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Help! Toshiba, Mac or Dell For laptop!?

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  1. ProShooter

    ProShooter WiiChat Member

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    Getting a new laptop need to know which laptop i should get mac dell or toshiba. Im not looking for anything specificly accept how fast it is so overall which kind of laptop do you think i shuold get post here asap!
     
  2. Gaz

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    Dell. good price:quality ratio.
     
  3. tank

    tank Semper Ubi Sub Ubi

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    Dells are crap. I know from personal experience and others stories. Sure they may be cheap, but they break very easily. Picking up a dell laptop you can just tell the construction is shotty. The cases are generally made of cheap plastic and don't seem like they would withstand any kind of beating.


    As far as Mac vs Toshiba.

    If you want Mac get the Mac. If you want Windows then get the Toshiba.

    HP is also a good choice if you're looking for a Windows based system.
     
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    HP's are really nice
     
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    Mac is the only way to go. Windows is for _ _ _ _ .
     
  6. AndThen?

    AndThen? pull the trigger.

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    Mac. Hands down.

    That being said be aware of all the ways that Macs are bad.
     
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    Toshiba laptops are also great as well. Some of them are expensive, but they do exactly what is needed for that price.
     
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    I say get a Dell.
     
  10. ProShooter

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    It's not about prices here I got enough for any laptop just need a good one:p!
     
  11. Gaz

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    not about price... well then obviously top spec Mac.
     
  12. DRMARIO

    DRMARIO Controversial.

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    NEVER BUY A DELL.
    Any one working in IT will tell you the same.
    Just trust me on this one.

    If you're not used to the Apple OS, then don't go for Mac either.
    I've always used Toshiba. Good stables PCs.
     
  13. ProShooter

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    So far i'm either getting a mac or toshiba according to people dell is cheap and bad. So which one mac or toshiba? no bad comments about toshiba though many people or saying mac...why? or should i get toshiba?
     
  14. JT.

    JT. A glitch in life

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    Get a mac! Mac just cause it works, and windows doesn't. And on a mac, everything looks cool, and is easy to use. Windows is good for pie charts though (you'll know if you've seen the adverts). Graphics work, video editing, and all cool stuff is much easier and better on a mac. They do a much nicer job. And you'll be able to go to any website, without worrying about viruses, and open any attachment, and download anything. macs are the future. Windows is trying to be.
     
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    "windows" as in toshiba?
    though like whats the advantage lol all your saying is mac good but y better than tooshiba??
     
  16. JT.

    JT. A glitch in life

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    Well, just because toshiba runs windows, not mac. And windows is a load of rubbish.
     
  17. DRMARIO

    DRMARIO Controversial.

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    Haha, I'm sensing some Bias here :)

    Mac's don't 'just work'. That's the most stupid saying I've ever heard.

    Macs have their downfalls, you're just unwilling to list them.

    Personally, I'd go with windows. It's more commonly used..MUCH more..That must tell you something. Easy to work with, and the OS isn't messy like Apple's OS versions.
     
  18. ojo

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    Agree with DRMARIO, windows are more widely used not only in the United States, but throughout the whole world. So the better investment is obviously windows. The are also more and better software out for windows. With windows you have endless possibilities. Macs are not bad, in fact they are great, but they are not used as much.
     
  19. ProShooter

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    Oh, ok so whats mac like?since it dsnt have windows wut does it have?
     
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    If you want Windows, I'd go with just about anything BUT Dell.

    The Mac GUI is a totally different experience, and it takes some getting used to. I would say go check out an apple store (or most Best Buys have apple displays now) and try one out. What I like about it is with Mac you can do things with a much higher level of efficiency. The Mac OS is centered around keyboard shortcuts that let you switch, arrange, close, even look at all your apps windows without even having to touch your mouse.

    It has a much more efficient file system, and a very fast file search, that includes EVERYTHING. For example, if I wanted to find a section of notes from a child psych class I took two years ago, even if I don't know the name of the file but I know I'm looking for "Piaget conservationist tasks" all I do is type that in and it will actually search within the text not just the file name, of every file looking for that keyword and find whatever notes I took that contain that phrase. I'm pretty sure Vista does this now too, but old windows file search SUCKED

    There is no start menu. All your apps are in the animated dock that can be placed on the bottom, left, or right side of the screen The slim bar on the top of the screen changes to the controls for whatever app you have "in focus". Right now my top bar says "Firefox - Files -Edit-View-History....etc" If I were to tab over to iTunes it would say "iTunes - File - Edit -Control - Store" etc.

    Another feature I like are the "Active screen corners"
    mine are set up like this:

    Mouse hits this extreme corner: this action happens
    Top left: All windows move off screen showing desktop
    bottom left: Widgets appear (Dashboard)
    top right: all windows are resized and tiled over desktop for easy viewing
    (A.K.A the Expose feature)
    bottom right: activates screen saver


    Just a few examples of OSX features

    http://www.apple.com/macosx/tiger/
    Here is a walkthrough of the current OSX 10.4 (Tiger).

    http://www.apple.com/macosx/leopard/features/

    Go here to check of some of the new features coming soon in OSX 10.5 (Leopard)


    Like I said. Go try one out. If it doesn't suite you then go for anything but a Dell.

    And as far as people talking about more and better software: Just about anything Windows can run, Mac can also run. There are Mac versions of Microsoft Office, All Adobe products are made for both, all Macromedia products are made for both. And Boot Camp lets you take a small chunk of your hard drive and emulate Windows on it. I play CounterStrike: Source, HL2 and Blizzard games on my MacBook pro. So don't listen to people talking trash on Mac. Hell, don't listen to me praising it. Just go try it out for yourself. Pick the kind of computer you feel better using. I use both, in fact I own 2 PCs and a Mac laptop. Each OS has their ups and downs. But seriously, Just because more people use Windows is no basis to also use it. It's more compatible than Windows fan boys say. I've done ALL my school work on Macs, and my proffs always have Windows. Word files, Power point, networking, VPN, I've never had a professor tell me they had problems.
     
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