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I can get a used Macbook Pro or Air for 450$
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I can get a used Macbook Pro or Air for 450$
Specs: Pro
i5-2435M 2.4ghz
1280x800 13.3"
4GB Ram
500GB HDD
HD 3000

Specs: Air
i5-3427U 1.8GHz
1440x900 13.3"
128GB ssd
4gb ram
HD 4000

Pros: Air
Thinner
Higher resolution
Battery life

Pros: Pro
Ram upgrade
Bit more powerful
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>>52987287
OKAY
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>>52987310
Any input on which one should I get?
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>>52987287

Are you asking a question? Where is it?
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No you cant
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>>52987336

I was going to say buy the pro and install a SSD, but damn, that is a shitty pro. That's arguably shitter than my Thinkpad T420.
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>>52987287
>Thinkpad X series

Much cheaper, similar if not better specs. If you object due to the screen, grow the fuck up and replace it.
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Don't give Tyrone your allowance
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>>52987336
A generic Dell that smokes both of those pieces of shit.
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buy them both and sell the Air for profit, install SSD on the Pro

>>52987349
not nearly as aesthetic
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>>52987287
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>>52987366
>dell
Lol why would you suggest a company that's hemorrhaging money?
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>>52987287
Air
> newer
> SSD
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>>52987366
I understand that their is PC's cheaper that can perform better, but I want something that runs OSx and is a laptop. I hackintoshed my elitebook 2170p, it runs great, just osx runs alright at best for being one of the most supported hackintosh laptops.
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>>52987399
>mactoddlers legitimately think they're getting a better deal when a company makes 50% profit margin off them vs when company sells its products at a loss
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>>52987414
>I understand that eating food can let my body perform better, but I want to eat shit from my hands
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>>52987366
I really hate faggots like you. Of course you can get a PC for cheaper, but it still can't compare to macs. OS X is amazing, the hardware to top notch, and apple care is the best customer service ever.
Sure you pay a bit more, but it's worth it in the long run to avoid headaches.
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>>52987455
>OS X is amazing
stale shitty bait

>the hardware to top notch
boiling water and throttling to atom performance is hardly top notch

2/10

that's the best i can give you, even acer is better than macshit
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>>52987455
ignore the chinkpad shills anon.
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>>52987484
God I can't imagine what it takes to get a job as a hardware engineer at apple. They must only hire top 1% of the smartest mother fuckers in the world.
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>>52987475
> tfw my mac doesn't throttle
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>>52987475
>Run hardware under an OS it's not designed for
>HUURRR WHY DOES IT RUN WORSE?!?!?!
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>>52987502
>top 1% of the smartest mother fuckers in the world.

ayylmao
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>>52987502
that's how it is anon, Apple is the biggest company in the world so they can pay for the best.
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>>52987484

You know, a couple of months ago I would look at that image and think, "ha! Look at Lenovo! Their engineering is shit. Look at that gorgeous Macbook!"

Now that I've bought a Thinkpad (needed a dirt cheap dev box), I look at that same image and think, "wow, look at how easily you can repair and upgrade the Thinkpad!"
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>>52987513
>mactoddler actually thinks yes>/dev/null uses even 1/10 the silicon on the chip
lmao
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I love my rMBP and of those two I'd choose the MBA but OS X is not as great as people make it out to be.
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>>52987538
Do it on your PC and prove it uses 1/10 of the CPU, nigger.
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Why are Macbooks so shit?

Why are Apple engineers so incompetent?
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>>52987556
>MBP can scale down to 12W and still be useable to user
>why are Apple engineers so incompetent??
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>>52987528
Mean while at china

>Ayy we need 50cent 8gig ram sticks for the led screen sun
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>>52987556
>Why are Apple engineers so incompetent?

Because a lot of their top talent left when the stock prices exploded.

At least, that's what I've read. Or maybe I heard it on a podcast. I don't remember. But the point is: Apple has had a brain drain.
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I have a similar macbook air OP and it runs super well. Don't listen to the stupid freetards in this thread.
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800MHZ
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0
M
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>>52987556
>Costs me $980 aud
>Apple laptops 13inch costs $1399 aud

I fucking hate these cunts


>Inb4 16 gig = 15.4
>I reserved some for another virutal system
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>>52987583
So you gave 200mb to a virtual system, what is it?
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>>52987529
> repair
MacBooks are built like a tank, you don't need to repair them.

Source: My 2008 still works flawlessly, gave it to my dad, and now my mom is using it, never had a single issue with it.

