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Old 05-15-2013, 05:52 PM   #16
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Default Re: so i think im gonna go with a refurb mac for 1k. any last minute recommendations?

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its just that ive bought 2 lenovos and 2 HPs as my last 4 laptops and hated them all.

Model > Brand

Once you start getting into a similarly equipped computer with similar quality, the difference between a PC and Mac is much smaller than most will claim. A shitty $300 Acer, regardless of what is in it, can't even begin to compare to an Apple product.

The laptop I'm using is probably the only one I've had that I'd put up to a Macbook in terms of performance and quality and it ran me around $1200.

You generally get what you pay for.
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Old 05-15-2013, 06:32 PM   #17
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Default Re: so i think im gonna go with a refurb mac for 1k. any last minute recommendations?

spend the extra and just buy a brand new one. They give student discounts if you got a college ID and working email, if not, get a friend that goes to college to get it for you. You will be very happy with the mac. Very durable, the OS x10 better than windows 7 or 8, no need to constantly run virus checks or scanners, no forced updates, no crashing, no driver issues, etc.

A buddy of mine used to have the "blackbook" generation 13'' macbook. He accidentally spilled some beer on it and ****ed it up and he replaced it witha 1k pc laptop with a 17 inch screen and great specs on the advice of some pc gamer anti mac nerds. Guess what? It took him all of one month to start saying how much he missed the mac and how much better it was.

All horsepower type specs that anti mac nerds scream that you aren't getting with a mac don't mean shit if:

1. You don't game on your computer,

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2. The OS provides a shitty user experience.

If you are a guy that doesn't play crysis or diablo there is nothing wrong with spending more money on a product that just flat out functions better on a day to day basis.
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Old 05-15-2013, 07:44 PM   #18
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Default Re: so i think im gonna go with a refurb mac for 1k. any last minute recommendations?

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spend the extra and just buy a brand new one. They give student discounts if you got a college ID and working email, if not, get a friend that goes to college to get it for you. You will be very happy with the mac. Very durable, the OS x10 better than windows 7 or 8, no need to constantly run virus checks or scanners, no forced updates, no crashing, no driver issues, etc.

A buddy of mine used to have the "blackbook" generation 13'' macbook. He accidentally spilled some beer on it and ****ed it up and he replaced it witha 1k pc laptop with a 17 inch screen and great specs on the advice of some pc gamer anti mac nerds. Guess what? It took him all of one month to start saying how much he missed the mac and how much better it was.

All horsepower type specs that anti mac nerds scream that you aren't getting with a mac don't mean shit if:

1. You don't game on your computer,

and

2. The OS provides a shitty user experience.

If you are a guy that doesn't play crysis or diablo there is nothing wrong with spending more money on a product that just flat out functions better on a day to day basis.

thanks very much. i will look into that discount but 1k is already more than i want to spend.....
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Old 05-15-2013, 07:57 PM   #19
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its just that ive bought 2 lenovos and 2 HPs as my last 4 laptops and hated them all.
what do u do on it
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Old 05-15-2013, 08:08 PM   #20
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the OS x10 better than windows 7 or 8, no need to constantly run virus checks or scanners, no forced updates, no crashing, no driver issues, etc.

If you aren't an idiot you shouldn't be running into those issues.
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Old 05-15-2013, 09:11 PM   #21
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Default Re: so i think im gonna go with a refurb mac for 1k. any last minute recommendations?

Windows 8 is the real reason I wouldn't get a new PC now... I seriously wonder if Microsoft wants to lose customers or something. You can't just go and drastically change the OS like that, and with so many annoying changes too.
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Old 05-15-2013, 09:24 PM   #22
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what do u do on it

nothing fancy....typing papers, internet, watch movies...basic stuff.

these computers would freeze up, screens started to fck up, blue screens, lost all my data once, get ridiculously hot, start running slower and slower before they should. just crap
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Windows 8 is the real reason I wouldn't get a new PC now... I seriously wonder if Microsoft wants to lose customers or something. You can't just go and drastically change the OS like that, and with so many annoying changes too.

i dont know anything about windows 8
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Old 05-15-2013, 09:27 PM   #24
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do it. You can watch as much porn as you want on a mac and not worry about some stupid spy ware
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Old 05-15-2013, 09:42 PM   #25
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Default Re: so i think im gonna go with a refurb mac for 1k. any last minute recommendations?

the biggest reason people <3 macs so much is because the average person is pretty dumb when it comes to computers. mac is literally the dumb person's computer.
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do it. You can watch as much porn as you want on a mac and not worry about some stupid spy ware
average "mac gets no viruses!!!" guy
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the biggest reason people <3 macs so much is because the average person is pretty dumb when it comes to computers. mac is literally the dumb person's computer.

Or because it just works a lot better on the users end.
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Or because it just works a lot better on the users end.
not at all
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this argument is nauseating.
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average "mac gets no viruses!!!" guy

PC is more susceptible to virus' Most of them are built for PC's
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