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August 1, 2012 @ 09:54 PM
JohnvHarrison

Post: 2008

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It's NOT all about specs.

The construction of a Macbook is SOLID. It may not compare in terms of price to cheaper counterparts with similar specs, but the lifetime of your Mac will make up for it. RAM, Storage, processing power, etc aren't all there are in a laptop, there are about a bajillion things that can possibly go wrong and Apple is remarkably good at avoiding these issues, which are pitfalls for several windows-based laptops. If something does happen to go wrong Apple's customer service is incomparably better when compared with couldn't-care-less companies like HP.

Furthermore, from a software point of view the Mac is Unix native which means programmers get huge benefits without having to use annoying programs like PuTTY, and on top of that OSX pretty much blows Windows 7 out of the water.
You can run Windows 7/ubuntu/etc with no problems on the Mac as well, AND YOU CANNOT ON PC.
Yes, I said it, running OSX natively on PC is nowhere near as efficient as on an apple product, and nowhere near as easy, it requires very specific hardware (e.g. having a compatible motherboard), time, and considerable technical skill, to the point that most users don't bother. And last I checked, they stopped at Snow Leopard for Hackintoshes.

And yes, you don't really have to worry about viruses for Mac. NOT because it is immune by any means,
but because there is a much wider pool of Windows users so it is more worthwhile for those who want to infect computers
to create viruses for Windows instead. Programs like little snitch are literally all you need to protect your mac. Yes, even while browsing porn websites. Hell, you probably don't even need it. In any case it takes up way less CPU than standard antivirus programs for Windows.

I know that there are a few that advocate Linux distributions as well, but OSX pretty much does everything a standard user would want but better, and has way less compatibility issues. In the end, the lack of support for Linux is not ideal for a college student.

The bottom line:
Tons of average PC users bash on Apple for being overpriced, which it is.
But then their own laptops crash and burn in 1-2 years.

It may not be worth the PRICE, but the macbook pro is sure as hell the one of the best laptops on the market right now, especially for a college student.


that invalidated your entire statement. If its not worth the price, its not one of the best laptops on the market. that is literally NOT possible. also, WHO THE FUCK IS TRYING TO RUN OSX ON A FUCKING PC?

also, it IS all about specs. everything you mentioned would not be possible without the right specs. the LOOK of your fucking macbook isn't what makes OSX run smoothly. retard.

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August 2, 2012 @ 12:23 AM
killmark

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If you can afford it, it's worth it.
August 2, 2012 @ 12:39 AM
BKBROWN

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macs are overpriced you could buy a 2x better windows laptop for the same money

unless the pretty interface is that appealing(but you can theme your windows to be almost exactly like osx)

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August 2, 2012 @ 12:45 AM
kr00kd

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that invalidated your entire statement. If its not worth the price, its not one of the best laptops on the market. that is literally NOT possible.


makes perfect sense. just because it's expensive doesn't mean it's not one of the best laptops on the market.


if your broke, go with something else that will still perform. if you have enough money, get a macbook and you wont regret it
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August 2, 2012 @ 12:45 AM
shinjin

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that invalidated your entire statement. If its not worth the price, its not one of the best laptops on the market. that is literally NOT possible. also, WHO THE FUCK IS TRYING TO RUN OSX ON A FUCKING PC?

also, it IS all about specs. everything you mentioned would not be possible without the right specs. the LOOK of your fucking macbook isn't what makes OSX run smoothly. retard.


first of all, I don't understand your counterargument. Just because it is overpriced doesn't mean it cant be one of the best laptops on the market. That is COMPLETELY possible, and is the case.

A lot of people have attempted to run OSX on PC, or at least emulate the look of OSX on PC.
I assure you that many would find the option of running OSX on PC desirable. It is a big factor in why the Macbook even sells in the first place. If you could run OSX perfectly on a PC there would truly be no reason other than looks to buy any apple product.

