Overclock.net › Forums › Mobile Computing Forum › Laptops and Netbooks › Should I get a Macbook?
New Posts  All Forums:Forum Nav:

Should I get a Macbook?

post #1 of 75
Thread Starter 
I already have a HP dm1z but for whatever reason, I feel like upgrading to a Macbook Pro/Air. I don't do much besides taking notes, movies and some light gaming. Would it be worth it selling my dm1z and spending possibly $500+ to get a Macbook Pro/Air? One major reason I want to upgrade to a Macbook is because I want to use a new OS.
Trollin'
(14 items)
 
   
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
i5 3570k @4.6ghz ASRock Z77 Extreme4  EVGA GTX 670 Samsung 8GB DDR3 1600 
Hard DriveHard DriveCoolingOS
Samsung 840 Pro 128GB WD Green 2TB Corsair H80 Windows 7 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
Realforce 87u PCP&C MkIII 600w Antec 1100 Logitech Performance MX 
Mouse PadAudio
Steelseries Qck+ Klipsch Promedia 2.1 
CPURAMHard Drive
i5 3210M 8GB 1600mhz 500gb 
  hide details  
Reply
Trollin'
(14 items)
 
   
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
i5 3570k @4.6ghz ASRock Z77 Extreme4  EVGA GTX 670 Samsung 8GB DDR3 1600 
Hard DriveHard DriveCoolingOS
Samsung 840 Pro 128GB WD Green 2TB Corsair H80 Windows 7 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
Realforce 87u PCP&C MkIII 600w Antec 1100 Logitech Performance MX 
Mouse PadAudio
Steelseries Qck+ Klipsch Promedia 2.1 
CPURAMHard Drive
i5 3210M 8GB 1600mhz 500gb 
  hide details  
Reply
post #2 of 75
Where the hell are you getting a MB for $500? The air starts at 999 and the pro at 1199.
New OS? Linux.
The answer is no, keep your laptop and switch to Linux if you want a new OS.
post #3 of 75
Thread Starter 
Quote:
Originally Posted by OutlawNeedsHelp View Post

Where the hell are you getting a MB for $500? The air starts at 999 and the pro at 1199.
New OS? Linux.
The answer is no, keep your laptop and switch to Linux if you want a new OS.

I could sell my laptop to cover some of the cost then buy a used one. I've tried Linux and I didn't like it.
Trollin'
(14 items)
 
   
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
i5 3570k @4.6ghz ASRock Z77 Extreme4  EVGA GTX 670 Samsung 8GB DDR3 1600 
Hard DriveHard DriveCoolingOS
Samsung 840 Pro 128GB WD Green 2TB Corsair H80 Windows 7 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
Realforce 87u PCP&C MkIII 600w Antec 1100 Logitech Performance MX 
Mouse PadAudio
Steelseries Qck+ Klipsch Promedia 2.1 
CPURAMHard Drive
i5 3210M 8GB 1600mhz 500gb 
  hide details  
Reply
Trollin'
(14 items)
 
   
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
i5 3570k @4.6ghz ASRock Z77 Extreme4  EVGA GTX 670 Samsung 8GB DDR3 1600 
Hard DriveHard DriveCoolingOS
Samsung 840 Pro 128GB WD Green 2TB Corsair H80 Windows 7 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
Realforce 87u PCP&C MkIII 600w Antec 1100 Logitech Performance MX 
Mouse PadAudio
Steelseries Qck+ Klipsch Promedia 2.1 
CPURAMHard Drive
i5 3210M 8GB 1600mhz 500gb 
  hide details  
Reply
post #4 of 75
If you want to, go for it.



There are a lot better laptops out there though. The Dell 15z is a very nice one, just off the top of my head.
post #5 of 75
I think you can buy the Apple OS from iTunes or the apple store. It is about 50 Bucks. Get that and install it on the laptop. Not sure if it is legal/or possible, I need someone to back me up here.
Navy Beast
(14 items)
 
Brother's PC
(13 items)
 
