Official Laptop/Computer Discussion Thread

April 02, 2012 @ 15:38:59 PM
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just saw a program on my MBP called "partition inspector" is this a program that comes with OS X? I've never noticed it before and didn't see it on my iMac when I had it either

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April 09, 2012 @ 03:04:41 AM
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Need help deciding on what to get for a laptop. It's going to be my main workstation for making beats (Reason and Ableton). Thinking of getting either the new macbook pro when it comes out, asus u44sg, or msi x460dx. I would instacopthe asus u44sg, but a lot of reviews have concerns with overheating. MBP seems to be the most reliable for producing though.

Can anyone else recommend other shit? I'm looking for something thin and lightweight. 13-14" display and less than 5lbs.
April 09, 2012 @ 03:50:44 AM
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Try Thinkpad x220 or T420.

I love mine. Has the best keyboard for a laptop.
April 09, 2012 @ 14:19:01 PM
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Looking at buying a SSD, but not sure what brand to go with or how much space I'll need to be able to dual boot on it.

Any suggestions?

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April 09, 2012 @ 16:05:22 PM
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Try Thinkpad x220 or T420.

I love mine. Has the best keyboard for a laptop.

I have an e220s and it's kinda small so probably won't be getting an x220. The T420 is too bulky for me.
April 09, 2012 @ 17:57:56 PM
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Originally posted by Inactive User
Looking at buying a SSD, but not sure what brand to go with or how much space I'll need to be able to dual boot on it.

Any suggestions?


Crucial M4. reliable and fast.
April 09, 2012 @ 18:48:03 PM
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Get a samsung 830,
April 10, 2012 @ 20:35:22 PM
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upgraded to 8GB of RAM today smokeyface


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April 12, 2012 @ 14:42:09 PM
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My Macbook pro bought last june is currently on Snow Leopard (10.6.8 ), do you think I should install Lion?
April 12, 2012 @ 16:44:01 PM
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I think you would be better off waiting for Mountain Lion to release this summer

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April 26, 2012 @ 22:21:18 PM
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How much bucks for all of this?
EDIT: Found out

Intel Core i7 3930K
MSI Radeon HD 7970 3 Go - OC
Asus Rampage IV Extreme/
Creative X-Fi Titanium Fatal1ty Pro
Hitachi Deskstar 7K3000 SATA Revision 3.0 - 2 To
OCZ Vertex 2 120 Go
LG CH10LS28 - OEM
G.Skill Kit Extreme3 4 x 4 Go PC17000 Ripjaws Z CAS11
Corsair CWC-H80
Corsair AX - 1200W
Microsoft Windows 7 Familial Premium 64 bits SP1 (oem)
Thermaltake Level 10 GT (Tower)
May 09, 2012 @ 16:44:54 PM
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That's a hefty build

Saw a EVGA GTX680*last one there at my local Fry's and passed on, now I can't find one ANYWHERE, fml

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May 11, 2012 @ 01:29:53 AM
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I think you would be better off waiting for Mountain Lion to release this summer


I couldn't agree more. Mountain Lion seems promising.

The Rpreme

May 11, 2012 @ 02:09:21 AM
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I think you would be better off waiting for Mountain Lion to release this summer


I couldn't agree more. Mountain Lion seems promising.


What do you hope to gain? What can't you do now?

I usually put off upgrading OS as long as I can because newer OS on older hardware usually doesn't mean better performance.
May 11, 2012 @ 04:08:06 AM
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I haven't upgraded to Mountain Lion, but it seems promising from the reviews I've seen. I'm still running snow leopard and is doing good for me.

The Rpreme

May 11, 2012 @ 14:45:55 PM
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You keep saying that, "seems promising" but you neglected to actually answer my question. What do you hope to gain, what can't you do now?

The reviews you're also reading are done on current hardware. If you're running 10.6 that means your Mac is at least 18 months old, possibly as much as 4 years old - in which case upgrading won't make a lot of sense unless you have software compatibility issues.
May 11, 2012 @ 14:58:00 PM
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lenovo u300s

killer
May 25, 2012 @ 20:19:50 PM
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Sony vaio S class 13" vs Mac Book pro 13"

Pros & Cons
Practicality
etc.

Thanks, I kinda need fb soon, so any non bs help is appreciated.
May 25, 2012 @ 20:27:36 PM
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MBP

pros - its shiny, its a mac

sony
pros- its cheap

cons- its not a mac
May 25, 2012 @ 20:31:34 PM
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If you buy the Sony, you'll have to wipe it and do a clean install of W7 or Ubuntu, then it will run as fast/problem free as the Mac.

narsha.narsha.narsha

May 25, 2012 @ 21:13:19 PM
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If you buy the Sony, you'll have to wipe it and do a clean install of W7 or Ubuntu, then it will run as fast/problem free as the Mac.


