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Old 08-25-2009, 10:10 AM   #1 (permalink)
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I am buying a laptop and can spend no more then $1000. I was told a lot of good things about the macbook but I have been with windows for 5 years and I don't know what it will be like to change. If I buy a laptop with windows I am problem going to go with hp.

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Should I send $1000 for a macbook because someone might steel it? I just think its a lot of money for a laptop.

Should I go with windows or mac?

If you think I should go with windows what laptop do you recommend?
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Macs aren't difficult to get used to, however they are very bad value for money. You can get a $700 laptop which will have the same specs as a $1000+ macbook.
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Well for 1000 yuore getting the lowest model of the Mac line, with a slow cpu, 2gigs ram, 160Gig HD.

For a Win based PC, 1000 is a very good quality build, plus cwith sales, you can get some pretty good deals.

As to which to buy, that depends on your use.
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I think it is that much because you get mac os on it.
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Which is odd because Leopard only costs about $100. So there's stil $2-300 unaccounted for, and an aluminium body and painfully glossy screen can't cost that much.
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What don't you like about the screen.
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Actually, thge 1000 one is only Polycarbonite.
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If you guys had all the money in the world what would you go with mac or pc?
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PC because of the programs and games I play.

But with "all the money in the world" I'd have multiple computers... okay more than the 3 i have now...
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I would always go with PC. Especially after using it for 5 years as you said you have. Mac's are so different. And they fail just as often as PC's do. When Mac's fail, though, they are 20x harder to fix or replace. That's why most people get the Apple Care plan which is like $300 for a 3 year warranty (another rip off).

The specs of the $1000 macbook, I got for $450 when I bought my Toshiba laptop. HP is a good brand, though, so definitely go HP when looking for your laptop.
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