If you HAD to, what PC would you buy?

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  1. tMac85 macrumors 65816

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    Ok so lets pretend all apple products new and old, up an vanished and you were forced to choose among the PC world.

    Which would you choose and why? Laptop? Desktop? Sony? Dell? ThinkPad?

    Please dont say you would revert back to pen and paper, or just wouldnt buy one period! I know its hard but try to think. haha



    Sorry if this had been posted before. ( i searched)
     
  2. shfreelance macrumors 6502a

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    I would build my own desktop and buy a IBM Thinkpad laptop.
     
  3. Piratebroadcast macrumors member

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    I would buy that netbook Gizmodo did, and install OSX on that bitch, like Gizmodo did. looks like it kicks ass!
     
  4. tMac85 thread starter macrumors 65816

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    oh, i would get a thinkpad. or the nice sony desktops.
     
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  6. tMac85 thread starter macrumors 65816

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    nope. that OSX just vanished into thin air.... What cha' gonna do now?
     
  7. techfreak85 macrumors 68040

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    linux!!!:D
     
  8. tMac85 thread starter macrumors 65816

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    yes! good choice!

    that IS acceptable. and the next best option!
     
  9. SkyBell macrumors 604

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    My Dell OptiPlex desktop has been very good to me, I'll probably buy a Dell laptop when the time comes. (when it needs to be replaced.)
     
  10. tdevers macrumors regular

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    I'd build a low power, low noise desktop and snag a cheap netbook.
     
  11. techfreak85 macrumors 68040

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    linux is similar and more powerful/geeky:p and even juicier eye candy!!
     
  12. tdgrn macrumors 6502

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    Why? I'm not trying to be brash, but maybe if you explained the situation a little better we might be able to make better recommendations.
     
  13. tMac85 thread starter macrumors 65816

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    i dont think you understand. I am just curious as to what people would buy if they were no apple products or software. I am not looking to buy a PC, im just curious.

    this is just for fun.
     
  14. doubleohseven macrumors 6502a

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    I'd buy a HP laptop, they're pretty reliable machines. Or a Sony Vaio laptop in white, to remind me of my MacBook that got 'vanished'. :( :rolleyes:
     
  15. CalBoy macrumors 604

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    Thinkpad.

    Hands down the next best notebook after my macbook pro. :)
     
  16. Rodimus Prime macrumors G4

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    I would built my own desktop much like I do now. I have said ti before I will NEVER buy an apple desktop in the current set up.

    Laptop I think I would look at Dell or HP.
     
  17. yg17 macrumors G5

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    Build my own desktop. I actually haven't done that in awhile, I miss it, it's fun.
     
  18. 63dot macrumors 603

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    I would say netbook PC for simplest tasks. I don't think a full size PC desktop or laptop are bad, but I just think any Mac is a better machine for all my needs of light graphics/gaming, word processing, and internet/email.

    If I had to spend $600 on a PC desktop, I can't think of a deal that is as useful as the Mac mini, especially since rumors put the new Mac mini at that price with DVD burner.

    For laptops other than the netbook market which Apple has not entered, Macs are better than the PC in every way.
     
  19. Abstract macrumors Penryn

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    There are a lot of good PC laptop options out there.


    I'd definitely go for either a Sony Z-series, or a Lenovo.


    I'd also seriously consider getting a Dell Alamo, which is what the MacBook Air should be, but isn't.
     
  20. remmy macrumors 6502a

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    I would build my own desktop with an old hacked version of XP and pray that the new Windows was good.

    Don't know about laptop, maybe a thinkpad or a laptop with a nipple on the keyboard
     
  21. és: macrumors 6502a

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    I would also build my own and then buy a 24inch Dell to go with it. Bluetooth KB and mouse to go with it and it's a perfectly capable machine. For a small amount of money you can get quite a well performing PC.

    I'm using Vista x64 on my homebuild (using it until the new Mac Pro is released) and it's fairly nice. I've had no problems and it's fairly hassle free.

    With that said... I can't wait to get back to Mac.
     
  22. arkitect macrumors 601

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    Another vote for a self-built desktop…

    laptop? Probably a something from Sony.
     
  23. DoFoT9 macrumors P6

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    build my own desktop!

    what happens to our current machines? do they vanish too? or do we get our money back!?!?
     
  24. iBlue macrumors Core

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    Sony Viao laptop. They're kinda sexy. Or a Dell XPS for a desktop.
     
  25. tersono macrumors 68000

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    Desktop:
    Self-built.

    Laptop:
    No way would I buy anything from Sony - they're far too unreliable (I've had endless problems supporting Sony laptops - they've had more faults than everything else we use put together). It'd be either a Thinkpad or possibly HP.

    OS:
    Linux - or possibly Solaris
     

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