Laptops

  • mitchyboy21

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    Nov 27, 2012 7:45 AM GMT
    I'm looking at buying a new laptop but not sure wether to get windows 8 or a mac book
    Does anyone know which one will be better if any one knows suggestions will be very helpful
    Thanks in advance !!!!! ;-)
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    Nov 27, 2012 1:21 PM GMT
    This question is sure to ignite religious wars.

    Windows, for many reasons.
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    Nov 27, 2012 1:24 PM GMT
    NakedBudd saidThis question is sure to ignite religious wars.

    Windows, for many reasons.

    This, if you want to spend countless days fixing your crashed system and debugging all the new viruses. Good luck with that.

    Apple house here and for over a decade I have not had a single issue with bugs, viruses and Microsoft related crashing, unless I was using a Microsoft product.
  • calibro

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    Nov 27, 2012 3:19 PM GMT
    it's not a question of is an apple product is good, but whether money is an issue and if you need the product. if you don't need the extras a macbook gives you, and you don't have an extra grand lying around, then get a pc
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    Nov 27, 2012 3:24 PM GMT
    Depends on if you are creative and will be using Adobe Suites, etc, but I am a Mac guy all the way...never a virus, nary a problem, My new MacBook Pro is stronger than my desktop at work!
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    Nov 27, 2012 3:52 PM GMT
    I have Windows 8 on a Sony laptop. It had a learning curve but I like it now. A good anti-virus program isn't expensive. Still costs less than a Mac.
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    Nov 27, 2012 5:37 PM GMT
    Ya depends on what your going to use it for, but I've gone through 2 PC's over 4 years vs. 3 years on my macbook pro without a single problem.
  • Puppy80

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    Nov 27, 2012 5:50 PM GMT
    You can go actually do both mac and windows on a mac through programs like parallels or you can go the dual boot and install windows on your mac if you need access to your windows programs. I have tried it out a couple times and it works like a charm (the dual boot root)

    If cost is the driving issue, then you are better to go with a windows based laptop. They are vastly less expensive compared to a mac book
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    Nov 27, 2012 5:57 PM GMT


    BURP!!!!! *garlic.. excusa me icon_redface.gif mesa feeling so full and pow pow already..will be right back on this!
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    Nov 27, 2012 5:59 PM GMT
    I just got a new acer touch screen with windows 8 and love it!
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    Nov 27, 2012 6:00 PM GMT
    I say a MacBook simply because unless you're pretty literate with computers and know how to keep it clean and running at top efficiency chances are that a Windows laptop probably won't last you as long as a Macbook.

    Desktop - different story.
  • NerdLifter

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    Nov 27, 2012 6:03 PM GMT
    God... why must this question always ignite flame wars, biased hyperbole, and mythological conjecture?
  • Medjai

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    Nov 27, 2012 6:13 PM GMT
    OP, what will be the primary use of your laptop? That's really important to know. Also, what's your price point?
  • NerdLifter

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    Nov 27, 2012 6:25 PM GMT
    Medjai saidOP, what will be the primary use of your laptop? That's really important to know. Also, what's your price point?

    ^^^ This. Two simple but also extremely important questions.
  • ThatSwimmerGu...

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    Nov 27, 2012 6:51 PM GMT
    Don't do a Dell laptop. I've had a bad experience with them.
    Anyways I love both Windows and Mac. I will say I have enjoyed my sisters MacBook Pro (the new one with no DVD/CD Drive). Either way you go is great.
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    Nov 27, 2012 7:07 PM GMT
    On MAC ask the Apple swordsman = charlitos , He will be here in no time! icon_wink.gif

    Well on windows? Question is how much of a weightlifter are you..?icon_redface.gif sorry I meant was how heavy duty will you be on softwares?

