I dont understand why people are obsessed with spreading their love of Apple, especially when they add some kind of bull**** like "its better for multimedia" or something.
Someone care to explain what advantage a mac has over a properlysetup windows system? I can certainly think of a lot of advantages that Windows has. As far as I see, there is a big price premium attached to the Apple brand, while reducing the number of tasks you can do on your computer.
Hey, I have to decide on what laptop to buy for college. I'm not a big fan of apple either. What would you guys recommend out of this list?
1) Sony Vaio FZ
2) Sony Vaio CR
3) Dell Inspiron 1520
4) Hp Pavillion Dv6500/2500
If you do JMC (or Computing, or ISE, or EEE) a computer would be really useful, almost essential, especially if you're not in one of the halls next to campus (you could use the labs then, but they close at 23h00).
Lots of people in Computing (inc. JMC etc) have laptops. One or two bring them to lectures, but it's not really worth it unless you want to distract yourself playing games. There's always computers free in the lab, and the lecture theatres are above and below the lab so you're never far away. Personally, I wouldn't want to bother bringing the laptop in, and having to carry it round all day -- plus it's annoying because you might not want to go somewhere after College if you've still got a laptop with you. I came with a (old!) laptop, but soon got a PC, I wanted the bigger screen and proper keyboard and mouse. I think I took my laptop in to Computing once, ever! In Computing, a lot of the work is on a computer, more than half. Laptops are uncomfortable to use (more likely to give you bad posture, crampt, small screen, crap keyboard and mouse). If you're coming in a car, bring a PC. If you have to bring a laptop, at the minimum get a proper mouse for it, and consider a stand for when you use it at your desk, I've seen a few people with these at home and they look good. Maybe it's just me, but I don't like being hunched up over a laptop!
For other courses it's probably not as important, but I don't really know how much time you'd need to spend on a PC with them.
Not really. There are a million programs for macs as well. Programs you've never heard of they exist. anyway.
Im going to be using both a PC and a laptop i think.
Right, I'm going to be doing ISE this year. I've already got a reasonable laptop that's great for anything that's not gaming, although not the most portable laptop. Do you reckon I should spend about a grand on a PC, or spend about half that and get an 360 and a new telly? Bear in mind I'm not too great gaming with a keyboard and mouse , but maybe that's because I've only ever had a laptop...
I wouldnt bring an expensive TV. What happens when you have some drunk friends in your room :P
What might happpen? circle jerk lol
HAhaha no. But it could get "vandalised"