Which make is better?

  lecram 02:00 21 Feb 08
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When purchasing a laptop, which in anyone's opinion is the better makes to consider purchasing? This would just be for day to day use, no major graphic intensive programs would need to be run on it.

  MCE2K5 02:38 21 Feb 08

Sony for me.

  jack 08:33 21 Feb 08

A similar question is how long is a piece of string?

Laptop were[and still are in the main] made by a hatful of factories- who then badge them for all those that claim them as theirs. and then the components- once more are made in a small number of plants - screens ,mobo's etc.
So deciding on which is going to be governed more by - the depth of your purse,the specification listed, and the look of the thing.
Stick to a big name - Dell,Toshiba etc., and you will get as good as any, and of course a supplier that has a unimpeachable after-sales service- that is going to be your biggest consideration

  lecram 05:17 26 Feb 08

What are your impressions of Mac Books?

  jack 08:26 26 Feb 08

Macs are not PC's and live in a different world.

Mac's generally have a fine reputation and are regarded well in the media industry- they come with their own dedicated software sets and will generally only run with that software
This is therefore not the place to discuss them certainly cannot be compared to the run of the mill Windows based systems.
PC's they ain't

  Kemistri 14:13 26 Feb 08

Easy.

Lenovo; HP nx series (not Pavilion); Sony; Power Books; Toshiba Portege series (not Satellite); some Asus and Samsung models (if you use kid gloves). In that order.

Jack: since "PC" simply stands for Personal Computer, how exactly is a Mac not a PC?

  jack 15:05 26 Feb 08

how exactly is a Mac not a PC?

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When the question is asked in this context it important I feel to make the distinction- thus to make the potential buyer aware that much software that is discussed here will not be available to to them- although- 'Mac' compatible versions are around Photo-shop' for example it is not universally so.
Macs are different animals.

  Kemistri 15:52 26 Feb 08

That's not much of a reason to erroneously claim "PCs they ain't" and I think you would be hard pushed to find anyone who does not know that Macs have a proprietary OS. Besides: How about an Intel CPU and Boot Camp?

  jack 16:44 26 Feb 08

That's not much of a reason to erroneously claim "PCs they ain't" and I think you would be hard pushed to find anyone who does not know that Macs have a proprietary OS. Besides: How about an Intel CPU and Boot Camp?
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To the pedantic Mac's are not PC in any way.
'PC' refers to machines that derive from the original IBM/Microsoft platform
This is the generally held opinion.
There are many Micro machines that were/are not 'PC's,currently 'Sun' and Archimedes RISC [still made and sold]systems are small machines but PC's they ain't
Going back in the mists of time Amiga and Atari
both offering software in all fields that at the time outperformed anything then available on the 'PC' platform- both small 'Keyboard' sized machines[though some larger Ataries- the Mega/32-32/PAK/ were desktop's

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