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Lol alright.

Yeah my biggest issue with this is if I'm going to have issues with any software or anything in college but from what I'm hearing I shouldn't be worried about that.

Do they have like docking stations and things like that, since I'm planning on hooking it up with my monitor, keyboard, mouse etc.
Yep
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lol a thousand dollars...
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I may be off base here or even incorrect. But, from what I have seen, the hardware in Macs are no different in similarly configured PC's. Also, since Linux is similar to Mac OS in the area of stability. Why not buy a Lenovo, best rated laptop next to Macs,; and run a dual boot Linux/Windows operating system and run a Mac OS as well on the same laptop.
I understand the look and feel of Macs is one of the selling points for consumers as well as stability and ease of use.
But, would it not be more economical and prudent to invest in a PC configuration with equal hardware that is upgradeable at a fraction of the price with equal and alternative operating systems?
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You can get an adapter for hdmi for like $15 with a cable included. Keyboard and mouse through usb.

http://www.meritline.com/mini-displa...--p-42815.aspx
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I may be off base here or even incorrect. But, from what I have seen, the hardware in Macs are no different in similarly configured PC's. Also, since Linux is similar to Mac OS in the area of stability. Why not buy a Lenovo, best rated laptop next to Macs,; and run a dual boot Linux/Windows operating system and run a Mac OS as well on the same laptop.
I understand the look and feel of Macs is one of the selling points for consumers as well as stability and ease of use.
But, would it not be more economical and prudent to invest in a PC configuration with equal hardware that is upgradeable at a fraction of the price with equal and alternative operating systems?
You know, living with a women who only buys macs, it is VERY hard to convince them otherwise.
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I don't really care that much about upgrading the laptop, honestly. For my major I'll probably be using it to write papers, watch shows/videos and play like sc2 or tf2 at best really.

If I wanted to game seriously I'd do it on my desktop which I don't want to take to college.

I really only care about battery life to be honest, I just don't want it to die on me like every half an hour like my other laptops do now for some reason after every year haha. And of course it's eye candy but that's not really a huge selling point for me.
Edited by xShishy - 7/26/11 at 9:57am
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