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I'm buying a new laptop - should I consider a Mac?

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7y, 5m agoPosted 7 years, 5 months ago
I know nothing about them, but am told they are fab.

Going to have a look tomorrow at Mac store.

What should I be looking out for? Amd asking?
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banned#1
Only if its raining and you and you dont want, the dell/hp/etc getting wet LOL
#2
Used windows since 95. Decided to get my first macbook the other day, i've gotta say i dont miss windows at all! Boots up from being switched off in about 6 secs....no joke!
#3
the question is what do you plan to use the mac for. they are specialist products ,
#4
They are very expensive for what they are.
banned#5
dontdothatagain
They are very expensive for what they are.

+1:thumbsup:
#6
dontdothatagain
They are very expensive for what they are.


Yeh they are good, but they dont warrant the high cost.
#7
do you work with image/movie/music editing/producing applications?

do you find it hard using windows?

If yes then a mac could be very practical,
otherwise its more of a fashion accessory considering the price difference.

source:
been there done that
#8
for ease of use and price stick with windows, DON'T buy a mac
1 Like #9
I am a mac convert. Bought one 3 years ago, never looked back since. ... well except for some games... lol
But would recommend one to anyone.
banned#10
Have a real good play with one. Sure they're a bit more expensive, but I think they're worth it for the user experience.

Small things like the boot up time and just the way it feels make it worth it. I don't think I'd go back to using a Windows laptop again.

Plus they look good.:thumbsup:
banned#11
phatboy123
do you work with image/movie/music editing/producing applications?

do you find it hard using windows?

If yes then a mac could be very practical,
otherwise its more of a fashion accessory considering the price difference.

source:
been there done that


It's not about it being hard, it's just about efficiency. I just find it much nicer to work on a Macbook than a Vaio.

What's wrong with fashionable laptops anyway?
#12
I have always wanted to try a Mac but never seem to have got around to it. Plus I always end up finding threads on other forums or articles about installing Windows of a Mac.. Which I have never understood lol
#13
FilthAndFurry;5976263
It's not about it being hard, it's just about efficiency. I just find it much nicer to work on a Macbook than a Vaio.

What's wrong with fashionable laptops anyway?


'Its about efficiency'..... is it?

then why do macs use so many resources rendering the GUI?
to make it look pretty.....

Im sorry, who said there's something wrong with 'fashionable laptops'? :?
#14
phatboy123;5976370
Im sorry, who said there's something wrong with 'fashionable laptops'? :?


I did. Computers have to be square, black/grey and ugly. Shiny things distract me from my work. :p

Example of the near perfect computer...
http://www.thinkwiki.org/images/8/84/ThinkPadX31.jpg
#15
Toshibas are good. But if you can afford a mac go for it. Once my course is finished i will probably go for one.
#16
phatboy123


do you find it hard using windows?


Perhaps you should just give up on life if this is the case and go cry in the corner.
#17
Im getting a mac in september purely because of music programs . e.g logic pro.

ive used them at school and the mac shop , and to me they make sense, granted they are expensive , but when do they ever get viruses or hear them having problems.

you could counter thats because there to expensive so people wont buy them but then how would apple be in business, it is a recession.

Also you could try hackintosh ( google it) to give a quick assesment.
suspended#18
It's an Apple product, so the answer would beeee, A product with price tag of something like 10 times the reasonable selling price that only sells items due to it's popularity with the consumers who actually have the size of wallet/purse needed to buy one of these things who are just trying to look cool in front of their friends/family when in actual fact they just look stupid.

^must be the longest sentence without a comma :-)
banned#19
phatboy123
'Its about efficiency'..... is it?

then why do macs use so many resources rendering the GUI?
to make it look pretty.....

Im sorry, who said there's something wrong with 'fashionable laptops'? :?


See, I don't really mind too much about that stuff. I need it for work, music, internet and a bit of video editing - it does all that in a more simple way than any Windows laptop I've used.

It boots up faster, it wakes up from sleep mode faster, I don't have to worry about virus scans, it's never crashed and I can flip between programmes easier.

That's what I mean by efficiency.
banned#20
DarkKnight
It's an Apple product, so the answer would beeee, A product with price tag of something like 10 times the reasonable selling price that only sells items due to it's popularity with the consumers who actually have the size of wallet/purse needed to buy one of these things who are just trying to look cool in front of their friends/family when in actual fact they just look stupid.

^must be the longest sentence without a comma :-)


You forgot to use words like 'latte' or 'Starbucks'. Naughty:whistling:
#21
They both have there pro's & con's, bought a mac book pro last week and was suprised by the speed of the operating system and general speed of programmes, the ease of installing or uninstalling as well and it looks nice.

I still run my quad core for day to day stuff and gaming thou but the mbp handles cod4 easily ;-) got a 3GS and now a MBP am I turning into a fanboy :?
#22
FilthAndFurry;5976445
See, I don't really mind too much about that stuff. I need it for work, music, internet and a bit of video editing - it does all that in a more simple way than any Windows laptop I've used.

It boots up faster, it wakes up from sleep mode faster, I don't have to worry about virus scans, it's never crashed and I can flip between programmes easier.

That's what I mean by efficiency.



