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Originally Posted by importflip View Post

Just get a MacBook seeing as those courses will probably teach with Logic or DP.

Please, elaborate. .

I'm not a Mac fan by any means, but some institutions like to use programs that are on Mac OS. Seeing as you now listed FruityLoops and Reason, just get a decent i5/i7 laptop and look into a USB DAC solution.
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Yeah just fold under the pressure of your peers looking down on you for not owning a Mac. That will help you with your homework and bills, trust me.

A few of my friends tried using a Windows laptop at La Guardia and they ended up having to buy a MacBook.
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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

It isn't just because everyone has it. Like to faMine, few of my friends had to buy a MacBook after their laptop because the teachers just did not want to help someone using a Windows laptop because it was easier for them to help everyone else who had a Mac OS. It isn't peer pressure, it's really how things come down to. Like in my school, my teacher wants us to use Windows laptops only so if we ever have a presentation, it can be hooked up to the SMART board and we're done.
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A few of my friends tried using a Windows laptop at La Guardia and they ended up having to buy a MacBook.
It isn't just because everyone has it. Like to faMine, few of my friends had to buy a MacBook after their laptop because the teachers just did not want to help someone using a Windows laptop because it was easier for them to help everyone else who had a Mac OS. It isn't peer pressure, it's really how things come down to. Like in my school, my teacher wants us to use Windows laptops only so if we ever have a presentation, it can be hooked up to the SMART board and we're done.

Yeah on the real though, F lazy teachers man. I have a few this time around. Lazy AND boring. And one is such an a hole.

But yeah, I hear ya.
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Bump for President's day sales and stuff!

Also, I just picked this up:

2012-02-20145348.jpg

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http://valid.canardpc.com/show_oc.php?id=2259598

Any thoughts on this?
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post #66 of 79
Quote:
Originally Posted by diabloSUCKS View Post

Bump for President's day sales and stuff!
Also, I just picked this up:
2012-02-20145348.jpg
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http://valid.canardpc.com/show_oc.php?id=2259598
Any thoughts on this?

How much?

All I see is 4GB and an i3. For music encoding it is gonna drag compared to a quad core i5 or even an i7. I'm assuming from the GPU being a standard VGA adapter. Its an Intel HD 3000
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post #67 of 79
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How much?
All I see is 4GB and an i3. For music encoding it is gonna drag compared to a quad core i5 or even an i7. I'm assuming from the GPU being a standard VGA adapter. Its an Intel HD 3000




Free for me. Well free + cost of the damn hard drive I had to throw in there. Next up I am going to throw in a GPU. Just cause I I can't leave stock, err. . STOCK thumb.gif




Edited by diabloSUCKS - 2/20/12 at 4:44pm
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post #68 of 79
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Free for me. Well free + cost of the damn hard drive I had to throw in there. Next up I am going to throw in a GPU. Just cause I I can't leave stock, err. . STOCK thumb.gif

Good luck throwing a GPU in there. You're lucky if you can. Laptops aren't built in mind upgrading past RAM and HDD. And have fun taking that whole thing apart cause Sony vaios are a pain in the ass.
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post #69 of 79
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Good luck throwing a GPU in there. You're lucky if you can. Laptops aren't built in mind upgrading past RAM and HDD. And have fun taking that whole thing apart cause Sony vaios are a pain in the ass.

I think maybe I am more manly than you because that sounds like a LOT of fun. And I have already had it open how did you think I got the hard drive in there genius. Drrrr.

Anyways, yeah I like a challenge. But thanks for the heads up or whatever.

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