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Then install Vista on it if you need to. I have not touched or seen a notebook thats as well built as Apple's notebooks are. The little bit extra is worth the security...
Cept it's not a LITTLE bit extra... it's like 3x extra. I mean, you can buy a brand new Vista PC with the SAME specs and functionality as a macbook (for the average student anyway) for 1/3 the cost. Why in the world would you spend $1,200 on a macbook when you can buy a system with the same specs and a more generally compatible OS for $400? That's what I really can't understand....
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Macbooks are only good for doing work on. They are smaller that the average laptop and because they have less games on them they can be less distracting.

But they are overpriced compared to a windows computer of the same specs. And they are not the smallest laptops you can get. Just look at the Eee PC, the only thing that thing can do is Word Processing, no modern game will run on it. But its small, light and portable. It also has windows.

I would buy an Eee PC over a Mac any time. And any laptop is overpriced compared to a desktop. If your going to get a laptop get a cheep one because paying over a thousand dollars is a waste. I bought a 2500$ laptop for grade 12 and now its utter crap, and that was 2 years ago.

If you dont care about games why buy a desktop? Most desktops are for games anyways. Look at everyone who has laptops at universitys, they dont play games on them. Especaly if they are macs. Laptops can be a cheap, easy and portable alternative to a huge workstation. Such as the Eee PC at only 399.

And dont give me that not everyone plays games crap. There are probably just as many people who play games as there are that dont play games. And half of all the people who own PC's is alot. That makes games pretty important.
    
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Well, if you are going into Engineering, and get a Mac....good luck. There are pretty much ZERO engineering programs made for Macs.
Yep, not enough programs that’s the downfall.
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Then you have not looked hard enough, and you thinking that Apple OSes provide better security is a gross misunderstanding on your part.

It would be dumb to buy a MacBook only to install Windows on it unless I absolutely had to have OSX. Since I can do anything in Windows that I would use a Mac for (as is the case for most people), it wouldn't be worth it. Apple notebooks are already overpriced, and now you're saying to add the additional cost of an OS? Not likely.
You misunderstood me. I don't mean security software wise, I mean security hardware wise. Mac has GREAT support. I love the way Macbooks look... Get over yourself. I don't care if you like Dell, Sony, Asus, or whatever more...thats awesome. The fact is some people are willing to pay an extra 200$ for something they want.

And don't BS, both OS's have security problems. I personally feel safer on my mac, though...quite a lot more security exploits are made for windows...not for OSX.

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Cept it's not a LITTLE bit extra... it's like 3x extra. I mean, you can buy a brand new Vista PC with the SAME specs and functionality as a macbook (for the average student anyway) for 1/3 the cost. Why in the world would you spend $1,200 on a macbook when you can buy a system with the same specs and a more generally compatible OS for $400? That's what I really can't understand....
'3x extra.' '400$ for a PC with same specs.' O.K. -futile-

THG, you wana take this one?
    
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I'm going to go ahead and be smart with my portable computer solution for college next year by buying an EEE PC or similar. More power to my desktop and more portability to my um, portable device. Maybe I'm just poor though.
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I personally feel safer on my mac, though...
Reality > how you "feel"
    
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To the OP: That's because college students don't think about money the way real people do. Lack of opportunity cost is the #1 reason for MAC purchases. Hence the only people who buy them are people for whom someone else picks up the tab, EG graphics/engineering pros, college kids, etc.
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90% of college students want a Mercedes and a 800,000 dollar house upon graduation......

This doesnt show anything except people want things they cant afford and/or dont understand.
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I am trying SO HARD to understand this... It is painful, but there HAS to be some reason people want to pay more for less. I just gotta think about it. Hmm... This is so tough!
    
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This is that average 40%. I see how it fits in.



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