And finally, you may think you understand hardware but judging from your statement you do not understand software at all. As I said above, a PC will not be able to run OSX anywhere near as efficiently as mac even with comparable specs. If you doubt me go ahead and try for yourself. It also seems that when you talk about specs, you are only concerned with performance and not quality of construction, where the macbook surpasses its competitors.
August 2, 2012 @ 12:53 AM
JohnvHarrison

Post: 2008

Join Date: Nov 2011


that invalidated your entire statement. If its not worth the price, its not one of the best laptops on the market. that is literally NOT possible. also, WHO THE FUCK IS TRYING TO RUN OSX ON A FUCKING PC?

also, it IS all about specs. everything you mentioned would not be possible without the right specs. the LOOK of your fucking macbook isn't what makes OSX run smoothly. retard.


first of all, I don't understand your counterargument. Just because it is overpriced doesn't mean it cant be one of the best laptops on the market. That is COMPLETELY possible, and is the case.

A lot of people have attempted to run OSX on PC, or at least emulate the look of OSX on PC.
I assure you that many would find the option of running OSX on PC desirable. It is a big factor in why the Macbook even sells in the first place. If you could run OSX perfectly on a PC there would truly be no reason other than looks to buy any apple product.

And finally, you may think you understand hardware but judging from your statement you do not understand software at all. As I said above, a PC will not be able to run OSX anywhere near as efficiently as mac even with comparable specs. If you doubt me go ahead and try for yourself.


no one cares about OSX bruh, the only thing people like is its look. Thats the only thing people will try to emulate from a mac on a PC. understanding hardware or software has nothing to do with it. Macs are overpriced which means that the price does not reflect the performance. if there is a pc on the market with equal or better specs (there are) for less, it makes the macbook pro inferior. this is why your statement was Impossible.

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August 2, 2012 @ 01:02 AM
shinjin

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We'll have to agree to disagree then.
You think that Windows 7 > OSX.
I think that OSX > Windows 7. (no, not just because of its look)

I think the macbook is one of the best laptops on the market due to its quality of construction, good specs, and its ability to run OSX, while still being able to run all other operating systems. The PC cannot do the same. I don't think anyone could contest that point of view. Most experts agree that the Macbook is one of the best *STOCK* meaning, without modification, laptops you can get right now, assuming you have the cash.

That is pretty much the crux of our arguments. Since we differ in opinion and there is no right answer anyways,
I'll quietly go back to lurking. smile
August 2, 2012 @ 01:12 AM
Josh.

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It's all preference anyways

Also I hate the virus argument because if you can't keep an anti-virus up to date you're either lazy or stupid.

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August 2, 2012 @ 03:26 AM
doufuu

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It depends what you want to do with your computer. Personally, I choose PC because a lot of the engineering programs don't run on macs and I occasionally game. Macs are great for editing videos and such. I know that architecture college in my school advises students to get a Mac simply because its better for what they are using it for. While the engineering college advises students to purchase a PC.
August 2, 2012 @ 01:54 PM
99%Shit

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Location: Ontario

you can run osx smoothly on a windows pc, have been since the x86 chips appeared in Macs. Macs use the same parts. They only run 'faster' because of the os since it's unix based. the components are the same as windows based computers. Osx86 was gimmicky though, there's no advantage. Osx licenses cost money, or are illegal, and seeing as linux distros are faster and free, people dualboot that as opppsed to osx. osx is nowhere near as secure as linux distros, hence their prevalence on servers.

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August 3, 2012 @ 05:57 AM
BobtheFoB

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whoever said that he's a comp sci major and is using a mac is a fucking joke. you're probably a freshman or you haven't gone very far into computing to know that the OSX's programming architecture is vastly inferior to linux or windows in terms of practicality for a computer science major/student.

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August 3, 2012 @ 06:13 AM

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Just note Macs are better in the end.


Go on...


Correct me if I'm wrong, but when you see teens using macs over windows, it's a sign of status more than functionality features. Majority of younger consumers usually don't do research going into purchasing but buy Macs for the appealing look. I'm not a techy person but from my experience Macs perform a lot better than Windows history. All I'm saying is the younger teen demograhic will just buy it to "fit it" In some sense
August 3, 2012 @ 06:20 AM

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Is Supreme really worth it? No. Its all how it's presented and perceived. At least that's how I view it because in comparison to windows it does have its pros but for those on a budget people are basically paying hundreds more for the visual presentation and image to society rather personal preference/actually doing research in purchasing what's best for ones use. *Cough cough.

