IronTom: Why? Just buy a PC. Some of these fanbois are totally over the top.
mayIFark: I tried Hackintosh (Snow Leopard on a dell PC) in a effort to develop for iOS, but why on God's green earth anyone would try to do the opposite?
aintnuttintofarkwith: Mac fanbois get laid, so playing video games on a computer is a foreign concept to them.
entropic_existence: You may also want to do some decent gaming
Aarontology: aintnuttintofarkwith: Mac fanbois get laid, so playing video games on a computer is a foreign concept to them.It's not really getting laid if you're banging an iPad.
TheEvilOne23: Why not just buy a PC that comes with it.No, you want the pretty lil mac book with the pretty icons andthe smell of Steve Jobs ass on your breath. And he's been deadfor a while, so Choose wisely.
RoxtarRyan: entropic_existence: You may also want to do some decent gamingI'm sure I would get pretty tired of that stock puzzle game and WoW after a while.
entropic_existence: TheEvilOne23: Why not just buy a PC that comes with it.No, you want the pretty lil mac book with the pretty icons andthe smell of Steve Jobs ass on your breath. And he's been deadfor a while, so Choose wisely.For the work I do a PC running Windows is probably the absolute worst option possible. My giant workstation running Linux does all my heavy lifting and computational work but my macbook lets me do my development work well (Unix environment) plus use decent office software compared to Linux for generating reports for clinicians and other scientists, working on manuscripts, etc. So my laptop travels with me, the workstation stays in the lab, and I sure as hell wouldn't want to put together a windows pc at home just for gaming.Lots of reasons why people buy a macbook besides being fanboys or obsessed purely with the look. Although there is something to be said about a well constructed laptop with a nice design and a good operating system.
Glitchwerks: MacBook Air$99911.6" 1366 by 768 screeni7 proc4 GB ram128 GB SSD HDDIntel ntegrated graphicsOrASUS laptop$99915.6" 1920 x 1080 screeni7 proc8 GB ram1 TB 5400 RPM HDD2 GB Nvidia graphics + Intel integratedI like Apple, don't get me wrong, but you just get more bang for the buck with PC.
thurstonxhowell: If what you wanted in the first place was a very small and light laptop, then that ASUS is completely unsuitable. Do you not see that?
Glitchwerks: I like Apple, don't get me wrong, but you just get more bang for the buck with PC.
entropic_existence: It depends on what your needs are. You're also comparing a relatively bulky 15" laptop to an 11" "ultrabook" and a large disk drive to solid state.Plus, since I'm not a gamer, I'll take OSX over Windows any day thanks.
Glitchwerks: Like I said, I was only considering gaming as a factor. PC ultrabooks are still half the cost of an Apple product. Like I said, I like Apple, but their prices are just kind of silly.
RockofAges: You could get an ultrabook (small and light) with an SSD from a PC manu. for 1/2 to 2/3rds the cost of an equivalent Apple machine that would have 130% to 200% of the performance.
animal900: The walled garden argument is also BS. I work in enterprise storage and servers - nary a Mac to be found. I have no issues administering equipment with my Air. Everything is web based or Java these days. On the rare occasion that I need an Ethernet connection, my $8 gigabit dongle connects me right up.
natgab: Anybody know more?
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