Someone shoot me, I want a Mac

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  1. ThatHideousStrength

    ThatHideousStrength Junior Member

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    Man I want a Macbook so badly now :(

    I'm contemplating on how to sell my current laptop, if I should sell it as a barebone with the processor and make about 500 off of it and then use the ram and hard drive in the new macbook and sell all the left over parts to try cut my losses. I fell in love with the OSX using OSX86 and now I want a full working Mac. I'd run windows xp in parallels for the needed proggies that I barely use. Vista is a disappointment to me and Windows XP feels lacking. Ubuntu won't even work on this laptop due to some glitch.

    How many have you switched and how old was the your current pc hardware when you switched? I bought this laptop 6 months ago.
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    Chair New Member

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    I've had my ibook G4 for about 2 years and I'm still indifferent about it. I love OS X, but at the same time I love my PC's power and speed. Probably just because it's faster though.
  3. ThatHideousStrength

    ThatHideousStrength Junior Member

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    Ya I guess I'd feel the same way but last my last main rig was a AMD Barton 2500+ with 1.5 gigs of ram. I'm not much of a gamer anymore except for Warcraft 3. I have a Xbox 360 now for that.
  4. Hubcap

    Hubcap Holla

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    my buddy has an imac or something like that. Have to say mac has some neat music and video features, but besides that i dont see the big hoopla over macs.
  5. The only thing I really love about Macs, are the remotes. The fact that you can hit a button and boom, it's like a media center in a moments notice.

    I'm sure I could do this with Ubuntu, which I will when my Xbox dies or I get an HDTV.
  6. thadood

    thadood I Am The Black Wizards

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    I just upgraded my notebook to 1.5gb ram, new 80gb 5400 hdd (the other one was a 60gb 4200rpm and starting to fail), and a new battery since the old one was completely dead. That kind of killed my desire for a Macbook for the moment.. but I still want one.
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    Chair New Member

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    I've been running my barton2500+ @2.5GHz/1GBram for 4 or 5 years now and it's still faster than most of the G5's I've used, that was my point really... If I was going to go full mac It'd have to be something along the lines of a macpro tower.
  8. MSP

    MSP Haunting a dead forum...

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    I'd like to have a Mac but I'm not willing to pay the 30-50% premium over an equivalent PC to get one.
  9. mattdev

    mattdev liberal crybaby

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    My Macbook Pro completes me.
  10. travisty08

    travisty08 Junior Member

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    i live with/around a bunch of people who work at the apple store, so i get to see all their mac book pros and power books all the time. i'm unimpressed with them, especially for the amount they paid (with emplyess discounts).
  11. couturedharlot

    couturedharlot couture with a chaser

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    i love my g4 powerbook, had a dell laptop that was 4 years old when i switched. i was so dissapointed with my dell after 3 hd's and a motherboard. my next comp will be the mac pro desktop for photo-editing and then an upgrade on the g4 to a macbook pro. for now though, i just need some more ram for the g4. i'm much happier with mac, but i do a bit more photo stuff on it so i guess that's what i like it for.
  12. Mr. Ali

    Mr. Ali Junior Member

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    i have a macbook pro and eh, as awesome as it is, i use my ibm t60 more.
  13. braaains

    braaains gubble gubble

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    i just want a laptop.

    and do one of those free macbook pro offers. Theres one around now that works well and you can do all the offers yourself.
  14. Hubcap

    Hubcap Holla

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    if the price was comparable to an ibm laptop i might look into gettin one, but im not going to pay the extra cash when like others have said you can get as good if not better specs.
  15. ThatHideousStrength

    ThatHideousStrength Junior Member

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    specs aren't really the huge part, OSX is awesome which is the reason why I want it.
  16. MSP

    MSP Haunting a dead forum...

