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#1 Roy-G-Biv

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Posted 17 July 2011 - 01:07 PM

So yeah, there's a good chance that I can finally abandon this POS machine. But I've been looking into Apple's Computers, namely the Mac.

Their OS kinda has me wondering about it.
Any advice, reasons to or not to switch, and some experience with Mac?

Unlike my superior knowledge of windows, macs are somewhat foreign to me.

(And I'm looking at Mac notebooks)

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Posted 17 July 2011 - 09:41 PM

My problem with Macs are the lack of compatibility.
Sure, you can run Windows programs on them with virtual machines, but it's still extra work.
Also, keep in mind that many accessories aren't compatible with Mac, so if you plan on getting a lot of third party stuff, you might have trouble.

I've heard that Macs are better for creating art, music, etc.
Macbooks are also good for college, because of they tend to have good battery life and such. Plus they rarely get viruses.

Macs are generally more expensive and not as good for gaming.
If you plan on gaming a lot, I'd stick with PC.

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Posted 18 July 2011 - 02:38 PM

iMac or Macbook?
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I never got used to my iMac's mouse.

#4 Roy-G-Biv

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Posted 19 July 2011 - 08:34 PM

iMac or Macbook?
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I never got used to my iMac's mouse.

I was looking moreso at the Macbooks.

And I understand that Macs aren't necessarily good for gaming or using programs in general, but it's time I try something different (and still use windows for the occasional gaming/whatnot thanks to bootcamp and virtualization software. :3)

Also if they really are better for artsy stuff and productivity then this'll definitely carry me onto college when the time comes.

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Posted 04 August 2011 - 12:44 PM

Well if you're going into college, then Pros probably the most practical choice. Though I do love my Imac.

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Posted 05 August 2011 - 12:34 AM

The thing about macs is that they're overpriced for the kit inside.
I personally don't like OSX, but the universal constant is that you're going to pay more for an OSX laptop than a W7 based one.

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Posted 05 August 2011 - 01:10 AM

They're ridiculously overpriced, they're generally horrible for gaming, they crash a lot (For me, at least. And I've been on a lot of Macs.), they're aren't at all fun to use, and they're not compatible with a lot of things I've tried to get working with them (Including my tablet, making that Graphic Design camp I signed up for rather difficult.)
They're fairly difficult to navigate because they try too hard to be super-organized and their little search thing doesn't work for poop.

They are some good things about Macs though, but I can't think of any at all right now.

So, in case it was somehow not implied, I really don't suggest getting a Mac.

I got an Alienware gaming computer for the price of a really cheap Mac. I added a bunch of stuff onto it, but the original price was actually cheaper (minus the shipping cost) than that Mac Mini thing or whatever I saw on their site.

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Posted 05 August 2011 - 03:11 AM

They are overpriced and it will take you some time to get used to them, if you need something to use right away i wouldn't buy it.

But if you feel like spending money randomly to see if you're gonna like it then that's up to you

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Posted 05 August 2011 - 06:24 PM

I'm guessing you're right.
But the thing is I'm actually not buying it. I'm getting it as a gift, so I won't know exactly what I'll be getting.

But yeah I see Alienware somehow got extremely cheaper.




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