recommeded me a mac laptop please :D???

Discussion in 'Buying Tips and Advice' started by Larenzo4, Apr 6, 2007.

  1. Larenzo4 macrumors newbie

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    hey guys sorry if have repeated the question :( im a noob to this forum and don't know much about macs.

    ok here goes... I am looking to buy a mac laptop, as i've never had a mac before and i'm very interested in getting one as i've always been a pc user.
    if this helps my pc spec are:


    Intel Core 2 Quadro Extreme Edition
    geforce 8800gtx 768mb
    2gig ram

    I would like a laptop as i already have a desktop pc. i will be using the laptop as a normal user not as much work as i do on my pc. however i will be playing games (wow, bf2) if possible and occasionaly be using microsoft office, watching films on the move and heavy web browsing. I would like to get the best gfx card the mac laptops can give if i play games on it, I've read and watch the mac adverts and fully aware how macs are more stable and requires much less hassle overall than what you would get from a pc.

    I have read about the laptop being able to dual boot mac os / windows os. which is a big bonus as i can switch from one to another if i want to use a specific programs, and that takes away the idea of me thinking of getting a pc laptop. I've been told by my friends not to get a mac as i dont do any media work (video editing, gfx work, bearing in mind they have mac also) and i should go for a low end mac book (black and white ones 12 or 13" inch ones if i remember correctly)

    sorry for being a bore.. or if any of this doesnt make sense im sorry :D however i need you tech heads to give me an honest opinion to which one i should go for or that i should forget the idea of getting one, and reasons why if possible..plssssssssssssssss :)

    thank you for reading

    :rolleyes:
     
  2. dartzorichalcos macrumors 65816

    dartzorichalcos

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    Either this:
    13" White MacBook 2.0GHz Intel Core 2 Duo
    2GB 667 DDR2 SDRAM - 2x1GB
    80GB Serial ATA drive @ 5400 rpm
    64MB RAM Intel GMA 950 Graphics
    Superdrive 6x (DVD+R DL/DVD±RW/CD-RW)
    Keyboard/Mac OS - U.S. English
    AirPort Extreme Card & Bluetooth
    Subtotal $1,474.00

    or if you are really a heavy gamer, get this:

    15" MacBook Pro 2.16GHz Intel Core 2 Duo
    2GB 667 DDR2 SDRAM - 2x1GB
    120GB Serial ATA Drive @ 5400 rpm
    ATI Radeon X1600 128MB RAM
    SuperDrive 6x (DVD+R DL/DVD±RW/CD-RW)
    MacBook Pro 15-inch Widescreen Display
    Backlit Keyboard/Mac OS - U.S. English
    Accessory Kit
    Subtotal $2,174.00

    You could install Boot Camp from Apple's site for windows gaming.
     
  3. Larenzo4 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    hey mr dartzorichalcos....

    thanks for the reply :D ok the second spec sounds good. having a bigger screen and also better gfx card.. but am i stupid to get such a laptop soley more for the gaming side than the other tasks in hand? since two of my friends seem to think "you dont do media work etc its not for you, or am i right to say these laptops are aimed at all round users? kinda aiming this at the mac book pro's since the hardware seems like a good spec and something more likely i would get. also i have the idea in my head connecting the laptop to my car headunit if that helps determine which one i will need :D thanks
     
  4. dartzorichalcos macrumors 65816

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    Get the 2nd option if you are going to be doing:
    1. Heavy gaming
    2. Graphics intensive apps
    3. Need matte screen
    4. Need FW 800
    5. Need ExpressCard 34
    6. Want to use a 30" Display

    Otherwise, save your money and buy the MacBook.
     
  5. yojitani macrumors 68000

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    Well, here's thing. I own a macbook and overall it's a great little computer (aside from the fact that I have to send it in for repairs..), BUT I have found that I can't stand such a tiny screen. the laptop is mainly for doing wordprocessing and webdesign (and some light movie editing) on the move, however, I find that I can't really do most of those things because I get annoyed that I can't view a full page - or even get a sense of what a full page view looks like. AND everything is just a little too small.

    I think I'm going to sell once the repairs are done (I have a little cluster of dead pixels that need to be fixed - and possibly some overheating on the CPU) and get a refurb low end MBP CD.

    - just some thoughts from a user

    YT
     
  6. twoodcc macrumors P6

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    i would wait until they get updated if you can.....
     
  7. Larenzo4 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    thanks for the reply yojitani. you made a valid point why not to get a mac book... why did you have to do so many repairs? you been abusing it lol? i mean you said "u find that I can't really do most of those things because I get annoyed that I can't view a full page - or even get a sense of what a full page view looks like" which makes me wonder how on earth could i play a game or do stuff on that tiny screen. i dont think the gfx card will be able to push out the gfx for the games i would play let alone mulli-task in and out of programs. i will be connecting the laptop to my hdtv which is 30" plus so i kinda think i would benefit from the pro as it has a decent gfx card right? hmmm i do burn dvds aswell, but as always i have to convert them which requires alot of cpu power. so maybe that will help you recommened me one still.

    so twoodcc you think i should wait till a new one comes out? are theuy releasing a new laptop very soon ?
     
  8. dartzorichalcos macrumors 65816

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    They are probably going to release new macs at WWDC. The possible updates are Santa Rosa platform and Leopard. It's up to you if those features are worth the wait or not.
     
  9. Larenzo4 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    June 11-15 in San Francisco, CA.
     

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