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Old 08-09-2008, 12:58 AM   #1 (permalink)
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I am really tight on money but basically if you look at my signature below, thats the specs where I am used to so I don't expect anything slower than it. I was originally set to buy a mac but they are so expensive for their price compared to their windows counterpart. I mean going to a mac means sacrificing some softwares that I use and at the same time at a high price.

What is a good laptop to buy? Am I just falling into this illusion that the mac pricings are expensive? I will not pay more than $1000 for a laptop.
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Any model with a 2.0ghz or better Intel core 2 duo will run circles around your old P4.
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Any core 2 duo will run circles around any p-4 regardless of frequency.

Lenovo has some very nice laptops, as do Asus, and Gateway.
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The mac counter parts are the same price, if not cheaper (most of the time cheaper), then windows machines.
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The mac counter parts are the same price, if not cheaper (most of the time cheaper), then windows machines.
wtf mac are u looking at rofl
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The mac counter parts are the same price, if not cheaper (most of the time cheaper), then windows machines.
Maybe if you are getting a high end gaming laptop. But not midrange or budget.

Apple twice the price of PCs - vnunet.com

It is even proven. Maybe if you get a Mac Mini compared to a laptop. But that is the only comparison that is even close. Even the lowest end Macbook starts at over $1,000 when you can get a decent budget Windows laptop for $600-$800. So i dont know where you get this information from. But even looking at the Apple site:

Apple - MacBook

Macbook starting at $1100.

Dell:

Dell Inspiron 1525 Laptop Product Details

$499. How is Apple Mac's cheaper?

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