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Old 10-20-2009, 10:32 PM   #1
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New MacBook, iMac, and Mac mini revisions from Apple.

I've always wondered about getting an iMac. Just fulfilled that thought today with the baseline model.



It'll be the new kitchen computer.
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Old 10-20-2009, 10:49 PM   #2
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Wow! Those are very good specs for a $1200 laptop, and that's without taking into consideration all the preloaded software. I hope you enjoy it!

I'm waiting for the Windows 7 Professional 64-bit release. I hope the download won't take too long.
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I always feel like you are paying so much for the OS that its unreal. I mean for a fair bit less you can go buy an HP touchmart with the same specs and then just load linux onto it. But then again I'm not really into this whole "pay a bunch for software" thing. Generally I go with the free open source stuff.

But they are nice computers.

And then again i dunno about all the really cool stuff that macs can do. You should tell me about that.
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Old 10-20-2009, 10:52 PM   #4
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It's not a notebook. It's a hybrid between a desktop and a notebook. I already have a MacBook and MacBook Pro, so I'm itching to see how it all works out.

It'll be interesting to have Mac OS 10.4, Mac OS 10.5, Mac OS 10.6 along with Windows XP Professional working on the same network running simultaneously. I'm really not sure how I'll be able to work this out, to be honest.
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Get rid of the windows box? Should fix the problem.
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Oh and the new mouse is badass! J you'll get one with your iMac
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Oh...I'm sorry. I assumed from the 9400M graphics that it was a notebook. I Google Image'd it. It would be really interesting if they had touch-screen versions of that (I'm out of my realm here so I don't know).

Do Macs have any interesting features regarding networking?
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I'm not really sure. I guess we'll find out.
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What do you mean Joga?

I believe macs have a network map like vista and 7
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Get rid of the windows box? Should fix the problem.
I still use them (three) on an occasional basis, so I'd rather have them share the same resources.
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I'm not really sure what I mean by that. I know that with Windows Media Player I can share video and music files. I use it all the time when I want to watch movies on the big screen downstairs. I simply turn on my PS3 and watch videos from my computer on the TV. So, I'm wanting to know if Macs can do that too? Or maybe they have some cooler features.
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I still use them (three) on an occasional basis, so I'd rather have them share the same resources.
You really love your computers. That means you have how many exactly?

In other news... I think apple should come out with a tablet style PC. With a stylus and a touch screen. I mean they've done the itouch which is awesome, and I'm sure they'd have a huge market because it'd be awesome (pretty much the generic apple excuse)

But really, I want a tablet for college. So I can take notes in it instead of notebooks because that's less paper to carry around. And currently only HP makes one that doesn't cost as much as used car.
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So, I'm wanting to know if Macs can do that too? Or maybe they have some cooler features.
I'm really not sure. I just have them sharing the same printer. I'll be looking into more options.

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You really love your computers. That means you have how many exactly?
I'm looking to phase out two of my older HP desktops. I'm actually looking at some new workstations. I'm still a bit on the edge about Windows 7, so I'm still waiting to see how that'll play off in the end.

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But really, I want a tablet for college. So I can take notes in it instead of notebooks because that's less paper to carry around. And currently only HP makes one that doesn't cost as much as used car.
Lenovo makes some pretty nice ThinkPad tablets. Check it out.
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Yea, I looked at those, but I'm pretty much restricted to triple digit pricing. So I hope either the economy really really picks up and somehow those prices drop, or that the price fairy magically lowers the price.

A tough book would be cool too...
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You need to save up. Don't cheapen out now. You'll pay for it in the future.
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Yea, I've still got like 9 months before I really have to click the buy button. I suppose it really depends on what job I can get and how much money I've got saved for college.

Worst comes to worst I just go with a normal laptop. Sure seems to suit the 99% of college students so you can't really go wrong with that.
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Just be sure to get a reliable notebook. It's better to spend the money upfront with a good notebook, rather than on something that'll break over time. In other words, spend the money on the actual computer - not on repair costs.
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Yea, that's always what's made me lean back towards a mac (or even a traditional style laptop). I've very rarely heard of problems, and while I can fix most problems, I'd rather not have to do a fresh install when I've got a paper due.

The new battery in the macbooks is impressive. When are they gonna do sometime about the case chipping where the magnets that hold it closed are?
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I don't think that's a problem with the new aluminum MacBook Pro.

Regarding the battery, I really hate that new feature. I'm the kind of person that carries around three to four batteries on a trip. I don't like having an integrated battery. It seems like the most unpredictable part of a notebook. I'd love to have control over that.
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my notebook is alright. I've had it for about a year and its never given me a problem. I even installed Ubuntu on it. Apple just came out with another upgrade on the Macbook, it's like a unibody plastic macbook. Go on the website it's there and it's the same price $999
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