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    Question Mac vs PC

    Which one and why?


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    Re: Mac vs PC

    Quote Originally Posted by guitarchitect7 View Post
    Which one and why?
    Depends on what you want to do. Surfing the internet and simple things like word processing? Or daily intensive use that requires lots of processing power?



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    Re: Mac vs PC

    PC because Mac owners are too artsy fartsy.



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    Re: Mac vs PC

    I waver back and forth. If you've got money to burn, Mac is great. If you want value, PC is just so much cheaper, it's hard to beat.

    I guess it depends on what you want it for, and what you already have.

    I'm a PC guy personally, though I like Macs, mainly because I don't want to spend the extra money for apple hardware.



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    Re: Mac vs PC

    Quote Originally Posted by isuno1fan View Post
    PC because Mac owners are too artsy fartsy.

    What does that make me then? We have both. PC for "home" stuff, financial, word processing, etc. But NOTHING beats the mac for movies, pictures and music.



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    Quote Originally Posted by Wx4Cy View Post
    What does that make me then? We have both. PC for "home" stuff, financial, word processing, etc. But NOTHING beats the mac for movies, pictures and music.
    I guess "artsy fartsy"



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    Re: Mac vs PC

    Quote Originally Posted by dustinal View Post
    Depends on what you want to do. Surfing the internet and simple things like word processing? Or daily intensive use that requires lots of processing power?
    I'd argue that either one can do either of those things.

    What it really boils down to is money. I can't justify the extra 50% or so that Apple hardware will cost you.



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    Re: Mac vs PC

    Well I did read, MacBook Pro have no modem. Burn only single layer discs at 4x instead of 8x like the PowerBook.

    I saw a Sony 17" model with blue-ray burner, dual 2 cor processor, but it runs vista which I don't want.


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    Re: Mac vs PC

    We have both as well, but I haven't even turned the PC on in months--it's a few years old and was pretty basic even at the time we bought it. The Mac is a few years old too, but it still runs great and I love it.



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    Re: Mac vs PC

    We have one of each. I have to use a PC for work, but MrsBrianHos uses a mac for home. I don't really think either one is all that much better, they both do the job pretty well anymore.


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    Re: Mac vs PC

    Here is what it comes down to.

    Owners of Macs will say buy a Mac
    Owners of PC's will say buy a PC.

    Either choice would be fine. I build my own PC's so that I can get what I want and have high quality parts.



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    Re: Mac vs PC

    Quote Originally Posted by Wx4Cy View Post
    What does that make me then? We have both. PC for "home" stuff, financial, word processing, etc. But NOTHING beats the mac for movies, pictures and music.
    There's nothing a Mac can do that a PC cannot with regard to those things, and some things are worse. For instance, I personally hate iTunes, and if that was my only option on Mac for music, I'd throw the thing out the window.



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    Re: Mac vs PC

    Quote Originally Posted by jumbopackage View Post
    I personally hate iTunes,
    Totally agree. I use J River Media Center, which now has a free version for just music, but the full featured player is awesome.

    It's made by a small Minnesota company, so if you buy it, you have the added satisfaction of giving money to someone other than Bill Gates or Steve Jobs.


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    Re: Mac vs PC

    Quote Originally Posted by guitarchitect7 View Post
    Well I did read, MacBook Pro have no modem. Burn only single layer discs at 4x instead of 8x like the PowerBook.

    I saw a Sony 17" model with blue-ray burner, dual 2 cor processor, but it runs vista which I don't want.
    I haven't used a modem in years, so for me that's not a huge deal. If you burn a ton of DVDs, that might be an issue. If you burn one only on occasion, I don't think that's even an issue. It's an extra 3 or 4 minutes maybe.

    I just picked up a Dell with a core 2 duo, 2 GB of RAM, 15.4" screen, bluetooth, Wireless, a modem, an express card slot, HDMI output, 120GB SATA drive, extra large battery and vista basic (I wanted XP, but vista really is pretty tolerable once you turn off UAC, change everything back to look like XP and get used to a couple of things) for around 900 bucks shipped. Had I backed off on a few options, it would have been around 600 bucks shipped and still perfectly usable. Yeah it weighs maybe 1 lbs more than a similar Macbook pro with the same specs, but it's literally half as much, and there isn't anything I can't do with it that I could do with a mac.



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