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Poll Results: What should I do?

 
  • 41% (7)
    Buy MacBook now
  • 17% (3)
    Buy MacBook Pro now
  • 17% (3)
    Buy MacBook in the fall
  • 23% (4)
    Buy MacBook Pro in the fall
17 Total Votes  
post #11 of 40
Buy a Macbook later in the fall. If you absolutely need the performance and a dedicated video card go with the MacBook Pro.

Leopard will be out hopefully in fall which is why I voted for fall.
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post #12 of 40
I would get a MacBook immediately (I'm going through a very similar decision with college laptop , but I won't bring my desktop for gaming).

You get free ipod, free printer, free shipping. (What more do you _want_!??) You don't get Leopard, but it will only cost $70 whenever you want it (education discount). Do you consider getting comfortable before some fairly tumultuous months? I do...

It'd be nice to have some buffer time to sort out problems (dud battery or whatever bad luck pulls on you)...printer discount expires Saturday!
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post #13 of 40
Don't get a MacBook. They are overpriced... My friend just got one and it really isn't that impressive.

I think you should get a Lenovo T61p.

T7300-T7700
Window XP - Vista
2-4GB DDR2-800
Nvidia Quadro FX 570M (DX10)
100-200GB 5400RPM -7200RPM
1920 x 1200 15.4 LCD (beats the 1440 x 900 on the MacBook)

With all that, it will still be less than the MacBook.
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post #14 of 40
Actual Price?
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post #15 of 40
Quote:
Originally Posted by Audi View Post
Actual Price?
T61p hasn't launched yet. Pricing will be comprable to the T60p. Looking at around $2000 for a very high end build.
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post #16 of 40
Quote:
Originally Posted by pauldovi View Post
Don't get a MacBook. They are overpriced... My friend just got one and it really isn't that impressive.

I think you should get a Lenovo T61p.

T7300-T7700
Window XP - Vista
2-4GB DDR2-800
Nvidia Quadro FX 570M (DX10)
100-200GB 5400RPM -7200RPM
1920 x 1200 15.4 LCD (beats the 1440 x 900 on the MacBook)

With all that, it will still be less than the MacBook.
Are you talking about the Macbook or the Macbook Pro? A T61p will probably run $1400+ with an employee discount, which is right in between MB and MBP. A Thinkpad is the more reliable notebook, but unfortunately it doesn't run OS X. (which I think the Guy wanted)
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post #17 of 40
I'll say get it when Leopard comes out...I am going to Drexel next year!
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post #18 of 40
Where is the option to NOT select a Macbook?
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post #19 of 40
I've seen someone play CS:S on a macbook. It's really not pretty. Think worse than a FX 5200.

I'd wait. I've heard they're putting better gfx cards in the laptops soon. Besides, if this laptop is for school, do you really need it now?
post #20 of 40
xD Not there, because he isn't asking IF he should invest in a Macbook. He's asking WHEN he should invest in one.

You peoples are funnay.
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