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05-18-2010, 02:35 PM #21
Love how it is called an entry level notebook.
It's 1000 dollars for christsake
05-18-2010, 03:57 PM #22
yeah, macbooks are pretty expensive
05-18-2010, 04:12 PM #23
My friend just bout a MacBook, he will be pissed
05-18-2010, 04:14 PM #24
Granted, for the student who does not want to settle dealing with windows+pc problems, and can muster up a stack, this makes perfect sense.
I was in the same situation back in 06, when I got mine for HS grad, and it is a 1.83 Intel Core Duo, with upgraded 2gb ram and 250gb hd (=~$100), and I use mine for live DJ'ing... and it handles most of what I ask for.
(want more processor speed, yes)
So I say go for that slick sony the dude posted earlier if you really want hardcore computing for your $. If you are ready for a mac, what a great way to slide in...
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05-18-2010, 05:57 PM #25
05-18-2010, 06:26 PM #26
My Alienware M11x is looking pretty good right now!
05-18-2010, 06:29 PM #27
I could just get that since their processor has similar speeds to the MBP, but I still prefer the MBP.Asking for help is different from being stupid. Fanboys can rot in @#$%!
05-18-2010, 06:41 PM #28
It's like comparing a 3.0L engine from five years ago to a 3.0L engine today. Completely different processor architecture. An i5 is significantly faster than a core 2 duo Which is an OUTDATED processor
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05-18-2010, 06:43 PM #29
05-18-2010, 06:49 PM #30
Honestly even with the Spec bump, i still feel that they should include way more for a $999 price tag."The quieter you become, the more you are able to hear"
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05-18-2010, 06:58 PM #31
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05-18-2010, 07:54 PM #33
he he... chinks...
05-18-2010, 10:29 PM #34
Blame apple for charging you premium dollar for old tech. I'm not saying that ignorantly, I paid 2500 for two CTO MBPs (1.1, 4.1). The 2.5 in your 2009 is for all purposes the same processor that I had in my Early 2008 Model.
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05-20-2010, 12:22 AM #35
05-21-2010, 10:06 AM #36I want to spend 1000$ for my new laptop
As I want to spend 1000$ for my new laptop & I never had Apple before what is the good option from following
Sony E series ---950$ + tax
i5, 500gb hd, 4gb ram,win 7 pro, blue ray, ati 512 graphic card, 15.4' screen
Apple macbook ---1000$ + tax
Core 2 Duo 2.4, 2gb ram, 250 gb hd, graphic card , 13.3' screen
I am PC user for like 10+ years now and want to switch but apple is not offering much so that I can stick with my next laptop for 5+ years or so....
05-21-2010, 11:48 AM #37
I have this same problem. For the money you pay there is nothing underneath the hood compared to PCs.
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05-21-2010, 11:58 AM #38
For the hardware the sony absolutely blows the macbook, However it depends how you use it. For normal college use a macbook is absolutely enough, but if you do any actions that are demanding on computer recourses I strongly recommend the Sony E series.
I for example like to game and do lots of movie/song conversion and would pick the sony E series.
For the 5 year period, in my opinion I don't believe the macbook has the hardware to go the distance
05-23-2010, 01:52 AM #39
I am thinking to go with Sony as it has newer processor & Win 7 is way better....it would be $$ worth
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