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#111 - noket
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(01/30/2013) [-]
had a macbook pro for 5 years, my father gave it as a gift when i began architecture.. too bad autocad doesn't run on mac but whatever, i was happy anyway.

after 2 years i started to have the first problems. first thing was the HD since i was a genius and had put my blackberry on the mac.. and in the blackberry's cover there is a magnet.. guess what happened. ok, i change the HD and whatever, 100 bucks.

then it didn't start anymore, took it to the apple center and they told me "lol ur computer is ded, you better buy a new one because to repair this one you'll need at least 400 bucks"

**** you apple center.

i found a guy that actually repairs pc/macs (and not only changes the parts) and he gave me my mac back for 100 bucks, saying that it was a faulty RAM the problem.

**** you apple center.

then it broke 3 more times, now it's coming back since the last time and if it breaks again, i'll not fix it.

macbook pro price: 1900€
total repairs costs: 110+150+240+200+150=850€

next time i'm gonna buy an alienware for 2500€ directly, with like 64gb of ************ RAM
#447 to #111 - awesomenessdefined
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(01/30/2013) [-]
>Be smart
>Buy an Alienware PC or a Mac.

Pick one.
#362 to #111 - rangerofthesea
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(01/30/2013) [-]
falcon computers are amazing...but they are so expensive...for their best computer you would drop 25 grand...lol
#235 to #111 - icameisawilostit
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(01/30/2013) [-]
I stand by marcsmanx's comment.
I recently dealt with a 6 year old broken motherboard (RIP D1GIT2, you'll be missed) by building a new PC.
If you have friends with any connection to hardware developing companies, lean on them a little. I got a i7 processor + MoBo + 180GB SSD (all Intel insider deal with friend) + Antec Sonata IV case + 8GB RAM = $500
Call me a stickler, but I much prefer desktops to laptops, dunno how much more/less it would cost to configure your own laptop.
#220 to #111 - awesomanium
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(01/30/2013) [-]
Alienware is the Mac of the PC world.
You're paying double for stuff that you don't need and could get much cheaper and easier. And lights. Don't forget the lights.
#240 to #220 - noket
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(01/30/2013) [-]
stuff i don't need like? i don't know man.. for what i need a laptop like that, the specifics seems pretty cool, since managing programs like Maya, Mudbox, AE and Cubase with loads of plugins loaded isn't that easy stuff
#245 to #240 - awesomanium
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(01/30/2013) [-]
I meant to say that you're paying double for stuff that could be found for much cheaper. I built a gaming PC for around £400 a year or so ago and I can still play all the most recent games on high-ultra.
I'm guessing you're looking for a laptop, so I'd recommend finding a company to build a custom one for you.
#387 to #245 - noket
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(01/30/2013) [-]
well if there are that would be great :-P
#177 to #111 - zoidz ONLINE
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(01/30/2013) [-]
For a laptop I'd recommend the ASUS G75, its cheaper than the MacBook Pro and is 'gameable' (play games and stuff) pretty awesome warranty too. Tho thats only if you're going for a laptop...and what to game and be able to do work that is. (Could get something cheaper if not gaming.)
#412 to #177 - bentleyjs
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(01/30/2013) [-]
Would you recommend an MSI GX60, GE60, or Alienware M14x? I'm kinda looking for a gaming laptop I can buy soon and one that can look good.
#529 to #412 - zoidz ONLINE
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(01/31/2013) [-]
Dont get the GE60 (wouldnt recomend getting any graphics card that has 3...'letters' in them for the GeForce brand (Only get GTS or GTX; the GT is way lower quality.)

Dont get the Alienware, they are just a 'Mac but gaming version' (overpriced) and I'd recommend looking at the ASUS G75 and comparing to the MSI GX60 and look at the MSI GT70. (Then it just comes down to how much you can pay)
#533 to #529 - bentleyjs
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(01/31/2013) [-]
What is the difference between the different versions of the Asus g75vw? Also I'm trying to keep everything under $1300
#535 to #533 - zoidz ONLINE
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(01/31/2013) [-]
Changes on what graphics card it has, the HD size, the ram/processor then you just gotta look. (Recommend getting an i5 and investing more on the graphics card/ram with the money difference).
#531 to #529 - bentleyjs
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(01/31/2013) [-]
Alright thanks.
#530 to #529 - zoidz ONLINE
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(01/31/2013) [-]
(wouldnt recomend getting any graphics card that DOESNT have 3...'letters' in them) - Sorry had mistyped.
#196 to #177 - noket
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(01/30/2013) [-]
i'm actually a producer/graphic designer so i think that what's good for gaming, will do also for me

anyway i'll look for something with 64gb ram and a quad/eight core processor, since i don't want to buy anything new for at least 3-4 years and 8core + 64gb RAM seems pretty durable even for my business.. Maya/AE needs at least a dual core 64bit and 4gb of ram for now, so that will do :)
#226 to #196 - zoidz ONLINE
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(01/30/2013) [-]
Well if you're looking for a desktop I'd suggest what TekSyndicate 'built' tho change the Graphics card to a Quadro of equivilante price and add some more RAM (change it to 4x8GB for 32GB or if you can find 4x16GB for 64GB of RAM.
#236 to #226 - noket
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(01/30/2013) [-]
eh.. i'm looking for a laptop actually
#143 to #111 - anon
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(01/30/2013) [-]
Anything but alien-ware, they run great but have serious problems with cooling (leading to overheating being a common issue).You are really just paying for flashy lights and a small speed boost with faulty heading. Great universal computer for gaming, research, or everyday browsing are dell, hp, and acer. But if you're looking for a more high quality laptop lenovo and ASUS (my personal favorite) build exeptional models built for both performance and durability. If you can't build you're own then I would recommend these for you.
#198 to #143 - noket
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(01/30/2013) [-]
well, i'm looking for something good for graphics and music production.. so well, i have an external audio interface, just need a powerfull graphic card, processor and alot of RAM, anything else is useless to me :P i'll look them for sure!
#139 to #111 - howunexpected
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(01/30/2013) [-]
Get a Samsung Satellite. I can;t remember the model name, but the gaming one. Its got up to 64 gigs of ram, an optional 2 terabyte hard drive, with a dock for another one. The mouse pad has multi touch, the screen is the most vivid picture I;ve ever seen on a laptop, and the case is pretty durable. I wanted to get one, but I hardly have the money. They're less expensive than the Ailenware nonsense, but they last longer.
#119 to #111 - epicx
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(01/30/2013) [-]
Nah don't get an alienware. You pay a lot of extra money for flashy lights.