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Want a Good laptop - February 23rd 2010, 12:46 AM

Heyo, I have been saving up for a laptop and am wondering which one to buy.

I have been leaning towards Macs but for me the big problem is their cost and I heard a few negative reviews from them.

My price range is from $400 to about $1,200

I don't want nor need a bunch of different kinds of programs I just want it to be: fast, have lots of memory (space) and RAM, have internet and microsoft word, and have little to no problems (example freezing or breaking down).

Can anyone help me?


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Re: Want a Good laptop - February 23rd 2010, 05:11 PM

Well a mac would be good for sustainability and although the specs aren't always too good it doesn't neccesarily need to be. However, it depends on what it is you want from it. If it's just general use, I'd say a mac would be the best bit, or a decent pc. Have you looked here?

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Re: Want a Good laptop - February 23rd 2010, 05:16 PM

Agreed. If you have the money, go for a mac. They don't crash and don't seriously need a virus scanner, enough though It's good. With a windows you can mess up almost everything on accident. If 1,200 is your limit, find your school you're currently going to and a macbook is 100$ less!


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Re: Want a Good laptop - February 23rd 2010, 06:41 PM

Though saying that, you could a very high end pc for that price. It's also worth looking in to Ubuntu Linux. However, for what you're after, mostly, just look at the link I gave you.


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Re: Want a Good laptop - February 23rd 2010, 08:48 PM

Also, don't be put off just getting a high end desktop windows PC. Windows 7 is excellent, and any amount of common sense will stop it getting any kind of virus, even without a scanner. ( /controversy)




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Re: Want a Good laptop - February 23rd 2010, 10:41 PM

^Not in the least bit controversial :P Truth. (Plus, I even said that myself. Haha.)


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Re: Want a Good laptop - February 23rd 2010, 10:45 PM

i'm no computer whiz but i have the dell inspiron 1525 its nice but i'd rather have a mac, but the dell is a good one for everyday, schoolwork ,playtime use


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Re: Want a Good laptop - February 23rd 2010, 11:52 PM

I have a dell inspiron and I love it. It was only around $750 with tax and shipping.
   
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Re: Want a Good laptop - February 24th 2010, 12:49 AM

I bought a "HP Pavillion Entertainment PC" for the start of university this year (Fall 2009). It's worked amazingly well and I love it. It's a bit different too because I got it in white so it has a white keyboard and outside with some cool line designs around it. I believe it cost around $700-$800.
   
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Re: Want a Good laptop - February 24th 2010, 10:49 PM

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^Not in the least bit controversial :P Truth. (Plus, I even said that myself. Haha.)
Lol, I just said that since people tend to get very (for lack of a word) when someone suggests that they don't need antivirus programs.




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Re: Want a Good laptop - February 24th 2010, 11:39 PM

Any good computer except a mac D= They're too closed.
A windows computer would do you, a higher end one, and it shouldn't crash unless you do something wrong?
Personally I would recommend Ubuntu though (y)
   
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Re: Want a Good laptop - February 25th 2010, 08:30 PM

^"Too closed." lolwut. Mac has a lot of windows program equivalents and the computer lasts longer.


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Re: Want a Good laptop - February 25th 2010, 08:35 PM

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^"Too closed." lolwut. Mac has a lot of windows program equivalents and the computer lasts longer.
Well it's not as open as either Ubuntu or Windows is it?
And yes, and the windows programs give the mac Viruses D= (It really wouldn't be surprising...)
In the end though, mac are more fashion over function.
   
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Re: Want a Good laptop - February 25th 2010, 09:35 PM

Better than windows, not as good as Ubuntu.


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Re: Want a Good laptop - February 26th 2010, 02:05 PM

Let's keep on topic guys and not have this turn into another Windows vs. Mac war




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