Oh word. Is wiping it clean gonna cost anything? How do I do that?
I feel like a mac is so limited when it's compared to windows, but im probably being ignorant on this one.
May 26, 2012 @ 23:45:53 PM
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If you buy the Sony, you'll have to wipe it and do a clean install of W7 or Ubuntu, then it will run as fast/problem free as the Mac.


Oh word. Is wiping it clean gonna cost anything? How do I do that?
I feel like a mac is so limited when it's compared to windows, but im probably being ignorant on this one.

It is limited compared to Windows.
Not hating on Mac I have both a Macbook Pro and an Asus desktop. Love em both they are two completely different machines and used for two different things.
May 27, 2012 @ 01:01:39 AM
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He could also dual boot windows if he does buy a Macbook Pro

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May 27, 2012 @ 03:14:24 AM
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Not to be a pretentious asshole but the amount of oblivity in this thread amuses me.
May 27, 2012 @ 18:04:31 PM
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Some people will prefer Mac OS, some people will prefer Windows.

I personally like both. End.

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May 27, 2012 @ 20:04:38 PM
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Some people will prefer Mac OS, some people will prefer Windows.

I personally like both. End.

Agreed. Both have their uses that's why I have both.
May 27, 2012 @ 22:47:43 PM
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If you buy the Sony, you'll have to wipe it and do a clean install of W7 or Ubuntu, then it will run as fast/problem free as the Mac.


Oh word. Is wiping it clean gonna cost anything? How do I do that?
I feel like a mac is so limited when it's compared to windows, but im probably being ignorant on this one.


Wiping is free, it's just reformatting and installing a non-OEM version of Windows. Sammy and Sony love to pack their laptops full of bloatware, gotta get rid of that. You'll need to get your hands on a copy of W7 though, but that's not hard, just torrent it or ask a friend.

Friend's Samsung Chronos(i7) was slower than my old HP(c2d) when he first got it because of that garbo they put on there. Wiped it, now it runs like a dream.

As for Mac being 'limited', nah, not really unless you're a big gamer. I find the OS is confusing whenever I use a friend's, but I'm sure they'd say the same about my laptop running Ubuntu.

narsha.narsha.narsha

May 28, 2012 @ 01:52:36 AM
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If you buy the Sony, you'll have to wipe it and do a clean install of W7 or Ubuntu, then it will run as fast/problem free as the Mac.


Oh word. Is wiping it clean gonna cost anything? How do I do that?
I feel like a mac is so limited when it's compared to windows, but im probably being ignorant on this one.


Wiping is free, it's just reformatting and installing a non-OEM version of Windows. Sammy and Sony love to pack their laptops full of bloatware, gotta get rid of that. You'll need to get your hands on a copy of W7 though, but that's not hard, just torrent it or ask a friend.

Friend's Samsung Chronos(i7) was slower than my old HP(c2d) when he first got it because of that garbo they put on there. Wiped it, now it runs like a dream.

As for Mac being 'limited', nah, not really unless you're a big gamer. I find the OS is confusing whenever I use a friend's, but I'm sure they'd say the same about my laptop running Ubuntu.


Thanks for the fb man.
Should I just wait for the upcoming laptops to drop?
I hear there are new laptops coming out next month, possibly with windows 8.
same as for mac, except a newer mbp?
thanks nigs.
May 28, 2012 @ 02:48:29 AM
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Oh word. Is wiping it clean gonna cost anything? How do I do that?
I feel like a mac is so limited when it's compared to windows, but im probably being ignorant on this one.


Wiping is free, it's just reformatting and installing a non-OEM version of Windows. Sammy and Sony love to pack their laptops full of bloatware, gotta get rid of that. You'll need to get your hands on a copy of W7 though, but that's not hard, just torrent it or ask a friend.

Friend's Samsung Chronos(i7) was slower than my old HP(c2d) when he first got it because of that garbo they put on there. Wiped it, now it runs like a dream.

As for Mac being 'limited', nah, not really unless you're a big gamer. I find the OS is confusing whenever I use a friend's, but I'm sure they'd say the same about my laptop running Ubuntu.


Thanks for the fb man.
Should I just wait for the upcoming laptops to drop?
I hear there are new laptops coming out next month, possibly with windows 8.
same as for mac, except a newer mbp?
thanks nigs.

New mbp is dropping soon so hold out if that is what you are looking for.
May 28, 2012 @ 02:51:12 AM
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lenovo u300s

killer
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