#2
Intel macs, 'cause they're faster and more versatile.

of course, if you only do typing, get an old machine, it'll last forever.
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What ever happened to PC vs Mac?
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the new macs are no longer intel, i believe.
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What ever happened to PC vs Mac?


He asked what mac he should buy, not what format is better.

I have an intel powerbook. They are very fast, but run a bit on the hot side. If you are planning on running the processor hard, i would recommend picking up an ibreeze from amazon for $20. It helps keep it cool.

I like my mac so much, after 25 years of working with a PC i don't think i will ever go back... unless I get an alienware!
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the new macs are no longer intel, i believe.


WAT?

No longer Gx ...newer are intel
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#7
Get the new MacBook Pro. They're awesome.

1-piece aluminum design strengthens durability while decreasing deviations in manufacturing.

Fully integrated nVidia system, everything from the motherboard to the GPU's. It's a really good chipset actually.

2 graphic cards for maximum power efficiency. An integrated 9400 for normal task and a dedicated 9600GT for gaming/visual work. When you're not doing anything graphics intensive, the MBP isn't running the 9600, saving you battery power, which can last up to 5 hours.

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#8
This Mini I'm on is three years old. For $30, I put a gig of RAM in it and it runs like new and it'll easily last another three, but the architecture is so outdated.

It actually crashed for the first time yesterday, but literally fixed itself. I still have no earthly idea what the heck happened.
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well it really depends on your budget. The price ranges from $999 to $1600 for the 2.4GHz one.
For college i'd suggest the $999 due to the fact that it is 2.1Ghz while the entry level 08'model is only 2.0Ghz and will cost you an extra $300. The old macs are perfectly capable of handling college work, as the new ones, the only downside in the old macs is their integrated graphics card, while the 08'models have a dedicated graphics card.
I've used macs for several years now and i can safely say that it has never let me down. The bootcamp software also gives you the best of both worlds as you can have two OS'. So you can run Mac and Windows from the same computer.
The 08'models are made from a single piece of aluminum, this is a cool feature, however it does come with its drawbacks. Being made from one piece, if damaged, it can be a very expensive replacement due to the fact the you have to replace the whole body instead of a smaller component.
The glass screen, if damaged is also an expensive replacement. Some may find the lack of a centre button annoying on the new models, but personally i've had no problems with it. you should just go to the apple site and compare the specs to see which better suits your taste TS.
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I like my mac so much, after 25 years of working with a PC i don't think i will ever go back... unless I get an alienware!

No. Alienware is a complete ripoff. They have nothing that justifies their price. I have one and it's a piece of shit. Dell's XPS series is better.

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The 08'models are made from a single piece of aluminum, this is a cool feature, however it does come with its drawbacks. Being made from one piece, if damaged, it can be a very expensive replacement due to the fact the you have to replace the whole body instead of a smaller component.
Overall it should be more durable. One piece allows for more material support while an assembly of different components are prone to becoming loose and not as solid (obviously).

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^ exactly, they are way overpriced.

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Overall it should be more durable. One piece allows for more material support while an assembly of different components are prone to becoming loose and not as solid (obviously).

true, but if anything does happen, it will be an expensive fix.
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#12
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the new macs are no longer intel, i believe.

That isn't true. They switched from Intel chipsets to Nvidia. They're still Intel processors.

Get the newest Macbook or Macbook Pro. These versions are the biggest step up from when they moved from Power PC to Intel.
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