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  1. pEpz

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    lolmac?
     
  2. Defiance

    Defiance oh my god.. it's full of trading cards...
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    I find it ironic that I make a thread just like this one and it gets locked...

    Anyway, I prefer PCs. I could never get used to a mac, they always seem 'too simple' and that I couldn't really do anything with them.
     
  3. Maz7006

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    Yet another which is better thread. You cant compare things like this, since technically a mac is no where near a PC, and a PC is no where near a mac.

    The argument will go on for ever, and in the end its your own money. Personally, I'd go for a PC, why? Since its extremely versatile, and i can do whatever i want with it; anything i want [​IMG]
     
  4. kjean

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    Hackintosh ftw.

    That's it.
     
  5. DsHacker14

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    Hmm i prefer pc because of the wide variety of game unlike the mac and also ive gotten used to using pc but macs do look pretty cool.. on the outside. [​IMG]
     
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    Love this and so true. That's why I prefer a PC for my desktop and a Mac for my laptop.
     
  7. DSGamer64

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    There are far too many differences to compare.

    Hardware wise, Apple desktops are grossly overpriced compared to Windows. People cry about computer performance when they buy shitty prebuilts which is part of the problem, prebuilt machines suck horribly for the most part because they use low grade components in order to save you some money and the companies install so much unnecessary garbage that you don't need. The MacBook Pro is considered the king though when it comes to mobile gaming, the price tag may be steep but all of the reviews I have read state that the higher end models in the 15 and 17 inch versions outperform the giants in laptop gaming like Alienware and they don't run nearly as hot plus have better battery life and weigh less. If you go desktop, Windows wins by a landslide because of the hardware flexibility, any issues are based off poor development to make things compatible, hell I have hardware that was never registered with Microsoft before being released so there are driver signing messages that pop up when I install it but it still works.

    When it comes down to OS's though, Mac OSX wins in terms of reliability, however software compatibility can sometimes be an issue with certain products but thankfully since the switch over to x86 technology, most software is being developed for both Windows and Mac OS now. Depends on what you need to do as well, Mac OS is far less resource intensive so you can do higher end computing with it that requires lots of power, but for general every day stuff and playing games, a well built Windows machine will be fine.
     
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    i'm on my new 17" macbook pro and i'm loving it.
     
  9. Vidboy10

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    I was going to Hackintosh my PC but i realized you needed over 150GB's of space.
    I think thats Ballshat..
     
  10. Jiggah

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    What? No, you don't.
     
  11. CyberFish

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    Im guessing hackintoshing is installing OS-X on a PC. I am kinda interested in this since that is the only OS that you can download the SDK for iphone. Damn apple.
     
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    To be honest, thats mostly why im installing Leopard on my PC.
     
  13. Trippy

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    I'm also dual booting leopard and xp for iphone dev. And no you dont need 150 GB, at least I didnt.
    TBH, leopard's been pretty meh for me other than the simple uninstalling apps.
     
  14. Jiggah

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    Well, I'm Asian [​IMG] and I'm telling you that you don't need 150 gb for a hackintosh. There are other reasons for why it doesn't get past the initial load screen. Things like incompatible processors, possibly sata drive issue, etc.
     
  15. Skyline969

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    All complicated psychobabble aside, let's break this down into something extremely simple:

    Get a PC if you want games, media (to some extent), and work. However, complications and viruses will slow you down. Frequently too, if you are constantly upgrading or swapping hardware.
    Get a Mac if you want media and simplicity. However, games aren't exactly in high abundance there.
    Get Linux if you want a lot of customization. Games work somewhat due to Wine (a Windows compatibility layer but NOT an emulator) and so does media, but it's not very good.

    My recommendation is a dual-boot with Windows XP or Windows 7 and Ubuntu (a distribution of Linux) for the maximum gaming and work experience, with media to boot. However, it takes a little tweaking to get it to work the way you want. If you're patient, go with this setup.
     
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    This isn't something that can be summed up in a single post. I personally am against everything Apple, but I enjoy the competition they bring to the OS game, because when products compete, the consumers win. What's unfair is that Apple gets away with things Microsoft is getting threatened with antitrust lawsuits for doing - that isn't cool.

    I do hope this thread dies/gets locked soon, so much fanboyism and unjustified claims going on, it's driving me nuts

    I find it hard to believe that the "king" of mobile gaming only has a 9600M under the hood. The Idea of a discrete GPU is far from new in the world of laptops as well.
     
  17. DSGamer64

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    Just remember that Mac graphics chips are not the same specs as ones in Windows machines, they are usually more powerful to fit with the higher end applications. Not to mention the 9600M GT is still a very good graphics card compared to what other notebooks have. I saw a review of the newest Alienware laptop and it was given some pretty bad reviews due to it's weight, size and heating issues and that compared to a top end MacBook Pro, it's not that much better in the performance department. Not many machines use the uber high 280M chips yet and I would imagine we are a long way off from them being affordable or seen in most machines. And Nvidia rates the 9600M GT as a performance class graphics card in notebooks, the next step up you get into the 130, 230 and 240 before getting into the high performance class. I am surprised Apple didn't opt with the GT 160M as it is considered high performance, but at the same time I believe they wanted something good that wasn't going to suck up the battery life if you were doing some mobile stuff that was graphics intensive.
     
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    My PC ----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Mac Pro

    2.5GHz Quad-Core AMD Phenom X4 ---------------------------------- 2.66GHz Quad-Core Intel Xeon
    4GB (1066MHz DDR2) ----------------------------------------------------------------- 3GB (1066MHz DDR3)
    500GB 7200 RPM ---------------------------------------------------------------------------- 640GB 7200 RPM
    SAPPHIRE Radeon HD 4830 512MB -------------------------------------- NVIDIA GeForce GT 120 512MB
    SAMSUNG Black 22X --------------------------------------------------------------------------- 18x SuperDrive
    Microsoft Sidewinder Mouse ----------------------------------------------------------- Apple Mighty Mouse
    Dell Keyboard --------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Apple Keyboard
    Vista 32-Bit, 7 RC 64-Bit and Linux (and I could get Leopard if I wanted) ------ Mac OS X Leopard

    $800 ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------ $2,900
     
  19. Minox

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    I fail to see how you can say this. I've seen quite a few laptop which has at least Nvidia Geforce 9600M GT or better.
     
  20. wchill

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    Yeah, Macs and pretty much everything Apple related is overpriced. A set of component out cables for your iPod is $49. Really? Does it need to be that much?
     
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