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I have windows 7 on my mac book .. it cant play any games at all, as well as it can on osx
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Originally Posted by Evostance View Post
Ok, I'm not entirely sure if this is the right place but since Macs are now intel lol..

Anyway, anyone who has a mac. How long has it lasted without slow downs, rebuilds etc?

How does bootcamp work? Could I say boot into Windows 7 and play games with the same performance as a comparable PC or is bootcamp more of a VM?


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mac is expansive... if you want Steve Jobs to get higher bonus every year then buy mac!

i would rather buy 2 Pcs then get a mac.. since mac is literally rip off, only rich people buy macs
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mac is expansive... if you want Steve Jobs to get higher bonus every year then buy mac!

i would rather buy 2 Pcs then get a mac.. since mac is literally rip off, only rich people buy macs
And only ignorant people make baseless comments void of any thought or reason....

Macs have their place. If someone were wanting to compare building their own PC vs. buying a Mac Pro, I would do everything in my power to disuade them from such a situation. The only people who would stress a Mac Pro are serious, professional video/photo/music guys and engineers. On that note, why get one still? Because OS X fails much less than Windows. It's simple as that. I fix computers for a large corporation for a living. If more of our computers were Mac, I'd be out of a job. I rarely see the OS X users because their stuff simply keeps working.


Now, when we come to laptops, the tables turn. Unless you want to do some hardcore mobile gaming, I'd say get a mac laptop instead of a windows one. Why? Build quality is leaps and bounds better. Windows-powered laptops are slowly catching up on this front, but I'll still take a unibody Macbook Pro any day. Battery life: my 13.3" Macbook Pro hits a solid 7-8.5 hours every charge, every day. I tested battery life with Windows installed via boot camp because I read Windows' power management wasn't as efficient. Sure enough, Windows on Mac hardware struggles -- on my 13.3 MBP I only got 3-4 hours. I saw 4.5 hours once...once.

And then there is the topic of OS X vs. Windows. I personally prefer OS X to Windows. I like the look, layout, and performance of it better. To each his own.

Truth be told, there are many different types of users and many different needs. Being that I have to deal with Windows' shortcomings and some rather shoddy hardware quite frequently, I would take a mac over a windows box in many circumstances.

Please offer up some actual facts or thought behind your statements instead of senseless babbling next time.
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post #34 of 65
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Originally Posted by Evostance View Post
There's the same GPU in the i5 21.5" as in the 27" i5. It's only when you hit the i7 capable 27" that you can get the 1gb version.

Don't forget this is the UK store. Hot sure if it differs from the USA one?

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The 27 with an i5 has it. If you look at the store page you see two 27s listed there, I'm looking at the one on the far right.
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The 27 with an i5 has it. If you look at the store page you see two 27s listed there, I'm looking at the one on the far right.
Ah yeah.

Well I decided to go with the 27" i5. Came to £1300

Should be here on Valentines Day... lol
    
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Originally Posted by Evostance View Post
Ah yeah.

Well I decided to go with the 27" i5. Came to £1300

Should be here on Valentines Day... lol
I would cancel it if I were you.
http://buyersguide.macrumors.com/

There will be an update in around a month with sandy bridge probaly.

MORE POWA LOL
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And only ignorant people make baseless comments void of any thought or reason....
*snip*
Battery life: my 13.3" Macbook Pro hits a solid 7-8.5 hours every charge, every day. I tested battery life with Windows installed via boot camp because I read Windows' power management wasn't as efficient. Sure enough, Windows on Mac hardware struggles -- on my 13.3 MBP I only got 3-4 hours. I saw 4.5 hours once...once.
*snip*
I'm not trying to start a debate or anything here, but were the power settings on the windows side set for low power usage, or were they set on one of the other plans? I'm just curious here.
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bootcamp is for reals windows. good luck figuring out your correct GPU drivers, usually macs use a very specific version of graphics cards.
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mac is expansive... if you want Steve Jobs to get higher bonus every year then buy mac!

i would rather buy 2 Pcs then get a mac.. since mac is literally rip off, only rich people buy macs
actually no just dumb people. or people who dont want to learn how to use a computer.

my mom got her imac for 600 bucks because she knows a guy who works at apple. only under those circumstances is it ok to get a mac.
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Power saving. Though I have seen several articles (have to find them and I'll post back once I do) where people took a mac laptop, benchmarked battery life in OS X and then in Windows and found that every single time, Windows mowed through battery -- particularly the newer dual-gpu (integrated + discrete) macbooks.

I believe the conclusion was that OS X has it built into the OS to completely disable discrete GPU when not needed whereas Windows left the discrete GPU on and it wasn't able to be turned off.
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