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post #21 of 28
If I wasn't a Gamer I would have a Macbook, some guy brought one in today that was an 800MHz with 768MB of RAM, has been dropped, and half of the ocean spilled onto it and it boots fine and runs great. I was jealous of the guy
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post #22 of 28
Macbook aren't crap, they're pretty good, they can play some light gaming on Boot Camp.


If your friend use it for normal use, like internet, IM, email, light gaming, etc, get a Macbook. Also, Macbook has less problem than PC since PC have Windows....-.-

Not all PC lovers hate Mac, just to inform you
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post #23 of 28
Quote:
Originally Posted by Namrac View Post
Macbooks are very nice machines. If he wants a laptop and doesn't game, I see no reason why he shouldn't get one.
Agreed. Sideburns has one, so it cannot suck.
    
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post #24 of 28
I am not a fan of the os myself, I find it to be lacking in some departments, However, what I dislike the most is the inability to change advanced features like everyone at OCN probably does. Plus, the specs on the mac are way less for the price than a same-spec windows based. The only thing you pay for with a mac is the look (does that really affect the performance??) and the OS (Windows owns OS X by a long shot). If he really wants to be hardcore buy a windows machine and load in linux.
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post #25 of 28
Mac books are ok, but I still think they are overpriced for what you get, I mean its not like the macs are using super expensive parts or anything (I've taken them apart at work, basically the same as a vista based laptops, intel mother board, core 2 cpu, ddr2 ram, seagate hd etc.) They are great for video editing, web stuff etc. If he needs it for things like that then go for it, otherwise you could probably get a much cheaper vista laptop that is better spec'd.
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post #27 of 28
Mac isn't my thing, particularly since I game a lot, but it doesn't appear to be bad at all. But I have NO problems with Windows, so I don't particularly feel one is superior to the other. I used OS X in graphic design class and it was OK, but I didn't use it very in-depth and I'm sure the school ruined them with their restrictions and the setup they have for the students to log in with.

It really just depends on what he wants to do.
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post #28 of 28
Quote:
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Mac isn't my thing, particularly since I game a lot, but it doesn't appear to be bad at all. But I have NO problems with Windows, so I don't particularly feel one is superior to the other. I used OS X in graphic design class and it was OK, but I didn't use it very in-depth and I'm sure the school ruined them with their restrictions and the setup they have for the students to log in with.

It really just depends on what he wants to do.
I also had to use a mac for graphics class, and I hated it. I don't know if it was the underpowered G5's (imacs) or the restrictions and limits to it, but I prefered taking the project home and doing it with GIMP2.0 over CS2 or elements. I just wish I had flash at home...those boxes couldn't handle more than about 20 frames of shapetweening.
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