is there any reason why I should get a PowerBook over a Sony Vaio V505?

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  1. HardTech

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    I'm mainly a PC guy, but those macs are so beautiful.

    What can the PC do that the Mac cannot? One thing that comes off the top of my head is program in Visual Basic, but anything else other than that?
     
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    Slimmy Get Richt or Die Trying

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    I'd rather have a PC, but that's just me.
     
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    Run windows. ;)
     
  4. HardTech

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    Slimmy Get Richt or Die Trying

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    Better yet, what can a Mac do that a PC can't?
     
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    the apples do look good though :hs:
     
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    that apple tile puzzle
     
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    it would be the bigest pain in the ass to deal with a pc and a mac, if you are keeping a desktop
     
  9. HardTech

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    if I get a laptop, I'm probably going to dedicate my desktop to being a server for an online business
     
  10. stoohoo

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    Hold its value, not crash, be immune to most every virus, not be hacked by any script kiddie, have a battery life of 5 hours, have a widescreen and not weigh 12lbs, (continue this list forever)
     
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    Slimmy Get Richt or Die Trying

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  12. White Stormy

    White Stormy Take that, subspace!

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    get the powerbook.
     
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    White Stormy Take that, subspace!

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    mdaniel S is for Shiksa

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    because they they don't come out with machines 2x as fast for a lower price every year like in the PC world

    Hmm XP is pretty damn stable. I've had 1 BSoD in amost a year and a half of 24/7 service

    Yeah no one uses Macs so no one bothers to write viruses/hacks for them.

    *cough* Pentium M
     
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    White Stormy Take that, subspace!

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    you're dumb.. cause he's right.
     
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    Slimmy Get Richt or Die Trying

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    Not really.
     
  17. stoohoo

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    It's all true! I just sold some PowerMac G3 computers on eBay last week and I sold one of my 1U WinTel servers- you do the math:

    G3/300/128/10GB = $350.00 + s/h
    G3/400/256/20GB = $425.00 + s/h
    G3/400/512/20GB = $450.00 + s/h

    ^^ I sold all of those and got paid instantly on eBay.

    Then for my 1.5 year old 1U Supermicro server:

    Dual PIII 1.13GHz/1GB/40GB = $400.00 + s/h

    ^^ Deadbeat bidder. Doesn't want it, can't afford it, :mb:

    PC's don't hold their fuckin value worth a shit.
     
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    Slimmy Get Richt or Die Trying

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    Yes, but Apple's are overpriced, and for what reason . . .
     
  19. stoohoo

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    Because Apple software isn't bloat-ware and doesn't need a newer processor everytime some monkey-with-a-keyboard/programmer writes a new piece of code or update.


    Example- you're typing in MS-Word. Word locks up. Rest of the computer locks up because Windows doesn't isolate applications to their own section in memory. Reboot. BSoD != the only crash.


    Lame attempt to explain it away. Problem is that Mac OS requires permissions to do *anything* that would directly effect the OS, unlike Windows which says "Oh hello virus. You want to do what? Sure! Be my guest- you know where the registry is, right?"


    :yawn:



    Thanks to windoze users the rest of us educated folk have to suffer the after effects of the blaster worm and so on. How many patches will it take for a Windows platform to be stable and secure? :o <- Microsoft
     
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    mdaniel S is for Shiksa

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    Ok. Its obvious you've never used an NT based system. Word locking up (which is does rarely anyway) does NOT hose Windows. If it crashes, it doesn't affect shit. And if a program hangs and won't close, I use task manager to kill it. Windows continues normally. Get a clue.
     
  21. HardTech

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    HOW DOES THIS AFFECT MY DECISION TO PURCHASE A POWERBOOK OVER A PC LAPTOP?
     
  22. stoohoo

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    :rofl: Ok, whatever.

    I am a Windows user but am using it less and less. I had as many as 9 Windows PCs running at home on a test network- I consult on web security to large financial institutions. I am more than familiar with NT- I was a beta tester for 3.51, 4.0 and 2K and used Word as a quick example.

    In a perfect world the task manager would always work to kill a process or application but truth be told that's not always the case. I've had many severe lockups that weren't BSoD but did effectively require a restart.

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    HardTech- get whatever you can afford to get. I went through 5 WinTel laptops before I made the switch to a PowerBook and my only regret since then was that I wasted money on 5 WinTel machines.
     
  23. HardTech

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    why do you feel it was a waste?

    I'm fairly knowledgeable enough with computers to know how to do proper maintanence and stuff on computers. I'd imagine it'd be the same with a laptop
     
  24. stoohoo

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    Of the 5, 4 died within 2 years of hardware failure. I've had 2 ThinkPads, 1 Pavilion, 1 Inspiron and 1 Sharp. One of the ThinkPads was the only one to really work well and be reliable, but it was $2900. For $2900 you could get a top of the line G4 17" with DVD burner.

    The straw that broke the camels back was when one of my laptops started smoking and died 2 days out of warranty and Sharp said 'Sorry- we need $800 to repair your computer.' That's when I said fuck it and bought a G4. It's been nothing but happy days ever since.

    Edit:
    I got the G4 because my colleague has been a die-hard Apple fan and I used to pick on him for being a Apple user (even though I had G3s around our office) :o . But when my laptop started smoking and died while we were in a meeting with clients my colleague said 'I don't think the fan has ever turned on on my G3 laptop.'

    Immediately after I talked to Sharp about the problem I drove to the Apple store and bought a laptop. Then I bought a DP1.42 G4 and now have a G5 on order.
     
  25. mdaniel

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    As any statistician will tell you, sample sizes of 1 or 2 are MORE than enough to make inferences about a large population. :rolleyes:
     

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