$1500 on laptop for school, which do you suggest?

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  1. mds2004

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    As stated above, I am about to buy a laptop and am seeing what OT recommends. The reason I say $1500 is because I am about to buy the black Macbook. If you think this laptop would not be the good choice, please say why and list something else.

    Also if you say no, suggest why I should not get an Apple. I currently have little experience with it, but definately think it is worth trying. So state why a Windows based laptop would be suggested over the Apple.

    Thanks.
     
  2. Doomsday

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    Really depends on how you will use it.
    For me, windows has more available apps/software that I can use.
     
  3. mds2004

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    Well I used to use programs like CAD, however those days are over. All I will use my laptop for now is the basics like typing papers, browsing internet, music, and photo editing.

    I know with the Macbook I can too use a Microsoft OS using a program called bootcamp so that would solve my problems with Microsoft only based programs. This problem should not even come up though as I do not do anything out of the ordinary with the computer.

    Thanks for the input, any others?
     
  4. fixthe fernback

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    If you're interested, I have a Macbook Pro I'm looking to sell for $1300.
     
  5. Seandq

    Seandq Usertext for Rent

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    Take this over the black Macbook.

    I was gonna say look into an MBP with a student discount. Glad you're going the Apple route. :cool:
     
  6. CyberBullets

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    Stats? Age? :x:
     
  7. fixthe fernback

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    16 months, 20 months left on Apple Care. Core Duo 1.83Ghz, 1.5GB RAM, 80GB HDD
     
  8. johan

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    get the mac
     
  9. CyberBullets

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    Ah. Only thing that is better then my MP is the RAM and probably Monitor size. Doh. Thanks anyways.
     
  10. samm

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    go for the black macbook
     
  11. Stealthy_C

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    Get the Macbook pro if you are already planning on spending that much.

    Or look at Dell's new line of Laptops the Vostro

    :o
     
  12. mds2004

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    Why is the MBP that much better? I know it has better performance and a bigger screen, but I was thinking I would like a smaller and lighter laptop.
     
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    why the FUCK are you guys sack-riding the vostro. It's a piece of fucking shit like the rest of the Dells. A little marketing does not make a good laptop.


    Buy a ThinkPad if you want a PC, and if you want an Apple you're forced to buy a Mac.
     
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    MacBook, just finished loading my gfs new one up with bootcamp and XP.
     

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