Originally Posted by matt_c
Another poster said that MAC's are expensive. This is very true. They run smoothly and for a lot longer than windows.
I disagree, (well it depends.)
if you buy a $1000 Macbook (which is the budget model)
and a $300 windows machine - (which is the budget end of the line.) yep the macbook probably lasts a little longer.
if you compare price for price however, a $1000 is the bottom end for a Mac, it's not going to come packed with resources, it'll show its age fast, especially if you're running a bunch of processes at the same time...
a $1000 windows laptop on the other hand is likely to be packed with CPU resource, RAM and HDD space. it's going to be functionally usable for longer. and be smoother to use...
Chrome books are ridiculously cheap, and provided you have a good internet connection they stream apps well (e.g online office or google apps) and they run any app that you could run on any android device. (so if you have an android phone you can get application consistency between platforms.)