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Old 12-19-2006, 06:34 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Hi all,

I know this has been hashed out before (I did a couple of searches), but my own situation is different than that of the others I read about here, given my primary uses for a computer.

I'd like to look at getting a computer (preferably a laptop for transport reasons) in the next few months. My primary uses would be:

1) recording music, hopefully eventually being able to mix and produce decent sounding tracks for my own reference
2) standard email/web browsing
3) writing (songs, stories, etc)
4) organizing my digital photography
5) keeping track of my music collection (albums, downloads, etc)

And a few other details:

1) I'm not a gamer at all, although I could forsee myself occasionally playing some game online if I had my own computer.
2) I could be travelling a bit in the next year, so portability would be nice.
3) I'm not really computer-literate in the sense of knowing or caring about upgrades, ghz this or mb that.

With all that in mind, what are you thoughts? From what I've researched so far, I'm leaning towards getting a Mac, but I'm open to suggestions.

Thanks so much in advance!

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Old 12-19-2006, 07:16 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Well, i don't know a lot about Macs, but I think that a mac will suit you pretty well. The real problem with macs in my mind are the compatability issues. If you aren't planning on gaming, a Mac will suit you just fine.
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get a macbook or a macbook pro, those things are really nice and would fit your needs perfectly.
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Yea for what you're going to be doing, macs will suit your needs. Like fastrandstrongr said, get one of the macbooks.
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Someone pinch me, I've never seen this before.

Everyone posted so far is in consensus for getting a Mac.
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Get a mini mac, you can take it anywhere, they come with core 2 duos in them and are absolutely perfect for music recording. My friends got one with a protools setup on it and we both record guitar parts with it, it's awesome. The only thing is you might need to get an external hard drive for it. But I think the things are really good, especially for that kind of thing.
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Someone pinch me, I've never seen this before.

Everyone posted so far is in consensus for getting a Mac.
It's because of what he's planning to do. Macs are, from what I heard, more user-friendly with editing, music, photos, and such. Also he said he's not a gamer.
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MAC MAC MAC MAC MAC. No question about it. If i had the money i wouldn't ever use windows. EVER.
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Use a PC with Linux bobojuice. That doesn't cost money

I would use a Mac with Windows Vista if I had the money. I like Microsoft. I use their peripherals and their OS.
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I used linux at my old job, and if i hadnt i'd probably actually be thinking about it. But since i did, i know i will never ever ever run a linux box.
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