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Whats are the benefits of a Macbook over a normal Laptop - can someone pls enlighten me???

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6y, 10m agoPosted 6 years, 10 months ago
I have a Toshiba Laptop at the moment... Thinking about buying the New Apple Macbook pro through my student card... Will work out as £701. My laptop is a Toshiba Equium and originally costed me £400. Whats the difference, between them - are they worth it?
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6y, 10m agoPosted 6 years, 10 months ago
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#1
I love my macbook pro :)
Opens up super fast etc :)
Oh and I went from using a windows 7 laptop!!
Sure theres little things that annoy you, but you soon get over them!!
#2
The difference with the Macbook is that you get ripped off. :roll:
#3
ive recently switched to a mac, i love em would definately recommend one

oh and in b4 overpriced blah blah blah...
#4
lilsmithy
ive recently switched to a mac, i love em would definately recommend one

oh and in b4 overpriced blah blah blah...


Too late ^^^ :p
#5
krazie2004
The difference with the Macbook is that you get ripped off.


Have you used or owned one?

Very mixed reviews here... Need some firm guidance lol

Is it worth spending in excess of £700?
#6
The difference is:

Design, Macs look sleeker (in some peoples opinion)
You can use OSX

Thats pretty much it to be honest, but you will be paying 1/3- double more than the price of a similarly specced win 7 laptop.

I dont think macs are worth it to be honest but thats my opinion.
Have you used OSX before? you may not get on with it, im much more fun of windows, but again thats my opinion.
#7
Pr3cious18
Have you used or owned one?

Very mixed reviews here... Need some firm guidance lol

Is it worth spending in excess of £700?


I would say definately!!
Whenever I do something for my mum on her laptop ( 2.1ghz processor 2gb ram etc) on windows 7 ( cos my macs upstairs) it seems to take for ever! My mum can't get over how fast my macbook pro comes on and how fast it is t doing things, and its dam sexyy :oops: :thumbsup:
#8
krazie2004
Too late ^^^ :p


too quick for me :p
#9
Their beautiful. End off - Macbook pro 13 inch higher specs....my house is apple. Love the brand and love the products.

Expensive.... but so are HUGO BOSS........ Its a brand that is special and stylish.... WINDOWS is just normal does the job.... like....... Asda's George.
#10
Pr3cious18
Have you used or owned one?

Very mixed reviews here... Need some firm guidance lol

Is it worth spending in excess of £700?


definately.
#11
Pr3cious18
Have you used or owned one?

Very mixed reviews here... Need some firm guidance lol

Is it worth spending in excess of £700?


Depends what you want to use it for? It of it is basic internet, email office programs etc then no.
#12
Pr3cious18
Have you used or owned one?

Very mixed reviews here... Need some firm guidance lol

Is it worth spending in excess of £700?


I have used one Yes, but have never justified paying over £200 for a similarly or even better spec'd laptop. I have found however that people who do purchase a Macbook usually praise it to death to justify the price. :whistling: Not worth it IMO
#13
spikeyjacko
I would say definately!!
Whenever I do something for my mum on her laptop ( 2.1ghz processor 2gb ram etc) on windows 7 ( cos my macs upstairs) it seems to take for ever! My mum can't get over how fast my macbook pro comes on and how fast it is t doing things, and its dam sexyy :oops: :thumbsup:


+999999
#14
Bigpoppaad
Their beautiful. End off - Macbook pro 13 inch higher specs....my house is apple. Love the brand and love the products.

Expensive.... but so are HUGO BOSS........ Its a brand that is special and stylish.... WINDOWS is just normal does the job.... like....... Asda's George.


just out of interest as i would like to know, what does the apple mac run on and also do you have to use everything apple with it.
#15
I only really use mine for basic internet use etc! And I'd still pay the money again :)
#16
if you need your laptop for studying and have never used MAC OSX then you will need time to get acquainted to it, question is, do you have that time?
#17
Alfonse
if you need your laptop for studying and have never used MAC OSX then you will need time to get acquainted to it, question is, do you have that time?


What is OSX??? Is it a form of software?

I'd mainly use it to do my Uni work, browse internet and download/listen to music :oops: ?
#18
Pr3cious18

I'd mainly use it to do my Uni work, browse internet and download/listen to music :oops: ?


Then a laptop would be just fine for that, save your pennies, you'll need them for beer. :thumbsup:

Ignore the fanboys. lol
#19
Pr3cious18
What is OSX??? Is it a form of software?

I'd mainly use it to do my Uni work, browse internet and download/listen to music :oops: ?


OSX is the operating system that macs use instead of windows, if your just doing word processing should be fine, but you will need a little time to work your way round it if you don't know it.
#20
For me Mac's are worth every penny, but it's a very subjective thing. Some people love them some are happy with Windows. The best thing you can do spend some time using one and make up your own mind.
banned#21
megalomaniac
For me Mac's are worth every penny, but it's a very subjective thing. Some people love them some are happy with Windows. The best thing you can do spend some time using one and make up your own mind.


I'd agree with this.
#22
Pr3cious18
What is OSX??? Is it a form of software?

I'd mainly use it to do my Uni work, browse internet and download/listen to music :oops: ?


It is the operating that macs use. If it is only using a computer for basic task you are better of keeping your current laptop in my opinion.
#23
Carley
The thing i love is no anti-virus programmes to faff about with.


