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MagneticStripes
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Postby MagneticStripes » Wed Aug 29, 2012 4:52 pm

I'd have to say, go with a MacBook. It will be more of course, but it will last you much longer, and there are really no other laptops that compare in terms of the build quality. If you try a few out in the store, most have very poor trackpads, keyboards, and displays and just have an overall cheap/clunky feel to them. Plus, whenever you go to sell it, you get a much higher resale value than you would with anything else.


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Postby 432521 » Wed Aug 29, 2012 5:08 pm

i have a macbook pro and I will vote NO on it for FB because he doesn't need to do a lot of things and no way can the 1.2k be justified.

FB- It was just within the first couple months things just kept going wrong with it and I got fed up and just returned the dam thing. Maybe it was just my machine that was defective but it kinda put off that model to me..
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Postby DavidNY » Wed Aug 29, 2012 5:09 pm

Lenovo Thinkpads are built as good as Macbooks and are a lot cheaper.

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Postby jlam572 » Thu Aug 30, 2012 2:17 am

I like my IBM thinkpad. Has looked basically the same for 10+ years style wise (or lack there of)...so you can keep it for many years and not look out of date. Its durable, reliable, and not trendy teenie bopper like macbook.
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Postby xdunlapx » Sun Sep 09, 2012 2:02 am

I absolutely LOVE my new 13" macbook pro! It's a dream come true! I use it for basic web surfing, word processing and games on occasion. I did upgrade the ram and the hard drive to SSD and it is screaming fast! I got it for college because I couldn't stand MS Windows any more. It's too unstable. It crashes on me when I do schoolwork, so that can't be tolerated.

I will never go back to a PC ever again. The product may cost a ton more than a cheap refurbished Dell (which is what I was buying and we ended up with 3 refurb dells in our house just in teh past 2 years. I still have my 17" inspiron next to me but I will probably put it in storage since I own't need it now that I have my macbook pro. I may even sell it down the road on ebay.

Going from a 17.3" screen to a 13.3" screen was strange but now when I use my dads 15.6" screen it's amazing how big the screen looks. LOL

Anyway -- I recommend Apple for high quality products. The touchpad is a dream! I can type and my hands be on the touchpad and the mouse never budges... NEVER! The gestures are easy to learn and are so wonderful to use. It's so intuitive!

I recommend Apple. I did buy the Apple Care which extends the warranty by 2 full years. So a 3 year warranty on it versus 1. Nice. This machine will last me a very long time. I'm glad I bought it.
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Postby xdunlapx » Sun Sep 09, 2012 2:03 am

jlam572 wrote:I like my IBM thinkpad. Has looked basically the same for 10+ years style wise (or lack there of)...so you can keep it for many years and not look out of date. Its durable, reliable, and not trendy teenie bopper like macbook.


You may think Apple notebooks are "teenie bopper" but it's the quality of them that I love so much. Just because it has a lit keyboard and lit up apple logo it's teenie bopperish? Sounds like you are jealous that you can't afford one. ;)
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Postby DavidNY » Sun Sep 09, 2012 9:05 pm

A MacBook is a good machine, as is a Lenovo Thinkpad. However, a Thinkpad costs much less than an equivalent MacBook which makes the Thinkpad a better value.



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