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post #1 of 59 (permalink) Old 11-12-2006, 06:35 PM Thread Starter
 
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im looking for a notebook computer, around $2000, good for gaming, macromedia flash, pictures, and like music. And is reliable and wouldnt crash, well also for like school work, any advice.
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post #2 of 59 (permalink) Old 11-12-2006, 06:40 PM
 
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Macbook Pro.
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Macbook Pro.
I would have to agree!
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You can't go wrong with an MBP(macbook pro)...
You can't go wrong with Macs in general
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You can't go wrong with an MBP(macbook pro)...
You can't go wrong with Macs in general
Ditto that.
edit: unless you load a bunch of Windows software on it. Then, what's the point? Even Windows can crash a Mac, and you'd be vulnerable to all of the Win viruses. Some are written for Mac, but not near as many. I vote Mac with Mac OSX, and either Logic or MOTU Digital Performer.
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Macs are the bomb...

If you don't want a Mac check out the Aurora m9700 from Alienware..

http://www.alienware.com/product_det...de=SKU-DEFAULT
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but I didnt know u could play games on make, idk I thought like games werent developed for mac, but idk maybe. thanks ill look into mac pro
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Gee, mac pro is a professional tower computer, it's not a notebook. And no games are for windows. There are some games for Mac but if you are a gamer ther is no point getting a mac
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Let's see, now that the Apple HW platform has been changed to intel processors, most harmful code for M$ PC's will be harmful for Macs too, since the really creepy harmful codes are usually assembler (x86-based CPU) code. So the "safer HW environment" argument is no longer valid.

So, you're basically spending 3K on hardware, that without the Apple sticker will cost you 1K. Go for a Dual-core intel-based portable PC, 80/120 GB HDD, 1GB or 2GB RAM, double layer R/W DVDROM and some nice graphics card, if you want to use it for play (there are notebooks with powerful graphics available). I'm running Windows since Version 2.0 and in my 18-year career had *2* viruses. AVG antivirus (free for home use) has been protecting my machines since 2000. Never had a problem. If you have critical data, install Norton Ghost to fix any issues at startup, IF they ever occur (never had a problem). And don't use IE, use Firefox!!!!

Don't waste your money on a Mac, buy a portable PC.

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I've had Thinkpads for over 8 years now (T43 right now), and never had a problem worth mentioning. Rock solid and bulletproof they are. I also have an HP/Compaq NW8000, which is great (though a little big).
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Macs rule.
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People always complain about Apple's prices, yes they seem higher than others but as Steve Jobs proved in the last keynote the same system from a different manufacturer costs less. Jobs showed Mac Pro vs the Dell equivalent. I don't think Macs are overpriced at all, in the long run you waste a lot more money on PC. And there is always the sanity thing. I don't know if this accounts for other people but all those problems I have with Winblows make me sick!
And JP said that you can have the same PC for 1k whereas you have to pay 3k for the Mac version. what exactly are you referring to? There is no such computer that I know of
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unless you have a very specific apple-only software that you need to run to generate $$$ revenue, you are absolutely throwing away time and money if you buy an Apple computer. time because you'll need more of it to find suitable programs that everyone else has on windows.

i know the true-believers will disagree, but this is clear as day.

finally, $2k for a computer is silly (as per recent threads on the subject). it's not 1991... glen
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unless you have a very specific apple-only software that you need to run to generate $$$ revenue, you are absolutely throwing away time and money if you buy an Apple computer. time because you'll need more of it to find suitable programs that everyone else has on windows.

i know the true-believers will disagree, but this is clear as day.

finally, $2k for a computer is silly (as per recent threads on the subject). it's not 1991... glen
Hear! Hear!

The 3K versus 1K:

Look for a panoramical Apple powerbook with at least a 17" TFT. Not to be found under 3K (at least here in Spain).

Now *any* major PC brand can deliver a portable PC with the same characteristics for in between 1K and 1.5K (I have a great Acer tablet that cost me less than 1K euros. I use it for almost EVERYTHING. Try that with a Mac.)

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. I don't think Macs are overpriced at all, in the long run you waste a lot more money on PC. And there is always the sanity thing. I don't know if this accounts for other people but all those problems I have with Winblows make me sick!


I should sell my last 3 computers (which have been my only 3 computers since 1995) on the bay as rare PCs that haven't given me the problems people seem to complain about. To quote my friend J. Van Wagner "Maybe it's the indian and not the arrow."
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