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    (Original post by MattFraks)
    MacBooks are overpriced and under powered, If you want the Mac Experience on PC you could investigate hackintosh's ( www.reddit.com/r/hackintosh ) or install Linux Ubuntu/Mint with or instead of Windows.

    For the price of a MacBook you can get a Asus ROG gaming laptop capable of playing the newest games @ FullHD and the retina struggles with games that aren't very demanding.
    Hackintoshing Laptops requires very specific models, or a highly specialised skillset that I highly doubt the OP has.

    As for comparing a macbook to an ROG laptop? Get outta here. Macbook's meet their purpose exceptionally well, and the ROG is a desktop trying (and failing) to be a laptop. Apple has an attainable UK warranty, whereas Asus run and hide at the first mention of an RMA.

    As with most of these threads, you are likely one of those people who dislikes them because you've never used one over long periods of time, or can't afford one, so it automatically isn't worth it because X brand has something cheaper.

    I myself used to be a little like that, I was going through a Dell laptop every 2 years for nearly a decade.

    I finally swapped round to Macbooks, which the first was only marginally more expensive than the dell, for similar performance, but the key point here? That lasted for 5 years before needing replacing, and that was only because my particular performance requirements had changed, it still functioned fine, It still had more than half of its power cycles left on the original battery etc etc.

    My current one is coming up on 2.5 years old, It has a CPU which is still in the top 3 mobile cpu's on the market, and holds its own against desktops of the same age in certain software packages. I've barely used a quarter of the power cycles on the battery.

    In the same time period, a cheaper laptop by a gaming company would be verging on needing to be replaced.
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    (Original post by iainvg)
    Hackintoshing Laptops requires very specific models, or a highly specialised skillset that I highly doubt the OP has.

    As for comparing a macbook to an ROG laptop? Get outta here. Macbook's meet their purpose exceptionally well, and the ROG is a desktop trying (and failing) to be a laptop. Apple has an attainable UK warranty, whereas Asus run and hide at the first mention of an RMA.

    As with most of these threads, you are likely one of those people who dislikes them because you've never used one over long periods of time, or can't afford one, so it automatically isn't worth it because X brand has something cheaper.

    I myself used to be a little like that, I was going through a Dell laptop every 2 years for nearly a decade.

    I finally swapped round to Macbooks, which the first was only marginally more expensive than the dell, for similar performance, but the key point here? That lasted for 5 years before needing replacing, and that was only because my particular performance requirements had changed, it still functioned fine, It still had more than half of its power cycles left on the original battery etc etc.

    My current one is coming up on 2.5 years old, It has a CPU which is still in the top 3 mobile cpu's on the market, and holds its own against desktops of the same age in certain software packages. I've barely used a quarter of the power cycles on the battery.

    In the same time period, a cheaper laptop by a gaming company would be verging on needing to be replaced.
    The Asus was simply an example(Plus the lower end versions are definitely not close to desktops and are really good), No apple product has a cpu top of any performance list the newest apple mac book pro has a 2.6GHz i5, Which is the 28nm intel nano architecture 'Haswel m' You can buy a £400 pound laptop (for literally 1/3 or less of the price of a Macbook) with the 14nm process i5-6200U which will run circles and 8Gb of memory whilst the Mac sits at 4Gb.

    As for replacement, a laptop for the same price will last you as long of not longer than any apple macbook? And if it can no longer keep up? (Which takes a bloody long time) install Linux or a fresh install of windows.

    If we are going to play the "you don't even know, you just assume" game I have infact used one as a family computer (Macbook air 2013)

    "Hackintoshing" isn't as hard as you think, a few youtube guides and you essentially know what to do and any other queries can be sorted with the guys at the link I provided and a few other fourms or have you never done it?
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    (Original post by MattFraks)
    The Asus was simply an example(Plus the lower end versions are definitely not close to desktops and are really good), No apple product has a cpu top of any performance list the newest apple mac book pro has a 2.6GHz i5, Which is the 28nm intel nano architecture 'Haswel m' You can buy a £400 pound laptop (for literally 1/3 or less of the price of a Macbook) with the 14nm process i5-6200U which will run circles and 8Gb of memory whilst the Mac sits at 4Gb.
    No ultra low power CPU is going to run circles around anything.


    ^^ So, just that we're clear, that CPU mine has on release did compete with desktop equivalents. And still does.

    (Original post by MattFraks)
    "Hackintoshing" isn't as hard as you think, a few youtube guides and you essentially know what to do and any other queries can be sorted with the guys at the link I provided and a few other fourms or have you never done it?
    I've done plenty of work with hackintosh builds. Yes, they are easy *IF* the components are A) supported by Apple natively (GPU/CPU) and B) for anything else, kernel implementations have been created. With recent laptops that is highly unlikely as there is no Skylake implementation that is even remotely stable.

    Also, an FYI you cannot mention anything like hackintosh on here without incurring mod wrath. So that's the last on that tack.
 
 
 
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