I really have no major preference. I will tell you what things I do happen to attend doing through a computer and hopefully you can define what is best for me. Through the computer I do gaming, web-browsing, download some programs (specific ones don't matter, they are basically games and pictures), Chat with chat software, store music in a library, and that is basically it. However I find the Apple pre-installed features to be neat. I am sort of on a budget but I can afford a Macbook. Thank you in advance. And I like the Apple keyboard style.
asked Jun 16 '11 at 14:52
1) If you plan on doing much gaming, you're better off buying a PC.
2) Everything you listed can easily be done in WIndows.
3) Many laptops have chicklet keyboards. Its not like Apple invented them.
You would be much better off getting a high-end Windows machine. Especially if you want to game. I'm not saying buying a Mac is a bad thing (I love my iMac to death), but with a low budget, it isn't the right choice.
answered Jun 16 '11 at 15:01
The only thing you are paying for on a Apple is a aluminum case and over engineering. Apple don't have quality internals there assembled in China and there logic boards are cheap compared to some of the other laptop manufacturers. Everyone that buys a mac does so more b/c of some weird fan boy/girl urge... It is false they are more reliable and easier to use. If that was the case Linux would be #1 not microsoft. You can run mac osx on any Intel system "meaning" osx runs on a Windows system too! Just buy a good Windows laptop and don't waste your money. They both last the same amount of time don' t let people that don't know the technical aspect of what is inside lead you to wasting 1000 more then you need too!!
answered Jun 16 '11 at 16:56
Apple, less bugs, less stress, just easier to use and have a long lifespan :)
answered Jun 16 '11 at 15:07
User: I want to game on a mac.
Apple salesman: Mac can run windows...
User: but isn't that the same as getting windows, with higher specs?
Apple salesman: well... :(, We don't have blue-screens
User: Windows 7 also doesn't have blue-screens
Get windows for gaming, Get mac for a "office" type Computer (a computer for work, and files and movies and, and, and etc.)
answered Jun 16 '11 at 15:40
For a Mac, you'll be better of with an iMac. The cheapest iMac has the same graphics card as the most expensive MacBook Pro does, for the 15 inch version. You'll get more value with the iMac.
The MacBook Pro isn't a really good laptop for portability. It's too heavy for that.
For a windows 7 gaming laptop, this is the one I prefer to choose. It has a deticated graphics card.
If you want a laptop for $50 more with $16 shipping that has better LCD features, faster graphics card, faster processor, higher screen resolution, and a larger screen (17 inches), go with this laptop.
answered Jun 16 '11 at 17:05
If you "need" a Mac for anything, get a Mac. Honestly though, I don't see why anyone really would. Their OS is based off of something completely free of charge and completely open source. They take it, close it off, and overprice it. $1.00 for OSX would be overcharging. Get a PC. Now that you have a PC (which I would suggest custom building, that way you get what YOU want, instead of what the company thinks you should have) it is up to you, again, do you want Windows, which gives you what you think you should have, or do you want an OS that gives you the freedom to say "this is what I want, and that I don't want so I will get rid of it" if that is the case, welcome to the Linux kernel. Choose your operating system from there. There are millions of choices once you enter into the Linux world to make your computing experience your very own. If Windows and OSX is something you like, and you are fine being in that world, go for it. If not, there are many more choices out there. It is all up to you.
answered Jun 16 '11 at 19:20