thinking about getting a laptop...

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im thinking about buying a laptop, and im starting to consider a mac. i thought it might be a good idea since it would let me be more familiar with the mac os, and also might be more compatible with my phone.

of course id still need it to run windows and i know it can do that, but im still not exactly sure if it will be the same as a regular pc...

does anybody have any suggestions or recommend anything? thx.
 

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im thinking about buying a laptop, and im starting to consider a mac. i thought it might be a good idea since it would let me be more familiar with the mac os, and also might be more compatible with my phone.

of course id still need it to run windows and i know it can do that, but im still not exactly sure if it will be the same as a regular pc...

does anybody have any suggestions or recommend anything? thx.

Of course you know about the Mac Air.. But Apple is releasing the updated MacBooks real soon which will have the same new touch pad as the MacAir, so look at those, I know I am.:cool:
 

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Go with the Mac. The way it works with the iPhone is seamless. If you do need to run Windows on it (I can't even comprehend the thought) Boot Camp has you covered. It'll be a full version of Windows, running on your Mac.

- John
 

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Yup, Windows will run on the Mac just like it does on a PC.

Go Mac, and you'll never go back! :D
 

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Yup, Windows will run on the Mac just like it does on a PC.

Go Mac, and you'll never go back! :D
so, i wouldn't run into any problems at all installing anything that i could on a pc or is there ANYTHING at all that would be different?
 

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Nothing. Mac is the way to go.

- John
 

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so, i wouldn't run into any problems at all installing anything that i could on a pc or is there ANYTHING at all that would be different?
Too much bad advice here, so...

1) Decide what you want the laptop for.
2) Decide how much you want to spend.
3) If you use primarily Windows based apps then by a Windows based laptop. There's no point using an emulator if you don't have to.
 

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Too much bad advice here, so...

1) Decide what you want the laptop for.
2) Decide how much you want to spend.
3) If you use primarily Windows based apps then by a Windows based laptop. There's no point using an emulator if you don't have to.
Emulator? Have you used Boot Camp? Get across the point that it does run Windows, without limitations.

- John
 

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Yeah, it's nearly as good - as you would expect considering Macs have pretty standard Intel architecture these days - but not quite considering the Mac isn't specifically designed to use Vista. I think Mossberg mentions this in his review.

However, if you want to use Vista or XP on a Mac then you're going to have to buy a copy whereas you would get it free with an MSOS based machine so, once again, it comes down to what he wants it for.

Not to hard to understand, is it?
 

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Meaningful input is always useful. :rolleyes:

Don't mind geordisjd, he's a bit stuck in the 90's.
Well, they are.:eek::eek::eek:


"The only problem with Microsoft is they just have no taste. They have absolutely no taste. And what that means is, I don't mean that in a small way, I mean it in a big way. In the sense that they don't think of original ideas, and they don't bring much culture into their product. And you say, well, why is that important? Well, proportionately spaced fonts come from typesetting, and beautiful books. That's where one gets the idea. If it weren't for the Mac, they would never have that in their products. And so I guess I am saddened, not by Microsoft's success. I have no problem with their success. They've earned their success.. for the most part. I have a problem with the fact that they just really make third rate products."

-Steve Jobs.
 

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Too much bad advice here, so...

1) Decide what you want the laptop for.
2) Decide how much you want to spend.
3) If you use primarily Windows based apps then by a Windows based laptop. There's no point using an emulator if you don't have to.
well, i want a laptop mostly cause i need a portable system, and decided i'd like to try a mac. but id also need it to run windows mostly so that i can remote into my home desktop, etc.

i think id proabably spend around $1000, maybe more
 

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Well, they are.:eek::eek::eek:


"The only problem with Microsoft is they just have no taste. They have absolutely no taste. And what that means is, I don't mean that in a small way, I mean it in a big way. In the sense that they don't think of original ideas, and they don't bring much culture into their product. And you say, well, why is that important? Well, proportionately spaced fonts come from typesetting, and beautiful books. That's where one gets the idea. If it weren't for the Mac, they would never have that in their products. And so I guess I am saddened, not by Microsoft's success. I have no problem with their success. They've earned their success.. for the most part. I have a problem with the fact that they just really make third rate products."

-Steve Jobs.
Word. That my quote right there.

- John
 

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well, i want a laptop mostly cause i need a portable system, and decided i'd like to try a mac. but id also need it to run windows mostly so that i can remote into my home desktop, etc.

i think id proabably spend around $1000, maybe more
I have Parallels on my 2 Intel Macs ( a MBP and a MacPro ), mainly so I can remote into my office from home and my hospital both from office and home.
It is flawless. I can choose to run WindowsXP or Vista. I just minimize it in the dock so I don't have to look at it anymore than necessary.

And of course, my Macs are lovely to look at.
 

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Well, they are.:eek::eek::eek:


"The only problem with Microsoft is they just have no taste. They have absolutely no taste. And what that means is, I don't mean that in a small way, I mean it in a big way. In the sense that they don't think of original ideas, and they don't bring much culture into their product. And you say, well, why is that important? Well, proportionately spaced fonts come from typesetting, and beautiful books. That's where one gets the idea. If it weren't for the Mac, they would never have that in their products. And so I guess I am saddened, not by Microsoft's success. I have no problem with their success. They've earned their success.. for the most part. I have a problem with the fact that they just really make third rate products."

-Steve Jobs.
Which would be fine if MS made PCs. Which they don't.

Next point please.
 

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well, i want a laptop mostly cause i need a portable system, and decided i'd like to try a mac. but id also need it to run windows mostly so that i can remote into my home desktop, etc.

i think id proabably spend around $1000, maybe more
A Mac's a waste of time for you then. The unit itself is too expensive and you're going to have to cough up at least another few hundred dollars for XP or Vista. If you can stretch to $1,200 get a 2.0Ghz Dell XPS M1330. If not the 1.66GHz goes for $999.
 

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A Mac's a waste of time for you then. The unit itself is too expensive and you're going to have to cough up at least another few hundred dollars for XP or Vista. If you can stretch to $1,200 get a 2.0Ghz Dell XPS M1330. If not the 1.66GHz goes for $999.
Vista is a waste of time and money for everybody.

- John
 

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A Mac's a waste of time for you then. The unit itself is too expensive and you're going to have to cough up at least another few hundred dollars for XP or Vista. If you can stretch to $1,200 get a 2.0Ghz Dell XPS M1330. If not the 1.66GHz goes for $999.
I've never paid for WindowsXP or Vista, but that's another story that doesn't belong here.