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Originally Posted by Choggs396 View Post
Wouldn't that defeat the whole purpose of buying a Mac? The hardware is generally almost identical, yet costs more (you even state this yourself) when stamped with the Mac logo and loaded with OSX (or whatever they're using).... so that seems kind of self defeating.
Not really, they make some nice cases on their laptops. I have thought about doing that with a macbook air, but they are too expensive and I really don't want to contribute to the sale of apple products because I dislike them from a business standpoint. I can still see why some people would want to do that though
    
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My laptop was 1250 on sale... It owns any macbook even stock. 8800mgts. It gets 3 hours on average use. My eepc gets a little more when overclocked thoug <>
I get around 4-5 hours on my MacBook.
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Well considering they give us Pro-E, Matlab, Maple, Mathematica, your point is pretty much moot.
First off, your college isn't every other college in the US. Second, you can install Windows on any Intel Mac. Third, I have attended two very reputable engineering colleges, and at both I see a very large portion of the student body using Macs. So again, your point is moot.
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Originally Posted by Twinnuke View Post
When will people learn that Macs suck. They arnt good for anything, except recording and editing.
When will people like you stop being so ignorant?



This is pathetic. I don't even use a Mac, yet I find myself defending Apple's products against a swarm of unbelievably ignorant people.
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how heavy is that and how much was the plan from best buy??? how many hours when your using "amazing"(just kidding with ya) COD4 skills... and macbook stock goes for around 1150(thats including tax)...and yet again I did not buy it and most ppl do not buy their laptops for gaming thats what they have desktops for... but anyways thats your opinion and I hope your civil enough to let me be with my opinion

happy gaming on your laptop
Friends don't let friends attempt to game on laptops. It's just bad form

When I was fresh out of high school I had a little HP laptop, and I played HL2 and Soldier of Fortune II online with it........but that thing was most certainly NOT made for gaming.
I wouldn't ever buy a Mac because they're really expensive......
If I was going to buy a laptop now I would get the ASUS EEEPC. You really can't beat that for the price.
Really though for my EE classes all I need is paper and my TI-85...............we have a computer lab with Matlab for homework, and you really don't need a laptop for engineering......you can fool your parents all you want though.
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Not really, they make some nice cases on their laptops. I have thought about doing that with a macbook air, but they are too expensive and I really don't want to contribute to the sale of apple products because I dislike them from a business standpoint. I can still see why some people would want to do that though
So the case alone is worth the extra cash (and purchasing another OS)? Come on.
    
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Friends don't let friends attempt to game on laptops. It's just bad form

When I was fresh out of high school I had a little HP laptop, and I played HL2 and Soldier of Fortune II online with it........but that thing was most certainly NOT made for gaming.
I wouldn't ever buy a Mac because they're really expensive......
If I was going to buy a laptop now I would get the ASUS EEEPC. You really can't beat that for the price.
I never understand how people are all over those asus things. Had they cost the $200 Asus originally said they would, I would love it. But if you wait for a nice sale you can pull off a fairly decent laptop for about $500. I think that is a much better deal than some "fake" computer with an extremely tiny screen, no hard drive space, and a free OS (surely the copy of XP or Vista that comes with a standard computer is worth the extra $100 in itself). Not to mention I promise an actual laptop will retain its resale value much more than the eepc.

I don't know, maybe its just me or the fact that I was let down by the price, but I could never think of buying one of those. I would own one now if they were $200 though
    
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yea the EEEPC is ok i guess cuz its like 8GB max though i mean I have more than 8GB of music and well just not worth 500 bucks to get 8GB....but a gaming stand poitn is not what apples are for even though they do ok (JUST ok) with WoW and really honestly buying a laptop for gaming or using it for gaming is definetly not worth it
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I get around 4-5 hours on my MacBook.
Lower my processor by 1.3? Lower my ram by 1/2, cut my screen down to tiny, no bluetooth, wifi N? Remove my 2nd hdd, what else is there? SIGH, same hardware and id get a LOT more than you obviously. Id still take the faster and more useful laptop, as I did.
    
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So the case alone is worth the extra cash? Come on.
For some people?? Yes. YOU "come on," you really don't think people pay extra money for cases when it comes to laptops?? Why does dell make the XPS line when they usually use the same components as their standard line?? Cause they are more expensive and have better cases. Do you consider looks when you buy a car?? How about a house?? Hell, aren't you more likely to blow money on a girl if she looks good??! Why do you act surprised by this?? Looks are pretty important to most people in almost everything, laptops included
    
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Lower my processor by 1.3? Lower my ram by 1/2, cut my screen down to tiny, no bluetooth, wifi N? Remove my 2nd hdd, what else is there? SIGH, same hardware and id get a LOT more than you obviously. Id still take the faster and more useful laptop, as I did.
C2D @ 2ghz, 1gb RAM, Bluetooth, Wireless N.

And more useful laptop, its more useful to play CoD4? Better learn how to gun down those terrorists.

Mine works for school work, thus its useful for me. I love how you bash other people for buying what they like.
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