Re: MAC vs PC
i personally feel that a Mac costs too much money for what you got.
I picked up my lappy recently (< a month ago) for ~$800. This had a nice 2.2GHz Core 2 duo, 4GB ram, 320GB hd, webcam (not that i use it), 14.1" screen (1280x800), Vista Home Premium 64bit edition...it even has HD3200 grapics(not great but better than integrated, it can run WoW on med setting at ~30FPS lol)
I cant complain at all, runs all the things i need it to, Matlab, simulink, remote desktop(hahahaha),MS Office, Xilinx stuff...
but if you want a Mac the go for it...like 01001010 said, you gotta be open to it...you are the one that has to decide whether its worth the extra money...
New Desktop: Core i7 860, EVGA P55 SLI, 2x PNY GTX260s in SLI, Antec Quattro 1kW PSU,4GB XMS3 DDR3-1600, Antec 300 Case, 2xSeagate 500GB, 1TB Samsung
Old Desktop: Intel E8400, Seagate 7200.11 500GB HDD, 320GB WD, 250GB Seagate, Asus 9800GTX+,4GB Corsair Ballistix, Asus P5Q Pro, Antec 500W PSU, 2 19" WS
Laptop: HP dv4-1155se
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