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Mac Vs. PC...What should I do???


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So for my graduation present this year I'm getting a new laptop. I've always just had a standard pc computer but right now I'm thinking I want a macbook pro instead of a PC...



I know the basics about macs, but I know A LOT more about pc's...And i just want to hear your opinions on which is better.



What are the pros and cons of getting a mac over a pc?

I just came back to playing runescape as well so does rs work alright on macs as well? (what about rs hd?)



thanks for the help

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It all comes down to this. Do you want to play video games?
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PC, hands down.
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PC for sure.
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okayyy...can you guys give a reason or 2 why i should chose a pc over a mac?

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Because its a PC? Really, the only reason.
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okayyy...can you guys give a reason or 2 why i should chose a pc over a mac?




PCs can play games. There's your reason.
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I own a Mac, and that's why I draw, design and all that all the time, a Mac works best for work, such as design, arts, and stuff like that.



But after all, it all comes down to taste, I prefer Mac much more over Windows. *Finds anti-flame shield*



So you could walk into a Apple store, pick on their Macs a bit, and try around, they are on, and open for a reason, so you can try out, before you decide what you want.



About the games on PC thingy, go for an Xbox, PS3 or whatever, much better than overheating your laptop. :P

 


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PC = Games, twice the hardware for the same price

Mac = Entrance to 'mac geekdom', can laugh at inferior windows users.



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What's a "PC"?

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Choose a Mac, because you can always install Windows XP/Vista (can buy CD or whatever with it in store) on it and switch operating systems whenever you want, win/win situation :thumbsup: You just use bootcamp (if I remember correctly) and click a button whenever you want to change between Mac OS X and whatever Windows system you choose.



Of course then the negative side is that a Mac generally costs more than a PC and you'd also have to buy the Windows operating system (but it doesn't cost that much).
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I own a Mac, and that's why I draw, design and all that all the time, a Mac works best for work, such as design, arts, and stuff like that.




I've never understood this one. I run the entire Adobe CS4 Master Collection on Windows and it's no different than on the Macs I use in my design class at school.



Choose a Mac, because you can always install Windows XP/Vista (can buy CD or whatever with it in store) on it and switch operating systems whenever you want, win/win situation :thumbsup: You just use bootcamp (if I remember correctly) and click a button whenever you want to change between Mac OS X and whatever Windows system you choose.



Of course then the negative side is that a Mac generally costs more than a PC and you'd also have to buy the Windows operating system (but it doesn't cost that much).


You can run OS X on a traditional "PC" too, for a helluva lot cheaper.



What's a "PC"?


Agreed. Macs are PC's, same hardware architecture.



Macs = overpriced to hell, no customization, no tinkering, no upgrades, no games

Windows/"PC" = can do everything a mac can, endless possibility for upgrades, games, significantly cheaper than a Mac



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Woah :o I never knew that, does it run well? I might do it since I have a PC.
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Woah :o I never knew that, does it run well? I might do it since I have a PC.


It's illegal, but it works. Can't think of a single reason to do it, though.



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As far as a laptop goes, I would really watch best buy's ads each week. Usually best buy is overpriced, but they can get some crazy good deals. I.E I got my current laptop (2.2ghz Core2duo, 9800M GTS 1GB, 4GB DDR3 ram, 320GB HD, 1920x1200 17" monitor) for around $1,000 at best buy last week. :thumbup:





I would go for a windows based machine because even the macbooks apple loves to try and overprice.

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I'm going to go with a Mac, if you're buying a laptop. iMacs are due for an update this quarter anyways, and are way expensive. The laptops are decently priced however. I've used a Mac for a year or so previously, but went back to a PC, because I was doing a few games. But for all general purposes it was great and I never experienced any of the problems I've had with Windows before. It's all the little things, like not having to worry about drivers, plug and play, fantastic design, minimalistic, etc. And the design and structure of the MacBooks are superb, pretty much second to none. But all that ease of use is going to cost you. Also, if you're wanting a Mac, wait until Snow Leopard comes out later in Q1. Don't forget, you can run Windows on a Mac if you don't like it. People have mentioned that you can do the same on a PC, but it's currently breaking the law.
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Law schmaw :P





Seriously though, keep in mind windows on a mac is going to run another $100. Also it depends if you're looking for a gaming notebook or just a normal one. Netbooks are pretty bad [wagon], for example, if you just want something small.

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Law schmaw :P





Seriously though, keep in mind windows on a mac is going to run another $100. Also it depends if you're looking for a gaming notebook or just a normal one. Netbooks are pretty bad [wagon], for example, if you just want something small.


Netbooks are all right, but for another $100 you could just get a regular laptop. Eh, I guess if you traveled a lot it might come in handy.
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Choose a Mac, because you can always install Windows XP/Vista (can buy CD or whatever with it in store) on it and switch operating systems whenever you want, win/win situation :thumbsup: You just use bootcamp (if I remember correctly) and click a button whenever you want to change between Mac OS X and whatever Windows system you choose.



Of course then the negative side is that a Mac generally costs more than a PC and you'd also have to buy the Windows operating system (but it doesn't cost that much).




Why would someone buy a MAc just to install Windows? You're paying around 2x the price of a windows machine that has better hardware and can play games. Don't buy that [cabbage] that "Mac's are better for design/video etc." as you could probably find the equivalent software at a non Mac ridiculous marked up price.
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