Is getting a Mac a good option?

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  • SuperBas 19 Nov 2011 11:51:28 1,493 posts
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    I am going to the US next year, and was thinking of picking up an iPad. Then I figured, I can stuff a Mac Mini in my suitcase as well.

    I use my Windows 7 pc mostly for gaming, and watching movies on my television.

    How is OSx an upgrade to what I do already?
  • disusedgenius 19 Nov 2011 11:59:45 5,610 posts
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    I'd say no, personally. Can't see the point in them in the vast majority of cases (especially the iPad, but Apples in general), unless you just really like the OS.
  • Syrette 19 Nov 2011 12:07:01 44,208 posts
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    I can hear the fanboys galloping towards this thread already.

  • Deleted user 19 November 2011 12:08:52
    If you can afford it and are willing to put up with the ironically faggy attitude that follows you about (see above - 4 responses, all negative) then go for it.
  • disusedgenius 19 Nov 2011 12:11:35 5,610 posts
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    Eh? Only one of those 4 is hugely negative.
  • Deleted user 19 November 2011 12:14:45
    As a media player under the TV it's very good. If want to do anything that needs real power then they're ok but not the best choice.
  • Deleted user 19 November 2011 12:15:49
    I wasn't necessarily talking about negative comments towards the actual mac, more just negative comments. You have your usual retard selection above "toy, inflated sense of self worth, fanboys". All we need now is a mention of Starbucks and 'cult', and we have a full house of spastic.
  • disusedgenius 19 Nov 2011 12:18:56 5,610 posts
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    I know, it was just a very odd choice of posts to prove your point.
  • Deleted user 19 November 2011 12:24:09
    Syrette wrote:
    I can hear the fanboys galloping towards this thread already.
    They're above you already :D
  • Deleted user 19 November 2011 12:28:13
    Lol
  • mrpon 19 Nov 2011 12:31:15 29,557 posts
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    Mowgli has an inflated opinion of himself.

    Tap in there.

    Give yourself 5 or gig, you're worth it.

  • THFourteen 19 Nov 2011 12:32:22 34,460 posts
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    SuperBas wrote:
    How is OSx an upgrade to what I do already?
    its a downgrade, but fear not you can bootcamp windows as well
  • Deleted user 19 November 2011 12:33:34
    lol
  • Cappy 19 Nov 2011 12:34:50 12,115 posts
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    I you do a lot of PC gaming, or game via emulators quite frequently some thinking is required. Mac native ports are a real step down, dual boot is a must if it's going to be your gaming platform.
  • THFourteen 19 Nov 2011 12:35:29 34,460 posts
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    Also i hope you don't like the latest graphics cards.
  • Syrette 19 Nov 2011 12:37:22 44,208 posts
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  • beastmaster 19 Nov 2011 12:37:56 11,962 posts
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    I'm going to treat myself to a MacBook Pro next month. Can't wait!

    The Resident Evil films. I'm one of the reasons they keep making them.

  • steoc4 19 Nov 2011 12:50:15 1,665 posts
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    You can forget gaming if you've got a mac, and aside from that the difference between the two systems is pretty negligibe these days.

    I've got a Macbook and a PC and for general use - web browsing, movies etc, they're completely interchangeable. Each OS has little quirks but nothing fundamental and nothing that changes the way you use them once you get used to some shortcuts being slightly different.

    If you were getting a laptop I'd say mac since the build quality is great for something you're going to be carrying around and using a lot, but for something that just sits under a desk I wouldn't bother, especially if you want to play games.
  • Deleted user 19 November 2011 12:58:31
    steoc4 wrote:
    You can forget gaming if you've got a mac, and aside from that the difference between the two systems is pretty negligibe these days.

    I've got a Macbook and a PC and for general use - web browsing, movies etc, they're completely interchangeable. Each OS has little quirks but nothing fundamental and nothing that changes the way you use them once you get used to some shortcuts being slightly different.

    If you were getting a laptop I'd say mac since the build quality is great for something you're going to be carrying around and using a lot, but for something that just sits under a desk I wouldn't bother, especially if you want to play games.
    Agree with this. You (well I) buy a macbook for the superior build quality and design (and it is so vastly superior it more than makes up for the price difference), but for something like the mini which is going to be hidden away anyway I'm not sure there is much point. And forget gaming if you are getting a mac. You don't buy a mac for gaming, it can do it, but don't buy it if gaming is important to you. Like the Wii in that sense :D
  • disusedgenius 19 Nov 2011 13:02:01 5,610 posts
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    steoc4 wrote:
    I've got a Macbook and a PC and for general use - web browsing, movies etc, they're completely interchangeable. Each OS has little quirks but nothing fundamental and nothing that changes the way you use them once you get used to some shortcuts being slightly different.
    I agree completely with this. I'm quite at home crashing Windows, OS or Linux. They're all fucking shit. :)
  • Deleted user 19 November 2011 13:14:10
    Where did you get my photo from?
  • Syrette 19 Nov 2011 13:15:50 44,208 posts
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