What’s the Mac like
Posted: 07 August 2007 06:40 PM     [ Ignore ]  
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I have been meaning to buy an Apple mac but was always put of by the 2000 price tag but after the Vista debacle, I’m thinking of buying a Mac for the first time ever.

A couple of questions.

Is it more stable than a PC?

Will it still be able to run smoothly after six months and will I need to upgrade every 3 months like the PC?

I’m looking at a Mac with at least a quad core and preferably an dual quad core system with the best graphics card available at the time.  Any help would be appreciate, as her in the UK; you get no help from the shops.

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Posted: 07 August 2007 06:43 PM   [ # 1 ]     [ Ignore ]   [ # 1 ]  
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My wife had a G4 Powerbook for Four years.  It ran smooth as silk, and the only reason we even upgraded was because the harddrive blew.  With the new Intel’s, you’ll get the best of both worlds.  Awesome hardware, and you can install Windows if need be.

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Posted: 07 August 2007 06:45 PM   [ # 2 ]     [ Ignore ]   [ # 2 ]  
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Chears dude.  As for running windows; I want to get away from from ever using that virus as much a possible.

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Posted: 07 August 2007 07:50 PM   [ # 3 ]     [ Ignore ]   [ # 3 ]  
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macbook pro dude thats all i gotta say Sex in a case, sex in a case

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Posted: 08 August 2007 08:07 AM   [ # 4 ]     [ Ignore ]   [ # 4 ]  
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Mr.D - 07 August 2007 07:50 PM

macbook pro dude thats all i gotta say Sex in a case, sex in a case

smile That’s what we got..

Although I’m quite liking the new iMac’s with the DX10 cards..

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Posted: 08 August 2007 12:40 PM   [ # 5 ]     [ Ignore ]   [ # 5 ]  
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new iMacs, new iMacs, new iMacs, dude you cant go wrong with the newest iMacs, I mean DX10 cards, gloss displays, and OX10+Vista.  I mean you really can’t go wrong, seeing that an equivalent dell actually cost more.

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Posted: 09 August 2007 03:14 PM   [ # 6 ]     [ Ignore ]   [ # 6 ]  
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Just build your own. Cheaper, better, and easily upgradeable.

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Posted: 09 August 2007 09:23 PM   [ # 7 ]     [ Ignore ]   [ # 7 ]  
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@hype it just not as sexy as having a mac dude

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Posted: 10 August 2007 01:20 AM   [ # 8 ]     [ Ignore ]   [ # 8 ]  
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Especially one that is made of aluminum!  No really it looks super awesome.

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Posted: 11 August 2007 11:14 PM   [ # 9 ]     [ Ignore ]   [ # 9 ]  
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I haven’t had a lot of experience with Macs, but I must admit, the new iMacs do look promising.

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Posted: 15 August 2007 11:04 PM   [ # 10 ]     [ Ignore ]   [ # 10 ]  
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Mr.D - 09 August 2007 09:23 PM

@hype it just not as sexy as having a mac dude

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So buy a cool case. Problem solved, lol.

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Posted: 16 August 2007 02:02 AM   [ # 11 ]     [ Ignore ]   [ # 11 ]  
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BUT ITS NOT A MAC!!! trust me go up to a 24imac the new ones and touch it just touch it, then hug it .... the hug it some more…..mmmmm maccccc

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Posted: 16 August 2007 02:36 AM   [ # 12 ]     [ Ignore ]   [ # 12 ]  
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What’s a Mac like?

Like warm apple pie….

But seriously, yes, they are way more stable. As in I use my about 10 to 15 hours a day, don’t turn it off for oh, I don’t know, four or five days at a time, and I come back on the sixth day and it’s still running. Oh, occasionally an application will shut down on you, but not the system itself.

And yes, I know. I should restart it once in a while. I’m just lazy sometimes at night.

But there is a major factor: If it breaks, you buy an new one. Yes, you can replace the hard drive, but that’s about it. Your Mac breaks, especially a PowerBook, and it’s a gigantic paperweight. And the way you upgrade your Mac? You throw your old one away and buy an new one.

Now… THAT being said… The way Mac users mitigate the “buy a new one to upgrade” situation is the hardcore Macheads sell their old ones fairly quickly. As in it’s possible at least in the SF Bay Area to find Macs on Craigslist that are six months to a year old. Many Macfanatics will buy the new one as soon as it comes out and ditch the old one on Ebay or CL (I’d recommend CL and not Ebay, tho). They hold their value well and a 2-year-old Mac can still fetch a nice bit of coin to offset the cost of buying a new one. You tend to sell and buy very quickly in Macland, as opposed to Windowville, where you buy and then upgrade bit by bit for a handful of years and then finally scrap it completely, losing all the money you invested over time.

You don’t really own a Mac… you more or less lease a Mac.

However, my Powerbook is about six years old. I’m not a gearhead like Engineer Kev. I keep them until they die. However, I also don’t get to offset the cost of a new one by selling my old one for anything much.

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Posted: 16 August 2007 09:24 PM   [ # 13 ]     [ Ignore ]   [ # 13 ]  
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Edie, I do the same thing with my (personally built) MCE 2005 PC. It never BSOD’s or anything. System hang? Doesn’t happen. Ever. The only applications that ever quit responding are AIM and Firefox. The only reason Firefox does it is because I have a ton of tabs open that have been there for like 2 weeks, too. I don’t think that Windows is really as unstable as it used to be… at least not MCE or XP (anymore).

Also, I really, really, really don’t like the “upgrade your Mac by buying a new one” thing. That’s retarded.

The best way to go is definitely to build your own. You pay less than a manufacturer, like Dell, for example, all of your parts have individual manufacturer warranties, you can upgrade any time you want without voiding your warranty (because your case doesn’t have some bull-sh!t “if this seal is broken, warranty void” sticker), and you never, ever have to replace everything (i.e., you can always keep your monitor, keyboard, mouse, speakers, case, and maybe power supply). The only time you replace those is when you just stop liking them, want a new one, or if they break.

I have this to say about Macs: They work, but they’re computers for idiots.

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Posted: 17 August 2007 01:47 AM   [ # 14 ]     [ Ignore ]   [ # 14 ]  
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I would watch your self there Hyper, most of the people who run this site use macs…I would just be careful of who you are calling an idiot.

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Posted: 17 August 2007 11:37 AM   [ # 15 ]     [ Ignore ]   [ # 15 ]  
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It might save me money as well.  I have seven PCs that do different tasks as I find if you load one up too much they crash more often than a drunk teenager that just passed its driving test.

The Mac I want is going to cost me around $9000 (I live in the UK).  We do get screwed over for everthing sold here.

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Posted: 19 August 2007 12:58 PM   [ # 16 ]     [ Ignore ]   [ # 16 ]  
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I just saw the iMac for the first time…

damn. that is sexy. and with Intel in it?

I want one

I think I might make the jump*cries*

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Posted: 19 August 2007 01:35 PM   [ # 17 ]     [ Ignore ]   [ # 17 ]  
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I’m not too much of a Mac person myself. Seen them, used them, didn’t like them. I’m more of a Windows guy. And I agree with Hypersteric on the fact that the best computers are the ones you build. I would build my own, but I don’t have the money currently. Also, now would not be the best time because I’m going to college in a year and I cannot take it with me.

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