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Should I get a MAC or PC laptop for college?

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I am deciding between a mac and pc for college.
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usage and budget?
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If you want to fit in with the cool kids, get a Mac. If you are going there to be productive, and get an education, then the PC. Why? because why pay 600 dollars more for a lesser computer. Use that money to buy some raman noodles, you will hate those things by the end.
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I'm going in for either premed or software engineering. I have my custom built pc for any heavy lifting work, I just need something to take notes, browse the web, and word processing.
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Originally Posted by placidity View Post
I'm going in for either premed or software engineering. I have my custom built pc for any heavy lifting work, I just need something to take notes, browse the web, and word processing.
im with crunkosaur
dont get a mac. its just too expensive
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post #6 of 48
If you can afford it, go for it. Their laptops are solid as hell. You can complain about Macs all you want, but they do make a damn fine laptop.
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Moved to the appropriate subforum. Please try to select the right one before posting a thread

Also, if it's just for note taking all you really need is a netbook or tablet(like the asus transformer). The current generation of macbooks are way way overkill for that. Example, I'm studying electrical engineering, I have an alienware m11x. I almost literally don't use it so I'm selling it and buying an asus transformer to replace my pen and paper as well as my laptop
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a mac is a pc
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post #9 of 48
Quote:
Originally Posted by placidity View Post
I'm going in for either premed or software engineering. I have my custom built pc for any heavy lifting work, I just need something to take notes, browse the web, and word processing.
Tablet.
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post #10 of 48
Cheapest laptop you can find and put Ubuntu on it. They have freeware (openoffice I think?) where you can save the documents as .doc .xls etc...saves you a lot of money and has a GUI of a Mac now. You win in both cases!
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