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  • On a Win8 hp laptop now. So far i'm not that impressed. Maybe i'll get more used to it after awhile. I don't like they removed the Start Menu.

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    • Originally posted by SeedReaver View Post
      PhD candidate in electrical engineering. Apple is a joke to the research community. Companies like IBM and Microsoft perform real, valuable research that advances society and improves lives. Apple is a marketing company that has done nothing for the world. Therefore, I would never give them my money when it could be better spent elsewhere. Steve Jobs was a prick, and was not revered by anybody but the media.

      That said, Apple puts out a good product. however, The virus thing is completely overblown. What it primarily comes down to is software compatibility. Most of the software I personally need will not work on Mac. Most people do not have this problem, though.

      I absolutely loved Windows 7. I've dabbled with Windows 8, but eventually just customized it to be like Windows 7 (not hard to do).

      I would highly recommend, more than anything, is getting a SSD instead of an HDD, and use an external hard drive for large storage. SSD is far and away the best performance upgrade for computers in the last twenty years.
      Thank you.

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      • Originally posted by SeedReaver View Post
        PhD candidate in electrical engineering. Apple is a joke to the research community. Companies like IBM and Microsoft perform real, valuable research that advances society and improves lives. Apple is a marketing company that has done nothing for the world. Therefore, I would never give them my money when it could be better spent elsewhere. Steve Jobs was a prick, and was not revered by anybody but the media.

        That said, Apple puts out a good product. however, The virus thing is completely overblown. What it primarily comes down to is software compatibility. Most of the software I personally need will not work on Mac. Most people do not have this problem, though.

        I absolutely loved Windows 7. I've dabbled with Windows 8, but eventually just customized it to be like Windows 7 (not hard to do).

        I would highly recommend, more than anything, is getting a SSD instead of an HDD, and use an external hard drive for large storage. SSD is far and away the best performance upgrade for computers in the last twenty years.
        Amen.

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        • Originally posted by SeedReaver View Post
          PhD candidate in electrical engineering. Apple is a joke to the research community. Companies like IBM and Microsoft perform real, valuable research that advances society and improves lives. Apple is a marketing company that has done nothing for the world. Therefore, I would never give them my money when it could be better spent elsewhere. Steve Jobs was a prick, and was not revered by anybody but the media.

          That said, Apple puts out a good product. however, The virus thing is completely overblown. What it primarily comes down to is software compatibility. Most of the software I personally need will not work on Mac. Most people do not have this problem, though.

          I absolutely loved Windows 7. I've dabbled with Windows 8, but eventually just customized it to be like Windows 7 (not hard to do).

          I would highly recommend, more than anything, is getting a SSD instead of an HDD, and use an external hard drive for large storage. SSD is far and away the best performance upgrade for computers in the last twenty years.
          A few additional thoughts on Apple:

          *Apple wants to sell you a tablet and a laptop.
          *iPad is the only tablet platform with no mouse- Apple tells you that you don't need one (you are doing it wrong).
          *Apple has a very serial product line that will catch up to them, just as it did in the early 90's.
          *Steve Jobs is not innovating anymore. Apple will crack in time without him.

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          • Originally posted by montrose View Post
            I need a laptop for work, hopefully someone has had a chance to get familiar with Windows 8. I used to sell computers but that was almost 2 years ago so I'm a bit out of the game. I've always used Windows PCs although for the last year I've been enjoying using my iPad and iPhone and the allure of compatibility to a MacBook is compelling. I also have a full version of Windows 7 that I could run in Parallels or Boot Camp on the machine, the downside would obviously be cost. Probably about $1500 for what I want.

            On the flip side, I could go with a Windows 8 PC. I would lose the syncing between the computer and Apple devices but that seems like more of a luxury than necessity. The Windows PC would do everything I need for less, probably around $800. So I'm wondering if the cost difference is worth it going with the Mac. Has anyone had experience with Windows 8? I played with the beta but I'm sure it's different now. Thanks!
            IMO, If this is just "for work" and the $800 computer will do the job "for work" save the $800 unless the $1500 computer will make you more money or save you more time to do your job.

            BTW, are you self employed? Why wouldn't "work" provide you a computer?

            To get the full Windows 8 experience you need a touch screen but as has been mention you can revert back to the classic Win 7 view

            So far I've had no issues with Win 8. I doubt it's anything more than a mobile GUI for Windows 7

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            • Originally posted by Houshyamama View Post
              who downloads porn anymore?
              Woah! I admit I am out of the loop on teh pr0n, but is porn not cool anymore? Or do you just mean no one literally downloads it and just streams it from other sources?

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              • Originally posted by Kaylore View Post
                Woah! I admit I am out of the loop on teh pr0n, but is porn not cool anymore? Or do you just mean no one literally downloads it and just streams it from other sources?
                yup... think he is talking about using porn tubes!!!

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                • Originally posted by maher_tyler View Post
                  On a Win8 hp laptop now. So far i'm not that impressed. Maybe i'll get more used to it after awhile. I don't like they removed the Start Menu.
                  There is an app/program to get it back just do a google search.

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                  • Originally posted by Heyneck View Post
                    yup... think he is talking about using porn tubes!!!
                    stream til ya cream!

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                    • Originally posted by HILife View Post
                      The new macs can't be upgraded. You have to have everything installed from the jump. After that, it is what it is. A lot of the mac hardware is built right into the mother board. This allows for a faster computer, but makes it impossible to easily upgrade in the future.
                      Is this new for 2012? Because everything before that and the early, mid and late 2011 models absolutely are.

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                      • Originally posted by Requiem View Post
                        Is this new for 2012? Because everything before that and the early, mid and late 2011 models absolutely are.
                        I would love to know my upgrade options on an air

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                        • Nothing don't buy an air they are worthless

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                          • I just bought this for $750-http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16834215615

                            i7
                            GT 640m
                            6gb ram (gonna upgrade to 8, but 6 is a great start)
                            500gb hdd (good because I'm just pulling it out for a SSD, so it's awesome they had a cheap 500gb one in and not a 1TB one

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                            • Originally posted by CEH View Post
                              BTW, are you self employed? Why wouldn't "work" provide you a computer?
                              No, I just work in a cheap industry. Lol. In reality I don't "need" a laptop as much as it would just make work more convenient. I have a desktop at the studio, a laptop would just allow me to get my work done at Dove Valley, Pepsi Center, etc. instead of having to keep driving back to cut audio.
                              Last edited by montrose; 01-01-2013, 02:17 AM.

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                              • Originally posted by Wes Mantooth View Post
                                It is actually rather fast. The SSD being the key.

                                Once you adapt to Win 8 its not bad. My 7 year old figured it out immediately.
                                I do not like it. Just do not like. I'll stick with 7.

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