Friend Has Challenged Me To a Laptop Duel

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  1. zflauaus macrumors 65816

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    So my friend got a new Dell the past week and is bragging how his computer is better than my iBook, blah blah blah. He said he's going to have me over at his house one day to show me "how much better Dell is." I know all I have to say is, "Look. No viruses or spyware. Nothing running in the background," But I want something to just like stun him to death. Here's what his specs are, copied and pasted straight:

    T2400 - 2.00gHz processor (dual)
    100GB - Hard Drive
    1GB - Memory
    256MB ATI mobility radeon X 1400 Hypermemory - video card (i don't know what the heck some of that means but i think that it is really good!

    He paid $2400 for it. I have a stock iBook G4, 512MB, 40GB, 1.33GHz. Any like, amazing programs I could show him and have him bow down?

    Thanks guys. Look forward to seeing the look of defeat on his face. :D
     
  2. killuminati macrumors 68020

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    I don't mean to shock you or anything but his is a better computer.
     
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  4. me_94501 macrumors 65816

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    While your iBook won't hold a torch to that Dell, the $2499 MacBook Pro is a better system than his Dell for only slightly more.
     
  5. Leareth macrumors 68000

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    Spec wise his is better
    user friendlyness and general goodness the iBook is better

    one suggestion would be to go to adult enterntainment sites and see who can download and play the movie clips the fastest with out getting a virus and tons of pop up and spyware...

    Photoshop could work too...
    oh rip a cd in itunes...:cool:
     
  6. Sun Baked macrumors G5

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    For some reason the vision of a group of geeks in D&D garb, throwing balls at each other and yelling "Fireball ... fireball" keeps flashing by. :eek:
     
  7. zflauaus thread starter macrumors 65816

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    I have never played D&D, just so you know.

    Well, he has me defeated in specs. I knew that from the beginning. Never mind.
     
  8. jsw Moderator emeritus

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    Um... the Dell'll do that too.

    zflauaus: the Dell will blow your iBook away. Sorry, but it will not even be close. Of course, he's comparing a computer that cost well over twice as much, with twice the RAM, etc. But, still, there will be no close calls. He will win decidedly.

    OS X rules, of course, but not in any way he'll accept.

    However, I'd pit my MBP against his Dell any day.
     
  9. zflauaus thread starter macrumors 65816

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    Yeah I know. Let's just say this is over and call it a day.
     
  10. Blackheart macrumors 6502a

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    Yeah, that's a fair comparison :rolleyes:

    A ~$1,000 computer vs. a ~$2,400 computer. Not even in the same ballpark.
     
  11. jsw Moderator emeritus

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    Well, as mentioned, it's hardly a fair fight.

    However, if he wants to pit XP vs Tiger, we can provide tips.
     
  12. After G macrumors 68000

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    I like the virus/spyware idea.

    But just for kicks, both of you could try opening all the programs on your computer at once and see whose computer recovers better afterwards.
     
  13. 7on macrumors 601

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    do that.
     
  14. Felldownthewell macrumors 65816

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    I'd go with the guy who suggested pron (or pr0n if you are REALLY cool).

    He totally beats you (pwn3z?) you in terms of specs, but go surf the same sketchy adult websites and watch his brand new baby crash and burn. Oh, and use safari and force him to use I.E (default browsers to be fair!). In the best case scenario he won't even try because he is so scared of viruses. That would show him...
     
  15. zflauaus thread starter macrumors 65816

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    OH! That's what I meant to say at the beginning. I knew his machine would spank mine performance wise, but let's do an OS battle. I already know I should show him Dashboard, Expose. Any other tips? Send them!
     
  16. OutThere macrumors 603

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    Connect both computers up to the internet and remove all firewalls, virus barriers and other protections. Let them sit overnight.

    Check them in the morning.
     
  17. 7on macrumors 601

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    see who can find the current temperature in... oh lets say budapest first.
     
  18. Sun Baked macrumors G5

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    Download and install an OS update, dowload and install an application, etc.
     
  19. seabass069 macrumors regular

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    Stomp your foot on his Dell a few times and then show him all the porn you can download on your ibook without viruses. I'll bet you win!!!
     
  20. zflauaus thread starter macrumors 65816

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    To all the pr0n suggestors out there: I'm 14 and so is my friend. I don't think that idea would go over so well. :p Nice try though.
     
  21. yg17 macrumors G5

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    Pfft....my age never stopped me from downloading porn when I was 14.... :D
     
  22. killuminati macrumors 68020

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    :rolleyes:
     
  23. Felldownthewell macrumors 65816

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    You are 14 and don't look at porn :eek: ?!1one!!eleven!?

    Maybe I was just weired...
     
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