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Discussion in 'MacBook' started by nerdybooboo, Jul 27, 2012.

  1. nerdybooboo macrumors member

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    hi guys,

    I am new to the apple scene (got my first iphone 3 months ago).

    i think it is totally worth it.

    Now, i am thinking of getting a new laptop. I notice the macbooks again are more expensive than the rest.

    Can anyone tell me the experience of using macbooks?

    p.s. i have always been a pc gal and i have a toshiba qosmio and hp pavillion now.

    Thanks in advance :p: apple:
     
  2. GGJstudios macrumors Westmere

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    Unless you're planning on buying used, you won't get a MacBook, as they've been discontinued. The only new Mac notebooks currently being sold are the MacBook Air and the MacBook Pro. I recommend you check out the Apple site to get some basic information about the various models, then ask any specific questions that come up.
     
  3. nerdybooboo thread starter macrumors member

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    Do they have the similiar specs? e.g. rams and hard drive space.
    Also, how is the OS? Is it smooth?

    I am asking very general questions as i am not a techie.
     
  4. ConCat macrumors 6502a

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  5. GGJstudios macrumors Westmere

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    To help in your decision, you can use these to compare the specifications of any Macs you choose:
    Smooth? Mac OS X is very stable and works well. A new version was just released (Mountain Lion), which people are just getting used to and determining what bugs, if any, there are.
     
  6. ConCat macrumors 6502a

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    I really don't think a non-techie is going to get much out of that... So anyway, how are you planning on using your mac?

    I ask just to get a feel for what kind of model you'd make the most of. Getting too much is expensive, getting too little is unfortunate. ;)
     
  7. GGJstudios macrumors Westmere

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    If they know enough to ask about specs and RAM and drive space, they know enough to get something out of those links.
     
  8. nerdybooboo thread starter macrumors member

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    Thank you for the replies.

    I am using it for day to day use, but would like to get something comparable to a qosmio which can be used for online gaming and as a HDTV, etc.

    Checking out the sites Studio are sending me right at this moment. Thanks.:rolleyes:
     
  9. Macman45 macrumors demi-god

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    It's also easier to have the information available in the links in one place rather than a newcomer trawling through endless threads here.
     
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    "Something", sure. Anyway...

    If you're planning on using it for online gaming, I wouldn't go lower than the 13'' MBA, just due to screen real estate. If you want a little more power for higher framerates, then the regular 15'' MacBook Pro. The retina one would be overkill for you most likely. It's far more expensive, and the truth is you'd get better performance with fewer pixels. Flash storage or a regular hard drive is entirely up to you. Flash storage is far more expensive, but it would improve the responsiveness of the machine, but only at load time. Actual play performance shouldn't be affected by flash storage.

    EDIT: Of course, the MBA only comes with flash storage. :)
     
  11. nerdybooboo thread starter macrumors member

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    Exactly, that's why i am also looking for opinion here and not just spec sheets where anyone can easily obtain. We all know BMW is better and more expensive, but just would like to see why. How does it feel?

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    yes or no. Not just about the size ;)

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    Great, i will keep that in mind. Very helpful. Thanks. :p
     
  12. nerdybooboo thread starter macrumors member

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    FYI, i decided to go with Mac Pro 8 Core Nehalem and keep my qosmio.
     
  13. SteveU30 macrumors newbie

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    I'll bet it's not long before you ditch the Qosmio and get a MacBook Pro/Air too ;)
     
  14. nerdybooboo thread starter macrumors member

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    Haha

    Your prediction has come true :p
     

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