Thursday, January 04, 2007


I'm looking to buy a new laptop, and I need some advice. I was all set to make the plunge from PC to MacBook now that I use a Mac at work, but I've gotten some advice against it. What should I get?

-very small - no bigger than 13-14 inches, no heavier than 5-6 pounds
-at least 80 GB of storage
-at least 1 Ghz of memory
-price - $1000-$1500




Blogger Barbtender said...

Honestly, I rely on others to tell me what computer to buy. However, I have two friends who are computer programmers. Both own every electronic device known to man. Their computers are not Macs...which I find strange, because they are Innovators (read your marketing text again) and I would have thought they'd be Mac people.

That being said, my Ipod has 80 GB, so I don't think you're asking for too much.

So, I'm no help...


12:52 AM  
Anonymous MCB said...

The new macbooks (w/ intel core 2 duos) are supposed to be very good indeed. Just make sure you buy the warranty! Mac hardware can be sketchy...

9:01 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

L, what are you looking to do with this pc? Let me assume that you will use it to surf the web, download/listen mp3 (ipod/itunes), email, writing documents (word), maybe spreadsheets once in a while (excel)

Stick with usability and hip, get the 13-inch macbook. It has a 120 gig drive and 1 gig of ram and it's $1299... It obviously has built in wireless and should fit your needs. My bro's a pilot for Continental and he takes this thing everywhere. Just make sure they don't sell it with a defective sony battery. You don't want it to explode.

If you have any questions, you can ask me directly. I have plenty of experience with this...

9:32 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Dell XPS M1210. 80GB, 5 LBS, 12 in screen, 1G RAM. Starts at 1299, they usually have specials online. I personally can't stand MAC's, once the hardware goes you're screwed. Dell offeres extended parts warranties, so if you have a geek (or are coming to Chicago) they can install it for you. If you have questions, feel free to contact me or


10:42 AM  
Blogger Paul Stagg said...

Dell support sucks. Seriously sucks. I'll never buy a Dell again.

12:41 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Sorry, I don't know why anyone would recommend you buy a Dell unless they don't know anything.. Support is terrible, parts are cheap, enough said.

12:53 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I"ve been working with Dell PC's for over 5 years, if you know how to replace the parts yourself, you don't need their support. Nice of you to say I don't know anything, yet you don't leave your name...


10:17 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I have an XPS and love it

1:53 PM  

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