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ukbrah
11-18-2010, 03:32 PM
The MBA is on sale for 850 for the lowest range one. I can upgrade for another 150 to get the 256gb one.

Or is it worth getting the macbook pro.

Pros and cons please.

Alternative
11-18-2010, 05:15 PM
The MBA is on sale for 850 for the lowest range one. I can upgrade for another 150 to get the 256gb one.

Or is it worth getting the macbook pro.

Pros and cons please.

Air- ultra portable, great for travel
Pro- better if you plan on doing anything besides email, browsing, and some basic programs. Much better overall CPU

Go with the 13" macbook pro if you want something in between in terms of portability and performance. Also don't buy now, the refresh is coming soon.

kfx450r
11-18-2010, 05:40 PM
Depends.. If you only wanna write papers and search the web.. Id get w/e is cheaper and more portable if thats what you want it to do.. If you want anything else like.. graphic design, games etc.. go with a pro.

neinme
11-18-2010, 05:50 PM
how about neither because MAC's are useless, PC is the way to go

kfx450r
11-18-2010, 06:20 PM
how about neither because MAC's are useless, PC is the way to go

There good eye candy..

When I see someone using a MAC i think "That is a sleek looking computer, its probably clean and quick (with applications and internet atleast) due to no viruses)... altho its the equivalent of a 400-500$ PC laptop"

neinme
11-18-2010, 06:46 PM
There good eye candy..

When I see someone using a MAC i think "That is a sleek looking computer, its probably clean and quick (with applications and internet atleast) due to no viruses)... altho its the equivalent of a 400-500$ PC laptop"

ya and that's why apple continues to make money because everyone wants looks over quality

Godfrd824
11-18-2010, 07:37 PM
You ready?

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Half the price of a Mac, just as good looking, twice the functionality.

kfx450r
11-18-2010, 10:07 PM
You ready?

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Half the price of a Mac, just as good looking, twice the functionality.

People actually buy Macs for the software? Crazy.. i love win7.. xp was good to me aswell..

Godfrd824
11-18-2010, 10:15 PM
People actually buy Macs for the software? Crazy.. i love win7.. xp was good to me aswell..

OSX is the easiest to use, it's retard proof. Win 7 is awesome, but it's still Windows, you still need to know a little bit.

kfx450r
11-18-2010, 10:37 PM
OSX is the easiest to use, it's retard proof. Win 7 is awesome, but it's still Windows, you still need to know a little bit.

Yah..guess its different when you have had windows ur whole life so mac seems confusing.. I assume the whole "non virus" deal with macs is the biggest reason they sell... When older people look for a pc they know nothing and someone says "hey these macs dont get viruses" thats like gold to them. And apparently macs are really good for graphic design or so they say, but i dont understand how crappier hardware can make a better computer..must be the software

C411911
11-18-2010, 10:42 PM
Windows is the better o.s. But macs have that sleek look

Godfrd824
11-18-2010, 10:45 PM
Yah..guess its different when you have had windows ur whole life so mac seems confusing.. I assume the whole "non virus" deal with macs is the biggest reason they sell... When older people look for a pc they know nothing and someone says "hey these macs dont get viruses" thats like gold to them. And apparently macs are really good for graphic design or so they say, but i dont understand how crappier hardware can make a better computer..must be the software

Macs don't get viruses because people don't bother to make them for Macs, when Macs make up 5% of total OS Sales, what's the point. And about graphic design, Macs used to be more powerful than pcs, but that isn't true anymore.

ukbrah
11-20-2010, 03:11 AM
I looked into the when the new macbook pros will be released.. but I am going to America in a couple of weeks. It works out a lot cheaper if I bought in there than here in the UK.