Thinking about getting a laptop (Macbooks??)
Hi, my name's Ryan and I'm a media arts student at The Art Institute of California - San Francisco. I've taken a little break from school and, recently, have been thinking about getting myself a decent laptop. I'm not in dire need of one, my desktop will be more than good for another few years.
The thing about my major is that about 90% of homework is computer based, so with about 24 hours of homework per week, you get a little sick of sitting in your apartment all day. Not only would I like one to be able to work out of the apartment, but to have all my work with me when I'm bored and visiting home.
(I don't know if that constitutes for a good enough reason to spend $2k-$3k on a laptop) :\
blah blah, anyway, so far the only laptop that has sparked any kind of interest to me is the Macbook Pro. One, because it's a pretty versatile laptop. I walk everywhere and I don't want to lug around eight extra pounds.
Two, because it can run both Windows and Mac OS. Windows I can use for Maya, Mac OS I can use for photoshop.... stuff like that.
I dunno, I guess the physical features of the laptop outweigh the techincal things... for me, at least.
ANYWAY.... I'm in a rut here because I really don't know how good this Laptop is when stacked against others... this is my first time actually looking at them, let alone looking to buy one.
There's that, and all the problems with the Macbooks that I've read about. The overheating, loud noises, backlight problems (some of which are said to have been addressed, but I don't even know THAT for sure).
Bleh..... This is the one thing I really hate about computers.... trying to buy/make one...
Thanks for all the help.