Could this laptop be a MacbookPro alternative?


Whitelightning

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I think a question that should be asked... can a Macbook Pro run better with Windows than a Windows laptop can?
 

terzinator

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I think a question that should be asked... can a Macbook Pro run better with Windows than a Windows laptop can?
I would argue that it can. You can do a clean windows install, instead of having it full of the bloatware that would come on a Dell/HP/Compaq/IBM, etc...

Been running it for 3.5 years on my 2007 MBP using VMWare Fusion and it's still works great. (Wish I didn't need windows, but I do for SQL management and other tasks.)
 

rjbruce

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Jan 7, 2011
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Apples and oranges. (no pun intended)

If it does everything you want it to at a price you're willing to pay, have at it. I have Windows 7 on my desktop and I don't have any major complaints but I prefer my MBP. The only thing they really have in common is that they're both laptops. You can't really compare spec to spec because each OS uses those differently, and each OS provides a different user experience. You could get into build quality and on and on but since I've never used an LG laptop I have nothing to compare against. My only advice would be, if you want a MBP, don't buy a PC hoping it will fill that need, buy it because it does what you want it to.
 

mikeo007

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I would argue that it can. You can do a clean windows install, instead of having it full of the bloatware that would come on a Dell/HP/Compaq/IBM, etc...

Been running it for 3.5 years on my 2007 MBP using VMWare Fusion and it's still works great. (Wish I didn't need windows, but I do for SQL management and other tasks.)
Because you can't do a clean Windows install on non-mac hardware right? :rolleyes:
 

Looon

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Jul 10, 2009
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I think a question that should be asked... can a Macbook Pro run better with Windows than a Windows laptop can?
No
Please don't buy a Macbook if you're going to be mostly running Windows on it, you're just wasting money.
 

dime21

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Dec 9, 2010
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Because you can't do a clean Windows install on non-mac hardware right? :rolleyes:
No, you can't. Every laptop and desktop peecee that comes pre-installed with windows includes a special magical "restore disc". This special restore disc puts everything back, just as it came when you bought it- bloatware and all. There is no option to do a clean Windows install unless you spend another couple hundred bucks on a retail copy of Windows.

So with the peecee, you have to purchase from Microsoft *TWO* copies of Windows OS in order to get your clean install. With a Mac, you only need to purchase one copy. That's a difference of hundreds of dollars!
 

Looon

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Jul 10, 2009
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Or you could just spend the 10 minutes it takes to delete the stuff yourself. wow BIG deal right
 

axu539

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No, you can't. Every laptop and desktop peecee that comes pre-installed with windows includes a special magical "restore disc". This special restore disc puts everything back, just as it came when you bought it- bloatware and all. There is no option to do a clean Windows install unless you spend another couple hundred bucks on a retail copy of Windows.

So with the peecee, you have to purchase from Microsoft *TWO* copies of Windows OS in order to get your clean install. With a Mac, you only need to purchase one copy. That's a difference of hundreds of dollars!
I'm an avid Mac user, but in all fairness, the Mac itself already costs hundreds of dollars more.
 

dusk007

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No, you can't. Every laptop and desktop peecee that comes pre-installed with windows includes a special magical "restore disc". This special restore disc puts everything back, just as it came when you bought it- bloatware and all. There is no option to do a clean Windows install unless you spend another couple hundred bucks on a retail copy of Windows.

So with the peecee, you have to purchase from Microsoft *TWO* copies of Windows OS in order to get your clean install. With a Mac, you only need to purchase one copy. That's a difference of hundreds of dollars!
You can install Windows from any DVD that you borrow from any friend or download from a torrent. As long as you enter your serial number that is on a sticker on the back of the notebook it is a genuine install.
Just because not every idiot can figure it out doesn't mean it is not possible. You would save money if you just pay a friend who is a little less clueless a crate of beer for his help instead of wasting money on two Windows copies.
 

wesrk

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I can see it as an alternative for the 13" for some people. Seems like there are better alternatives out there though, a couple threads back someone posted a very good alternative for the high end 13", don't remember the brand but I'm sure the thread will get some replies today as well.