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    It's not just about specs, it's about money and what I view as highway robbery on the part of Apple. Take these two entry level systems for example:

    Apple - $1099
    • 1.83GHz Intel Core 2 Duo
    • 13 inch screen
    • 512MB 667 DDR2 SDRAM - 2x256
    • 60GB Serial ATA drive @ 5400 rpm
    • Combo Drive (DVD-ROM/CD-RW)
    • 90 day warranty
    Dell - $884
    • 1.83GHz Intel Core 2 Duo
    • 15.4 inch screen
    • 1024MB 667 DDR2 SDRAM - 2x512
    • 80GB Serial ATA drive @ 5400 rpm
    • Combo Drive (DVD-ROM/CD-RW)
    • 1 year warranty
    Smaller screen, 1/2 the RAM, smaller hard drive, and 1/4 the warranty for $215 more? Honestly, who in the fuck is Apple fooling?
  17. gB dAvId x

    gB dAvId x thats what she said

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    Yeah but then again you have to run Windows on the dell!!!! Just think of all that spyware and virus that apple does not hav! :p
  18. MSP

    MSP Haunting a dead forum...

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    That's been selling Macs for the last few years, and has generally been over exaggerated and well exploited by Apple. But I myself have kept a fleet of Windows machines running for years without any such issues. And now that Vista has arrived the vulnerability excuse has been silenced once and for all.

    But it doesn’t matter. If you prefer OSX and are willing to pay a premium then go for it.
  19. gB dAvId x

    gB dAvId x thats what she said

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    Eh i wouldn't go as far as saying that Vista is the problem for vulnerability issues, I still wouldn't buy Vista, i'de much rather own a Mac then a Windows any day...i just need FUNDS!!!
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    I hear ya there! If you use common sense, don't install every little piece of crap that comes your way, and make sure the very select software you DO need stays patched, you will find Windows/PC is just fine. Its the people who treat their computer like a college girl's bedroom w/ clothes all over the place that have the problems with windows.

    Every problematic computer on the network that I admin had issues b/c of sloppy use, and unfortunately I can't be too anal with restricting users b/c they will bitch more than if they had the worst virus in the world. I've never come across a business that ran apple on all their client workstations, so using the silly virus excuse for corporate computing doesn't cut it IMO.


    If you want a good Vista system, purchase a compatible USB drive (has to be compatible w/ Vista's cache feature) to use Vista's caching feature. Combo that with at least 2 GB of ram and at least 256 MB of video ram, and you will at least break even with the cost of a mac that can't even touch that Vista system's performance.
  21. trancosrt

    trancosrt floats

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    I sold my iBook G4 and got a MacBook about a month ago (I need to program in widnows, otherwise I would have kept the iBook!). It's a fine computer and IMHO it's a great deal. In some aspects the iBook is better (battery life is more consistent, doesn't get as hot, less noisy) but I think many of these issues will be solved with the release of Leopard which will be 100% Intel native...
  22. ivanolo

    ivanolo Guest

    Although it feels outdated compared to OS X, Windows XP still is a solid OS. If I were you, I'd stick with it until Microsoft releases SP1 for Vista, and then I'd switch.

    Also, I don't know how much money you have available to spend on your PC, but upgrading that Celeron to a Pentium M, at the very least, would be a really good idea--if you haven't already done so. And adding more/faster RAM never hurts.

    A Mac is the kind of computer that I'd like to get for my parents, who are not technically inclined and like flashy stuff.
  23. chapel

    chapel Jolly Bolly Fo-Folly Staff Member

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    Well youre wrong about the warranty. It has 90 day phone support and a 1 year warranty.

    Im not going to say its a great deal, obviously it isnt, but it fills alot of needs that a regular old dell couldnt. I used osx86 alot and found that I really enjoyed OSX. I decided to get a macbook, because I wanted a laptop and wanted a real mac. I dont know about you, but the only reason I have a pc is for gaming, all the shit that can be done on a normal pc can be done on a mac and then some. Not to mention the fact that I dont have to deal with security issues like you do in windows. I also get the benefit of a unix backend with a pretty front end.

    My time with my macbook hasnt been perfect, my backlight is messed up and I need to send it in for repairs, but since my pc is current oos I need something running. I wouldnt give up my macbook for any other laptop, Id feel like I wasted my money and time on a normal pc laptop. I may be biased, but at least I know what I want, and I got it.

    As it stands OSX is the best OS to run, why, because it can run any other OS without a hitch.
  24. MSP

    MSP Haunting a dead forum...

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    The Dell has one year phone and hardware warranty.
  25. Chair

    Chair New Member

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    how often do you wanna call dell?