> upgrade
The thing already comes fully upgrade anon, why would I want to upgrade even more?

Source: My new 15 inch rMBP is the base model and already came with 16GB of RAM and an upgradeable 256GB PCIe SSD (that's really enough for upgradeability on a laptop, I won't need more than 16GB in the next 5 years for sure)

In real life, the only thing thinkpads can upgrade that Macs can't is the RAM, that's why lenovo puts 4GB on their base model so you pay more to "upgrade" it, while Apple puts 16GB so I will never even need to upgrade the thing.

Stay poor plebs.
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>>52987583
>Australian freetard thinks his opinion matters
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>>52987593
dam small linux
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>>52987601
Yeah well you americans are retarded from the amount of process foods you fucker eat.

Go eat more freedom while your country is ran by a rich fucking retard.

>soonToBeTrumpCunted
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>>52987556
but that's what happens when you hackintosh a thinkpad anon
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>>52987594
That's the problem with trying to discuss apple or macs in general on 4chan. Most people in here are underaged or poor so they can't afford something like a Mac. So they'll throw temper tantrums like the children they are.
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>>52987594

>source
>anecdotal evidence

I work at a local computer repair shop, and we get quite a lot of macbooks to repair.

Most of the issues are disconnected flat cables from the screen and dead HDD's though, so nothing really bad.

Lenovo laptops often come with dead motherboards, sometimes even after just a month of use.
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>>52987594

I agree with what you said regarding how reliable macbooks are, i have a mid 2010 13" and it hasn't given me a single problem.

but if i had the option today, i wouldn't buy another apple laptop.

Whats the point of that image though?

You can't draw on a macbook pro, whereas you can on the surface.
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>>52987594
>MacBooks are built like a tank, you don't need to repair them.

Okay. They keyboard on my old Macbook was significantly worn. Replacements were hundreds of dollars.

I can buy a Thinkpad replacement keyboard for $37.

>The thing already comes fully upgrade anon, why would I want to upgrade even more?

Assuming you're not joking, because the current hardware configuration is lacking after a few years.

>In real life, the only thing thinkpads can upgrade that Macs can't is the RAM

I like Macs, but that is a straight up lie.

I can upgrade the fucking CPU on my Thinkpad. With Macbook Pros built after summer, 2012, you can't even upgrade the drive.

>while Apple puts 16GB so I will never even need to upgrade the thing.

I have 32 GB in my desktop and would love it if my laptop could take that much. Instead, I have to upgrade the CPU to an i7, then I can go to 16GB RAM.
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>>52987629
> we get quite a lot of macbooks to repair
yeah, that's because it's a very popular laptop, but in general if you take care of it, it feels like it's going to last 100 years, unless you're a retard and spill coffee on the keyboard or do some stupid shit.
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>>52987639
>>52987629

these are all very true posts regarding the problems.

I had an 07 black macbook, in the 5 years that i used it i had to replace the keyboard twice, and before i stopped using it the backlight module ate shit, and so did bluetooth connectivity, for some reason.


Thinkpads are very nice laptops, not built as well as they used to, but still very durable.

Wouldn't buy one new though, since they depreciate like crazy, just like dell and hp's workstation laptops.
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Can we just agree that apple makes the best laptops on the market, but their desktops are shit.
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>>52987673

forgot to mention that i went through a charger every 1.5 years, they're built like garbage and will eat shit even if you baby them.
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>>52987624
Poor/smart

>Apple retards would argue Poor
>Apple retards are at a tipping point where they defend their life choices

No one cares what computer you run. Get a fucking jobs and quit thinking we care.

Also I own a 6grand PC. I also animate 3d environment videos.
>I still would not recommend a mac for anything serious.
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>>52987612
I'm from the UK
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>comparing 20lb 15.6" macshit to 13" premium ultralight surfacebook

Stay poor macpeasant.
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>>52987686
8/8 m8
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>>52987717
Go play some gaymes while you complain about not having a SO.
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This thread is /v/ tier bad. I know you fags are better than this.
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>>52987682
>macshit
>800mhz water boilers
>best anything
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>>52987639
> replacements were hundreds of dollars
Pls be bait

MacBook Keys on Ebay:
http://www.ebay.com/sch/i.html?_from=R40&_trksid=p2050601.m570.l1313.TR0.TRC0.H0.Xmacbook+key.TRS0&_nkw=macbook+key&_sacat=0

How to clean or replace a key on a macbook:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kh88cn_rtLo

> Assuming you're not joking, because the current hardware configuration is lacking after a few years.
Literally what?

http://www.apple.com/shop/buy-mac/macbook-pro?product=MJLQ2LL/A&step=config#

> I can upgrade the fucking CPU on my Thinkpad
What model is your thinkpad? What is the best CPU you can put into it? I'm pretty sure 99% of the new thinkpads have soldered CPU's, and I doubt you can put anything better than my quad-core i7 4770HQ in it.

