MacBook or PRO or.. (VAIO - joking) (fix'd)

Discussion in 'Buying Tips and Advice' started by ShadiWulf, Aug 9, 2007.

  1. ShadiWulf macrumors newbie

    Aug 9, 2007
    Im 17 and going into my senior year of high school and am starting a real job in october hopefully.

    Heres what I would like to do on it
    - Triple Boot, Windows XP/Vista maybe, MAC OS X, Linux
    - Browse web ( duh XD everyone does that now )
    - Run Beryl in linux, saw videos on youtube and it looks like it runs great on a macbook

    - It would be cool to play Phantasy Star Universe away from home but its not needed, heres the specs required (minimum)
    Windows XP(SP2) or later, Pentium 4 1.6 Ghz, 256 MB Ram, 64 MB Video Ram, 9+ GB Free Space, DVD DL Drive

    - Run GIMP, or other programs like it.

    - Something I can carry around with ease and is durable, plan to use it for college

    - AND of course to type papers and stuff, will probably use open office.

    - Watch movies, save pics, listen to music, etc

    am eyeing the 2nd base model with the 2.16 Ghz, 1 GB Ram, 120 GB HDD, will upgrade to 2 GB from RAM i buy off newegg after doing my research after saying WTF to the +150 dollars for 2 GB Ram

    - Only thing I dont like about the MacBook is the GMA 950, ProBook is so expensive, and then I saw this VAIO for the price of a macbook and powerful as a probook, but I really want a macbook so im just gonna pretend I never saw it.

    If you saw my post yesterday im sorry about that, i was tired... xD
  2. ktbubster macrumors 6502a


    Jan 20, 2007
    well.... this is an apple forum....


    that is all.

    Ok, so that isn't all. Just a few things to consider...

    The macbook's footprint isn't THAT much smaller then the MBP, there are quite a few threads on that you could search for.

    Macbook is more durable (although I love my macbook pro, haven't had any damage problems with normal use and wouldn't change it for anything in the world)

    IF you can find a macbook pro CD around, (which is what I have) you could find one for about 1100 or so if you are interested in the macbook pro for the video card problem.

    Macbook is a good little computer. Windows and OSX and Linux, and they are just so damn sexy... you won't wanna go back :p If you think the screen is ok, and aren't going to be doing any intensive gaming, you should be fine.

    Goodluck with your decision! Apple is hoping you join us :) lol ;)
  3. ShadiWulf thread starter macrumors newbie

    Aug 9, 2007
    okay, ill think about that, really wanted to get a Core 2 duo system, and playing games on it isnt THAT important to me. Oh and updated first post from yesterdays rant to actually make sense.

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