Originally Posted by phospholipid
I would say get a refurbed macbook from apple.
they are exactly the same as new ones, just no fancy box. comes with all the cables and the exact same 1 year warranty. you save about 200$.
I vote you spend your cash on a cheap dell. It will be harder, better, faster, stronger. You know how it goes. (sorry... i'm listening to that song right now)
So what sort of experience is it you plan on receiving from your mac? Is it to be "cool" like your computer-illiterate friends at your college that swear by their mac? Do you hope to get girls with the thing? Is it cause it's "pretty" looking?
None of my friends who have macs can tell me a good reason why their mac is better than my pc... not one. They just buy their macs cause it makes them feel cool... Ridiculous. They see those mac/vs/pc ads on tv, and then think "dude macs are so much better than pc's." a typical conversation goes:
"Hey om3n (obviously they call me my real name...) check out my new mac!!! Isn't it awesome?"
"Why is it so awesome dude?"
"Are you kidding?? Everyone knows macs are better than pc's!!"
"Really? How fast is it? how much drive space does it have? How much would it cost to upgrade the ram? In fact, how much did it cost you?"
"um.... It's like 2.1 ghz dual core, 1 gig of ram, 120 gig hard drive... it cost 1200 dollars."
"rrm... good for you. My dell has a 2.4 ghz processor, 4 gigs or ram, 160 gig drive, and it cost 900 bucks (student discount)."
"well.... mines a mac!!!! It's better!!"
Yeah... that's pretty much how it goes.