If you're rich just get it. If not, view other choices. Just note Macs are better in the end.


I guess people don't agree with me lol but like I said with Supreme is also mainly consumed through the eye of presentation and how it's perceived. It is! Limited quantity call for a larger demand through consumers, Resale values double, even triple from product placement, odd future, etc. when reality is manufacterment probably was only $20 for each hat even less than that to produce the hat. There's a lot of hidden marketing schemes were being "brainwashed" by lol
August 4, 2012 @ 03:24 AM
woozie

Post: 327

Join Date: Dec 2008

only good thing apple provides is their handheld devices. avid computer users know macs are over-priced and useless. with the money you buy on a mac you can build a nice rig online and possible purchase a tablet/laptop. To many argue about pc crashing yada yada. Parts can be replaced for a cheap ass price. Good luck doing that with any apple product cause you are pretty much forced to buy another rig/unit.
August 4, 2012 @ 03:38 AM
neinei

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Location: New York

For a college student, hell yes
August 4, 2012 @ 05:10 AM
kr00kd

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im a techy and am know a decent bit about computers and have used android/linux for as long as i can remember.

after messing around on a macbook ill be going that route. i have the money, so thats not an issue. and im currently using a top of the line u300s ultrabook, so its not like im coming from a piece of shit.

and holy fuck their trackpad software shits on windows/linux trackpad software

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August 4, 2012 @ 05:27 AM
ayyscootsie

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Location: NYC

To be honest, everyone these days have macbooks, especially students, and you'll probably feel really outdated if you're carrying around an old bulky (non-apple) laptop.
August 4, 2012 @ 05:37 AM
JohnvHarrison

Post: 2008

Join Date: Nov 2011

To be honest, everyone these days have macbooks, especially students, and you'll probably feel really outdated if you're carrying around an old bulky (non-apple) laptop.


a macbook isn't any more new than a new laptop stupid. and its not any more or less bulky. you're an idiot.

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August 4, 2012 @ 06:28 AM
sado

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more than worth it if you can afford it...
sure there are many other affordable laptops that are also amazing
August 4, 2012 @ 07:26 AM
LckyChrmsBboy

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it's only worth it if you feel it's worth it. if you think it cost too much then just get something other than Apple. Before I got mine i was thinking i could just get something like a sony, dell, etc and still have like $600 in my pocket but I kept going back to the mac. I don't need it for anything special, i just like the os and the track pad was a nice plus. I've never had a "good" computer so I can't really compare to anything else.
August 4, 2012 @ 07:34 AM
dunkinsb

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Honestly would recommend a SonyVAIO Laptop, Macbooks are overpriced and for people who dont know much about technology. (or for computer programmers since it can run windows and OSX)
macbooks can run multiple windows at a time though, something windows 7 can do but not as good as macbook (hard to explain your gonna have to google it)
but both are good for multitasking macbook has a slight advantage.

Your gonna be writing papers for college, and Micrsoft office > any other product out there
and im pretty sure microsoft office doesnt come with MACbook your gonna have to pay separately (150$) in addition to having it. but there are other alternatives like openoffice but that program kinda sucks.

for cinematography editing programs and such can both run on OSX and PC so its up to you.

your honestly better off googling it and researching into it yourself its your major and your money. ya feel me?
August 4, 2012 @ 07:36 AM
kr00kd

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how does open office suck? i've found it does everything i need.

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August 4, 2012 @ 11:31 AM
cheyaaa

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college students really don't need a macbook. Any labtop will do the job.

