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  1. #1

    Looking for a new Laptop for school.

    Ive always been a PC guy and actually used to hate macs.

    Lately a lot of my friends have been getting macbooks and they all say they love them so much more then their pcs. I cant decide what type of i want to get.

    Any suggestions? Please dont just say a name please give details why.

  2. #2
    Join Date
    May 2006
    NJ, USA
    Here's advice for you: go to an electronics store.

    Play with a mac for a bit, see if you like it. If you don't, then Macs are not for you. I know they are definitely not for me.

    Then go play with Windows 7, and if that's , then get a PC.

    edit// once you know which way you're siding, then we can recommend

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    Oct 2009
    My offer is to buy PC with Windows 7 too.
    Mac is for designers, art designers.. if your are from this type better choose mac.

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    Speaking about Windows 7. Is it going to be stable. or is it going to be another vista?

  5. #5
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    Feb 2004
    Quote Originally Posted by Team Wars Ladder View Post
    Speaking about Windows 7. Is it going to be stable. or is it going to be another vista?
    Well they say its not like vista, but didnt they say that when vista came out? or xp, nt, 2000, me, 98, 95, 3.1 anyways that new mac commercial is funny.

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    Feb 2008
    Wilkes-Barre, PA
    Quote Originally Posted by Team Wars Ladder View Post
    Speaking about Windows 7. Is it going to be stable. or is it going to be another vista?
    I've been running Win7 for over 4 months now and it's as stable as it's ever going to get IMO. The only time I've ever froze up or gotten a BSOD was when my CPU wasn't stable due to my overclocking (I can't get past 3.7GHz on my i7 920 for some reason.).

    I do have quite a powerful computer though..
    i7 920 @ 3.7GHz (liquid cooled)
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    (2) 1tb drives in RAID 0 (Fedora)
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    Dec 2002
    First of all I would recommend reading and possibly posting in the Notebook Review forums.

    A few questions:

    1) What's your budget?

    2) What are the applications you'll be using the most? Are they mostly Windows or Mac applications? Or will it be general web surfing, word processing, IM, music and videos?

    3) What's more important to you? You can only choose one powerful gaming rig or portability.

    4) How important is gaming to you?

    5) What laptop size are you looking for 13.3", 14.1", 15.4" or 17"?

    6) Does your high school or college offer educational discounts? Perhaps through their bookstore?
    What's your budget?

    Seriously, what's your budget?

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    Nov 2007
    Dallas, TX
    Hmm, opt for a 13" (or so) MacBook. Perhaps the $999 one?

    It will be easy to use and will work well in a school environment. Try it.

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    I would get a HP laptop if you have enough, HPS are good except their tech support, also Windows 7 is ok, fairly stable, I have MS office an i love it.

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