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I have several old laptops laying around here that are still working fine.

A compaq from 1999 (I think this thing has 16mb of ram, lol) a gateway from 2003, and my new asus which, imo, is flashier than a macbook.

Nice...
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post #22 of 30
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2GB ram comes standard on most of them, though the hard drive is only 120/160gb on most, I wouldn't consider that a deal breaker. They're easily replaceable if needed anyway.

The processor is overkill for what he plans to do with it.
He defiantly needs to look into all brands before settling with one. Asus and Dell (maybe toshiba) would be my only recommendations for laptop for quality. Choose your OS then choose your budget. Then decide what's the most important for your lifestyle.
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post #23 of 30
2.0 ghz Core 2 Duo
2 gb of RAM
120 gb hard drive

$825

Link

I have used this plus a Macbook a bit, and let me say, except for the batter life (3 hours with extended battery, compared with 5 of the macbook) it is a real Macbook killer. It feels much better built, nice inside, less likely to overheat.

You can also get one with a dedicated Quadro card (basis GPU) for another $70.

How long do they last? Right now I am typing this on a 10 year old Latitude L400, Pentium 3, 256 mb of RAM, 3 pounds, and I love it.
    
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post #24 of 30
Solid price, interesting to see that they're still offering XP!
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post #25 of 30
I've never owned a Mac. But here's my take:

1.) Yes they are more expensive, but they also appear to hold their value the best.

2.) My buddy plays css/wow on his mac almost everyday.

3.) Still get the UNIX style OSX, with all the benefits of other *nix os's. (Virus/Stability)

Again I don't own one, but more and more people around me (Work/Family) swear by Mac, its definately making me want to try one.

Good Luck in your decision.
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Don't get it.

Make a Hackintosh Thinkpad.

I'm on one right now. Will explain later. Accidently nav'd away during write-up.
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post #27 of 30
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Don't get it.

Make a Hackintosh Thinkpad.

I'm on one right now. Will explain later. Accidently nav'd away during write-up.
Read the OCN TOS and reconsider that statement.
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post #28 of 30
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Read the OCN TOS and reconsider that statement.
Ownt... As a Macbook user I would say that for just word processing and school work the Mac will be better for you. Although you've never used Mac it's pretty easy to pick up and makes more sense then Windows after about a year. Performance isn't blistering fast but on the other hand they stay solid and not slow down from crap-ware.

Yes they are expensive but adding RAM to a Mac is REALLY cheap at a store. I got 4GB's for 100$ flat.

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post #29 of 30
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Originally Posted by TheFlyingWallaby View Post
Read the OCN TOS and reconsider that statement.
I don't understand. How am I violating the TOS in any way?


As for what I was saying earlier, I would like to reiterate the fact that my MacBook has had all of the infamous problems you can read about online, such as the discoloration problem, the sudden shut-down, screen flickering, screen luminosity imbalance (splotches) and random Bluetooth disconnections and disabilities.

I think, personally, that the best idea would to be to use a Thinkpad with either Windows XP, some Linux/Unix/*nix, or MacOSx86. The latter is only recommended for those of which do not expect Apple to help you with your problems, as you break the End User License (aka Voiding the Warranty. All of us overclockers love to do that, no? )

Just make sure that you obtain a legal copy of Mac OS X, else this could be perceived as piracy.


Cheers,


exprice
Edited by exprice - 5/20/08 at 5:24pm
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post #30 of 30
I say go for a MacBook. All the bundled software and the good customer service is also a plus.
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