Macbook or Netbook for next computer

Discussion in 'OT Technology' started by pkr, Jan 31, 2009.

  1. pkr

    pkr Guest

    I have a G5. I like it. I also have a PC (vaio). It's good enough. I've been using the terminal more often with OS X as I'm gaining an affection towards unix/linux.

    I'm contemplating my next purchase. I need a laptop. I am wondering if I should get a Macbook (not pro.. just standard) or Dell Mini10 (when they come to the US).

    If you have any input or suggestions, post em up please!

    Thanks.
     
  2. pyehac

    pyehac if she's old enough to cross the street, she's old

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    I'd just use a netbook to see if you can get used to the keyboard size.

    With my job, I can usually 'test' customer's computers when they bring them in, and so far netbooks are too small for me.
     
  3. andymodem

    andymodem Ambitious, but rubbish.

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    Just get the Dell Mini 9. Download OS X and install. Supports all the Dell Mini's hardware out of the box.
     
  4. pkr

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    How come the mini10? Also, why not Ubuntu on a PC? Why OS X?
     
  5. bowrofl

    bowrofl New Member

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    I have a MacBook (unibody) and I love it. Use it mainly for school, taking notes, I hook it up to a bigger monitor and do some bullshit video stuff.

    You can do a lot on a MacBook. A netbook is okay but it's pretty small and really just useful for net on the go, some word processing.. light stuff. MacBook is a lot more powerful. Plus the $999 one just got updated to have pretty sweet specs so it isn't too expensive for a 13" of that power.
     
  6. pkr

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    Ok I think the wisest choice is a macbook... Should I go with new or used?
     
  7. wabash9000

    wabash9000 Active Member

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    if you are ever leaning to a netbook get the hp. it has the best keyboard imho.

    macbooks are nice as hell though and terminal is very useful. I would go apple refurb.
     

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