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Which one is better to buy?

  1. Jul 17, 2007 #1
    those two laptops and its specifications provided by the university to purchase which one is better, it doesn't matter if it expensive or not and if it windows or OSX.

    Latitude D630
    Intel Core 2 Duo T7300 2.00GHz 800Mhz Processor 4MB L2 Cache
    14.1" WXGA+ Display (Max Res 1440x900)
    2GB DDR2-667 SDRAM 2 Dimm
    120GB 7200RPM Hard Drive
    Video: Intel Integrated GMA X3100 (224MB Shared)
    8XDVD+/-RW Drive
    Internal 56k Modem
    Integrated 10/100/1000 LAN
    Intel Pro Wireless 3945A/G WLAN 802.11 a/g
    Bluetooth
    Windows Vista Business with Media
    90 Watt AC Adapter
    9-Cell Primary Battery
    4 Year NBD On-Site CompleteCare* Warranty
    S.T.O.P. Theft Registered with Security Tag
    *Complete Care - covers non-intentional accidental damage (liquid spills, drops, electrical surge etc.) in addition to normal parts and labor coverage. Fire and theft are not covered.

    Apple MacBook Pro 15"
    2.2 or 2.4 Intel Core2Duo Processor, 4MB on-chip shared L2 cache running 1:1 with processor speed
    15.4" Wide Screen (Max Res. 1440x900)
    2 GB 667 DDR2 SDRAM 2 Dimm (max 4)
    160GB SATA 5400rpm Hard Drive
    Super Drive DVD+/-RW/CD-RW
    NVIDIA Geoforce 8600M GT w/ 128MB GDDR3 SDRAM (or 256MB)
    10/100/1000 LAN
    Built-in iSight Camera
    Built-in Airport Extreme 802.11g Wireless
    Built in Bluetooth
    Battery
    Weight: 5.6lbs
    Warranty: 90 Day Telephone-Support & 1 Year Limited Warranty
    AppleCare: Extends Warranty to 3 years
     
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  3. Jul 18, 2007 #2
    This one. I'm bias towards Macs, so it was very very difficult for me to choose. I tried my best to ignored the OS. But the Mac seems to have a better graphics card for gaming.
     
  4. Jul 18, 2007 #3

    FredGarvin

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    Honestly, they both look pretty good. The thing that ended up getting me on my laptop was the screen size. I opted for a larger screen and I am VERY glad I did so. Just my 2 cents worth for you.
     
  5. Jul 18, 2007 #4
    i ll go with the second one
     
  6. Jul 18, 2007 #5
    I'd say the Macbook Pro 2.4, but this may not be objective.
    I bought one myself, and I can say you won't regret it. Very fast, and top graphics card.
    A PC IT magazine ('computable') recently tested and compared 25 windows laptops. They concluded that the Apple Macbook Pro 15" with XP was the big winner and the best windows laptop for sale on the market.
     
  7. Aug 15, 2007 #6
    What do you want it for? If you are an occasional gamer I'd suggest the Apple (now that it runs Windows, no doubt). But if you want it just for papers and internet browsing, no need to take it. Take the Dell. I would definetely however, choose the Mac.
     
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