 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
[INTEL] Core i7 3770K @ 4.5 GHz w/ 1.225V [ASUS] P8Z77-V [GIGABYTE] GTX 670 Windforce Edition [CORSAIR] Vengeance 8GB 1866MHz CL9 
Hard DriveHard DriveOptical DriveCooling
[Intel] 520 120GB [WD] Green 1TB SATA II [SAMSUNG] SH-222BB [NOCTUA] NH-U12P-SE2 
OSMonitorKeyboardPower
[MICROSOFT] Windows 7 Ultimate 64 Bit [ASUS] VH242 24" 1920 x 1080 [BENQ] A800  [CORSAIR] AX750 
CaseMouse
[NZXT] Switch 810 Microsoft Windows Optical Mouse 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
[AMD] Athlon II x2 240 @ 3.0GHz [MSi] 785GM-E51 [MSi] AMD Integrated HD 4200 Kingston 2 x 2GB DDR3 Dual Channel @ 1064MHz 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
Western Digital Caviar Green 1TB SATA 2 BENQ DVD DD DW1640 ATA Device IDE Windows Ultimate 64 Bit ASUS VH242 24" 1920 x 1080 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
Microsoft USB Digital Media Keyboard (IntelliType) Eurocase 400 watt Eurocase Middle Tower 5425 (no case fans) Microsoft USB Wheel Mouse Optical (IntelliPoint) 
Mouse Pad
N/A 
  hide details  
Reply
Navy Beast
(14 items)
 
Brother's PC
(13 items)
 
 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
[INTEL] Core i7 3770K @ 4.5 GHz w/ 1.225V [ASUS] P8Z77-V [GIGABYTE] GTX 670 Windforce Edition [CORSAIR] Vengeance 8GB 1866MHz CL9 
Hard DriveHard DriveOptical DriveCooling
[Intel] 520 120GB [WD] Green 1TB SATA II [SAMSUNG] SH-222BB [NOCTUA] NH-U12P-SE2 
OSMonitorKeyboardPower
[MICROSOFT] Windows 7 Ultimate 64 Bit [ASUS] VH242 24" 1920 x 1080 [BENQ] A800  [CORSAIR] AX750 
CaseMouse
[NZXT] Switch 810 Microsoft Windows Optical Mouse 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
[AMD] Athlon II x2 240 @ 3.0GHz [MSi] 785GM-E51 [MSi] AMD Integrated HD 4200 Kingston 2 x 2GB DDR3 Dual Channel @ 1064MHz 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
Western Digital Caviar Green 1TB SATA 2 BENQ DVD DD DW1640 ATA Device IDE Windows Ultimate 64 Bit ASUS VH242 24" 1920 x 1080 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
Microsoft USB Digital Media Keyboard (IntelliType) Eurocase 400 watt Eurocase Middle Tower 5425 (no case fans) Microsoft USB Wheel Mouse Optical (IntelliPoint) 
Mouse Pad
N/A 
  hide details  
Reply
post #6 of 75
I am thoroughly enjoying mine. It was costly, yes; but as long as I don't spill crap on it, it is covered under a warranty for 3 years.

You cannot find a laptop with as much power as the macbook pro with as good of battery life. I played transport tycoon for almost 5 hours on it the other night on battery power. Went to work the next day and used it for some encoding work.

If you want a mac, spend enough to get one you will enjoy using. Do not get the cheapest one since it really isn't any better than a standard HP or Dell.

As for the OS, I find myself going back an forth between windows and osx all the time.
post #7 of 75
You could find nicer, lighter, thinner systems with the same performance and battery life for cheaper. If it's just for OSX, why not try Hackintosh? But if you want a Mac, well, just get a Mac! There's no way around getting a Mac if you want a Mac...
 
Lanbox Lite
(16 items)
 
 
CPUGraphicsRAMHard Drive
i3-2310M Intel HD 3000 8GB DDR3 Samsung 830 64GB SSD 
Hard DriveOSMonitorCase
640GB Hitachi HDD Windows 7 13.3" LCD Magnesium Alloy, 3.2lbs 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Phenom II X4 955 BE Gigabyte GA-MA78GPM-UD2H MSI Hawk R5770 3x2GB G.Skill DDR2 800 4-4-4-12 
Hard DriveHard DriveOptical DriveCooling
1TB Samsung Spinpoint F3 250 GB WD Caviar Black Samsung 20X DVD-R/RW Thermaltake MaxOrb 
CoolingOSMonitorPower
Noctua NF-B9-1600 Windows 7 Pro 64-bit BenQ E2420HD, 24" 1920x1080 TT Purepower 500W 
Case
TT Lanbox Lite 
  hide details  
Reply
 
Lanbox Lite
(16 items)
 
