New Vaio vs. (supposed) new Macbook

Discussion in 'Buying Tips and Advice' started by parkeyb, Jul 22, 2008.

  1. parkeyb macrumors newbie

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    Hey guys, long time reader first time poster. Basically needed a little advice from anyone willing to help.
    Basically I head to college in late September and sold my old HP to make room to take a MacBook to college, then I got completely caught up in rumors and forums describing the possible upcoming update and decided I would wait it out. I told myself I would never get a Windows machine again but then after researching for months and being tossed around by Apple's tendency to play things close to the belt I'm wondering if I should just get the new Vaio SR which, even to macrumors folk, is an amazing machine at a very low price.

    2.4 ghz
    120 Mb
    2 GB
    nice radeon graphics card
    BD
    fingerprint reader
    LED
    4lbs

    less than 1600$

    and much more that would cost 2600$+ in a comparable mac. Anyone have an argument as to why I should continue to wait it put for an update that may not happen? Thanks in advance guys.
     
  2. illidian macrumors 6502

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    How much is OS X worth to you?

    Seriously though, the new VAIO line is impressive to say the least. Though I'm not sure where you're paying $2,600 for a "comparable" MacBook Pro (the base $1,999 model competes very well).

    As for your question of, "an update that may not happen?" is silly. Apple will update their notebooks. It's simply a matter how soon.
     
  3. zainjetha macrumors 6502a

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    Go for it, its a brilliant machine..
    Dont mean to put you down or anything but College/Uni is a very crucial stage in Academic Life and its better to use an operating system/user interface which your brain is already familiar with rather than wasting time learning another one while the precious time could be spent doing other things.

    Just my two pence worth..
     
  4. auggie2k macrumors member

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    The machine is stunning, best looking laptop I've seen in a long time with a impressive spec. I would suggest buying that dual booting XP (or Vista if you REALLY want to) and Leopard. I have that setup on my 12" XPS and it runs soooo sweet!
     
  5. zainjetha macrumors 6502a

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    I suggest just running XP --- vista will crash on you 24/7 -- and waste your precious time...

    Not sure how you would go about getting Leopard on there, Auggie2k
    (no rudeness or sarcasm intended)..
     
  6. auggie2k macrumors member

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    It's actually much simpler than you'd expect... good auld Intel CPU's :)

    If you want a good guide or help, just PM.
     
  7. zainjetha macrumors 6502a

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    In that case would the PC be running bootcamp and what about all drivers?
     
  8. Tallest Skil macrumors P6

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    Only thing is, if you come back here needing help with the use of that, we won't. Something to keep in mind.

    Personally, I don't see how you can compare this PC of yours to a MacBook that isn't even out yet. Wait for Montevina if you can; if not, buy a current MacBook or that one PC.
     
  9. auggie2k macrumors member

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    No, a Dual Boot with two partitions, no Boot Camp.

    Well I'll help... it's still Leopard, but with different hardware.
     
  10. zainjetha macrumors 6502a

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    Just go for the VAIO... Forget Mac until you have plenty of spare time on hands.
     
  11. Tallest Skil macrumors P6

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    You'll get banned.
     
  12. zainjetha macrumors 6502a

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    Ok, then we shall definitely not do this.. Our lives depend on MR.
     
  13. auggie2k macrumors member

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    Fair enough so, I'll keep me my mouth closed.
     
  14. zainjetha macrumors 6502a

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    Not to mention that you void the leopard License and will probably void the VAIOs warranty, thus making your suggestion completely out of the question..
     
  15. auggie2k macrumors member

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    You made your point already... not that I agree with it all.
     
  16. zainjetha macrumors 6502a

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    What do you not agree with exactly may i ask?
     
  17. auggie2k macrumors member

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    If the OP chooses to put Leopard on his laptop... it would be his choice and not out of the question.
     
  18. zainjetha macrumors 6502a

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    Providing he knows that he voids various agreements/warranties.

    The subject / chapter is now officially closed.
    There is a barrier drawn underneath it.
    DO NOT REPLY.

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  19. auggie2k macrumors member

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    :cool:
     
  20. zainjetha macrumors 6502a

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    you watch out young newbie, i will make your life hell/miserable on or during your time on earth on MacRumors...

    Just kidding mate..

    On a serious note, this thread has diverged/divulged too much into crap, unnecessary .. We need to help this guy out, (parkeyb) , ...

    We need to make it clear to him that vista is out of the question completely., and will always and only make his life hell slowing him down,,.
     
  21. auggie2k macrumors member

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    Haha think you just broke your own rule. Oh definitely, XP for as long as possible or until Windows 7 comes out (hoping that the good Windows / bad Windows routine is still running). It's just so much better its crazy, only Microsoft would release an OS in 2007 that can't compete with one from 2001.

    95 / 98 / NT / 2K / ME / XP / Vista / 7
    :confused: / :eek: / :( / :rolleyes: / :eek: / :D / :mad::mad: / :)
     
  22. zainjetha macrumors 6502a

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    Lets hope windows 7 doesnt inherit much of windows vista like the sucky user interface with the clammy/cloggy babylike buttons etc etc and the stupid shutdown/login/logoff/etc etc noises etc etc.. they bug me... senseless...
     
  23. rKunda macrumors 65816

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    Yeah, because college life is soooo hard. No way one could insert learning other things with homework.
     
  24. Tallest Skil macrumors P6

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    Especially since there's NOTHING to learning OS X.
     

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