Overclock.net › Forums › Mobile Computing Forum › Laptops and Netbooks › College Time: Mac or PC? A little tips.
New Posts  All Forums:Forum Nav:

College Time: Mac or PC? A little tips.

post #1 of 4
Thread Starter 
It appears that Apple's clever advertisements have really clicked in with high school/college students. Don't get me wrong, Macs are great computers. I just worry that students are being drawn in by Justin Long's hip, young image.

When I was deciding what computer I was going to get for college, choosing between a Mac and a PC was one of my first dilemmas.

Macs are overpriced for all the stuff you’re getting. You can find great deals on PCs everywhere.

Macs have fantastic multimedia programs. PCs do as well, but they are mostly provided by Adobe. Not to mention they are harder to use.

Games on Macs are almost non-existent (aside from a few downloadable games which are usually available on PCs as well). Games from flash games to emulators are available on PCs.

OS X is a fast, secure, reliable operating system. XP is great; however, Vista has been widely panned (I've used Vista myself and I don't find it as bad as people say). If you know how to protect a computer from spy ware and viruses, you will have no problem.

I would recommend a Mac if you are going to college for film, music, theater or art. If you want a simple, safe computer, Macs are good in that category as well.

I would recommend a PC if you are going to college for business, law, pharmaceuticals or biology. If you are happy with your PC,there is not reason to switch.

While Vista is not the greatest operation system, the fantastic deals you can find on Newegg and Buy.com more than make up for it. PCs are the ones for me.

PS. No love for Linux (Ubuntu, Fedora, Open Suse, Mint)

Thanks Mitch
alpha
(13 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Q6600 G0 ~Lapped @ 3.6 XFX 780i eVGA GTX260 [216c|55nm] G.Skill π (2x2GB) PC8800 
Hard DriveOSMonitorPower
2 x WD 640GB AALS RAID 0 Windows 7 x64 7048 Acer AL2216W PC and Power Cooling 750W 
Case
Rocketfish 
  hide details  
Reply
alpha
(13 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Q6600 G0 ~Lapped @ 3.6 XFX 780i eVGA GTX260 [216c|55nm] G.Skill π (2x2GB) PC8800 
Hard DriveOSMonitorPower
2 x WD 640GB AALS RAID 0 Windows 7 x64 7048 Acer AL2216W PC and Power Cooling 750W 
Case
Rocketfish 
  hide details  
Reply
post #2 of 4
Nice. In bold somewhere though you should just say PRICE! lol Even with the sentence talking about price.
Baby Gamer
(13 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
E6850 GA-P35-DS3L EVGA 8800GS 384MB G.SKILL 4GB DDR2 1000 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
Seagate 250gb SATA Samsung 20x Burner Vista x86/ Ubuntu 8.04 x64 Dell 23" 1080p 
PowerCase
CM ProPower 550w CM690 
  hide details  
Reply
Baby Gamer
(13 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
E6850 GA-P35-DS3L EVGA 8800GS 384MB G.SKILL 4GB DDR2 1000 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
Seagate 250gb SATA Samsung 20x Burner Vista x86/ Ubuntu 8.04 x64 Dell 23" 1080p 
PowerCase
CM ProPower 550w CM690 
  hide details  
Reply
post #3 of 4
But Macs are teh secks
post #4 of 4
I would get a mac if you want to blend in with every other student. For example, if you like rap and pop rock, shop at hollister, wear pre-worn jeans, and have ginormous sunglasses that match your popped collar, a mac is for you.

Oh, and they're great for graphic design.
Dark Helmet
(13 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Q6600 G0 @ 3.4ghz, 1.39v DFI LP UT P35-T2R XFX 6970 4gb G.Skill PC8000, 2gb G.Skill PC8500 
Hard DriveOSMonitorKeyboard
OCZ Vertex 2 60gb, WD Black 1tb, Samsung F1 1tb Windows 7 x64 Samsung 206bw Razer Tarantula 
PowerCaseMouse
Seasonic X650 Antec P182 Razer DeathAdder 
  hide details  
Reply
Dark Helmet
(13 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Q6600 G0 @ 3.4ghz, 1.39v DFI LP UT P35-T2R XFX 6970 4gb G.Skill PC8000, 2gb G.Skill PC8500 
Hard DriveOSMonitorKeyboard
OCZ Vertex 2 60gb, WD Black 1tb, Samsung F1 1tb Windows 7 x64 Samsung 206bw Razer Tarantula 
PowerCaseMouse
Seasonic X650 Antec P182 Razer DeathAdder 
  hide details  
Reply
New Posts  All Forums:Forum Nav:
  Return Home
  Back to Forum: Laptops and Netbooks
Overclock.net › Forums › Mobile Computing Forum › Laptops and Netbooks › College Time: Mac or PC? A little tips.