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07-20-2011, 09:32 PM #21
Saying that the most powerful pc cannot compare is not anywhere near true. My work PC (granted running linux) has a hex core i7 dual ssd's in raid and 8 gigs of ram the two 460 graphics cards are a little outdated, but it was all easily under 2 grand. A comparable mac pro from the same vendor was a lot more money.
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07-20-2011, 09:37 PM #22
C'mon you sound worse than your first post. Apple is not a hardware company never have never will. They design sketches and get 3rd party companies to mfg their parts. Their O/S is their bread and butter, talking specs alone that is the only difference. Now if Apple still ran on ARM architecture like they used to that would be a different story. The reality as to why OS X runs amazing is it's based on Unix (The defacto symbol for stability) and processing functions.East bound and down, loaded up and truckin',
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07-20-2011, 09:39 PM #23
yeah but the internal guts are the least of what you pay for in a computer, and are not important, it's the interaction between the hardware and software (OS) is what apple does better than anyone else because of obvious reasons.
waaaiit, how is apple not a hardware company? what the hell are sony, dell, HP etc besides hardware companies?A successful man is someone who wakes up in the morning, goes to sleep at night, and does whatever makes him happy in between.
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07-21-2011, 06:27 AM #24
I love my MBP <3 I've had it almost a year and I let everyone in my house use it (I also have an iMac, iPad, iTouch, etc) and it hasn't given me a single problem. Get it!!
07-21-2011, 02:06 PM #25Junior Member
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I've never heard anyone being unsatisfied with a Mac Book. I've only owned PCs (all desktops) and am a liittle tired with their subpar performance. I'm hoping to avoid that with this purchase.
I made this comment before realizing there were two more pages to this thread. I enjoy the spirited debate over this but I still think the majority rules when it comes to the MBP. I haven't heard enough negatives to sway me yet but I still have to check out some of the others mentioned.
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07-21-2011, 02:56 PM #26
07-21-2011, 03:58 PM #27
07-22-2011, 04:41 AM #28
I just bought a MacBook air today and love it so far. I was able to
Finagle the student discount (only $50 off but also get $100 gift card)
So far I have set up a virtual machine to run windows, I have set up splashtop to run MacBook air from my iPad (easiest way to get around the no flash thing) and installed a bunch of other things.
I got the 1.8 ghz processor and the 4g ram as well as the larger 256GB SSD. It is pretty quick and the good news is that the SSD is modular so I can swap it out for a larger one if needed. I am ordering another 4gb of ram and will install that as well.
Put is close to on par with the Lower level MacBook pros (minus the 2.7 ghz processors)
07-23-2011, 02:17 AM #29
07-23-2011, 02:25 AM #30
Had Mac for 3 years, not ideal if you need a lot of power. Not ideal for what money can buy. But the build quality is awesome. But I still don't use Apples stuff - I feel to trapped in by all the limits all the time. I'm going for either Asus U21 (direct copy of the Apple Airs) which is about to be release in a few months, or HP's copy. Probably the Asus one since HP always have had heat problems.