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Old 04-30-2006, 05:33 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Allright, I need to make a decision concerning computers. I need to decide whether or not to get a laptop or a desktop, and Apple or Windows. I also need to decide where to get a computer from, custom or pre-built, build my own, etc. Can anyone offer some advice?
I probably wouldn't use a laptop for portability, unless I didn't have one, then I'd need one.
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If you werent using a laptop for portability, DONT get a laptop. That is the only thing that would be worth getting one. And another reason is a desktop will be about 2x the performance for the same price of a laptop.

Is this for a main computer? Work computer?

And you need to factor in linux.

What are you doing with this machine?

My first thought is desktop - windows, but it depends on so much of what you are going to do with your computer. And from the sounds of it, you're probably going to want prebuilt.
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Gaming mostly, multimedia and gaming. Music, games, movies, etc.
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If your going to game and you have a budget, 1000 or less. I would go with a desktop seeing you can get a awesome gaming computer which could max out any game for 1000. Rather then spending 1500-2000 on a laptop...
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Gaming mostly, multimedia and gaming. Music, games, movies, etc.
Then dont even think about getting a laptop. a dekstop will be much better.
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unless you have $3000-$4000 for a laptop that could do what you want, a desktop for less than $1000 would be perfect.
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Then dont even think about getting a laptop. a dekstop will be much better.
Even though you could get basically everything you want in a laptop for. 7900GTX, X2 4800+, 2GB's of ram, raid 0
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yeah but those are mad expensive.

get a desktop, specificaly, build ur own. whats ur budget?
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I would Recomend a Desktop PC windows based. Unless you plan on doing alot of video editing then go for Apple OSX
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get a shuttle for portibility along with one of their lcds.
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