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What Macbook to buy?

Discussion in 'BlackHat Lounge' started by ijake, Apr 10, 2009.

  1. ijake

    ijake Registered Member

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    I want a Macbook but I'm not sure what one to buy.. I'm staying away from Desktops because I want a portable Mac-a Macbook.

    What one should I buy and why?
     
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    Macbook Pro is what I am going for...
     
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    What one? The 15.4 inch or the 17 inch?
     
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    17 inch is best - I haven't had a 17" MacBook but I do own a 17" Toshiba and I've got to say the work space is a lot bigger and is quite enough.

    - imp.
     
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    My TV is 22inch so I can plug my soon to be Macbook Pro into it?
     
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    if the MacBook Pro has a HDMI output, yeah you can ( S-Vga or DVI work as well but you get crappier resolutions).
     
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    OK, now I need to find where a cheap one can be bought from. Refurb store don't have any, so..?
     
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    17" indeed, I am looking for a cheap one aswell :p
     
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    Honestly - don't get a mac. They're overpriced and don't bring anything really that new or exciting to the table and the OS isn't that great either ... besides the fact that you're not going to need an antivirus you're only paying for a computer that can run an OS that doesn't crash as often as windoze - but that comes with another price ... the price of having compatibility issues with almost everything. This is coming from someone who's been in both camps ( had a mac, went back to windows XP ).
     
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    Ah, so you don't have Shitsta?
     
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    Cris, just because you didn't like OS X, doesn't mean he will. It's very rare that people switch back to Windows after using OS X for awhile. I've used Windows for more than 10 years and 3 years ago I decided to try a Mac - and now there is no going back. It's just too good.

    If the only thing you have to complain about is the price, maybe you should consider getting a better job.
     
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    Go for Macbook Pro. I have one and I love it.
     
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    Spam much? BTW very old video
     
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    you could always buy a laptop with compatible hardware and install OS X (86) on it
     
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    I know it's an old video but when ever someone asks what macbook to buy I sent them that link. It has always made me laugh, just figured it would make you smile.
     
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    Yeah, you could. But that usually works better with a desktop because you can build it yourself. With a laptop, you have to buy it from one of those crappy OEM's such as Dell or HP. Let's be honest, they're crap quality. Imo, just shell out the extra $300 and get a quality product that will last you a few years.

    Also, wait until September to buy for Macbook. I know it's a long time, but you can get a student discount of $150 off and a free iPod Touch which you can sell for $300. SO $450 off is great!
     
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    Get the 999$ macbook and upgrade it to the max :)
     
  19. shm03

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    Just a tip here when you buy your mac book don't buy any ram they rip you off on that, so buy what you want but have the lowest ram and upgrade yourself you can even sell the ram from it on ebay and get some cash back!
     
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    Gotta say I dont have a mac but i do have three laptops of reasonable quality ( all dual core with 2Gb ram) one is a 14.1", one a 15.4" and a new 17". I have to say the extra screen space is nice but it is like a brick in comparison, it is actually giving me a bad back cos I lug to and from work every day.

    If you want one for only a small bit of portability get a big screen otherwise I wouldn't advise going bigger than 15.4 as that is a decent size and shouldn't add too much strain on the battery or your back :)