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http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16834100133

Last gen with only a core 2 duo but it's a lot cheaper.
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Maybe he should check with his university, they usually offer discounts and stuff.
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http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16834100133

Last gen with only a core 2 duo but it's a lot cheaper.
Does it allow for the latest OSX? (Lion???) because If I recall, only the newest gen does.
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Is there any 17" laptops < $1500? I suppose he can pay those $200-300 for the premium. That's what his girl has and he loves the size of it and said it allows you to multi-task. I'm assuming 1920x1080?



Why try to bait? I'm not going to report kids like you, but GROW UP!

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Also, I'm assuming Apple doesn't play World of Warcraft, which is pretty much the only game he plays (until Guild Wars 2 comes out)
I don't know first hand about WOW. If I play games, they are usually on Steam.

I use it as my Business travel laptop. It's fast, works great and does everything I need. I good amount of network engineers I know have them. Mostly the 13" MBP or Air. You brother will have no issues.

I have the 13" MBP with the i7, 500GB HDD, 8GB of Ram.
Edited by Biscuits_N_Gravy - 10/16/11 at 4:04pm
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Why try to bait?
im not trying to bait, but those two do not belong in the same sentence. This is a PC website, we know what performance is. Apples look nice, thats about it. I admit, I want one just because of the looks, but I dont want to shell out 1500 dollars for a core2 duo and 4 gigs of ram.

Edit: btw apples do play WoW
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Is there any 17" laptops < $1500? I suppose he can pay those $200-300 for the premium. That's what his girl has and he loves the size of it and said it allows you to multi-task. I'm assuming 1920x1080?



Why try to bait? I'm not going to report kids like you, but GROW UP!

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Also, I'm assuming Apple doesn't play World of Warcraft, which is pretty much the only game he plays (until Guild Wars 2 comes out)
Oh this thread is getting good. Best of luck getting a MBP 15 for <$1500. Try $1700. With the education discount. 17" is too big, actually even 15" will give him that "tool" look. Best bet is MBA 13 if you want to look legit. MBP 13's are also fine but they're so 2008.. while everyone with an Air scrapped the first gen and is getting a SB one for double performance.

Sorry if it sounds snobbish but I'm guessing you want something that looks a bit upscale.. big laptops are the wrong way to go.
 
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The only reason to buy Apple is if you need specific software that is only for Mac, which it sounds like most of the stuff he is doing would work either way.

something like this will perform just as well as the 15 inc MBP, looks sleek, and runs about $500 less
http://www.samsung.com/us/computer/l...NP700Z5A-S02US
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I don't get it...you want an APPLE product, yet you don't want to fork out the money for their overpriced products?

That makes no sense.


It's like saying you want a Ferrari and you want it for "cheap."
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That's like saying you want a Mercedez but don't think it's worth the price.

You have to either pay the price or look elsewhere.

As for "best experience" in computers that's subjective to him. Does he want gaming powerhouse performance? Something easy to use but not as powerful? Best is defined differently in both cases.
This. When you buy a mac, you are buying (subjective) ease of use, peace of mind, and a trendy hipster fashion statement.

If that is all he needs, and it sure sounds like it seeing as you are fixated on apple, and said he will only be using it for web surfing, skype, and "college stuff" (word documents, pr0n, and more word documents?), just get the cheapest mac there is and be done with it. My 3 year old $100 retail cellphone can do all those things just fine. He really just wants an apple product after all.

Now.. if you are all fooling yourselves into thinking a mac offers any sort of serious performance benefits for a reasonable price... think again REALLY hard.
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Does it allow for the latest OSX? (Lion???) because If I recall, only the newest gen does.
I just checked on Apple's website and Lion is compatible with all Macs running a Core 2 Duo, Core i3/i5/i7 and Xeon CPUs so it will work flawlessly.
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