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Old 04-30-2008, 02:12 AM   #31
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i have a macbook and a pavillion dv6000.the hp is on its 3 rd battery and 2nd motherboard. currently the screen flashs random and the backlight sometimes goes out and the screen will also go yellow or piink in quick temp changes to the room. i use my HP for playing some of the older PC games i have like sims and such, and use the macbook for everything else. i've had macs and PC'* forever, and i'd take the mac anyday. just dont over spend on the mac, get a lower model, you wont regret it
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I have a HP Pavillion dv6000 as well.

Core 2 Duo @ 2 GHz
2 GB RAM
160 GB HD
nVidia 8400 GS
Fingerprint reader

I got that for around $600 at Christmas time. Super fast and not a problem.
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i have a macbook and a pavillion dv6000.the hp is on its 3 rd battery and 2nd motherboard. currently the screen flashs random and the backlight sometimes goes out and the screen will also go yellow or piink in quick temp changes to the room. i use my HP for playing some of the older PC games i have like sims and such, and use the macbook for everything else. i've had macs and PC'* forever, and i'd take the mac anyday. just dont over spend on the mac, get a lower model, you wont regret it
The screen flashes are not random, my HP does it as well. It'* a weird design but it'* not random.
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Old 04-30-2008, 08:54 AM   #34
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You can run every single program on a Mac running windows.
I beg to differ. We recently considered a Mac laptop and were told that we couldn't run Quickbooks for our small business on the Mac. The only way around it was to buy the virtual machine software. Cheesy band aid IMO. So, that'* not really running the software directly on the Mac.
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Old 04-30-2008, 10:54 AM   #35
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You can run every single program on a Mac running windows.
I beg to differ. We recently considered a Mac laptop and were told that we couldn't run Quickbooks for our small business on the Mac. The only way around it was to buy the virtual machine software. Cheesy band aid IMO. So, that'* not really running the software directly on the Mac.
You can run windows on a mac without going through a virtual software.
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i have a mac and love it. Havent had any problems with it. Im also a graphic design student so it works out good for me but i use it for many other things too. I have used both mac and pc now and i seem to have more problems with pc then i do with my mac.
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Same here. I have a Quicksilver 2002 G4-800 I use everyday, with ZERO problems, not even a single lockup, crash, or kernel panic.

Yet the IBM ThinkPad I bought back on March 4th has had so many problems, i already have to clean it out and redo everything. That is saying alot considering I've only had it for 2 months, yet the Mac has been running since early November without a single hiccup.

Also, I can use just about any program I can find, you just have to look for the Mac version.

Even the schools here have completely and totally switched over to Macs, as they were sick of Windows being so unreliable and vunerable, they were repairing PCs on a weekly basis, yet now that they have switched, not a single Mac has had to been repaired since the switch in early 2006. How do I know all of this? I was in class called CRS (Computer repair specialists), and we were always repairing the PCs, yet when the switch was made, we never got a single Mac in for repair. I left in January of '06, so I don't know anything after that than they are still using the same Macs with zero problems.
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the only thing i have had to do on my mac is the disc repair utility which resets all the parameters. They recommend doing this after any large install and the last time i had to do it was after i installed after effects which is like a 4 gb program.
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the only thing i have had to do on my mac is the disc repair utility which resets all the parameters. They recommend doing this after any large install and the last time i had to do it was after i installed after effects which is like a 4 gb program.
Oh! Thanks for reminding me, I have to do that too.
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I thought with laptops you couldn't upgrade them like a PC..

So your saying I can get the lowest model, but then go out and buy more memory, a better hard drive, etc?
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