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Matt Kohn May 27, 2006, 01:02pm EDT Report Abuse
ok so i was looking around for a computer for college. i started looking in to the new mac book pros. though someone i know i can get 15% off a mac of any one i want. I would be getting the high end 15 in screen. what would you recommend. if it is a PC which one, becuase i would prefer a hp or sony. i want a 15 in screen, it can be anything around that like 15.4in etc. well i would like to be able to play some games but still be able to do anything i need.


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Adam Kolak May 27, 2006, 01:26pm EDT Report Abuse
>> Re: Laptop for the next couple of years Mac or PC
Of course im gonna say PC. I'd personally get a Dell Inspiron or one of those Acers. As long as its Core Duo, 1GB of ram, discrete graphics with its own memory your set. People do build laptops to but its probally not worth it.

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Shadow_Ops_Airman1 May 27, 2006, 01:57pm EDT Report Abuse
>> Re: Laptop for the next couple of years Mac or PC
IBM Thinkpad would probably suit you if your gonna use it for Work and DVDs/ Music.

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Adam Kolak May 27, 2006, 01:59pm EDT Report Abuse
>> Re: Laptop for the next couple of years Mac or PC
Lenovo makes the Thinkpads now.

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~Vel May 27, 2006, 02:52pm EDT Report Abuse
>> Re: Laptop for the next couple of years Mac or PC
PC, wait for AM2 notebook mobo's to come out if your going for portability if you can, 35W athlon x2 3800... oh damn >.>

Greg M May 27, 2006, 03:24pm EDT Report Abuse
>> Re: Laptop for the next couple of years Mac or PC
If you know you like Macs, grab a Mac Book. They will run XP and Linux no problem now. You pay a little bit of a premium by going with apple, but atleast they look cool. They have pretty good video cards in them too.

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James Welch May 27, 2006, 08:53pm EDT Report Abuse
>> Re: Laptop for the next couple of years Mac or PC
MacBook w/ XP and OS X
or
IBM Lenovo Thinkpad T60

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BoT May 27, 2006, 10:33pm EDT Report Abuse
>> Re: Laptop for the next couple of years Mac or PC
the macs are really nice but did you work with a mac before?. if you are familiar with it, i would go for it.
you should also consider what systems you will be useing in your school. will the apps be compatible?
will it be easy to syncronize, etc and consider what will you be using the laptop for. just text editing and browsing or will need strong grafx and strong processing or lots of storage.
the hp's and Dell laptop's are have good price/ performance value, while with ibm and sony you will pay a bit
for the name.

processor wise, i would core duo or turion x2, where the turion is my favor

how much are you willing to spend?
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Matt Kohn May 28, 2006, 03:22am EDT Report Abuse
>> Re: Laptop for the next couple of years Mac or PC
Well the money is not a big deal. i have about 1100 from my grandma and like 1000 in the bank. i mess around with the macs at work and i can get help if i have any problems. also i can get all legal software for the macs from a mac rep at work so that is a good bonus.

Matty K.
Gerritt May 28, 2006, 04:46am EDT Report Abuse
>> Re: Laptop for the next couple of years Mac or PC
Whats your major?
If it's multimedia, or publication, then go MAC.
Anything else go with one of the new HPs with a 17" screen.
Just my opinion,

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Matt Kohn May 28, 2006, 01:15pm EDT Report Abuse
>> Re: Laptop for the next couple of years Mac or PC
well idk what i am going to do. i am going into a computer science major but idk what o am going to use the comp for. that is why i like the mac b/c even though the mac OS can't support games i can load tehm into windows and them play b/c it has a 256mb video card

Matty K.
BoT May 28, 2006, 02:09pm EDT Report Abuse
>> Re: Laptop for the next couple of years Mac or PC
as a cs major, hmm. if you have a back up machine to tinker on, i might still go for the mac but depending on your school, you will be using windows then mac os x.

now i know that many would say "well dual boot it" or "just load windows" but then you might as well by
a pc/ laptop. right about now, they are just as pretty and with "intel inside" you will get it with just about the same specifications, for less money.
you will have more compatabillity and they are easier to tinker on.
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Matt Kohn May 28, 2006, 02:35pm EDT Report Abuse
>> Re: Laptop for the next couple of years Mac or PC
well with the 15% discount on the laptop they are pretty much the same if not a minor amount

Matty K.
Gerritt May 29, 2006, 11:25pm EDT Report Abuse
>> Re: Laptop for the next couple of years Mac or PC
Matt,
You didn't mention your budget.
Check out the dv8000 series from HP.
Heres a link to the top end product:
http://www.shopping.hp.com/webapp/shopping/product_detail.do?p...aultAnchor

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