> I have 32 GB in my desktop and would love it if my laptop could take that much. Instead, I have to upgrade the CPU to an i7, then I can go to 16GB RAM.

Cool story anon, but I'm already with an i7 and 16GB of RAM ;^)

> pic related, my SSD speeds (this is the 2014 model, the newer one has twice the speed on both write and read)
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>>52987759
post your laptop temps right now, I doubt it's cooler than my Mac ;^)
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I enjoy it when new gays come out of the closet every day on /g/ admitting how much they adore slobbering and choking on big dicks. Go you OP, gobble that shit up and swallow the gravy.
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>>52987794
kek
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>>52987475
WORSE
THAN
ACER
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>>52987682
The Mac Pro is fine though, just overpriced as fuck.
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>>52987639
>Pls be bait

>MacBook Keys on Ebay:

Uh. $3+ for *a single key*? And you're calling my post bait? What a rube.

>Literally what?

What? You don't think technology progresses?

>What model is your thinkpad?

T420. It can take a four-core i7.

> I'm pretty sure 99% of the new thinkpads

I don't know how that's in any way relevant.

You realize I'm not telling people to buy an old Thinkpad instead of a new Macbook, right? I'm not fucking retarded.

But if the choice is to throw away $450 on a *really* shitty Macbook Pro, or pay $150 for a T420, then about $100 in upgrades to get a superior machine, I know which I'm taking.

>Cool story anon, but I'm already with an i7 and 16GB of RAM ;^)

How is that irrelevant? If I had an i7, I'd want 32 gigs. I burn through RAM running VMs. As it stands, the 8GB in my $150 Thinkpad is great for running Visual Studio and a really compact Lubuntu VM. But I'll still need my desktop for tougher work.
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>>52987850
>can't use cpu and gpu together at the same time or they throttle to half performance
>fine
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>>52987850
The only thing the Mac Pro is pro at is throttling.

Get a real workstation like a Z820 poorfag.
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>>52987862
>Uh. $3+ for *a single key*? And you're calling my post bait? What a rube.
That's expensive for you? Do you break ALL your keys that often?

> What? You don't think technology progresses?
uhhh?

> T420. It can take a four-core i7.
pic related, why would you lie on the internet?
Also as I suspected, you CAN'T put a better CPU in your thinkpad than my quad-core haswell i7

> But if the choice is to throw away $450 on a *really* shitty Macbook Pro, or pay $150 for a T420, then about $100 in upgrades to get a superior machine, I know which I'm taking.
I get your point, but some people enjoy having some decent battery life.

> How is that irrelevant?
This whole discussion is irrelevant
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>>52988071
>That's expensive for you? Do you break ALL your keys that often?

Are you literally retarded? I'm talking about *worn* keys. Shiny. Divots from nails.

Goddamn, stop commenting. You're an idiot.

>pic related, why would you lie on the internet?

I've found several posts by people who've been running the i7 QM just fine.

>Also as I suspected, you CAN'T put a better CPU in your thinkpad than my quad-core haswell i7

Again, how the fuck is this relevant in this thread? We're talking about OP's $450 options.

Chirst, I'm starting to believe the retarded Macfag meme.
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The Air has an SSD. That alone will be a huge difference in speed. Go for the air.

Everyone else fuck off and let OP buy his goddamn laptop.
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>>52988138

> I'm talking about "worn" keys
Well that's a real problem on MacBooks, but I wouldn't say it's enough for a keyboard replacement m8.

>I've found several posts by people who've been running the i7 QM just fine.
Is pic related one of them?
> We're talking about OP's $450 options
Well now that's based on our own opinions, but I would say the Ivy Bridge MacBook Air is pretty great at that price, it gets much better battery life, performs great (maybe even greater than the T420), has the best trackpad in the market and is very mobile.

That's subjective though.

> Chirst, I'm starting to believe the retarded Macfag meme.
It's not a meme, it's real, most Macfags are retarded (the normies ones)
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>>52987287
Don't, you will cry at how slow it will be.
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>>52988306
forgot pic
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