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Postby lastingsgriller » Mon Dec 27, 2010 11:29 am

Hey People that know stuff about computers,

I am in the market for a new Laptop, which I will be purchasing this week. But really have no idea of what I really need. I'd like to get something pretty nice, but don't need to overdue it if it's not necessary. Hoping you guys could help me with all the requirements I would be looking for.. and maybe suggest some makes and models..

here's what I do on a computer..

a lot of work with excel, word and microsoft office in general.. would like the computer to have windows 7. I store about 10,000 songs on my computer which will surely grow and have some photos.. I usually watch DVD's on the plane.. I like to do a bunch of different things at once such as: listen to slacker radio, have a fantasy gamecast or two open, work on an excel sheet, keep this site open, etc. etc.. I am not really into computer games, so don't really too much capability for that.

I've got about $1200 to spend on it, but if that isn't necessary I wouldn't mind spending a bit less..

Additionally, I am able to purchase Ofiice 2010 Academic Professional for about $100 through my school.. is there any difference between this and regular office 2010 professional, which is like $500?
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Re: computer question?

Postby Metroid » Mon Dec 27, 2010 11:20 pm

get a Mac.
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Re: computer question?

Postby Curtis Pride » Tue Dec 28, 2010 12:39 am

Metroid wrote:get a Mac.

Yes, if you want to spend an extra $200 just to say you own a mac (and line the pockets of the greediest, least customer friendly company around), go for it.

If you aren't doing any high end graphics or gaming, you don't need anything special.

10,000 songs and some videos isn't much given today's terabit hard drives. Just get a basic computer and you'll be fine.

If you're going to spend the extra money, spend it on a bigger screen and a lighter case. Everything else you should be fine with a low-end PC from a major manufacturer.
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Re: computer question?

Postby dAnzac » Tue Dec 28, 2010 3:16 am

Did you check the motherboard? :-?
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Re: computer question?

Postby dAnzac » Tue Dec 28, 2010 3:18 am

Metroid wrote:get a Mac.


Why stop there? Get an iPad too. If you're going to be a h0m0, go big. :-?
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Re: computer question?

Postby jfg » Tue Dec 28, 2010 3:52 am

You could buy a Mac for 1200. Or you could buy an Asus for 600 and have a great laptop and when it's obsolete in a few years you can buy another Asus for 600.

I like Apple for other things, but their computers are overpriced. Windows comps get a bad name because of the HPs and Dells of the world but I have nothing but good things to say so far about Asus plus Windows 7 is a great OS. Macs are easy, you don't have to do your research and you'll get a good computer. But, 15 minutes of research will get you a good Windows comp and save you at least 400 bucks.
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Re: computer question?

Postby Neato Torpedo » Tue Dec 28, 2010 5:59 am

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.a ... 6834220667

This is an excellent laptop for someone whose needs and wants match mine. Find something with specs close to the one I linked you.
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Re: computer question?

Postby Metroid » Tue Dec 28, 2010 9:09 am

Curtis Pride wrote:
Metroid wrote:get a Mac.

Yes, if you want to spend an extra $200 just to say you own a mac (and line the pockets of the greediest, least customer friendly company around), go for it.


That's funny. I've owned PC's and Mac's and have found the exact opposite as far as customer service. As far as "greediest" gimmie a break dude. All computers are over priced for what they are and what you're getting. If you're trying to say Mac is the only company that is making money off their customers then you're living in a fairy land. I'll gladly spend the extra $2oo bucks to get exactly what I want, which is a machine that can run multiple design programs and surf the web without any problems.

I've had the same Macbook Pro for like 7 years, it still runs like a champ and we haven't had to do a thing to it...nothing. Did we pay more than some do on a "whatever" laptop? Sure. But I bet those people are already on their 2nd laptop while this one is still running strong.

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Metroid wrote:get a Mac.


Why stop there? Get an iPad too. If you're going to be a h0m0, go big. :-?


Should I change my screen name too? I mean if I'm going to go ghey I might as well go all out right?
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Re: computer question?

Postby dAnzac » Tue Dec 28, 2010 9:25 am

Metroid wrote:
dAnzac wrote:
Metroid wrote:get a Mac.


Why stop there? Get an iPad too. If you're going to be a h0m0, go big. :-?


Should I change my screen name too? I mean if I'm going to go ghey I might as well go all out right?


Now that you've admitted you're an apple sheep, absolutely. ;-D

I suggest either MetrFabulous or Buttsecksroid. ;-)
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Re: computer question?

Postby Metroid » Tue Dec 28, 2010 9:46 am

dAnzac wrote:
Metroid wrote:
dAnzac wrote:
Why stop there? Get an iPad too. If you're going to be a h0m0, go big. :-?


Should I change my screen name too? I mean if I'm going to go ghey I might as well go all out right?


Now that you've admitted you're an apple sheep, absolutely. ;-D

I suggest either MetrFabulous or Buttsecksroid. ;-)

Haha...Apple sheep? Because I'd rater have something that we need for work I'm a "sheep"? I'm not a blind Apple fanboy you goofball. I'm not going to run out and spend my money on some stupid oversized iphone that doesn't even make phone calls. I'm not even going to waste my money on an iphone for that matter. We have a Macbook Pro and a Mac desk top, we need to be able to run many graphics programs at the same time and these machines are great at doing that and they hold up. We've been through supposed "high end" PC's that can do the same thing for less money and they've always had problems...ALWAYS. Also, if I have a problem with one of my computers I can take it to the Mac store in town, with my PC's I'd spend 45 minutes on the phone with some dude with a thick accent in Bangladesh or something, and never get the problem resolved. Whatevs. You all can keep buying whatever you want every few years, I'll still be using the same machine and still be happy in 10. If that makes me an Apple sheep, so be it.

Oh and I like MetrFabulous, I think I'll go with that one. ;-D

I'm still pissed you already stole the boy toy Zac Efron reference though. :-C
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