Buying a Macbook unibody coz of its design

Discussion in 'Buying Tips and Advice' started by niksynik7, May 10, 2009.

  1. niksynik7 macrumors newbie

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    hi guys,
    I like the style of the unibody macbook very much.
    I have been using windows all my life.
    But i dont know if i will like leopard or not.
    And windows 7 is also coming.How does windows run on a mac
    Is it just as same as on a pc.If there are differences,
    Pls elaborate.
    And also will it last long.
    Thanks
    Niks
     
  2. trevpimp macrumors regular

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    From what I heard people say they run vista more smoother than a regular pc.
     
  3. ziggyonice macrumors 68020

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    If you like the design and power of a MacBook, then I'd say get a MacBook. You can put Windows on it if you'd like, because a Mac is still a computer, just like an average PC. It just happens to come with a great operating system, which is Leopard.

    So you'll like it either way: great machine running Windows, or a great machine running Mac OS X.
     
  4. melchior macrumors 65816

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    fair call, though it's quite a bit of cash just for design. for example if you're a big game player maybe look elsewhere, but if you are willing to put in a little effort in the beginning os x is a much more pleasurable day to day experience and you can run vmware for any windows necessities other than games.

    if you do want games, you can play then in a native environment, but if this is the sole purpose, better value can be had.

    the current macbook is a great all-round computer.
     
  5. Apple Ink macrumors 68000

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    I could still be sticking to some cranky ol' Dell or an anachronistic HP <ugh>.

    But I use Apple... and have been using since quite some time and will continue to do so for.... seemingly... a lot more.
    And thats not because I'm some beat-the-pants Apple fan but because of just two things:

    1. Hardware Styling
    2. Software chicness and practicality.

    The minute Windows gets out a better OS than Mac OS (and truly they've been trying since quite some time without any hint of success) and the minute Dell designs a better hardware I'm skipping board.

    Pardon me for blabbering so much but what I meant to say were these 3 things:
    *If you love the machine, you'll love the OS even more... you're gonna forget what Windows looked like (unless you find some Win only software)
    *Win runs better on a Mac than a PC (PCMag actually gave MacBook Pro the Best Vista capable machine title in 2007/8)
    *You'll mostly find praises for Mac on a Mac oriented Forum.... {:
     
  6. ntrigue macrumors 68040

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    Windows 7 on a UMB would be a wonderful arrangement. I started this way years back, intending to be a dual-boot MBP but never installed Windows XP.
     
  7. Jigsawjammer macrumors regular

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    It isn't very hard to switch in my opinion. Some things are by far easier like connecting to wifi on hidden networks just to name one that I have to do a lot. The main reason I want a macbook is purely for leopard and I have a XPS desktop that doesn't get turned on hardly anymore and I use my 500mhz powerbook all the time (the design is nice too though).

    Try mac and if you hate it then sell it- resale price remains fairly high
     
  8. Benguitar Guest

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    "Coz"? It's B-E-C-A-U-S-E.

    Don't by a product like a MacBook because it looks good, get it because it serves your needs.

    I don't believe I've ever heard of someone disliking Leopard from a Windows OS.
     
  9. niksynik7 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    thank you guys for your replies.
    Will it last for 4-5 years?
    Once i buy it , i will not be able to resale it, macs are not so prominent in my country & hardly anyone uses mac compared to people who use windows.
    I have seen many people having problems with the trackpad, drivers actually.
    How is the trackpad ?
    Is it the same as i use on a windows machine.

    @Benguitar: I am a little hesitant to move to leopard.
    Finding replacements for all my windows apps.
    I will basically need it for college work,internet,moviies,torrenting,music video converting and a little bit of photoshop.

    And does the isight work perfectly with msn.
    Thanks
     
  10. jtgotsjets macrumors 6502

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    Don't be an ass.
     
  11. niksynik7 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    I agree
     

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