A&P macbooks

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  1. Beeno

    Beeno New Member

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    Are macbooks really worth the extra money? I'm getting a new laptop for uni next year, and gonna be using it mostly for school, movies, and photography. What's the difference between say, a 2000 macbook pro, and a 1500 pc laptop?
     
  2. isaac86hatch

    isaac86hatch This thread sucks

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    Build quality, OS X Leopard > Vista/XP and ease of use were the three reasons that I switched to Apple.
     
  3. tenplanescrashing

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    I think it is worth it, but not everyone will. Useful and powerful programs that come with the OS are much better than 3rd party apps...plus, hardware that works specifically for the OS and with other internals is something i'd pay extra for.

    Is there a reason you're posting this in the Arts & Photography forum instead of the Mac Shack?
     
  4. mojito

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    since lenovo is what the main forum reccommends, lets compare equal spec'd proccessors/ram. MBP will run your OS of choice (though OSX >*) faster, and Adobe products faster. You get a smaller, lighter machine, DVI, FW400 and FW800, great LCD, great warranty with the abaility to aftucally walk your computer in for help. You also get a lot of great apps preinstalled and :bowdown: trackpad
     
  5. Jonny Chimpo

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    Comparably spec'd out machines from Apple vs. Lenovo:

    Apple MacBook Pro 15": $1799 (education store price, standard build)
    15" 1440x900 LED backlit display
    2.4GHz C2D Processor
    2Gb RAM
    200MB HDD
    8x Superdrive
    Bluetooth
    802.11 a/b/g/n
    nVidia GeForce 8600M GT 256MB
    Dimensions: 14 x 9.6 x 1"
    Weight: 5.4Lbs
    10/100/1000 Ethernet
    DVI out
    1 FireWire 400
    1 FireWire 800
    2 USB
    1 ExpressCard 34
    Multitouch trackpad
    Optical digital audio in/out
    iLife application suite (fully functional, not trialware)


    Lenovo T61 15.4" $1389.75 (custom configuration required to match specs)
    15.4" 1440x900 display (WSXGA+)
    2.4GHz C2D Processor
    2GB RAM
    200GB HDD
    8x DVD recordable drive
    Bluetooth
    802.11 a/b/g/n
    nVidia Quadro NVS 140M 128MB
    Dimensions: 14.1 x 10 x 1.2
    Weight: 5.9lbs
    10/100/1000 Ethernet
    3 USB
    VGA out
    Analog audio in/out
    1 PC Card Type II
    1 Express Card 54

    Losses are highlighted in red
    Wins are highlighted in green

    So, it's up to you. Is the difference worth the $409.25 savings? :dunno:
     
  6. mojito

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    you get a free ipod touch and printer too :cool: $400 savings right there, makes OSX and all the apps free :run:
     
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    Oh, and you can EASILY run any OS you want on the Mac out of the box without hacking. OS X, Ubuntu, WinXP, Vista, etc. all run natively or via virtualization. If you are taking a video class with a Thinkpad and the Prof wants you to run Final Cut, you'll have to spend a weekend figuring out how to run OSX86 on it.

    With a Mac it's a plain install if you have a class that requires Windows.
     
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    Don't forget about the $100-$300 discount on Adobe CS apps too.

    Yep, those Apples sure are expensive, boy! :rofl:
     
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    having the computer wake ~1 second after you open the lid > *
     
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    asshole dont eat yellow snow! OT Supporter

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    Yes macbook pro all the way duude and im a pc user as well but macbook pro goes with me everywhere
     
  11. White Stormy

    White Stormy Take that, subspace!

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    I've been using a macbook and an imac for the past week.. I'm typing this on an imac.. they fucking blow.
     
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    user error.
     
  14. SLED

    SLED build an idiot proof device and someone else will

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    epic review

    considering your outright sackriding of MS products, i'm the least bit surprised that you just hate for the sake of hating
     
  15. White Stormy

    White Stormy Take that, subspace!

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    I'm an avid linux and open-source fanboy.. just because I preferred the superior HD DVD to Blu-Ray doen't mean I "outright sackride MS products"

    retard.
     
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    White Stormy Take that, subspace!

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    the macbook froze yesterday after I rebooted the computer and opened firefox.. that's all I did.. and it completely froze :rofl:

    and it will only print from one user account.. even though all of the others have the same printer and print settings..

    I thought they JUST WORKED?
     
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    White Stormy Take that, subspace!

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    and the only MS product I have installed on my PC is windows.. EVERY piece of software that I use is free and usually open-source
     
  18. SLED

    SLED build an idiot proof device and someone else will

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    self proclaimed open source fanboy and can't figure out how to run a mac :rofl:
     
  19. White Stormy

    White Stormy Take that, subspace!

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    I never said I couldn't figure out how to run it.. the problem is that to do ANYTHING on it, you have to PAY for software

    what the FUCK does PAYING for software have in common with open source?

    you ARE retarded.
     
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    :ugh: you mean like all the shit that comes preloaded or open source shit like open office :mamoru:
     
  21. White Stormy

    White Stormy Take that, subspace!

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    I'm not a 12 year old girl that uses the computer for nothing more than recording videos to post on youtube.

    I'm talking about useful software.

    http://forums.offtopic.com/showthread.php?t=3832053
     
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    In fairness though since you used the educational discount on the mac you could easily use the CPP/EPP and get even more off the Lenovo. The macbook pro is an excellent buy though regardless. The numerous boot options really makes the deal that much better.
     
  23. SLED

    SLED build an idiot proof device and someone else will

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    because there is NO open source software for the mac... NONE
     
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    get a proper fucking app for what you're doing regardless of platform :ugh:
     
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