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Okay, I'm thinking to buy a laptop for my university studies.

My budget is 2,000 USD.

I was thinking to buy an allienware, but they seem overpriced. so after beginning to start programming apps for the Iphone (which I don't know if I will continue doing it, but is what motivates me to buy a mac) I start looking on macbooks pro and macbooks air.

So you guys are the geeks on macs, and I'm unsure of what to do, since after I pay I can't regret.

You guys think will worth it? I mean, the reason why I don't buy a cheap normal pc and use kalyway or something is that I don't know if it will work, etc. So I prefer not to risk, but if I buy mac, I'm sure windows runs 100% fine.

Thanks a lot for your help, A LOT.
Best Regards

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IMHO, the new Macbook Pros are much better value than the model before. Still crazy expensive compared to the ASUS laptops but for Mac development...

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Okay, I'm thinking to buy a laptop for my university studies.

My budget is 2,000 USD.

I was thinking to buy an allienware, but they seem overpriced. so after beginning to start programming apps for the Iphone (which I don't know if I will continue doing it, but is what motivates me to buy a mac) I start looking on macbooks pro and macbooks air.

So you guys are the geeks on macs, and I'm unsure of what to do, since after I pay I can't regret.

You guys think will worth it? I mean, the reason why I don't buy a cheap normal pc and use kalyway or something is that I don't know if it will work, etc. So I prefer not to risk, but if I buy mac, I'm sure windows runs 100% fine.

Thanks a lot for your help, A LOT.
Best Regards


Well, good choice not getting Alienware. Even for non-mac laptops they are incredibly overpriced, not to mention hideous.

If your budget is 2,000 dollars, you can get quite a good MBP, and obviously that allows you to run OS X wonderfully. I don't think you'll regret it, as long as you don't get the Air. You could obviously get a much more powerful Asus for much cheaper, but again, then you wont be running OS X. Just remember that the current MacBook Pro gets very, very hot.

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Yeah, if I had $2K USD to spend on a laptop, I'd buy a MacBook Pro. I'd probably end up doing a Windows 7/Snow Leopard dual boot if that was the case. I just don't think you can beat the build quality, battery life, and the size vs. performance ratio is very good.

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I bought a MacBook Pro 15" i7 Apple refurb with hi-res anti-glare panel for $1,999 + tax.
I wanted Panasonic Toughbook F9 which is retailed for $3k...
The difference is 2lb.
Though not as good as Panasonic, MBP is not bad. It even does not require LegacyHDA.kext. :)

I installed XP on it (bootcamp), and all of Windows drivers are on the MacOS X install DVD. You pop it in, and the driver installation begins. Very nice touch. Easiest XP installation ever.

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Okay, I'm thinking to buy a laptop for my university studies.

My budget is 2,000 USD.

I was thinking to buy an allienware, but they seem overpriced. so after beginning to start programming apps for the Iphone (which I don't know if I will continue doing it, but is what motivates me to buy a mac) I start looking on macbooks pro and macbooks air.

So you guys are the geeks on macs, and I'm unsure of what to do, since after I pay I can't regret.

You guys think will worth it? I mean, the reason why I don't buy a cheap normal pc and use kalyway or something is that I don't know if it will work, etc. So I prefer not to risk, but if I buy mac, I'm sure windows runs 100% fine.

Thanks a lot for your help, A LOT.
Best Regards



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i would buy the apple II

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mbp's seem nice





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