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post #71 of 84
Lmao. I had to reward MYSELF with my sig rig from graduating high school.

I think you should know that I built my rig on this August and i'm on my third year of university .


OP, if he is already "spoiled", do all of yourselves a favor and buy the freakin Mac. NOW. Do not buy something "cheap" to save for a MacBook "later" because all of you will end up wasting even more money than originally thought.


Also, I bought my 2009 MBP last year on eBay for $900. 512MB 9600GT and the 2.66GHz C2D. Spent like four months searching around. I use it for programming, and it's fine. You just got to teach him how to use it well, and he will never have any problems with Windows incompatibilities and whatever else were the problems that some people here stated from having friends with Apple laptops.

Hope you sort it out soon! Search around well, and with patience.
     
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The Apple store has refurb models online. You could look at those. These are pretty standard prices and you're buying from Apple.
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With a budget that could stretch up to 2K$ he could put a rig together that would be pretty scary. I know that's not the question, but still, damn. 2500k, 27" monitor and a 580 would be easy to do, and put it all in a Silverstone case for looks that trump a Mac lappy...
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post #74 of 84
Or if you want an ultrabook that kicks the ****e out of an air for $1200

ASUS ZENBOOK
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...tem=34-230-167

Or this and it will play WOW like a violin
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16834220996
post #75 of 84
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PC..... Mac is way overpriced and people only like them because of the name. haha so many people in my programming class complained of having issues because their macs had a hard time running the programs.
No... not because of name... people at programming classes is best to use XCode otherwise bootcamp into Windows to run java, C+.

Long ago, Mac do sucks until they are base on Intel processor.

OS X is very useful in Production environment. Don't get me wrong.
I'm a Windows user for 11 years and Mac user for 8 years.

At job I use Windows for production and they sucks, I hate the folder explorer, unorganized... nothing is fast as OS X for accessing files and programs. I'm not talking about SSD speed or whatsoever.

It's the User Experiences is excellent on OS X. The reason I have MacBook Pro is because of OS X.

At my University, all the 27" iMac now startup as dual boot. You have the option to boot in OS X or Windows 7. It's just that simple.

They are expensive yes but yet they are amazing at productivity.

I'm bias on both Mac and Windows. I use each system for different purposes beside performances.
Stop being so ignorant at one side.
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OP, there's only so much selection you have with Apple. If your brother wants a Mac, then he should get a Macbook Pro and just forget about it. If you're intent on saving money, get a used one. Your brother and maybe your family as well is seeing the Mac as a status symbol. This is a Windows-dominated community and world, like it or not, and you WILL get recommended more logical choices that COST LESS MONEY.

If you don't want those recommendations, then you've come to the WRONG place and are a TROLL.
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If you don't want those recommendations, then you've come to the WRONG place and are a TROLL.
He's not a Troll.
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As the owner of 3 various Macbooks, get him the MacBook Air 13". It's the best one for your money.
 
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No...

OS X is very useful in Production environment. Don't get me wrong.
I'm a Windows user for 11 years and Mac user for 8 years.

At job I use Windows for production and they sucks, I hate the folder explorer, unorganized... nothing is fast as OS X for accessing files and programs. I'm not talking about SSD speed or whatsoever.

It's the User Experiences is excellent on OS X. The reason I have MacBook Pro is because of OS X.

At my University, all the 27" iMac now startup as dual boot. You have the option to boot in OS X or Windows 7. It's just that simple.

They are expensive yes but yet they are amazing at productivity.
Almost the same feeling as you.

I run 4 total VM's on mine. Not always at the same time because it isn't needed.

Two of the VM's are for Wireless Network Management suites (Cisco WCS/Aruba Airwave), another runs a guest authentication platform. Those are for demo use.

Have a VM of Windows 7 for other stuff. Tested Windows 8 as well.

Take snap shots of other VM's so that I can remove them when not needed.

It's not like we are still in the days of the PowerPC. They definitely work really well now.

I used to knock Macbooks, but I have no issues with them now.
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He's not a Troll.
Okay, this is how you make a decision on how to buy an Apple laptop:

How big do you want the screen to be?
How much money do you want to spend?

Find suitable candidate. Make purchase.

There's not much you can say about Macbook Pros because there are three different sizes and up to two different choices per size.
Take your pick.

For the most part, you get 4GB of RAM, either a dual core or quad core processor, Intel onboard or auto-selectable Intel/AMD graphics and your choice of a slow 5400RPM hard drive in various capacities or an extremely expensive SSD.

And in this entire post, I've summed up all the major differences between all the MBPs.
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