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Windows 7: If you could get a mac...

04 May 2010   #11

Windows7 Ultimate 64bit

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MacBook Pro, Battery life IMHO is the most important issue in mobile devices - and the new MBPs have excellent battery life. As for the "easy to upgrade" argument... Laptops aren't upgradeable, so this argument is flawed. As for Desktop/Tower PCs, the "easy to upgrade" argument is also flawed... An upgrade that consist of upgrading the processor to a new motherboard - is considered as buying a new computer... (-_-)a. Upgrading a gfx card, Tower macs can do that too, and also true for upgrading memory or adding a storage controller... PCs aren't "easier to upgrade", you just got used to the fact that you can build PCs from ground up, but not Macs.

Just my 2cents,

Although the question is directed to a MBP--a notebook--you took the opportunity to inject desktops into the equation. If I have a motherboard--say an AM2+ motherboard--and the cpu installed is an Athlon 64 X2 and I get a Phenom, either the first gen or second gen, and the only other thing I have to do is potentially update the BIOS to accept the new proc, then that is an upgrade. That is not buying a new computer as you state, but an upgrade. I took an "inferior" part and replaced it with a "superior" part... Isn't that the definition of an upgrade?

If you get the right type of PC notebook, that upgrade is possible as well. I've done it to a notebook I once owned--took a single core Turion64 proc and replaced it with a dual core Turion64X2. It can be done and it is not as hard as some would make it to be--just keep track of your screws!
Some Intel users don't know that. lol
Several Lenovo Thinkpad (Core2 based) use a ZIFF socket IIRC, as long as you can get the specific processor that Lenovo use, you can upgrade the CPU... Not worth the time/money IMHO...

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04 May 2010   #12


Anyday/Anytime I would choose a Mac.
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04 May 2010   #13

Windows 7 Ultimate x64

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If you had the choice between a 17" Macbook Pro, or a similar laptop with around the same specs or better, which one would you take.
Guess it would depend entirely on what I was trying to accomplish.

The biggest issue that I have with this proposal is the fact that I have never had a need for a pc based laptop which cost the same as a MacBook Pro...therefore in any evaluation that I have ever done for myself personally...the MacBook Pro was always more expensive.

Since the majority of software that I use is PC based and I have very limited experience with any Apple software, I don't see a compelling reason to spend extra money on the Apple hardware and then buy a Windows license and run my Windows software on that Apple computer. Others with differing needs may feel significantly different.

I have no inherent issues with Apple laptops. They look nice, they have great screens, the multi-touch pad is great, the magnetic power is a nice feature, they wake up from sleep almost instantly, etc. However, I don't really like the drab gray everything in OS X, I don't like the centralized menu, I don't like the process of installing and uninstalling software by dragging an icon around, etc.
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04 May 2010   #14

Windows 7 (x64)

It depends.

If it were my money, I'd skip a lappy entirely and just build a desktop PC. While I appreciate the convenience of bringing a laptop with you, I have no personal need and also because having a (company) laptop and cellphone comes with the expecation you're available at all times. I had one of those hats on for a few years, and dont' like being reminded.

If it were someone else's money? Buy the mac....

...then sell the Mac on eBay and have enough to build a *STOMPIN'* rig...
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04 May 2010   #15

Windows 8.1 Pro RTM x64

For the rain, can I suggest this type (or similar) of a mac?

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05 May 2010   #16

Microsoft windows 7 ultimate 32 bit

i would take the pc as i have never been an apple fan and allways liked the surroundings of windows operating systems but if i was given one i would use it as a network storage device and put windows on it
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05 May 2010   #17

Windows 10 Tech Preview 9926 x64

I would take the PC. Everything about Apple, from their jacked up prices to their increasingly orwellian business practices, make me sick.

I think Jon Stewart said it best when he was talking about the iphone leak: The Daily Show with Jon Stewart: Appholes (Video)
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