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Should I Get An Apple Laptop ?

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Gallant Family Calculating status...
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Jan 12, 2013 11:52 AM

I just got a Dell Inspiron 1525  and Im pretty sure for my next laptop I want an apple compeuter, have you had good experiance, which is the best ?

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  • leroydouglas Level 6 Level 6 (13,255 points)
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    Jan 12, 2013 12:13 PM (in response to Gallant Family)

    Gallant Family wrote:

     

    I just got a Dell Inspiron 1525  and Im pretty sure for my next laptop I want an apple compeuter, have you had good experiance, which is the best ?

     

    I would not get anything but an Apple computer, portable MacBookPro 15'' suits me fine.

    MacBook Pro, OS X Mountain Lion (10.8.2), 2.4GHz IntelCorei5 320GB HD 8GB RAM
  • Shootist007 Level 6 Level 6 (16,640 points)
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    Jan 12, 2013 12:14 PM (in response to Gallant Family)

    Well if you just got a new Dell it's kind of early to be thinking about another new notebook computer, Don't you think?

  • chacha.com Calculating status...
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    Jan 12, 2013 2:14 PM (in response to Gallant Family)

    Well for a start do not get a regular macbook pro 13 inch. It stinks. Retina display macbook pro is much lighter and has the retina display. Unfortunatly it is more $. what is ur budget?

  • JohnTh Level 2 Level 2 (365 points)
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    Jan 12, 2013 2:21 PM (in response to Gallant Family)

    What exactly do you wish to do with it? What exactly are you doing or planning to do with your Dell? If you just want to surf the web, check mail, keep some pictures and video, write some documents, and such 'normal' stuff, then the Mac is a good bet. On the other hand if you have some specific programs that you need to run for work which work under Windows which you cannot do without, then maybe the Mac is not such a good idea especially f you are not so technically inclined. But it all depends up what YOU want to do.

  • Mr_Geetarz Calculating status...
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    Jan 12, 2013 3:44 PM (in response to Gallant Family)

    If you need something for professional photo/video editing or music production then they're worth checking out, if you're more bothered about gaming or work (Word docs, spreadsheets, etc) then go for a decent PC.

     

    I bought my first Mac in Sept 2012 (Macbook Pro 15", 8GB RAM, etc - £2100 with the warranty) and it lasted less than a month... I'm on my second one (got swapped by the store) and am sick of it freezing/crashing. It's not as good as a standard PC for gaming either (my wife and I have a 1yr old HP Beats Audio and a 6 month old Sony Vaio, along with 2x Dell work laptops) - the £700 HP is equal to, or better than the Macbook in most things except music production (which is what I bought the Mac for) - but the Mac crashes more than the Sony, so it's not the hassle-free experience I'd been promised.

     

    Apple remote support is awful, and their in-store staff are almost as poor at fault diagnosis and rectification; I've enlisted friends who program for Symantec to help me fix some of the problems.

     

    Unless you HAVE to get a Mac, based upon my experience, don't bother - save £££'s and get an HP Beats Audio, or equivalent (can't recommend the Sony - we've had some problems with that one).

  • admonmansur Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Jan 12, 2013 5:08 PM (in response to Gallant Family)

    I own a MacBook Air 13" and a MacBook Pro with retina display. And I would highly recommend the 13" MacBook Air. Due to the weight and repairability. My MacBook Pro has had a faulty display and logic board...

  • Russa Level 4 Level 4 (1,315 points)
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    Jan 12, 2013 5:46 PM (in response to Gallant Family)

    .. take the Dell back for a refund and get a Mac.


    Apple has levels of integration between iPhone, iPad, and the Mac that is great to use.

  • admonmansur Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Jan 12, 2013 6:22 PM (in response to Russa)

    Haha! I agree with Russa. The Apple ecosystem is just so much better. Makes life simpler.

  • Courcoul Level 6 Level 6 (11,135 points)
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    Jan 12, 2013 6:59 PM (in response to admonmansur)

    Provided you're not a closet radical or armchair revolutionary, the cloistered and walled Apple garden is great for the "it just works" crowd.

     

    And before anyone starts ragging about the above statement, I have an MBP, an i5 and nagging the boss to get me a iPad 4.....

    MacBook Pro (15-inch Late 2011), Mac OS X (10.7.5), 2.4GHz, 16GB, Widescreen/Anti-glare
  • admonmansur Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Jan 12, 2013 7:01 PM (in response to Courcoul)

    LOL @Courcoul get an iPad Mini. I have had an iPad 3 and the mini is just the perfect size. I would never go back to the 9.7" screen and it seemed really heavy.

  • John Galt Level 7 Level 7 (33,010 points)
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    Jan 12, 2013 7:20 PM (in response to Gallant Family)

    Macs have built-in spell checking and correction.

     

    computer

    experience

    refurbished

     

    See how easy that was?

     

    Sell your Dell while it's still worth something. I use a Windows PC from time to time and it's like stepping back in time about two decades.

    MacBooks  iMacs  iPads  AirPorts, OS X Mountain Lion,  28 years Apple!
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