Pro with the Radeon HD 6750m. If he's a student, he can grab it for $2000.

If you're looking for a stylish laptop that can play games, consider my sig rig, or the HP Envy 14, or the Sony CA series. Keep in mind that the HP Envy is considerably heavier than the MacBook Pro.
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post #55 of 79
This all does sound really silly, and I feel sorry for the OP's friend since he has been put in such a crappy situation... i guess there is no hope he could convince her that she doesn't really need a Mac to have a stylish laptop?

I mean seriously, I don't understand why "style" == "MacBook". People need to wake up and look around, there are lots of other amazing laptops that actually have creative, inspired designs that blow the MacBook out of the water in every conceivable way. In my opinion the Vaio Signature Collection (C series) is a total MacBook killer -- look at the two side-by-side and the Mac comes off as looking like something that was made by Fisher-Price.

Could these Mac laptops possibly look anymore plain? They are nothing more than a rectangular box with rounded corners and a generic chiclet keyboard. Any 3D design student could create a model of one of these very quickly, and very easily. Where are all the little details that make something really interesting and unique? Where is the creativity? There is absolutely no "style" whatsoever, other than pure dullness... the only reason they're unique is because no one else makes such bland-looking laptops.
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@Speedboat: People are sheep and with enough PR and advertising you can get them to believe just about anything. That's where Apple spends it's money.
     
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post #57 of 79
You can always get something related to what you want but not the exact of it.
post #58 of 79
Hate to break it to you... but when a girl wants a Mac, she gets a Mac.
post #59 of 79
Buy a Ipad and the new hp dv7 or dv6 series. I7 sandy bridge + 6770m , its the best bang for you buck atm afaik .
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get an alienware ... all the customizable lighting system will blow her cloth off
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