 
CPUGraphicsRAMHard Drive
i3-2310M Intel HD 3000 8GB DDR3 Samsung 830 64GB SSD 
Hard DriveOSMonitorCase
640GB Hitachi HDD Windows 7 13.3" LCD Magnesium Alloy, 3.2lbs 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Phenom II X4 955 BE Gigabyte GA-MA78GPM-UD2H MSI Hawk R5770 3x2GB G.Skill DDR2 800 4-4-4-12 
Hard DriveHard DriveOptical DriveCooling
1TB Samsung Spinpoint F3 250 GB WD Caviar Black Samsung 20X DVD-R/RW Thermaltake MaxOrb 
CoolingOSMonitorPower
Noctua NF-B9-1600 Windows 7 Pro 64-bit BenQ E2420HD, 24" 1920x1080 TT Purepower 500W 
Case
TT Lanbox Lite 
  hide details  
Reply
post #8 of 75
Quote:
Originally Posted by jrbroad77 View Post

You could find nicer, lighter, thinner systems with the same performance and battery life for cheaper. If it's just for OSX, why not try Hackintosh? But if you want a Mac, well, just get a Mac! There's no way around getting a Mac if you want a Mac...

This. Rep +
Navy Beast
(14 items)
 
Brother's PC
(13 items)
 
 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
[INTEL] Core i7 3770K @ 4.5 GHz w/ 1.225V [ASUS] P8Z77-V [GIGABYTE] GTX 670 Windforce Edition [CORSAIR] Vengeance 8GB 1866MHz CL9 
Hard DriveHard DriveOptical DriveCooling
[Intel] 520 120GB [WD] Green 1TB SATA II [SAMSUNG] SH-222BB [NOCTUA] NH-U12P-SE2 
OSMonitorKeyboardPower
[MICROSOFT] Windows 7 Ultimate 64 Bit [ASUS] VH242 24" 1920 x 1080 [BENQ] A800  [CORSAIR] AX750 
CaseMouse
[NZXT] Switch 810 Microsoft Windows Optical Mouse 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
[AMD] Athlon II x2 240 @ 3.0GHz [MSi] 785GM-E51 [MSi] AMD Integrated HD 4200 Kingston 2 x 2GB DDR3 Dual Channel @ 1064MHz 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
Western Digital Caviar Green 1TB SATA 2 BENQ DVD DD DW1640 ATA Device IDE Windows Ultimate 64 Bit ASUS VH242 24" 1920 x 1080 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
Microsoft USB Digital Media Keyboard (IntelliType) Eurocase 400 watt Eurocase Middle Tower 5425 (no case fans) Microsoft USB Wheel Mouse Optical (IntelliPoint) 
Mouse Pad
N/A 
  hide details  
Reply
Navy Beast
(14 items)
 
Brother's PC
(13 items)
 
 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
[INTEL] Core i7 3770K @ 4.5 GHz w/ 1.225V [ASUS] P8Z77-V [GIGABYTE] GTX 670 Windforce Edition [CORSAIR] Vengeance 8GB 1866MHz CL9 
Hard DriveHard DriveOptical DriveCooling
[Intel] 520 120GB [WD] Green 1TB SATA II [SAMSUNG] SH-222BB [NOCTUA] NH-U12P-SE2 
OSMonitorKeyboardPower
[MICROSOFT] Windows 7 Ultimate 64 Bit [ASUS] VH242 24" 1920 x 1080 [BENQ] A800  [CORSAIR] AX750 
CaseMouse
[NZXT] Switch 810 Microsoft Windows Optical Mouse 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
[AMD] Athlon II x2 240 @ 3.0GHz [MSi] 785GM-E51 [MSi] AMD Integrated HD 4200 Kingston 2 x 2GB DDR3 Dual Channel @ 1064MHz 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
Western Digital Caviar Green 1TB SATA 2 BENQ DVD DD DW1640 ATA Device IDE Windows Ultimate 64 Bit ASUS VH242 24" 1920 x 1080 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
Microsoft USB Digital Media Keyboard (IntelliType) Eurocase 400 watt Eurocase Middle Tower 5425 (no case fans) Microsoft USB Wheel Mouse Optical (IntelliPoint) 
Mouse Pad
N/A 
  hide details  
Reply
post #9 of 75
Quote:
Originally Posted by Atham View Post

I think you can buy the Apple OS from iTunes or the apple store. It is about 50 Bucks. Get that and install it on the laptop. Not sure if it is legal/or possible, I need someone to back me up here.

