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PostSubject: In need of a macbook!   Wed Sep 30 2009, 12:00

Hey Guys,

I'm just wondering if you guys can help me out, I've been wanting to get a Macbook for a while but the thing is, I don't really know which one to get. Also, I'll be using this for school more and my maximum budget is 2000$.

If you think, that there is a different notebook/laptop that I should get then it would be nice if you can provide details. Smile

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PostSubject: Re: In need of a macbook!   Wed Sep 30 2009, 13:59

not very familiar with apple, so took a look around the site. there are really only 3 models.

mac - core 2 duo (2.13) , 13.3" screen (Max), 9400m gfx $1000+

mac pro - core 2 duo(2.26-2.Cool, 13" - 15" screen , 9400+9600 gfx $1200 +

mac air - lightweight version $1500+

alternative suggestion hp HDX 16t. my brother has one of these. these are very nice. comes with 16" screen, 1920x1080 res lcds. I suggest you take a look at these. $1000-$1300
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PostSubject: Re: In need of a macbook!   Wed Sep 30 2009, 17:39

Dont get air its waste of money. If you got the cash go for mac book pro all the way.




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not very familiar with apple, so took a look around the site. there are really only 3 models.

mac - core 2 duo (2.13) , 13.3" screen (Max), 9400m gfx $1000+

mac pro - core 2 duo(2.26-2.Cool, 13" - 15" screen , 9400+9600 gfx $1200 +

mac air - lightweight version $1500+

alternative suggestion hp HDX 16t. my brother has one of these. these are very nice. comes with 16" screen, 1920x1080 res lcds. I suggest you take a look at these. $1000-$1300
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PostSubject: Re: In need of a macbook!   Wed Sep 30 2009, 17:45

If you really want the OS X experience but would rather have a PC you could just get a PC laptop and hackintosh it. I had a great experience with my Lenovo Thinkpad (my sister has it now) and the Thinkpads in the $1700-$2000 range are excellent. However if you're looking for something to play CSS on I'd be weary of Lenovo since their mobile graphics are usually geared towards business users. In fact, I'd almost go so far as to say that a Macbook Pro might be a great solution -- assuming you BootCamp it with Windows 7 or something.

a 15" MacBookPro with a 2.53ghz dual core, 250GB hdd and an 9-series nvidia chipset runs only about 1700 -- Apple's support system, AppleCare, is fucking fantastic as well if you buy it (I work on student laptops here and Apple has been unbelievably fast and helpful fixing hardware problems. My friend had his macbook die on him, and he got a new replacement macbook before the one he sent in even got to the Apple center).

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PostSubject: Re: In need of a macbook!   Thu Oct 01 2009, 00:47

Thanks guys!

It really helped a lot. By the looks of it, everyone is telling me (not only you guys) but it is saying to get a MacBook Pro. I looked it up, and I should be able to get one around 1000-1500. I'm not really going to use this for gaming, more for school and stuff. I heard the reason why people are saying not to get a macbook air is because it has no cd/dvd drive and it can really heat up fast.

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