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For sure, that is the next step in the process. And yeah that laptop does look super legit but she really likes the LOOK of the Lenovo and you know how girls are about FORM vs FUNCTION. ****, I am too most of the time. I traded my 10 second beater hatch in for a 17 second clean hatch just because I was tired of not looking fly LOL.
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While I have on order an mSATA SSD (mini PCIe slot in these Lenovos that is SATA 3) The 750GB 5400rpm drive is really not that bad at all. Windows boots within 40 seconds and programs load up within a few seconds. Sure it is not instant like my SSD on my desktop, but it is not horrible as people make them out to be.

The speeds are going to be inconsequential to her, as she is coming from a ******* SINGLE core, AMD rig that sucks bawlz. The reliability factor is the most important for her, but as she is going to backup all her files constantly its is not THAT big of immediate concern for her. And the only reason I am looking at SSD's is to show her how much they cost compared to her. I would of course wait as long as possible before swapping out the Hard Drive unless the budget allowed it.
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Save the money and buy a MacBook. It will pay off in the long run since it's mainly for music and most music students right now have MacBooks. When you get a Windows laptop, you're probably gonna end up hating it since no one else has it and then cave in to buy a MacBook.

Please, elaborate. . Why does she need to have the same as everyone else. Yes, this IS Cali and I know how important it is down here to fit in and have the {said in the most pompous and arrogant voice imaginable "Macbook Air" or the "Gucci" purse, or "7 Series Bimmer".. But I mean, wont the files be transferable, wont the settings and options and **** BASICALLY be the same? She is not retarded dumb like some Cali girls, she is rather smart. I just don't see the NEED to spend twice as much for a damn Mac. Please help me see what every other SoCal stunner sees. biggrin.gif
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**** **** I kinda do.
Who's Mk IV ?? Looks very familar. Course all black Supra's do. And I actually have seen that laptop in threads talked up quite a bit.

A lucky man's MKIV. I plan to get a similar one in the summer. biggrin.gif
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A lucky man's MKIV. I plan to get a similar one in the summer. biggrin.gif

offtopic.gif What I dont understand is how the hell you canucks have some of the cleanest JDM rides known to man when you have the worst weather, worst roads, and are so far from Japan lol ??

It dumbfounds me, time and time again.

It looks cleeeean.

And to get back on topic. .

http://www.apple.com/macbookair/specs.html

I just can not see why people spend the money for crap that is clearly NOT as good.
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Macbook air is 100% garbage......What is your price range for SSD's
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Macbook air is 100% garbage......What is your price range for SSD's

Well, it looks like with everything there will only be an extra $150ish left. Which means that she is going to have to keep an eye on her storage I know, because she wont have very much space at that budget. Might make sense just for her to wait it out and rock a HDD for a while.
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Macbook air is 100% garbage......What is your price range for SSD's

I don't think it can be called 100% garbage.

I guess you could if you think all Ultra PCs are 100% garbage. Anything thin, light and ultra portable.
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I don't think it can be called 100% garbage.
I guess you could if you think all Ultra PCs are 100% garbage. Anything thin, light and ultra portable.

LOL I know what he's sayin' though.

But yeah, he might have overdone it a little with the 100%.

I have had a few macbooks in my day, and while they are rather neat, and sort of amusing with their Steve Jobsy kinda quirky personalities I really feel like once the novelty wears off I am left with something that is slower, weirder, and a something a lot less convenient. And at the end of the day, I must say that is is twice as hard to work on them or order parts for them if there is any issue. To a manly man like myself who doesn't trust anyone but himself to work on his **** this is just not acceptable. Also, Apple **** is for girls and metrosexuals. devil.gif
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Out of the box OSX has music editing software (garage band). Now what you first need to find out is if the software she needs is OS dependent. Cause if its OSX only then your decision is made for you.

As for OSX vs Windows. OS X does have the advantage that it doesn't a performance hit as big as windows does over time. But I'm the type of person wipes their laptop and desktop every 4-6 months. Sometimes more. That's not to say windows crawls but with the ame usage from what i experienced, windows gets weighed down faster. Which is a software issue not a hardware issue.

I find my self becoming more attract to OSX since I got my mac in early 2011 (mid 2010 model on sale cause of new units). Its simple and everything you need is there in terms of getting to it faster. It doesn't make a difference realistically. It's more visually attractive out of the box. I have both 7 and OSX on my laptop. I always booted in to windows and now I find my self defaulting to OSX more than windows.

OSX versus Windows on battery life( THIS IS ON A SOFTWARE LEVEL NOT THE ACTUAL BATTERY). OSX takes the crown for battery life management. So if you find a battery of the same specs on a windows laptop and a mac, from my experience from running windows on my mac, the battery lasts longer in OSX. Of course all other specs such as processing and what not would have to be the same to make that comparison. This has to do with OSX being tailored to specific hardware where windows tries to make the best with what it has.

I will say that how it handles its files with installation and what not is easier. A lot of programs you just drag and drop to the Apps folder and it installs on its own (see steam, vlc, and more).

Security wise, OSX makes it a bit tougher to get infections because of the way it handles things with permissions. That isn't to say that it doesn't get infections, but that its lower market share makes it less of a target (which is growing).

Heat, chances are the windows laptop will have better heat management when using something that requires power like youtube videos. My mac gets soooo hot when i watch youtube.

Macs start at roughly around 1199 if I'm not mistaken and do have a higher resale value.

Dual boot advantage. In the event your friend needs osx but likes windows, they have the option of running both on a mac. I have one in the event I work some where that requires OSX experience I have a way of getting that in there.

Touch pad. I like how the touchpad works in osx. 2 fingers to scroll, 3 fingers for top page bottom page, forward and backwards for web browser, 4 for switching apps, clear screen, and dashboard even though I dont use the dashboard.

One thing I wish OSX had was software like the snipping feature instead of a button combo for that, it doesn't have windows equivalent of installed programs, and thats about it. I don't normally have a problem with the software library.

also if you do get a mac and need presentation software, get iWork for keynote. Its much better than power point. But thats about it.
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Also, Apple **** is for girls and metrosexuals. devil.gif

I do hope there is a hint of sarcasm with that, since it would be a overall "idiot" way of seeing things.

I'll take it as sarcasm. thumb.gif

But, I am the same as most people (on this site), I hate prebuilt "OEM" computers to a certain extent. Not much you can do in terms of Laptops though. I say "on this site" since we are considered the minority compared to most computer owners.

I still stick by the idea of going and checking the laptops out in person. Make sure you like the keyboard, screen, weight and over all the trackpad. Nothing worse than having a computer with a crappy trackpad. The one on my HP TM2T is blatantly terrible, to the point that I might start taking a mouse with me.

And never recommend to a girl something that could be bad. If you force a certain computer on them, they will hate it for life. They probably wont take care of it either. biggrin.gif
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I'm gonna go out on a limb here and suggest an HP dv6, with whatever specs you can afford. I got a dv6-6140us, and as far as audio goes, it's above average. 2 headphone ports are nice, your friend would probably like the "Beats" branding it has, and HP does truly add some shielding to the audio components. They're cheap for the specs, and they're everywhere, so your friend can look at one in a store before buying. After putting a 128gb SSD in mine, I've been pretty careless with it, and it's been solid. Unlike the Y570 (which I admit I would rather buy), it doesn't look half bad.

I've also seen an HP Envy 14 go for below $800. The Asus n55sf is arguably your friend's dream laptop, but it's just out of your budget.
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