I'm 200% sure that is not legal. Possible yes but legal no.
Darth
(15 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Q9550 C1 @ 3.40 Evga 790i FTW 2x EVGA GTX 560 8GB Sector 5 1600 
Hard DriveHard DriveHard DriveOptical Drive
OCZ Agility 2 Hitachi 2TB  Segate 1TB ASUS 
OSMonitorKeyboardPower
Windows 7 Pro 64 Bit Samsung 2333HD ThermalTake Meka Gunit  Antec EW 750w 
CaseMouseMouse Pad
HAF 932 Black Edition Logitech Performance MX EVGA Performance Surface 
  hide details  
Reply
Darth
(15 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Q9550 C1 @ 3.40 Evga 790i FTW 2x EVGA GTX 560 8GB Sector 5 1600 
Hard DriveHard DriveHard DriveOptical Drive
OCZ Agility 2 Hitachi 2TB  Segate 1TB ASUS 
OSMonitorKeyboardPower
Windows 7 Pro 64 Bit Samsung 2333HD ThermalTake Meka Gunit  Antec EW 750w 
CaseMouseMouse Pad
HAF 932 Black Edition Logitech Performance MX EVGA Performance Surface 
  hide details  
Reply
post #10 of 75
Quote:
Originally Posted by Jake_620 View Post

I'm 200% sure that is not legal. Possible yes but legal no.

Thanks for letting me know. I don't want to get into any trouble. What about a hackintosh? Is that legal?
Navy Beast
(14 items)
 
Brother's PC
(13 items)
 
 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
[INTEL] Core i7 3770K @ 4.5 GHz w/ 1.225V [ASUS] P8Z77-V [GIGABYTE] GTX 670 Windforce Edition [CORSAIR] Vengeance 8GB 1866MHz CL9 
Hard DriveHard DriveOptical DriveCooling
[Intel] 520 120GB [WD] Green 1TB SATA II [SAMSUNG] SH-222BB [NOCTUA] NH-U12P-SE2 
OSMonitorKeyboardPower
[MICROSOFT] Windows 7 Ultimate 64 Bit [ASUS] VH242 24" 1920 x 1080 [BENQ] A800  [CORSAIR] AX750 
CaseMouse
[NZXT] Switch 810 Microsoft Windows Optical Mouse 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
[AMD] Athlon II x2 240 @ 3.0GHz [MSi] 785GM-E51 [MSi] AMD Integrated HD 4200 Kingston 2 x 2GB DDR3 Dual Channel @ 1064MHz 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
Western Digital Caviar Green 1TB SATA 2 BENQ DVD DD DW1640 ATA Device IDE Windows Ultimate 64 Bit ASUS VH242 24" 1920 x 1080 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
Microsoft USB Digital Media Keyboard (IntelliType) Eurocase 400 watt Eurocase Middle Tower 5425 (no case fans) Microsoft USB Wheel Mouse Optical (IntelliPoint) 
Mouse Pad
N/A 
  hide details  
Reply
Navy Beast
(14 items)
 
Brother's PC
(13 items)
 
 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
[INTEL] Core i7 3770K @ 4.5 GHz w/ 1.225V [ASUS] P8Z77-V [GIGABYTE] GTX 670 Windforce Edition [CORSAIR] Vengeance 8GB 1866MHz CL9 
Hard DriveHard DriveOptical DriveCooling
[Intel] 520 120GB [WD] Green 1TB SATA II [SAMSUNG] SH-222BB [NOCTUA] NH-U12P-SE2 
OSMonitorKeyboardPower
[MICROSOFT] Windows 7 Ultimate 64 Bit [ASUS] VH242 24" 1920 x 1080 [BENQ] A800  [CORSAIR] AX750 
CaseMouse
[NZXT] Switch 810 Microsoft Windows Optical Mouse 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
[AMD] Athlon II x2 240 @ 3.0GHz [MSi] 785GM-E51 [MSi] AMD Integrated HD 4200 Kingston 2 x 2GB DDR3 Dual Channel @ 1064MHz 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
Western Digital Caviar Green 1TB SATA 2 BENQ DVD DD DW1640 ATA Device IDE Windows Ultimate 64 Bit ASUS VH242 24" 1920 x 1080 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
Microsoft USB Digital Media Keyboard (IntelliType) Eurocase 400 watt Eurocase Middle Tower 5425 (no case fans) Microsoft USB Wheel Mouse Optical (IntelliPoint) 
Mouse Pad
N/A 
  hide details  
Reply
New Posts  All Forums:Forum Nav:
  Return Home
  Back to Forum: Laptops and Netbooks
Overclock.net › Forums › Mobile Computing Forum › Laptops and Netbooks › Should I get a Macbook?