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post #21 of 44
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You could be a total tool and get a Macbook Air .
In my opinion, getting almost anything apple would qualify you as a tool.
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post #22 of 44
Pretty much. I chuckled a bit at this:

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Well that defeats the purpose of trying out an APPLE....It's not the OS I want to try out...its about experience for me.
Anyway, a $600 dell will do everything you need to do just fine.
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post #23 of 44
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Aha good find sir

Well it seems that the deal is when you buy both iPod/iPhone + Mac (any kind of mac), then you save 199 (price of iPod or extra money towards buying an iPhone)

Regardless, I want to see if they are gonna update their Mac anytime soon
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$.

http://store.apple.com/1-800-MY-APPL...nplm=FB062LL/B

there you go.
Edited by phospholipid - 5/30/08 at 11:01am
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post #24 of 44
I've had my macbook for two years now and it's decent. I bought it for the exact same reasons you did. I wanted to try to Apple experience and get something portable for college. It's great for papers and studying, the interface really is much easier to navigate through than with Windows. Going between powerpoints, word documents, and the internet is simple and well organized. After about three months though, I brought my desktop up to school because I just couldn't handle some of the compatibility issues and not having games. If you won't have your desktop around, get the pro and dual boot, because you really are very limited with integrated graphics (it starts getting hot just playing flash games) and a smaller HD on the macbook. I wish I did that so I didn't need to build a new desktop last winter. Also, if you stick with the macbook, I would recommend black because my white one is basically yellow where my hands go now.
post #25 of 44
If your going to get a Mac, the only item I could ever see any one wanting would be a Macbook Pro. They are $1900, but are nice.

I would not however recommend a Macbook. I have seen far too many break and have issues. Their quality is mediocre, however the Macbook Pro is really top of the line (though I would expect it to be for the price).

You could look into something like a Dell Latitude D630 (around the same size as a macbook, just very high-quality) or one of the new compact laptops.

Come to think of it, check this out in the for sale section.
    
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post #26 of 44
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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.

*sigh*
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post #27 of 44
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same ol arguement
Some people like the way stuff looks, its called aesthetics.
You can spout your rhetoric all you'd like, but he wants to
try a mac out, he wants to see what it's like. If he wants
to spend the money, help him choose the best mac, don't
rag on him for his personal decisions. It's like people who buy
blue and green case fans, you can spend 4-8$ less and get
an awesome yate loon or slipstream, but guys like the green
lights. So, relax. If he wants to sacrifice a little performance
for aesthetics and the vast array of mac support from 3rd
parties, so be it.
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Ya a MAC Book is nice for taking notes and such, and you shouldn't be wasting time troubleshooting stuff like on Windows sometimes, don't get me wrong, Windows > OSX any time but sometimes Windows is too much time consuming and you have no time for troubleshooting in college...
    
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Racist!
Unless he has silver skin, he's not racist.
 
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post #30 of 44
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Some people like the way stuff looks, its called aesthetics.
You can spout your rhetoric all you'd like, but he wants to
try a mac out, he wants to see what it's like. If he wants
to spend the money, help him choose the best mac, don't
rag on him for his personal decisions. It's like people who buy
blue and green case fans, you can spend 4-8$ less and get
an awesome yate loon or slipstream, but guys like the green
lights. So, relax. If he wants to sacrifice a little performance
for aesthetics and the vast array of mac support from 3rd
parties, so be it.
and to me that's totally fine, but I'm just sick of these ppl who are brainwashed by apple ads and with the idea that macs are cooler than pc's. If you are buying an apple for a reason other than that, I support ya. Just don't be a tool of the man....
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