Hi LSDers - So, it seems a lot of you on this thread decided to go with a macbook rather than a PC. I have been dragging my feet on buying a laptop for about a month... Now that we are more or less down to the wire, I need to make a decision. The "been using PCs for at least 10 years and at least know the devil" part of me, combined with the "what if Bootcamp doesn't work come exam time" part of me are pushing me to a Thinkpad. The "want a really good computer" and "really like my friends' macs" parts tell me to get a Macbook. I'm about to tip to the mac. But it would be really reassuring to hear from those of you who have already bought one, especially those of you who have already tested Bootcamp or looked into the issue extensively, that I'm making a good choice. Anyone??? And as a corollary, which macbooks have you been getting? What have you customized? Are there any "extras" I definitely need to buy? And did you buy your macbook off of the apple website or through the Penn Computer Connection or somewhere else? This girl needs help.
Did you think about getting the 2.0 GHz processor Macbook rather than the 1.83 GHz? Or any increased memory (e.g., seems like Penn's recommendation is more like 1GB RAM)?
I've never had a Mac, although I like them, but FWIW I bought a thinkpad X60s and am really happy with it. It runs great, very fast, very light, very small, etc. Also IBM customer support is amazing.
Quote from: Steve.jd on August 15, 2006, 02:31:46 PMI've never had a Mac, although I like them, but FWIW I bought a thinkpad X60s and am really happy with it. It runs great, very fast, very light, very small, etc. Also IBM customer support is amazing.Steve, get outta the Penn thread!!!
Steve - I thought about the x60 series... How is the little screen treating you? I'll admit I haven't actually had the chance to examine one, but it just sounded so small... The lightweight factor is a huge draw, though...
Oh, sure, of course the snobs at Hahr-vahd have Thinkpads... Kidding, kidding!
What kind of thinkpad are you going to have towelie? Or do you have it already?
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