I heard about that... And my Toshiba Laptop is currently inundated with viruses dispite anti virus programmes :x
#24
Pr3cious18
I heard about that... And my Toshiba Laptop is currently inundated with viruses dispite anti virus programmes :x


From that comment I'd assume you're not particularly computer literate? If that's the case then a Mac would probably be perfect, even my mum can manage to use them. :thumbsup:
#25
Pr3cious18
What is OSX??? Is it a form of software?

I'd mainly use it to do my Uni work, browse internet and download/listen to music :oops: ?


It is the Mac Operating System - equivalent to windows, although macs can also run windows.

I think you need to consider:

Why you actually want a mac in the first place
Can you afford the extra money?
Can you afford the extra time needed for the learning curve to using OSX as fluently as you probably do windows. (included the time needed to get to grips with different programs you will have to use on OSX as the windows versions may not work)

I wouldn't even consider a Mac untill you have had a go with OSX (some people just cant get on with it)

Weigh up the questions above, and then compare the cost of 2 similarly specced laptops. then make sure you have a go on OSX.

Finally use all the above to make your own decision as we cant tell you what you need, or what will work for you.
#26
people say u cant get viruses etc on macs how does that work, is it that there arent many hackers that make virus codes for OSX or does it have an inbuilt antivirus system or something?

cos surely if you go on a well dodgy site and download

iron_man2_HD1080p.rip.exe your gonna get stung? lol
#27
numptyj
people say u cant get viruses etc on macs how does that work, is it that there arent many hackers that make virus codes for OSX or does it have an inbuilt antivirus system or something?

cos surely if you go on a well dodgy site and download

iron_man2_HD1080p.rip.exe your gonna get stung? lol


There are a multitude of reasons. In your example exe's don't run on OSX so that's impossible. But more generally the whole system is designed differently, more securely, and yes they are a smaller target too. There are mac viruses around, but there are very few and none have caused anything like the problems they do in Windows nor are they likely to. There are many many discussions about this online if you fancy a read just Google it.
#28
megalomaniac
There are a multitude of reasons. In your example exe's don't run on OSX so that's impossible. But more generally the whole system is designed differently, more securely, and yes they are a smaller target too. There are mac viruses around, but there are very few and none have caused anything like the problems they do in Windows nor are they likely to. There are many many discussions about this online if you fancy a read just Google it.


ahh ok

ye will have a google later on when im not at 'work' lool
#29
megalomaniac
There are a multitude of reasons. In your example exe's don't run on OSX so that's impossible. But more generally the whole system is designed differently, more securely, and yes they are a smaller target too. There are mac viruses around, but there are very few and none have caused anything like the problems they do in Windows nor are they likely to. There are many many discussions about this online if you fancy a read just Google it.


I hate mac users championing the no virus thing. it really is silly.
I am a life long windows user, i have never had a virus. Sure you need to install ONE piece of software.. but i can see where you are coming from ONE piece of software for installation gives a major advantage over another OS /Rant (not directed at you specifically Megalomaniac)

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#30
spikeyjacko
I would say definately!!
Whenever I do something for my mum on her laptop ( 2.1ghz processor 2gb ram etc) on windows 7 ( cos my macs upstairs) it seems to take for ever! My mum can't get over how fast my macbook pro comes on and how fast it is t doing things, and its dam sexyy :oops: :thumbsup:


And was that a similarly priced machine to your £800+ Macbook pro or was it a £300 acer machine with a much inferior hard drive and slower processor? Unless they're similarly priced machines it's like boasting your Ferrari is faster than your mother's VW.

Pr3cious18
What is OSX??? Is it a form of software?

I'd mainly use it to do my Uni work, browse internet and download/listen to music :oops: ?


Mac OS is the operating system used on Macbooks and these days the only really thing different about macs (they tend to have a lot of proprietary stuff, but so do Sony). X (ten) is the current generation, with the current version being 10.6.

Uni work could mean anything depending on what course you're doing. Will you need any special software for your subject and is that compatible with Mac OS?

Carley
The thing i love is no anti-virus programmes to faff about with.


I hardly thing updating you licence once a year can be described as faffing about, and you still have to worry about phising, spam and most of the other unpleasant stuff on the internet.

Pr3cious18
I heard about that... And my Toshiba Laptop is currently inundated with viruses dispite anti virus programmes :x


If you think they're viruses then they're rather ineffective. Viruses tend to either break the system entirely or do their best to remain hidden so they can steal your credit card details of use your computer as part of an attack. What makes you think they're viruses?

numptyj
people say u cant get viruses etc on macs how does that work, is it that there arent many hackers that make virus codes for OSX or does it have an inbuilt antivirus system or something?

cos surely if you go on a well dodgy site and download

iron_man2_HD1080p.rip.exe your gonna get stung? lol


Macs are only 3% or so of the computing market, why should anyone waste time on them when there's a plentiful supply of uneducated users using a single platform that the virus writers are already familiar with?
#31
I hate all this overpriced mallarky.

Compare the specs to a similar Sony say for example, and its almost like for like, if not better.

The main thing with laptops is portability, and the main thing to do with this is battery life.

Compare laptops with similar specs, and you will notice the supposedly "less expensive, similar spec" laptops only have a what 2-3 hour battery life at best?

The only downfall I would give a mac, is that the graphics are aging on "dated", but bar from that, spec for spec, like for like, theres probably not a lot that will beat it.

I am simply waiting though on an i5 model before purchase(hope end of month)
#32
£700 is a good price for a MacBook, they are very well made and OSX can be very good if you need it.

I found it too lightweight though, too many programs didn't work with it either.

Make sure all the software you need for uni works with Mac before you get one.

(You can use Boot Camp to install Windows, but it kind of defeats the point of getting a Mac in my eyes.)

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