Mac OS X or Windows if I don't game?

Discussion in 'Alternatives to Mac Hardware' started by cinnabun814, Jul 30, 2019.

  1. cinnabun814 macrumors regular

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    I currently have a MacBook Pro, iPad Pro, Apple Watch, Apple TV, Airpods, etc and i've been flirting with the idea of getting an alienware laptop. I like the look of them. I'll turn on my xbox one x and play a round of halo 5 a couple times a month but i'm not much of a gamer. I'm debating keeping my mac or getting an alienware. I'm leaning toward keeping my mac.
     
  2. SandboxGeneral Moderator emeritus

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    If the sole reason to get the Alienware is because you like it's looks, then keep the Mac. Unless you have the disposable income to dump on it, then go for it.
     
  3. velocityg4 macrumors 601

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    Use whichever OS you prefer. It doesn't really matter. Although you'll lose some syncing ability if you are heavy into iCloud.

    Is there something you expect to get out of the Alienware your current Mac won't do? If you don't game I'd be looking at a thinner, lighter laptop with better battery life. Along with a better screen and keyboard.
     
  4. cinnabun814 thread starter macrumors regular

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    Truth be told I love Mac OS and I am heavy into iCloud I just like the look of the alienwares. Vanity metric I know. I’m just going to keep my MacBook. All I do is browse the web, Spotify, and a little bit of learning python.
     
  5. SmackBookPro macrumors regular

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    It's the loss of the Apple integration that'll haunt you most on Windows. The iCloud for Windows utility isn't a great experience and it doesn't play nicely with Windows. It's typical Apple 'glass of ice water in hell', and nothing more! Sadly.

    I've tried it, and that was by far the biggest issue to me. I think a lot of Mac users are the same. Sounds like the MB you've got is perfect for your needs. I think we all get bored and consider Windows from time to time! lol
     
  6. SandboxGeneral Moderator emeritus

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    Not all of us. :cool:
     
  7. maflynn Moderator

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    Apple's integration certianly has its positives and makes life easier in many respects.

    There seems to be little reason to buy the PC then and just enjoy your Mac :)

    No I don't think that's the case. For me Windows was a better platform for what I need to do, and the Thinkpad was a better use my money, i.e., I got more computer for less money.
     
  8. Partron22 macrumors 68020

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    Be aware that Apple and Microsoft have different schemes for cementing you into their cloudy ecosystems.
    Look into them, and decide which is least annoying to you.
    If you are not bonded to the business world, and thus forced to use its specialty software, give modern Linux a try. Their "software wants to be free" model has hurt them, but the GUI's and Apps these days are far from entirely sucky.
     
  9. soulreaver99 macrumors 68030

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    MacOS and Bootcamp/Parallels Windows if you don’t game. Why choose when you can do both. I’ve operated this way almost a decade until I recently got back into PC gaming and Windows 10 being a much better OS than it’s predecessors.

    Now I have Parallels running Windows 10 on my Mac, and VMWARE running MacOS Mojave on my Windows gaming PC.
     

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