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    MacBook, MacBook Pro or Windows PC
    Hi,

    I'm new on this forum and its because I wanna buy a new laptop and I'm interested to have more info on the MACs.

    Well the same question as other asked when they were at the same stage of me...MAC or PC?

    Well what I really want a do with the computer is a lot of office work: PDF, Excel, Word, Comptability, Photoshop and Ingeneering program like 3D CAD.

    I little bit of gaming but its not my priority.

    The points that attracts me for the MAC are:
    -Everybody says you dont have problem
    -Faster than a PC
    -Beautifully made
    -High quality screen

    Well I see the for 1200$, I can have a PC 2 times more performance (4go RAM DDR3, 2.2ghz, 250go 7200rpm, 1024mo video Nvidia D
    GeForce 9600, has 4USB, SD card slot, 16" screen...)

    MACBOOK 1150$ (2.13ghz, 2GO RAM (ext. to 4go) 120go 5800rpm, 2USB, 13", 256mo video GeForce)

    PRO 1400$ (2.26ghz, 2GO RAM (ext.8go) 120go 5800rpm, 13" 256mo video GeForce)

    I want to choose between those 3. Beside the aluminium case, the PRO and the standard MACBOOK are the same beside 2.13 and 2.26ghz, and the battery 5 vs 7hours. So for 250$ I dont think it worths it.

    What your opinion between those 3.

    Thanks for your help!

    Kenny

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    Depends on the CAD program. Some, like ProE and Catia v5 can be had in Windows and "nix" variants, but not specifically ported to OS X. I have a pal who runs Catia v5 via Bootcamp and he swears it runs just fine, even with DMU studies.
    Never judge a man, untill you have walked a mile in his shoes...
    That way you'll be a mile away from him, and you'll have his shoes.

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    PC=personal computer
    mac's are personal computers
    dells are personal computers
    I can't stand it...
    What "pc" are you referring too?

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    Quote Originally Posted by idrinorbarsaku View Post
    PC=personal computer
    mac's are personal computers
    dells are personal computers
    I can't stand it...
    What "pc" are you referring too?
    Wow, pretty clever - no one has ever pointed that out before. You are really smart.
    Never judge a man, untill you have walked a mile in his shoes...
    That way you'll be a mile away from him, and you'll have his shoes.

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    lol...you know what I'm talking about. A computer which doesn't have the Apple in it and when you start it is written in big WINDOWS!!lol

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    imho when some one is comparing specs to specs at cost levels their not ready to make the switch. Their is more to it. When your ready you will know it.

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    Hi Kenny,

    Unfortunately, I do not know what specs 3-D CAD requires, so I can not make a recomendation between the PC vs. Mac. However, if you are considering the two Macs, I believe the MacBook Pro 13 is far superior to the MacBook. Not only do you get the aluminum housing, 7 hour battery and faster processor, but...

    DDR3 RAM (MacBook Pro) vs. DDR2 RAM (in the MacBook)
    backlit keyboard
    a trackpad that utilizes multi-touch gesters

    To me, these features are definitely worth the extra $250.

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    Good, I didnt know about the DDR3 and DDR2 in MACs...thats something important to know.

    Thanks

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    OS X itself is worth all the money.

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    Quote Originally Posted by PsYkOoOoO View Post
    OS X itself is worth all the money.
    I second this! I believe osx is a more user friendly device when it comes to storing files such as image and other data that you will be editing. So, to me, osx along with the unbelievably great trackpad will do it for me...no matter what the competition is! Did I miss what the "pc" is called? Is it an HP?

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