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tech-tards !!! Can someone sell me on a Macbook Pro vs PC for my college freshman daughter??

 
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11/23/2011 01:51 PM
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Re: tech-tards !!! Can someone sell me on a Macbook Pro vs PC for my college freshman daughter??
I run my own computer store where we sell every brand.

If she is a an artys up her own butt person, or gay, or computer challenged, obessesses about being cool with her friends, get her an Apple product that is 2 times more expensive for the same performance and lesser software.

There is no other reason to get an Apple product than those above because the PC will do everything the same or better for cheaper. Do not listen to the Apple fanatics, they are like radical muslims. Making up stuff about no viruses (bs), how it's faster (bs), never has problems/works always (bs).

I get a wicked sense of satisfaction when selling them yet another Apple overpriced piece of shit though.
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Oh look... a Microsoft shill.

Welcome shill!
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They said PC not Windows, poster could just have been talking hardware.
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I've never encountered anyone that hates Apple with that much passion who isn't a Microsoft fan... just personal experience.
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Re: tech-tards !!! Can someone sell me on a Macbook Pro vs PC for my college freshman daughter??
Mactards. Windows 7 is hard to get a virus on, unless you are an idiot and click on bogus emails, links, and whatnot.... Or if pirate media like there is no tomorrow, which you could also argue is not smart.

Then again, there are quite a lot of idiots out there.
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Re: tech-tards !!! Can someone sell me on a Macbook Pro vs PC for my college freshman daughter??
another vote for the macbook pro.

i use pc's and mac. they each serve their purpose but you can run windows using Parallels software.

About 2 1/2 yrs ago I purchased an Asus gaming laptop (beefed up ram, video and processor) and a macbook at the same time.

I have used my mac much...MUCH...more than the pc and my poor desktop has been seriously neglected.

Despite having more ware and tear on the macbook, it has held up much better than the pc which has several physical blemishes. Actually they both have several blemishes (I'm rough on computers). But the macbook is dinged up, while the pc actually has broken components.
The macbook has seen much more rough housing than the pc ever has and yet it is in much worse shape.

I have literally dropped my macbook on the ceramic tile floor from the counter tops on more than one occasion .....each timing believing that there was no possible way that the lcd screen could have survived the fall and each time....no problems. Just a ding on the casing.

I do believe that with the extra money, you do actually get what you pay for.

If you purchase from Best Buy, spend the extra dough for the 4 yr replacement warranty. Laptops are prone to be dropped and if you spill your wine or your brew in the keyboard.... it's likely over.

Besides, you will have an automatic free upgrade within the 4 yr period. Worth the extra money imho. (considering my abusive nature towards machinery)
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Re: tech-tards !!! Can someone sell me on a Macbook Pro vs PC for my college freshman daughter??
I run my own computer store where we sell every brand.

If she is a an artys up her own butt person, or gay, or computer challenged, obessesses about being cool with her friends, get her an Apple product that is 2 times more expensive for the same performance and lesser software.

There is no other reason to get an Apple product than those above because the PC will do everything the same or better for cheaper. Do not listen to the Apple fanatics, they are like radical muslims. Making up stuff about no viruses (bs), how it's faster (bs), never has problems/works always (bs).

I get a wicked sense of satisfaction when selling them yet another Apple overpriced piece of shit though.
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iamwith

You would not BELIEVE the number of people that would call the call center I used to work at over credit card fraud

"It was NOT my Apple, Apples don't get keyloggers!!!"

"Do you have antivirus on it mam?"

"NO I DONT NEED IT, ITS AN APPLE!!!!"

Bank of America's official response to that- "If they didn't get viruses, they wouldn't make an antivirus for Apples" cool2
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Re: tech-tards !!! Can someone sell me on a Macbook Pro vs PC for my college freshman daughter??
A MAC will likely NEVER get a virus.
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Re: tech-tards !!! Can someone sell me on a Macbook Pro vs PC for my college freshman daughter??
check to see how many macs are used in business , not many .

if you are looking for a job in the real world , beter get a windows machine .
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Re: tech-tards !!! Can someone sell me on a Macbook Pro vs PC for my college freshman daughter??
A MAC will likely NEVER get a virus.
 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 1333673


False

Less are generated for Macs, not because they are more secure, but because there are fewer users.

That has changed, especially with the popularity of Steve Jobs.

A big consideration when making a statement like that, is that most Mac users aren't mom and pops. They know better than to download total shit when it pops up.

You also have to take the security of Windows 7 into consideration.

I have a PC and have never had a virus, and I download music like nobodys business.

An average computer user has no need to pay the additional money for a Mac. If they are studying music or want to be a tech nazi, a mac could be justified. But for research and Facebook.. which is what the average college student does.. it's a waste. Especially considering the probability of it being stolen, damaged, or lost.
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Re: tech-tards !!! Can someone sell me on a Macbook Pro vs PC for my college freshman daughter??
I am having trouble justifying the extra grand $$$
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You don't need a laptop for college.

College's have a computer lab with printers available for you to complete and print your work that needs to be typed.

