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Apple laptop decission.

Discussion in 'Tech Talk' started by GlocksterPaulie, May 3, 2010.

  1. GlocksterPaulie

    GlocksterPaulie Perfectionist

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    Okay guys/gals I really need your help. I am looking for a used Apple laptop for around $500.00, is this price too low? Remember you are talking to the town idiot when it comes to computers, I have never used a Mac and want to make the switch.

    I thought I would start off with a laptop and see how I like it. I don't do a hell of a lot on a computer, it would be for searching the web, a little photo stuff. That is about it, I know nothing about Gig or ram so just think you are talking to a Six year old.

    I say Six because a Seven year old would kick my *** with stuff like this.

    Thanks,

    Paulie
     
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    Check Ebay for what they're selling for.
     

  3. GlocksterPaulie

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  4. IndyGunFreak

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    Not very familiar w/ Apple products, but looking at the specs of those laptops, they look like they will be fairly old. $500, to me.. seems very unrealistic for a Mac, but I have very limited experience with them...

    So you're ready for an OS switch? What model laptop do you use now? I might have some suggestions. :whistling:



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  5. GlocksterPaulie

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    I am using Lenova think pad edge.

    Paulie
     
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    Ok... Do you have any other specs on the machine or a model #? Processor speed, hard drive space, memory, graphics device, etc.. if you don't know, that's cool..

    Why exactly are you wanting to switch to the Mac, I guess is my main question.

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    Should I be scared?

    Paulie:outtahere:
     
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    Good luck on changing Paulie's mind, once he commits to something their is no going back. You might not have 30 minutes he is probably at the store buying a Mac now.
     
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    Mac people often over-value their property, even if it's used up, busted out pieces of crap they still want top dollar for it. For a current model macbook, expect to pay around $700. For the pro model, it's closer to $1000 or for the macbook air, expect it to be around $1200 used. In my opinion this is top dollar you should expect to pay in like-new condition.
     
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    As a long time Mac user, don't get anything other than a MacBook. That'll be the Intel powered laptop and will be the one with the best level of support going forward. A bargain's not a bargain if you can't use it.

    You could almost get by with an iPad. :supergrin:


    Oh, and don't let these PC idiots try and change your mind. :)
     
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    May I ask what you mean by this? Because some things can't be fixed by an OS switch.
     
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    NO, but quite a bit of it can... :rofl:

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    heh...ah MS ain't all that bad. Having said that, I did spend about 3 hours yesterday playing with Ubuntu on Virtual Box...heh. With many more hours to come I might finally make a permanent switch.
     
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    10.04 is solid... it's the best release so far I think... Although some say they are going to make some extreme efforts w/ the next version because it will be "10.10"(perfect 10).... We'll see...

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    Newest Lenovo Think Pad is pretty hot.!
    :faint::snoopy:
     
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  20. IndyGunFreak

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    Definitely the one from Fry's... but it shows it's not available...

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