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August 4, 2012 @ 06:24 PM
getwonked

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you should get a mac not even just mac laptops but desktops are the most secure system on the market and pc users always are saying how overpriced it is but there laptops will crash in 1-2 years so if you put more money into a mac it will last 10x longer i have a mac and never had any problems with it smile
August 4, 2012 @ 06:31 PM
nikebridge

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ppl who ask this question are usually ppl that cant afford one and want some type of validation on why they shouldnt get one....If you have the money it is the best laptop on the market for what its capable of. Along with the fact that I have had mine for 3 years and never had a virus compared to a top of the line HP I had that crashed due to one...that speaks fot itself..spend the extra couple hundred and have to a top of the line laptop for years to come
August 4, 2012 @ 06:39 PM
JohnvHarrison

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ppl who ask this question are usually ppl that cant afford one and want some type of validation on why they shouldnt get one....If you have the money it is the best laptop on the market for what its capable of. Along with the fact that I have had mine for 3 years and never had a virus compared to a top of the line HP I had that crashed due to one...that speaks fot itself..spend the extra couple hundred and have to a top of the line laptop for years to come


no one writes viruses for macs. point invalidated. and its not an "extra couple hundred" its an extra grand to even try to meet the stats of a good laptop.

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August 4, 2012 @ 07:19 PM
Gilly Suits

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ppl who ask this question are usually ppl that cant afford one and want some type of validation on why they shouldnt get one....If you have the money it is the best laptop on the market for what its capable of. Along with the fact that I have had mine for 3 years and never had a virus compared to a top of the line HP I had that crashed due to one...that speaks fot itself..spend the extra couple hundred and have to a top of the line laptop for years to come


First of all, many viruses aren't written for Mac as person above stated. You do however get malware that most people never seem to notice. Second, best laptop is in the eye of the beholder. Spending an extra amount of money for the same parts is asinine. I can buy parts for the future at lower rates than what Apple sells them. If you are buying because you like the OS that's another story. I find the Mac OSX to be wonderfully simplistic but doesn't fit my needs for certain things. Third you are complaining that your top of the line HP crashed due to a virus you got on it while doing something in a risky area on the net most likely. I wouldn't blame them. That is on you. I've had my computer for 4 years and I've had maybe 5 viruses total from not having a virus protector during that time. Not my computer's fault as you seem to pin it on.

All of these problems that people stated such as viruses and hardware problems can all be solved by one word -RESEARCH. Research the right hardware. Research the right virus protector. Research about the differences between the OSs. Mac is perfectly capable as is Windows (And Linux as well!)

Side note: Whenever you don't buy a Windows computer directly from Microsoft. Clean install windows or take hours and uninstall all of the company's bloatware. That is usually what causes a lot of crashes.

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August 4, 2012 @ 08:14 PM
nikebridge

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it is definitely worth it. I've had mine for 2 years now and not a problem since. I used to have a lenovo business grade thinkpad and that was alright but the problem was the amount of viruses I got. Before you get to the stupid jokes about porn n everything..they mainly came from song torrent downloads. Because macs aren't as popular as PCs, there are way less threats against them. I used to get a virus once a year from just going on random links while researching or whatever


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August 4, 2012 @ 09:32 PM
至高

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Lol top of the line HP computer, no commercially produced computers are top of the line for your buck. In all honesty though if you prefer the iOS then go for it. If you're only interested in the parts you can build an equal or even better specs with less money than retail for Macs.

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August 4, 2012 @ 10:40 PM
Josh.

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you should get a mac not even just mac laptops but desktops are the most secure system on the market and pc users always are saying how overpriced it is but there laptops will crash in 1-2 years so if you put more money into a mac it will last 10x longer i have a mac and never had any problems with it smile


this isn't a good point, my brother and my supervisor have both bought iMacs this past year and both of them had to be returned. Even Apple computers can crash

ppl who ask this question are usually ppl that cant afford one and want some type of validation on why they shouldnt get one....If you have the money it is the best laptop on the market for what its capable of. Along with the fact that I have had mine for 3 years and never had a virus compared to a top of the line HP I had that crashed due to one...that speaks fot itself..spend the extra couple hundred and have to a top of the line laptop for years to come


you're an idiot because you didn't take care of your HP like you should have

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