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Lots of students are. Everyone at my office just got iPads for meetings.

UC Berkeley is not the place to judge norms.

That being said, buy your hardware for the reason YOU NEED it, not the reason everyone else decides to buy their things. If you want a laptop, get a laptop. Most of the students that get Mac products just get them because they have no idea what they are buying and Macbooks are admittedly cool computers and are perfectly suited for "note taking" kinds of users.

I got a Macbook Pro for school in 2006/2007, and doing it over, I would have gotten a PC just because of the expense, and how little I use it now. Although, it is a *very* nice laptop.
Thanks for the response.

I hope the G74 works out well.

My current desktop specs are:

Q6600 at 2.40 ghz
XFX 780 sli mobo
Corsair dominator 4 gb ddr2
XFX 9800 GTX (stock speeds)
500 gb 7200 rpm drive

How much better or worse is the G74 compared to my current desktop?
Edited by Maxin - 7/22/11 at 4:36am
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9800 gtx vs GTX 560M

which is better?
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Damn,now I'm confused between the G74 A1 and A2 model.

The A2 model has a 250 gb ssd.

Will the ssd make a difference in gaming?

I am not familiar with ssd,so if the ssd is full,will all my other games run on a 7200 rpm drive?
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SSD is just a solid state drive without a spinning platter.

It is typically much faster, and will typically make a noticeable difference for general use. For gaming, it would reduce load times, or perhaps stuttering from dynamically loading map data. If you have a second drive in the laptop (I've never had one with 2) then you could use it just lik a second drive in a desktop.
    
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