It's not more efficient, what you have described above means you personally find it more practical.
*see my first post :thumbsup:

I think you were just ignorant in your word choice, no harm done. :)
banned#23
phatboy123
It's not more efficient, what you have described above means you personally find it more practical.
*see my first post :thumbsup:

I think you were just ignorant in your word choice, no harm done. :)


Jealous much:roll:
#24
People are always saying that they are surprised about how fast their new macs are but what they dont realise is they they have top of the range hardware inside which is what makes it so fast.
#25
I got a mac because I got fed up of every pc I ever used crashing, slowing down for stupid reasons and getting viruses. I am not disappointed, I find that my mac does a better job of what I use it for. If I turn it on it is running in seconds, it completes things faster than any pc I've used. It seems to me that a lot of thought has gone into my macbook and it has been designed very well, things like magnetic catches and magnetic power cables are nice touches.

I do miss some stupid things you take for granted on a pc, like ms paint.
#26
^ lol ditto to the MS Paint
also solitaire...
#27
Magic_monkey
^ lol ditto to the MS Paint
also solitaire...


ha ha minesweeper
#28
FilthAndFurry;5976624
Jealous much:roll:


that must be it lol :thumbsup:
I thought you were the self named 'intelligent' troll? :thinking:

deathtrap3000;5976665
People are always saying that they are surprised about how fast their new macs are but what they dont realise is they they have top of the range hardware inside which is what makes it so fast.


absolutely

you just spent a grand on a laptop and its fast..........

what did you expect ffs?
#29
If you're going to a Mac store I don't think there's much you need to ask, just have a play with a machine and see if it's something you'd like to have or not. As is probably obvious from this thread, some people like them some don't which means it's really dependent on what you prefer.

John
banned#30
If you use a Mac for an length of time, you'll probably find it's better than a Windows laptop for most applications.

Gaming-wise, go for a PC.

Macs are just a joy to use.:-D
#31
Actually, the more I use a Mac the more I dislike them - thankfully I don't have to support them any more. However I appreciate some people prefer it whereas some don't therefore it's up to the thread starter to decide which they prefer.

John
#32
phatboy123;5976228
do you work with image/movie/music editing/producing applications?

do you find it hard using windows?


Why did I find myself reading that in a Hugh Dennis voice :?
#33
FilthAndFurry;5977196
Macs are just a joy to use.:-D


have fun
http://farm1.static.flickr.com/110/261781289_eed32f5f90.jpg
#34
emasu;5977243
Why did I find myself reading that in a Hugh Dennis voice :?


lol

probs because he is always saying stuff like that when he doing the funneh voice overs
#35
macs are superb I thought I would never say such a thing as Ive been a windows user all my life when recently I bought an iMac quality of the hardware is one of a kind, design we all know apple are geniuses in that field and the system super fast on and off in seconds. try one and then tell me if i was wrong.
#36
I just don't see the point in Macs. If you're going to be running the same software anyway, aren't the differences limited to pretty much superficial stuff (like, what the menu that you launch the app from, how you switch between apps, that sort of thing) anyway? Maybe there's something that I'm missing, but I just don't see how the OS is that crucial a part of the whole experience these days, or how MacOS could really be any more trouble-free to use than Windows7. It's not that I'm anti-Mac with this or anything, it's just that these are the thoughts that killed my motivation when I was half-way through wiping this Vostro clean and installing MacOS. I just couldn't see the point.

I guess, applying all that defeatist whining to buying a proper Mac, it means that you're spending a lot more money, or getting a much lower-spec'd system that does pretty much the same stuff. I guess it depends on what you want to run, but if you're planning on running stuff that's native or at least compatible to the Windows platfrom and don't plan on running anything htat's exclusive to the Mac platform, I think I'd rather have the faster system and save a few hundred quid.
#37
This is coming from a person who has only ever owned Windows and Ubuntu PC's but I must say that the new Macbook Pro's seem to offer a fair amount for your money
£900 buys you a very well built 13" laptop with a fair amount of grunt and great battery life, not to mention a fantastic screen and nice additions such a multi touch trackpad and the software additions such as iLife which I'm sure are only comparable to payed software for PCs.
banned#38
weirdwilli
This is coming from a person who has only ever owned Windows and Ubuntu PC's but I must say that the new Macbook Pro's seem to offer a fair amount for your money
£900 buys you a very well built 13" laptop with a fair amount of grunt and great battery life, not to mention a fantastic screen and nice additions such a multi touch trackpad and the software additions such as iLife which I'm sure are only comparable to payed software for PCs.


And the upgrade to the new 'Snow Leopard' OS is only $29 so should be fairly cheap here too.
#39
I got a mac in April and i havnt even slightly missed microsoft, everything seems to be so much quicker and run smoother. Direct x is not supported by mac, which is bad for gamers, an easy way around this is to use Boot Camp (free with macs) which allows you to install windows on your mac, the only draw back is you cant run both at the same time and must reboot machine to change which OS your using. Which is were parallels comes in, it is £48.93 and lets you run windows in a window. So it basically makes windows a programme, which is pretty useful.

Another bonus of a mac is that if you press alt+any other key you can make cool symbols(also changes if you hold alt+shift) e.g.  ß∂å∑® ∞
#40
I use an IBM thinkpad, a Macbook (Aluminium Unibody) and a Dell Mini 9 for work and pleasure?!

IT trained, Microsoft acredited, work all day in Windows environment and use microsoft servers all day.

Mac wins, hands down.

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