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    In the market for a laptop

    Whould someone point me in the right direction so I can make the right decision for a new laptop for my concept art? P.C. or Mac?

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    Your budget will be the biggest factor in making that decision. So, what's your budget?

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    my budget is around 1500 euros.. Thats around 1200 USD? Not sure..

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    Quote Originally Posted by stathis View Post
    my budget is around 1500 euros..
    Actually that's 2,134.05 USD according to XE.com.

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    What operating system are you using now for your work?

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    read this: powernotebooks.

    dell, gateway, hp, sony, etc, etc are all engineered to fail. it's just a matter of time.

    if you want a mac, go for a mac. a pc in the same price range will list more powerful specs, but lose the difference in windows resource lust and general unreliability. if you want a pc, go for an asus from mwave.com or a sweet custom build from powernotebooks.com (i prefer xp for 32bit and windows server 2003 for 64bit). just avoid "name brands" at all costs.

    edit: also, you may have heard of this fancy new site by the name of google.com. you can use it to find out all of this information first hand for yourself, and avoid the disinformation that comes from filtering it through forum users who, for the most part, probably have no idea what they're talking about. myself included.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sourgasm View Post
    if you want a mac, go for a mac. a pc in the same price range will list more powerful specs, but lose the difference in windows resource lust and general unreliability.
    Please don't spread FUD. Your pc's resource "lust" and unreliability is based on how you have set up the system, what you have installed and configured, what kind of hardware you use and so on. I've used macs that had crashed and frozen up more frequently than the pcs sitting in a room across.

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    i'm talking about name brand PC laptops. any one of them you get, within the price range he specified, will come with a hardware/vista configuration that results in extreme resource sucking. straight out of the box, at the price range he specified, a mac will suffer less from such problems- but be configured with slightly less powerful equipment. my point is, same difference with regard to performance.

    i'm not trying to get into some lame pc/mac conversation. if you get a windows based laptop and set it up yourself (properly), of course everything i mentioned can be controlled or nullified.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sourgasm View Post
    i'm talking about name brand PC laptops. any one of them you get, within the price range he specified, will come with a hardware/vista configuration that results in extreme resource sucking. straight out of the box, at the price range he specified, a mac will suffer less from such problems- but be configured with slightly less powerful equipment. my point is, same difference with regard to performance.

    i'm not trying to get into some lame pc/mac conversation. if you get a windows based laptop and set it up yourself (properly), of course everything i mentioned can be controlled or nullified.
    Fair enough, I agree with in regards to out of the box Dells, HPs and even Asus laptops - they are usually filled with crap ware that just drags the performance down.

    It's a pretty good idea for everyone who uses computers to learn how to do a simple format and reinstall of their os, so you can get the most out of your system - after all there should be no excuse not to be very familiar with your tools that earn you your living.

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    yup. plus, if you can't manage to pull off a reformat, you should probably stick with acrylics

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