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#1 nerfnerd88



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Posted 17 April 2009 - 02:59 PM

I was just wondering what others thought on this subject. I would have to say mac since the most basic mac comes standard with

Glossy LED screen with 1,680-by-1,050-pixel resolution (optional 1,920-by-1,200 resolution for $100 more)
2.4-GHz Core 2 Duo processor
2GB of RAM (upgradeable to 4GB)
256MB Nvidia GeForce 8600M GT video
160GB 5,400-rpm SATA hard drive
8x SuperDrive (DVD+R DL/DVD±RW/CD-RW)
Gigabit Ethernet port
54Mbit/sec. a/b/g/Draft n Wi-Fi
Bluetooth 2.0+EDR, ExpressCard/34 card slot
Three USB ports
One FireWire 800 port
One FireWire 400 port
DVI port
Built-in iSight video camera
One-year warranty (upgradeable to three years)
Runs OSX XP and Vista
Comes with iLife

What do you guys think?
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#2 Horus



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Posted 17 April 2009 - 03:11 PM

It really depends on what you are looking for in a computer.

+ Sleek, cool looking, hip
+ Compact with limited cables
+ Virus-free
+ Amazing selection of artistic software (Protools Audio, etc.)
+ Easy user-interface
- More expensive for less-than-stellar components as compared to a PC
- Not as versatile
- Apple specific parts can be a hassle and costly
- Smaller selection of software than PC

+ Versatile, easy to upgrade
+ Cheaper parts
+ Wide variety of software
+ Easy interfacing
- Easily gets viruses
- Some Operating Systems are hit-and-miss
- Comes with very little useful software
- Can be complex to operate

Meh? I prefer running PC for my personal stuff, but I have a Mac running in my recording studio. So I'm fairly unbiased.

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#3 Renegademilitia15



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Posted 17 April 2009 - 03:14 PM

Horus basically just layed it down. This topic should be closed now.
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#4 Wes7143



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Posted 17 April 2009 - 03:16 PM

Macs are all around better for schoolwork. They have a "click and drag" sort of function, and are very reliable.

PCs are very diverse. In general, they are good for the gamer, as there are not as many Mac games. Windows Vista (which is what all of the new PCs come with) is shit. Sure it can do some cool stuff, but it is very fussy, screwy, and unreliable.

Macs, in relation to PCs are more expensive, but the quality of the lower priced PCs is terrible, although it might say it has just as much or more processing power as a Mac.

I've used a lot of both, and Macs are my personal favorite of the two.

This sort of argument can be seen all over the place iPod vs. MP3 player (some of the same companies), M16 vs AK47, Japanese cars vs. American cars.
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Posted 17 April 2009 - 03:38 PM

Really, what's the difference anymore? Apple is just doing what they've always done, market themselves as a whole nother product line. The iPod IS an MP3 player, and likewise, since Apple has abandoned the PowerPC platform and switched to Intel supplied x86 chips, they are really just high end PCs. They use all of the same hardware, more or less. They are just tied to a different OS. I would rather purchase a computer with no OS installed anyway, that way, I have the freedom to choose what I want, versus what the OEM wants. Really, the argument is between Microsoft and Mac OSX.
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Posted 17 April 2009 - 03:45 PM

There's enough analysis on the internet about this topic to fill the Titanic. Consider me the ice berg.
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