Should I get a Mac?

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  1. iUser

    iUser Well-Known Member

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    I cannot decide between a Mac Notebook Pro or an Alienware Area-51 M5550. The Alienware I get more for the money (component-wise), but the Mac has OS X Leopard coming out, as well as it being a Mac.

    Apple Macbook Pro 15"
    Apple OS X Leopard
    2.33GHz Processor
    2GB 667MHz SDRAM
    160GB 5,400RPM Hard Drive
    15" WideScreen Matte Display
    256MB Radeon X1600 Video Card
    FireWire 800 Port, built-in Bluetooth
    6x CD/DVD/RW
    $2,754.94 -- FREE SHIPPING

    Alienware Area-51 M5550 15.4"
    Windows Vista Home Premium
    2.33GHz Processor
    2GB 667MHz SDRAM
    200GB 4,200RPM Hard Drive
    15.4" WideScreen Display
    256MB nVidia Go 7600 Video Card
    8x CD/DVD/RW
    $2,951.04

    Anyone have any input? I really wanted to try a Mac because I have an Alienware desktop already, and it's fine.. but I am a little scared about them not stating some key performance specs (hard drive cache, video card, mobo, etc).. so if anyone has any detailed spec sheets I would really appreciate it.

    Thanks guys.

    EDIT: Found some information on amazon...
     
  2. Alex

    Alex Administrator Staff Member

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    Hi! I think you should make your choice based on the total value you'll get from your future notebook. Since I don't know how you will use it, it's hard for me to give an advice.

    Personally, since I have a PC at home and work, I'd get a Mac (just for new Apple experience).
     
  3. Ryan

    Ryan Well-Known Member

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    Get a Mac, if you don't like it, stick Windows on it (yup that's possible, and Apple supports it).
     
  4. fridy

    fridy New Member

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    I also have no ideas whether I should buy a mac
     
  5. Ryan

    Ryan Well-Known Member

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    If your sick of Windows letting you down, buy one. And if you don't like, it like I said, just dig out Windows and ainstall that. The Mac will work fine with both (although it probably prefers OS X:p)