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Discussion in 'Apple and Mac OS X' started by kart36, Mar 13, 2013.

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  1. kart36

    kart36 Newbie

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    I always used in my life windows notebooks, never used Apple....
    I had HP, Dell, Sony... all them very fragile, they work ed well at most 2 years.
    Im thinking know to have an apple... Its more durable?
    Its easy change the windows to apple?

    I use the notebook to work, I have 3 offices and need to take the computer with me...
    I like the macbook air wheigt also...

    thanks
     
  2. shriek11

    shriek11 Notebook Deity

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    You should find out if the programs that you use have Mac installers or alternatives that can work as well as the PCs. One of the reasons that my brother didn't switch to Mac Air was because his remote desktop application isn't found on the Mac side.
     
  3. Karamazovmm

    Karamazovmm Overthinking? Always!

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    yep that and if you are looking for durability go for enterprise class hardware, while apple is good in build quality (my 2011 mbp is still holding much better than my other consumer notebooks), they are not up to par when you clash against the enterprise class from lenovo, dell and hp
     
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    KCETech1 Notebook Prophet

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    X2 and the support and warranty options are better. it all depends on your needs and if your applications have an OSX version. once you bootcamp regularly for your software it becomes a bit more pointless to change
     
  5. Karamazovmm

    Karamazovmm Overthinking? Always!

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    it can also be a good thing, I do my things on windows (when I need to use on the mac) via VM, so I can raise my res to 1200p, I dont bother to install it really anymore
     
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    As said both here and in your WNBSIB thread, build quality will pale in comparison with business-class laptops.

    As for software, what specific programs do you use? A lot of common software (Office and the like) are cross-platform, as well as many FOSS applications. Obviously if you have to use a piece of Windows-only software, you're limited to Wintel laptops or running Windows in a VM (more cost, since you'd need to buy a Windows license). Also check if your work requires certain file formats, or a certain version of a file format; for example, my engineering classes required us to only use the Windows version of MATLAB and Excel (2010) for compatibility reasons.
     
  7. Jody

    Jody Notebook Deity

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    I've owned quite a few laptops over the years and this is my first MacBook. I have the MacBook Pro with Retina Display 15". I would say that it is pretty ruggedly built. I have no complaints. As a Windows only person for twenty years I have had very little trouble adjusting to OSX. I find it to be pretty intuitive and a quick google search resolves any Windows versus Mac problems that arise. Keyboard shortcuts are tricky. They are different so I am still constantly looking them up. There are a few utilities that are free for Windows that I had to pay for to get the best Mac equivalent but not a bunch of them and they didn't cost a lot.

    As far as windows goes, I have windows installed two ways... I have a virtual machine for work that I just copied over... it's basically a file. I also installed boot camp for playing games. My boot camp can also be run as a virtual machine when I want to do things in it without rebooting into Windows. I find that I prefer to stay in OSX as much as possible since it's very nice.

    If you want a rugged Windows laptop, the Thinkpad T series is as good as they get. I find this laptop to be tough enough with it's unibody and no moving parts. It's thin and light and a joy to use. I could see the screen being delicate since it is so thin but I certainly haven't had any problems other than my first one had a dead pixel. They swapped it out on the spot and the second one is great. When closed for carrying, no problems at all. Very sturdy.
     
  8. Jarhead

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    Well, you still have the HDD (if you don't replace it with a SSD), but I agree with you Jody. My W520 is basically a T520 with the better GPU and I've dropped mine in all manner of ways on just about all floor types from various heights (up to chest height (~5ft or so) and from my bed) and no serious damage whatsoever, whether the laptop's turned on or not or if the lid's open or closed. Worse that's happened was that the plastic grill vent broke a little, but that's very minor and bound to happen on laptops anyway.
     
  9. doh123

    doh123 Without ME its just AWESO

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    I don't really get this... I don't know about Lenovo, but where I work we have many business-class HPs and Dells... their build quality and such is not nearly as good as Macbook Pros... big heavy Dell precision workstations with creaky plastic and such don't seem to stand up. Sure they keep working, and look like heck... but they are no better than Macs.
     
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    IIRC, Precisions are made of metal. At least that's what my roommate's M4600 feels like.

    Drop a Mac at any significant height and I bet you that it'll at least dent very badly. And repair bills for them are infamously high.
     
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