Just FYI I am going through college with no computer other than the schools computer lab and I am doing fine.
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11/23/2011 02:13 PM
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Re: tech-tards !!! Can someone sell me on a Macbook Pro vs PC for my college freshman daughter??
Mac is better if she is doing any creative stuff like art or music.
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Re: tech-tards !!! Can someone sell me on a Macbook Pro vs PC for my college freshman daughter??
Mac is better if she is doing any creative stuff like art or music.
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^This is true

If she needs it for the above buy a better pc and load up a VMware with OSX. Then if she needs to do actual homework that's transferable to the labs you have windows. Save your money.
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Re: tech-tards !!! Can someone sell me on a Macbook Pro vs PC for my college freshman daughter??
banana2

thanks for all the help guys!!
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Re: tech-tards !!! Can someone sell me on a Macbook Pro vs PC for my college freshman daughter??
If you would like to pay a couple grand more for a fancy shiney Apple, be my guest

Unless she is studying to be a tech or musician, a good PC is more than enough
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With all the new porn shes gonna be making, lol.......and the after goo all over the keys, maybe a macbook is best.
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Re: tech-tards !!! Can someone sell me on a Macbook Pro vs PC for my college freshman daughter??
Macs are not compatible with many file formats of windows pc's, which means many programs on a pc will not work with a mac, and then therefore render a mac useless, and that is my main reason for wanting to stay away from a mac. It may look great, by I am not willing to pay so much money for a table center piece!
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Re: tech-tards !!! Can someone sell me on a Macbook Pro vs PC for my college freshman daughter??
If you are too stupid to properly update and want to support slave labor in china, then buy a Mac.
If you have a brain, go Linux.
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Re: tech-tards !!! Can someone sell me on a Macbook Pro vs PC for my college freshman daughter??
I had a Dell XPS M1530 laptop. I bought it over the MB Pro15 because of price. For 4 years it was absolutely awesome. Just recently the graphics card took a shit and now I either have to replace the motherboard or buy a new laptop. The problem there is, most new laptops are very plasticy as my XPS was an aluminum case and very sturdy. When I do get another laptop it will probably be another XPS laptop. I would love to have a MB Pro but they are just to pricey. You can get the XPS for half of what the MB Pro costs.
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Re: tech-tards !!! Can someone sell me on a Macbook Pro vs PC for my college freshman daughter??
I run my own computer store where we sell every brand.

If she is a an artys up her own butt person, or gay, or computer challenged, obessesses about being cool with her friends, get her an Apple product that is 2 times more expensive for the same performance and lesser software.

There is no other reason to get an Apple product than those above because the PC will do everything the same or better for cheaper. Do not listen to the Apple fanatics, they are like radical muslims. Making up stuff about no viruses (bs), how it's faster (bs), never has problems/works always (bs).

I get a wicked sense of satisfaction when selling them yet another Apple overpriced piece of shit though.
 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 1286514


Really?
I just upgraded to a new iMac, it replaced a Digital audio mac that was 10 years old. Once OSX came out I NEVER one time had to deal with a major crash of the system, some programs now and then but never the entire system. Never had 1 virus, I ran no protection ever…..just sayn'
Oh,and I love my newest MAc.
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Re: tech-tards !!! Can someone sell me on a Macbook Pro vs PC for my college freshman daughter??
For what its worth, I have been in college for 7 years this spring, and am currently perusing an advanced degree in physics.

The idea that you NEED a laptop for college is completely mythological bullshit. I do 80% of my real "work" with a pen and paper. There are computers everywhere for other purposes, writing, email etc. When you go seek out a computer to work on for work purposes, guaranteed you will spend less time fucking off on it. If she has a smart phone there is no reason to have a laptop. In fact I blame my now (thank-god FINALLY) broken ibook for WRECKING my posture and my back. If you feel she MUST have a computer for college, get her a small desktop that will be comfortable in the dorm room. For almost all college students laptops are worthless for learning, a waste of time, money and braincells. Just my 2c.
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Re: tech-tards !!! Can someone sell me on a Macbook Pro vs PC for my college freshman daughter??
I bought my first PC in 1989... I've had 15 - 20 PC's after that. I bought my first Mac 3 months ago and it feels like I've got my life back.

I don't think I'm far from the truth when stating I've used over a week of my life just waiting for that f%$&!ng PC to reboot!
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Re: tech-tards !!! Can someone sell me on a Macbook Pro vs PC for my college freshman daughter??
For what its worth, I have been in college for 7 years this spring, and am currently perusing an advanced degree in physics.

The idea that you NEED a laptop for college is completely mythological bullshit. I do 80% of my real "work" with a pen and paper. There are computers everywhere for other purposes, writing, email etc. When you go seek out a computer to work on for work purposes, guaranteed you will spend less time fucking off on it. If she has a smart phone there is no reason to have a laptop. In fact I blame my now (thank-god FINALLY) broken ibook for WRECKING my posture and my back. If you feel she MUST have a computer for college, get her a small desktop that will be comfortable in the dorm room. For almost all college students laptops are worthless for learning, a waste of time, money and braincells. Just my 2c.
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That being said my current desktop rig is a an imac i7 with the large display an SSD, and 16gb of ram, and honestly I have NEVER had any problems with this machine, once it was repaired after it arrived broken. The HHD was clicking and ticking when I first got it and I had planned on replacing it anyway so it wasn't too big of a deal, however for a +2k product I expect better. I was fun pulling the glass off the front of the thing. But really this machine is extremely fast and stable, I use the 1gb graphics card for simulation and mathematics all the time and its wonderful.

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