PC vs Mac Laptop

Discussion in 'Buying Tips and Advice' started by dr427, Jan 31, 2006.

  1. dr427 macrumors regular

    dr427

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    I did a search for this topic, but I guess I wasn't hitting the right "keywords".

    I switched to Mac last August. Love it! But my work uses PC's. I am thinking of getting a laptop and I am leaning strongly for the 12"PB just for size and price. Probably just go with a refurb.

    I will mostly be using Office & Macromedia Studio products.

    Does anyone have any advice as to which laptop would be better (PC or Mac) in this situation.

    I don't really see a reason why a PB won't suit me just fine, but before I shell out the expense I wanted to see if anyone had anything to add.

    My home computer is an iMac G5 2.0 Ghz.

    Work are all PC's networked with Novell.

    :confused:
     
  2. ieani macrumors 6502a

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    My sister had novell on her PC from school and it we couldnt get rid of it. Its finally gone now that she did a full system deletion and restore.
     
  3. dr427 thread starter macrumors regular

    dr427

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    That was on a PC?

    Can a Mac connect to a Novell network?
     
  4. beige matchbox macrumors 6502a

    beige matchbox

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    No clue about Novell, sorry, but..

    I have an Acer 1692 - 1.73Ghz Centrino, 128Mb X700, 1Gb DDR2 etc., good laptop, definitely faster than my 1.67Ghz PBook, but, i don't really use it unless i have to, except my nightly bedtime warcraft quest, it's heavy compared to my powerbook, clunky and it's got one of those shiny screens (ok, so that ones my fault :rolleyes: ) my powerbook is simply nicer to use :eek:

    My experience of other PC laptops hasn't really been much better, so unless theres a major compatibility issue (the reason for my Acer) stick with Apple :)


    I'm sure this was already your plan, but what the hey, a bit of encouragement can't hurt :p
     
  5. billiam0878 macrumors 6502

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    Netware makes the Novell client for Macs, and it works just fine with Novell networks (I have it on my PowerBook and I have no issue accessing all the networked drives at my college).

    Go with the PowerBook 12. Great little machine in a killer form factor!

    Cheers,
    Bill
     
  6. dr427 thread starter macrumors regular

    dr427

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    Cool, that is what I was wanting to hear I guess.
     
  7. hasselhoff macrumors newbie

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    Flash performs far, far faster in XP. I don't know if it's more comparable with the Intel Macs...
     

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