Completely Lost and Needing Help on New Laptop

Discussion in 'Buying Tips and Advice' started by rocke, Mar 5, 2009.

  1. rocke macrumors newbie

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    I have never owned a Mac but have only heard amazing things about them which has left me considering about getting a Macbook tomorrow. The only problem being whether or not to actually purchase one or to stick with another HP laptop. The models of each contender are as follows:

    HP dv 4 - 1275mx

    (Copy/Paste)
    <http://reviews.cnet.com/laptops/hp-pavilion-dv4-1275mx/4505-3121_7-33496196.html?tag=mncol;lst>

    or

    13 Aluminum MacBook 2.0 Ghz

    (Copy/Paste) <http://store.apple.com/us/browse/home/shop_mac/family/macbook


    [I apologize for not being able to insert them as hyperlinks]

    My worries, for being a student still, is obviously the running speed and the memory (both for songs and for documents) and well as battery life. While cost is a factor, I don't mind spending more for a better and more dependable product.

    Any opinions here on which one is best because I'm in dire need of help.

    Thanks everyone.
     
  2. Zyniker macrumors 6502

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    Go with the MacBook. If you know how, upgrade the memory yourself (buy from NewEgg). The time you save yourself in working with your computer instead of fighting your computer to get it to work...will more than make up for the higher price you pay for the MacBook. ;)
     
  3. scienide09 macrumors 65816

    scienide09

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    The basic MacBook will be fine for typical needs: playing music and DVDs, word processing, email, web browsing, etc. Also, my new MacBook has been great for battery life.
     
  4. Consultant macrumors G5

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    MacBook.

    No virus, and no MS windws slow down.

    The harddrive and RAM can both be upgraded easily by user very easily on the MacBook. As of now 500gb drives are available.
     
  5. mobilehaathi macrumors G3

    mobilehaathi

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    MacBook will do everything you want brilliantly.
     
  6. stujmac26 macrumors regular

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    Once you go Mac, you'll never go back!! :cool:

    Seriously - Mac all the way. You will never look back and regret it :)
     
  7. rocke thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Hey guys, thanks for the help. Much appreciated on this
    Thanks
     

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