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Old 04-29-2008, 11:43 PM   #21
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Now, if you have $1600 for a laptop go nuts, join the exclusive cachet of fanboys that own Macs and don't use them for what they are meant to be used for.
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and if theyre growing that fast, theres a reason their market was so small to begin with. as a general rule, i ignore statistics that are thrown around. esp those without sources.

i use a mac exclusively at school, and am always relieved when i get home and get to use a good computer. id take a pc over a mac any day.
PC is not a option, no room for one...
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PC is being used as a generic term for a Windows computer
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such a hard decision! I'm getting pros and cons on both and its like ugh!

I like how Mac are virus free and there internet is amazing...the price is what hurts the most..

While I like HP as well cause of there performance and there apperance is nice...
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if you run firefox, with AVG Free antivirus (now comes with antispyware, etc) on the HP youll be just as secure as a Mac
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if you run firefox, with AVG Free antivirus (now comes with antispyware, etc) on the HP youll be just as secure as a Mac


That solution divorces you from the major weaknesses of MICROSOFT which holds the major manufacturers of laptops and PC'* back from true perfection.
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Just don't get a top-of-the-line computer from either one. Take the $1600 and pocket some while spending about $1000 on a Mac or $600 on a PC. Especially if you aren't going to be playing games, you won't need much of anything. I know you mentioned hard drive space, but anything over 80GB is too big. If you really do need to upgrade the hard drive, buy a 200GB drive in a year or two for really cheap - like $100 or less.
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Just don't get a top-of-the-line computer from either one. Take the $1600 and pocket some while spending about $1000 on a Mac or $600 on a PC. Especially if you aren't going to be playing games, you won't need much of anything. I know you mentioned hard drive space, but anything over 80GB is too big. If you really do need to upgrade the hard drive, buy a 200GB drive in a year or two for really cheap - like $100 or less.
So are you saying get a Mac or just spend $1000 on a laptop nothing more..
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I wasn't really saying that particularly, but it works. Overall, limit your budget to below $1000 to get a notebook that runs. No need to get the latest OS, whether it'* Vista or OS 10.5. XP and 10.4 are great, and so would be any Linux distribution you can install and run instantly without text commands.

The good thing about Macs is that people who buy them don't believe they depreciate much in value. You can buy a brand new Mac now and sell it a year later for maybe a one or two hundred dollar hit. Upgrade every year! Just last year, I bought for $350 a Powerbook G4 400MHz and sold it the same day for $400. Macs are fun like that. Windows PC brands plummet in value very quickly, though.
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Yea who knows I like both and its so hard..

My ex has a DV6000 and I liked it alot, but would have to get a better one for sure, cause somethings on that laptop I hate!

But as well as I like the Mac I saw...

The only reason why I want to go bigger is because I plan on keeping this for awhile, and I figured that if I get the whole package now it be good cause laptops aren't upgradable..

Anyone recommend any models of HP?
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The only reason why I want to go bigger is because I plan on keeping this for awhile, and I figured that if I get the whole package now it be good cause laptops aren't upgradable..


Whaaaaaa?

You can upgrade the processor, memory, hard drive, CD drive, and sometimes even the video card (not that one by much though). To go to a bigger hard drive with a notebook is a bit tougher because sometimes the hard drive is under the keyboard. Whether you're upgrading a desktop or a notebook, you can save all your info and go to a bigger drive.

Basically you buy a bigger one, have a friend connect both and image one over to the other, and then sell the old hard drive while you keep your new hard drive with all the old drive'* goods.
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