Which would you buy????

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by nyli2, Nov 2, 2013.

  1. nyli2 macrumors newbie

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    Can't seem to decide between these 2 very different laptops

    HP Envy Touchsmart 17.3 8GB memory 1TB HD 2.4Ghz
    1920x1080 screen $999 best buy

    Or the new 13 macbook Pro retina base model $1299

    Be honest which is the better deal disregarding the OS
     
  2. mofunk macrumors 68000

    mofunk

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    Do you have any other Apple devices? What exactly will you be doing on the computer? There are more apps inside the OSX ... if you chose to use the equivalent on the HP computer your price will be the same.

    If you are just checking emails and surfing the web.. go with a Toshiba or HP.
     
  3. rMBP2013 macrumors member

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    Macbook Pro would be quite a bit faster thanks to its SSD.

    It really depends upon what you're using the laptop for. $300 difference could be a lot and it is a lot for some people. Can you afford the $1,499 upgrade to mid-model?

    Lots of questions that we need answers for before we can make a judgement.
     
  4. Shubbeh macrumors member

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    I've used HP Envy laptops before, they struck me as cheap Mac knockoffs, they're poorly built, the quantity of installed bloatware is staggering, to the point that the system is borderline unusable because it's so bogged down by all the stuff HP installs.
    The only HP laptops I'd ever buy are EliteBooks.
     
  5. Tears Apart macrumors 6502a

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    It depends so much on your perception of 'value'.

    I think most people here see Apple's products not only in terms of specs and prices comparison, but in terms of design and sheer usability.

    In that sense, it's a no brainer: go MBP.

    Personally I can understand why some people are happier with PC, but I also see the reasons why for me there is no question as to whether Apple computers are much better.

    I guess there is space for both to coexist.

    Try them both out if you can and make a decision based on your feeling.
     
  6. simon48 macrumors 65816

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    I don't think it's fair to disregard the OSs. A Mac can run both OSs, it's a big pro for a lot of people. One of the many reasons why I love Macs is the OS, so it changes the value of any hardware for me.
     

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