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I totally dig the new macbooks.... I would love to get one on credit if I could! I was looking back at the older ones knowing they were not as good as my asus i7 laptop..... Now I think the tables turned.
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Its actually cheaper to upgrade later, using a company like newegg, apple overprices their upgrades a ton.


and yeh I realize almost every windows laptop will be better performance wise, but I want something that looks and feels nice, also the new sandy bridge processers look amazing, and with them being the first to introduce lightpeak, It should make it more future proof.

Im not completley set on a mac, but I am a huge fan of the looks and quality of them, you pay for it,but If i have the spare cash I feel like it would be worth it. Also iv been a big windows fanboy for a long time (using a windows system since I was 3) but I feel like I should give macs their fair chance, and what better time then college?
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Hello ocn,

I'm going to college in august for computer science and I'm thinking about buying the newley released macbook pro, now I know macs arent all that popular on here, since they arent really made for over clocking. I want the 13" but the intel graphics are pushing me away, so I might go with the 15". The new sandy bridge proccesors look great, and I see a big future in lightpeak, later once I got more money I would put more ram and a ssd into it.

What do you guys think? Should I give mac a shot or just get a pc. Mostly looking for opinions and options. Thanks in advance
what do you plan on doing with it? just normal word processing and internet or media rendering? this is coming from a mac fan boi, if you have the money GO FOR IT! but if your going to be struggling with the payments and ur not using it for video, music, or photo rendering its not worth it. their great and they WILL last you forever but make sure the juice is worth the squeeze if you catch my drift
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You definitely want a 13" for college. I started college with a 15.4" laptop with dedicated video card, and it never move off my desk because it was just too much of a pain. Now I have a desktop and a 11.6" laptop. Get the smallest computer that has the power that you need, the second most important thing is the battery life.

If you want a macbook, then get one. They very nice laptops that have great build quality and great battery life. Plus you can always install windows with Boot Camp and have both OSX and Windows. Since you are going to school for computer science check with your school but most times you can get free software including Windows 7 through your school.

http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/academic/default
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what do you plan on doing with it? just normal word processing and internet or media rendering? this is coming from a mac fan boi, if you have the money GO FOR IT! but if your going to be struggling with the payments and ur not using it for video, music, or photo rendering its not worth it. their great and they WILL last you forever but make sure the juice is worth the squeeze if you catch my drift
word proccesing, some java, html, sql, Ill be installing a linux and windows partition most likley so I can test in all 3 os's. Ill be on the internet a lot of course, ill be doing some modeling using programs like blender, and the occasional playing in photoshop. I wont be doing payments luckly, if I go for the 13" higher end setup I have enough for it plus a speck case to keep it safe on any traveling I do. And one of the biggest attracting factors is how well they age and keep their resale, my cousin has a 06 i beleive, its a old black one, and it still runs like a champ.

also not to sound cocky, but Im bored with windows currently, iv been using one since I could crawl, and know my way around it like no other, I feel like learning osx would be a fun experience, and increase my knowlage for doing computer repairs

thanks for the link bandrew, ill check it out, Im currenty a member of dreamspark through my career technical highschool, but I dont know if it provides win 7, and i think its only windows programs, but ill recheck
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