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Cannonball 07-13-2007 11:03 PM

are macs worth the extra money
 
They are SOOOO expensive. Like 3500 for 4g of ram 250g hdd. 17in display laptop. mac book pro. Does anyone have one? are they worth the extra cash?

Randy 07-13-2007 11:12 PM

Re: are macs worth the extra money
 
I have a MacBook and in my case, yes, it was worth the extra money. It depends on what you'll be doing with it, I needed mine for editing software that only works on Macs.

Cannonball 07-13-2007 11:14 PM

Re: are macs worth the extra money
 
Well I won't get it for a couple years. Right before I go to school so I get the most for my money. But you know doing all the basic stuff. Can you use any program that you can use on windows, like dvdshrink. Or do you have to find one reworked for macs?

proof 07-13-2007 11:34 PM

Re: are macs worth the extra money
 
I have a mac and I love it. It can seem hard to use at first if youve never used one, but you learn quickly.

You can run Windows on a Mac too. You'll need to install boot camp. When you boot up, you can tell it what to boot. For example I play games and watch online TV on windows, but everything else on mac.

Hawker 07-13-2007 11:38 PM

Re: are macs worth the extra money
 
If you're just going to do the basic stuff then get a PC.

But if you are like to use photoshop, indesign, moviemaker and like to edit videos then get a mac. Basically, if you an artsy person then get a mac.

SJellen 07-14-2007 09:02 AM

Re: are macs worth the extra money
 
yes its worth the extra money. the only pcs that compare to macs are sony and ibm.

VCDrivesAPorscheToWork 07-14-2007 09:37 AM

Re: are macs worth the extra money
 
since you are 18 and I assume you are going to college:


buy a PC if all you want is to do some homework, download massive porn, and play video games.



buy a mac only if you seriously want to use it for its artistic potential

funkylikemonkey 07-14-2007 09:46 AM

Re: are macs worth the extra money
 
Yeah basically what everyone else has been saying, the only reason I bought a mac is to use FCP.

wally_world 07-14-2007 10:28 AM

Re: are macs worth the extra money
 
nope... because with 3.5k i can mod my com to be much better...

IBLEEDGREEN43 07-14-2007 11:06 AM

Re: are macs worth the extra money
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by proof
I have a mac and I love it. It can seem hard to use at first if youve never used one, but you learn quickly.

You can run Windows on a Mac too. You'll need to install boot camp. When you boot up, you can tell it what to boot. For example I play games and watch online TV on windows, but everything else on mac.


yeah man, i have a powerbook G-4, and i had to get that PC installer, so i could download pokerstars.net

its awesome

Cannonball 07-14-2007 11:07 AM

Re: are macs worth the extra money
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by VCDrivesAPorscheToWork
since you are 18 and I assume you are going to college:


buy a PC if all you want is to do some homework, download massive porn, and play video games.



buy a mac only if you seriously want to use it for its artistic potential

no I'm 16. Like I said in a couple years I'm gonna buy a laptop. I might get a cheaper one right now for cyber school because the one they gave me to use is really nice. like 80g hd 1 gig ram, plenty fast for cyber school but it has this program net nanny on it and it annoys the crap out of me. It slows the internet down, its always crashing the pc and it slows my productivity.

SJellen 07-14-2007 11:24 AM

Re: are macs worth the extra money
 
if your 16 you have no use for 4gb of ram.

but a macbook would do you fine

Cannonball 07-14-2007 11:40 AM

Re: are macs worth the extra money
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by SJellen
if your 16 you have no use for 4gb of ram.

but a macbook would do you fine

Lol what you think because I'm 16, I don't know how to get everything I can out of my pc. I need that much ram, because I convert a lot of videos, and run a mess of memory sucking programs at the same time. But I won't get a mac simply because of the price, you can get a windows based pc same hardware for half the price.

I'll just learn how to use linux I guess.

DeuceWallaces 07-14-2007 12:59 PM

Re: are macs worth the extra money
 
For 3.5K you or one of your friends, cousins, whatever should be able to build you something that would blow that away.

dudeguykid 07-14-2007 02:27 PM

Re: are macs worth the extra money
 
once you go mac youll never go back. I own a macs and a pc. the pc is never used. I think i used it once to get something onto an ftp. But other than that its not needed because the macs do everything faster, smoother, and just overall better than the pc.


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