Laptop Buying Help

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  1. Crooks

    Crooks Well-Known Member

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    For my graduation present my Uncle has told me he will buy me a laptop. I have a $3,500 budget on it. I was thinking about getting a Mac. I am going to be going to college and will major in Graphic Communication Management. I always heard that Mac's were good for graphics and mutlimedia, and I know I will use Mac's alot in my classes. So a Mac is a good idea for that reason.

    Or I could get a Windows Laptop. I have always had Windows, so I am used to it. I have always used PS with Graphics, and haven't had a problem, so I don't know how Mac's are superior. And I am a big gamer, so PC gets the edge there. I will probably get a PC, unless something big happens to make me want a Mac.

    So now I have to decide what I want with my Laptop. I don't really know where to look. I looked at Newegg, Tiger Direct and Alienware. I know Alienware is high quality, but at a high price. But any tips for places to get them or must have accessories, or must have items for when customizing it would be greatly appreciated.
     
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    well if your budget is $ 3,500 I'd focus on getting an excellent video card and upgrading the ram also I don't know other places to get laptops but newegg, alienware, and dell are probably good places to get one. and if your a gamer then I'd go for a pc
     
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    have both!

    Get an Ibook, the latest schnitz, and get boot camp, you can run your XP on a seperate partition, and still play your games
     
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    Ibook iono about that
     
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    well you could build your own laptop and save a bunch of $$ and have it with the Stuff That you Want

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    well you could build your own laptop and save a bunch of $$ and have it with the Stuff That you Want
     
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    I'd say get both, a laptop and desktop, not macs stuff... For $3500 you can have a very good PC and laptop. I'd really consider it if i were you.
     
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    get the asus lambourghini laptop since you like to waste money on laptops
     
  8. johndapunk FTW

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    Don\'t be rediculous. Buying a $1600+ laptop is just pointless. By a laptop for like $1500, with Core 2 Duo, a deticated video, 2 GB of ram, and whatever size of a HD you need. An Acer would probably be fine. Ill elaborate later after school.
     
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    How good are Mac's for gaming if you use Boot Camp?
     
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    hmm i just suggest to not geta mac

    just get a really nice acer maybe a alienware lol
     
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    xlink GR's Tech Enthusiast

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    if you use bootcamp, it is essentially running windows.

    again, with computers you get diminishing returns after a point. a 1500$ laptop will last you jsut as long as a 5000$ laptop.

    you'de be better off putting that money towards another laptop in a few years, or building a dedicated gaming desktop which would be cheaper/better by far
     
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    $3,500 for a laptop??

    Why not just blow it all on an Alienware? :lol:
     
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    blow it all would be a rather accurate statement.
     
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