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Windows 7: New laptop - Win7 or Mac?

29 Jul 2011   #1
Senteaf

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 
New laptop - Win7 or Mac?

I am not sure if this is the right place to ask, so please move if necessary.

I can't stand all my laptop problems anymore, so although it is new, I decided to buy a new laptop. But this time it should be the right choice, which is why I ask here.

The Mac looks good, and as I see on their website they include decent hardware components. Plus, the Boot-Camp feature makes it possible to install windows and use it at "native-speed".

This one is really good, and actually why would I want Windows if I can have both Mac OS and Windows on a Mac? while on Windows I can not do it.


Help? I will buy Mac if the Boot Camp is really that good...


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29 Jul 2011   #2
wilywombat

win7
 
 

Mac is good...price is not!!
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29 Jul 2011   #3
Senteaf

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

ignore the price...should I buy Mac if I have boot camp?

I have enough money for the mac book pro, but I must have Windows on my laptop!!
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29 Jul 2011   #4
bobtran

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Your question is hard to answer....what exactly do you need windows for....you can get MS office for MAC....yes you can run windows full using Boot camp....MAC's are a great choice if you just want it to work and don't want to tweak/maintain/tune the system. Frankly they both do the same things and cost wise they really are comparable. Its really up to you....your Windows laptop should be doing everything that you need and if it is failing to do so then there may be an issue with the install or hardware. Have you considered doing re-install/repair first.

If you do not want to have to be bothered with repairs, etc then yes a MAC might be the right choice for you if the cost is not an issue....you would be quite satisfied I'm sure. I currently run many different OS's and they all do the same things in different ways.....its just a matter of learning how to get where you are going (no insult intended).

If you want to invest a little time to try and get your current pc working then I recommend spending a little time in the tutorial section here at Win7 forums:
Tutorials - Windows 7 Forums

just search by the issue or people here will help if you are patient and deal with each issue one at a time....just let us know how we can help....fill out your spec's in detail and then (I should have checked before posting) post each issue so we can help with it.....Windows 7 is a very good operating system and most people find it to be as stable as OS-X....

Best of luck and we can help you resolve your issues or you can buy a MAC..both good choices.
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29 Jul 2011   #5
dh2311

Windows 7 Ultimate 64-Bit
 
 

If you "need" windows, get windows, a mac with windows is no better than any other laptop. You get a mac because of OSX, its much faster and looks much better. I would say depends on what your using it for
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30 Jul 2011   #6
Senteaf

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

I want windows because I have always used it. My first computer had windows 98;
I want it for exactly what you said: "tweak/maintain/tune the system" because computers interest me...

But I also want to try Mac because it looks really good (design), and I can have both Win and OS-X on it.

My current laptop was not worth the money!! The company which I bought it from replaced components, and I know this is true because I have looked for the laptop reviews on the internet(same model). I am sure there are issues with the hardware. I am just not satisfied, the laptop should have worked better.

The problems I have with this laptop are mostly not specific and therefore I can't ask for help. For example slowness, overheating.

And don't worry, I am not insulted

I'd like to know if there are any limitations when running Windows with boot camp.
Thanks for your help!!
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30 Jul 2011   #7
seavixen32

Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 64-Bit
 
 

Macs are overpriced and not easy to upgrade but they are well-built and a pleasure to use.

My grandson has an iMac and runs Windows 7 using Bootcamp and tells me it runs perfectly with no limitations.

If you can afford the Mac then buy it and put Windows 7 on it so that you get the best of both worlds.
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30 Jul 2011   #8
Senteaf

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Yeah - best of both worlds!
Exactly!

I already have win7 product key so it will be easier!

Thank you!!
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30 Jul 2011   #9
seavixen32

Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 64-Bit
 
 

You're very welcome. Be sure to post back and let us know how you get on.
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30 Jul 2011   #10
Senteaf

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

I sure will!!
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