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Well, I just went to the Dell website and configured a pretty nice laptop that would definitely suit your needs. I then decided to go to the Apple site and configure a MacBook that costs about the same.

Dell ($1087):

-15.4" 1280x800 Display
-2.4GHz C2D CPU
-Integrated Graphics
-2GB DDR2 RAM
-120GB HD

I also threw in a nice mouse (Logitech V220) and Microsoft Office Home and Student 2007. I have it configured with Vista Home Premium.

MacBook ($1099):

-13.3" 1280x800 Display
-2.1GHz C2D CPU
-Integrated Graphics
-1GB DDR2 RAM
-120GB HD

So, if you choose the Dell route you are getting far more for your money. Faster CPU, more RAM, bigger screen (better for watching movies ), plus a nice wireless mouse and Microsoft Office Home and Student (which includes Word, PowerPoint, OneNote (which I can say from personal experience is awesome for organizing notes), and Excel).

So I'm not quite sure what you mean by the Apple experience, but I don't think that some aesthetics and having a logo on your laptop really justify getting far less for your money. But really, don't just go and do something just because everyone else is. That would just be a bad decision.
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To all the people who gave me thoughtful insights of Macs: Thank you VERY much
To all the people who simply said "APPLE SUX0RZ!!" : Have a nice day.

I think I'll be buying one Mac after the "upgrade" people are talking about. That either means I can pick up a current model for cheaper, and get the upgraded MacBook, which would be about 1000 with all the student discount, etc. Plus, all the way through september, I can get a free iTouch xD (not that I need, but i can give it as a gift )

Thanks all~ Now time to go watch the NBA Finals!
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That's a good chunk of change for a 13" craptop. No thanks. Maybe I'm cheap.
That was sooo helpful to him....
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Just thought I'd throw this out there.....

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In my opinion, getting almost anything apple would qualify you as a tool.
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Pretty much. I chuckled a bit at this:



Anyway, a $600 dell will do everything you need to do just fine.
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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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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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I THINK you want a Apple laptop so you can look cool.....save $500 and get a thinkpad that will last longer
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I see so many people at my school with macbooks and what not... It makes me sad. If you really want to "try" something, try linux. It seems like it would have more try in it than a mac. But if you want to get a mac, all the power to you!
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How can you justify a <$1000 notepad? Pen and paper do wonders. It's been around for YEARS. Try it sometime.

I mean jesus christ. If all you are going to do is take notes, browse the web, and watch movies why spend more than you have to? I damn sure wish I had that kind of money to just throw away.
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I say go with the 13.3" macbook and don't look back. There's no way to get a comparably spec'd PC notebook of the same size as the macbook--and you said you wanted portability, so there.

In response to the Asus EEE PC--that's a terrible idea. Why pay money for that thing? Tiny screen, slow, little-to-no storage--this is for college, and that EEE probably won't last him (or her) out very long. And the 2-hour-ish battery life is laughable...

So, yes, one can find a cheaper dell/HP/compaq/Toshiba/gateway notebook, but you'd be stuck with a heavier, bulkier, and lower-spec'd machine. I have a 2 year-old gateway notebook and I love it--never let me down. I used to ****-talk mac notebooks all day long, but at the end of the day, there's no way to get a similar-spec'd PC-based notebook for the same price. That being said, if it were me, I'd go for the cheaper solution 'cause...well...I'm a grad student and spending $1100 on a new mac doesn't sound appealing when I can sacrifice a bit of performance for a bit of money. But what the macbook offers in spec's, it's the best deal unless you find massive rebates/coupons for other manufacturers...
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Well, I just went to the Dell website and configured a pretty nice laptop that would definitely suit your needs. I then decided to go to the Apple site and configure a MacBook that costs about the same.

Dell ($1087):

-15.4" 1280x800 Display
-2.4GHz C2D CPU
-Integrated Graphics
-2GB DDR2 RAM
-120GB HD

I also threw in a nice mouse (Logitech V220) and Microsoft Office Home and Student 2007. I have it configured with Vista Home Premium.

MacBook ($1099):

-13.3" 1280x800 Display
-2.1GHz C2D CPU
-Integrated Graphics
-1GB DDR2 RAM
-120GB HD

So, if you choose the Dell route you are getting far more for your money. Faster CPU, more RAM, bigger screen (better for watching movies ), plus a nice wireless mouse and Microsoft Office Home and Student (which includes Word, PowerPoint, OneNote (which I can say from personal experience is awesome for organizing notes), and Excel).

So I'm not quite sure what you mean by the Apple experience, but I don't think that some aesthetics and having a logo on your laptop really justify getting far less for your money. But really, don't just go and do something just because everyone else is. That would just be a bad decision.
Wow you goes were sooooo helpful to him...
I guess its ignorant posts FTW.

EDIT: The ones that compared Dell to apple you still didnt help him. He made up his mind he wanted a apple and more then half of you decided to argue with him against it.
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