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Old 03-09-2009, 12:52 AM   #1 (permalink)
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just sort of want to be more mobile. what would be the best one for ~900$? i want sort of a balance of everything, although a strong vid card would be nice. it would be used for photo/video and light gaming. i was actually thinking about getting refurb macbook

any suggestions? battery life would be nice
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Old 03-09-2009, 01:30 AM   #2 (permalink)
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without a doubt.
go buy a mac.

i got one, a refurb from the apple online store (and if you know a person who works for apple, you can get even more discount -- apple has family and friend discount)

i'm a PC guy, but trying to become a mac guy --- its not as bad as I had orginally thought it would be... but i do need to learn the mac.

anyway, i love it so far.
however, the reason i say get one without a doubt --- is because of the people i deal with (i know and trust them) -- THEY say --- a mac is a must.

call the apple store help -- ask them questions

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Old 03-09-2009, 10:26 AM   #3 (permalink)
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k yeah, i was thinking of just saving up to ~ $1600 and getting mb pro
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Well Macs aren't that great for gaming, your selection will be limited by your hardware and compatibility.
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Avoid macs like the plague they are rip offs of the highest order and I owned two and the macbook I had was nothing but trouble.,

If you have the cash go for a Lenovo Thinkpad.
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Keep in mind that the more intense gaming you want to do with it, the closer to the wall you will need to be. Check this thread to see what I recommended to another guy looking at buying a laptop:
New laptop advice

Maybe its just me, but for the money and ergonomics, desktops are the way to go.
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Keep in mind that the more intense gaming you want to do with it, the closer to the wall you will need to be. Check this thread to see what I recommended to another guy looking at buying a laptop:
New laptop advice

Maybe its just me, but for the money and ergonomics, desktops are the way to go.
i already have a pretty good desktop, i dont need some ridiculously large thing. i was looking at newegg and they have some pretty good laptops for ~1000 that blow away the mbpros. i'm still thinking about getting a mac, based on the fact that they are fairly light and solid, and i have a friend who works at apple so she can get me good discounts.

bit if there are better ones out there, let me know. i would prefer an intel processor and ~15' screen and under 6.5 pounds
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But if you get a mac you can dual book! lol So gaming is all good, but mac are more expensive in my experience.
Here's a Toshiba for $900. Its got a solid 3650 gpu and a core3duo p8600.
Newegg.com - TOSHIBA Satellite A355-S6944 NoteBook Intel Core 2 Duo P8600(2.40GHz) 16" 4GB Memory DDR2 800 320GB HDD 5400rpm DVD Super Multi ATI Mobility Radeon HD 3650 - Laptops / Notebooks

But this would probably be the ideal laptop as its more rounded out and will last longer.
Newegg.com - ASUS N81Vp-C1 NoteBook Intel Core 2 Duo T9550(2.66GHz) 14.1" 4GB Memory 320GB HDD 7200rpm DVD Super Multi ATI Mobility Radeon HD 4650 - Laptops / Notebooks

NOTE: If you can find them on newegg, you can probably find them cheaper elsewhere if you look long/hard enough
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