    A decent humble one I wound reckon either the

    The Dell XPS 12 (the flip panel) back-lit keyboard.
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    OR

    The ATIV Samsung which is my favorite all round Design which is well for Windows 8 + It comes with a Stylus(Digital Pen) where you are the master in whatever you doodle! what i love is the front stereo speakers
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    OR

    The Asus ZENBOOK UX31 , sleek edgy neat polish machine Just like Queen Amidala's Space ship..icon_cool.gif A product closest to a Mac can be! - funny enough Apple dint scratch their butt to actually sue them icon_rolleyes.gif very "kiasu' of them, well not saying more
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    *not too sure of the touch screen version.

    ............................

    Basically Samsung are well idea(ed) Products but I'm still not too happy with their built quality, yes they are still somewhat good only. but (lots of "hmmmmmmm" at the back :-D)

    On Dell its a brand thats been on many trials, To date! when it comes to Software and Hardware Quality built and after service? they are reachable and reliable! (So far they are doing well in S.east Asia) The higher its range the higher its durability same as the price. Its A Trusted Brand on my experience, Yet then you should cleverly know how to purchase them then you know Dollar and Cost on that Computer.

    Asus is a Hornet in this field they can stink you hard, they make smooth neat products, But not that I trust them, in terms of its built quality,but the material they use, not a doubt that Model above is solid! They are notably know and famous for their Boards...motherboards to be precise! thats why as a whole On laptop just like it inside ,Its the only sector they could fairly do well or shall I say stands out.

    screw LENOVO!icon_evil.gif....thats A eeeww eww brand! icon_rolleyes.gif So Not YOGA after all

    Above the 3, I would go the Samsung as how I like to experience Windows 8 perfectly! touchy and portable! and the stylus! 15.gif

    If you are a typer, ,Dell is the One! they make one of the best keyboards (laptops) in the world! Punchy, heavy solid feel! whats best! they are Backlit.icon_wink.gif
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    Nov 27, 2012 7:22 PM GMT
    I agree with most, if you have the cash to spend, go Mac. Parallels is easy to use for any of your windows needs.

    If you do go Windows, though, I would suggest a Lenovo. My T series still works like the day it came out the box. Not to say this fixes any of the issues with Windows, but while the Windows does work it will work great...
  • LJay

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    Nov 27, 2012 7:25 PM GMT
    Trolli, do you have your new machine now? Hope you got the iron clad one with a foam padded case.
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    Nov 27, 2012 7:25 PM GMT
    Get a Windows and make it Lenovo.
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    Nov 28, 2012 3:19 PM GMT
    Trollileo saidIf you're not stupid viruses shouldn't be a problem.


    I download free porn, music, and TV shows.

    Anti-virus it is.
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    Nov 29, 2012 6:17 AM GMT


    Omg I dont get it? why LENOVO...icon_rolleyes.gif ughh...what you guys see in them!? seriously
    dont get fooled by IBM saying thats their New name... that is soo wrong



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    Nov 29, 2012 6:22 AM GMT

    Bitchuz in IBM only only have theirs as IBM their server/ Laptops are all a few notch higher then this Lenovo...

    Like Dell Inspiron VS Dell Precision

    clearly i never liked Lenovo they could have come made better quality stuff as the default international Business machine! those are decent stuff, not like Lenovo...icon_rolleyes.gif
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    Nov 29, 2012 6:23 AM GMT
    IMO,

    Mac for laptops

    PC for desktops
  • Kipstrdl

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    Nov 29, 2012 6:37 AM GMT
    Get a tablet...an actual stone tablet..and a chisel
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    Nov 29, 2012 6:43 AM GMT
    sonicpower19 saidIMO,

    Mac for laptops

    PC for desktops


    I have to disagree with you there. PC makes great laptop, beside MAC is just a rip off. Their build is superior but it coulda been 200 300 less than what it should be.

    I recently got myself an early birthday gift - Dell XPS 14 comes with Windows 8. I was a skeptical about the new OS at first but after a week or two, love it so much I dont miss windows 7. Give yourself time to get your way around the OS and i think you will love it. Cold boot is extremely fast, nice visual and transformation. When you go in Desktop mode, folder, files and other little things have been re-designed. Overall I think its a solid OS.

    If you have to choose between tablet and laptop, get an ultrabook. You can do a lot more than a tablet. (highly recommend XPS line from Dell, it built like a tank)