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    Re: New laptop...

    Post by Mojo on Thu Apr 30, 2009 1:52 am

    I don't get the vista bashing. I have had it for two years and there is no way I would go back to XP. It has all the same features as XP, run pretty efficiently as long as you have a newer model computer, and has so much more polish. I know there were plenty on incompatibility issues when it first came out, but those days are long gone.

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    Post by Guest on Thu Apr 30, 2009 1:54 am

    I guess Vista is cool if you "own" everything you use it with/for...

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    Post by shabbs on Thu Apr 30, 2009 8:22 am

    Mojo wrote:I don't get the vista bashing. I have had it for two years and there is no way I would go back to XP. It has all the same features as XP, run pretty efficiently as long as you have a newer model computer, and has so much more polish. I know there were plenty on incompatibility issues when it first came out, but those days are long gone.
    I probably need to spend some more time with it. This was my first view at Vista and I needed to get my laptop setup and ready asap. What I should do is setup a VM and give Vista a spin there to get comfortable with it and how it works with all it's new security restrictions etc...
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    Post by Ev on Wed Aug 10, 2011 8:35 pm

    Just bought the newest released version of the Macbook Air. Loving it! Best decision I ever made switching from PC to Mac.

    Now have to buy this case: http://twelvesouth.com/products/BookBook_for_Air/
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    Post by Number Twenty Nine on Wed Aug 10, 2011 10:00 pm

    I bought a Macbook Pro i7 2.2Ghz with 1GB Radeon 6750 discrete graphics in January. This thing runs Call of Duty Black Ops no problem at all 80 fps. I upgraded the ram to 8GB. This is my second Macbook Pro and my 3rd Mac. I wouldn't buy anything else.....
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    Post by Ev on Wed Aug 10, 2011 10:47 pm

    I don't play any games like that, so the Air is fine for me. i5 1.7, 4 GB RAM, 128gb SSD.
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    Re: New laptop...

    Post by TheAvatar on Thu Aug 11, 2011 10:16 am

    PKC wrote:I'm planning on buying a new laptop soon. Hopefully something that can last a while...I'm also seriously considering a MacBook, so we'll see how things in the PC world shake out over the summer and what kind of deals I can stumble on to.

    My daughter (who lived in Japan) bought a MacBook because MAC was the ONLY company that guaranteed technical support in English anywhere in the world and I don't think she'll ever buy a PC again. I bought a couple of "new" laptops for me and the wife last year. I encourage you to give www.tigerdirect.ca a serious look.
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    Re: New laptop...

    Post by wprager on Thu Aug 11, 2011 12:20 pm

    TheAvatar wrote:
    PKC wrote:I'm planning on buying a new laptop soon. Hopefully something that can last a while...I'm also seriously considering a MacBook, so we'll see how things in the PC world shake out over the summer and what kind of deals I can stumble on to.

    My daughter (who lived in Japan) bought a MacBook because MAC was the ONLY company that guaranteed technical support in English anywhere in the world and I don't think she'll ever buy a PC again. I bought a couple of "new" laptops for me and the wife last year. I encourage you to give www.tigerdirect.ca a serious look.

    I'd also take a look on Dell.ca. They periodically have very good sales, and they don't charge for shipping like TigerDirect does. They ship *very* quickly.


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    Post by Riprock on Sun Aug 21, 2011 11:02 pm

    I got a Macbook Pro. Refurbished off of the Apple store. i5 processor.
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    Post by Number Twenty Nine on Mon Aug 29, 2011 7:54 am

    Number Twenty Nine wrote:I bought a Macbook Pro i7 2.2Ghz with 1GB Radeon 6750 discrete graphics in January. This thing runs Call of Duty Black Ops no problem at all 80 fps. I upgraded the ram to 8GB. This is my second Macbook Pro and my 3rd Mac. I wouldn't buy anything else.....

    I spoke too soon. Since installing Lion, I HATE this thing. HATE IT!! Its pretty bad when Windows 7 looks good right about now. Downgrading back to 10.6 would be as much effort as to moving to Windows 7.
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    Post by Ev on Mon Aug 29, 2011 8:31 am

    I am enjoying Lion
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    Post by SeawaySensFan on Mon Aug 29, 2011 11:10 am

    If and when I get a laptop, it will be used or refurbished and have no OS. I'll run Ubuntu.
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    Post by wprager on Mon Aug 29, 2011 12:29 pm

    SeawaySensFan wrote:If and when I get a laptop, it will be used or refurbished and have no OS. I'll run Ubuntu.

    Ubuntu (well, Linux) *is* an OS.


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    Re: New laptop...

    Post by shabbs on Mon Aug 29, 2011 2:27 pm

    wprager wrote:
    SeawaySensFan wrote:If and when I get a laptop, it will be used or refurbished and have no OS. I'll run Ubuntu.

    Ubuntu (well, Linux) *is* an OS.
    I believe he meant that it will arrive in his hands with no OS on it.

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    Re: New laptop...

    Post by LeCaptain on Mon Aug 29, 2011 2:59 pm

    Starting to hear people complaining about viruses and freezes on MacOS.
    Yep, that's what happens when your sales go up.

    I have the same PC since 2008, still Cussing fast and never gives me any issues. But I built it myself and when I compared the price of the equivalent hardware of a Mac, I didn't understand why It cost $500 less...
    But, it's safe to say that if you are an average customer going in a store to buy a PC, they'll give you a Dung product and you'll eventually end up with a mac months later...
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    Re: New laptop...

    Post by SeawaySensFan on Mon Aug 29, 2011 3:01 pm

    shabbs wrote:
    wprager wrote:
    SeawaySensFan wrote:If and when I get a laptop, it will be used or refurbished and have no OS. I'll run Ubuntu.

    Ubuntu (well, Linux) *is* an OS.
    I believe he meant that it will arrive in his hands with no OS on it.

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    Indeed.
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    Re: New laptop...

    Post by wprager on Mon Aug 29, 2011 4:40 pm

    SeawaySensFan wrote:
    shabbs wrote:
    wprager wrote:
    SeawaySensFan wrote:If and when I get a laptop, it will be used or refurbished and have no OS. I'll run Ubuntu.

    Ubuntu (well, Linux) *is* an OS.
    I believe he meant that it will arrive in his hands with no OS on it.

    Wink

    Indeed.

    More to come?


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    Re: New laptop...

    Post by shabbs on Mon Aug 29, 2011 7:48 pm

    wprager wrote:
    SeawaySensFan wrote:
    shabbs wrote:
    wprager wrote:
    SeawaySensFan wrote:If and when I get a laptop, it will be used or refurbished and have no OS. I'll run Ubuntu.

    Ubuntu (well, Linux) *is* an OS.
    I believe he meant that it will arrive in his hands with no OS on it.

    Wink

    Indeed.

    More to come?
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