First  Prev  1  2  3  4  5  6  7  8  9  Next  Last
Your Current Laptop?
14043 cr points
Send Message: Send PM GB Post
37 / M
Offline
Posted 6/15/12
Mac Air.

Frankly it's not more expensive than a same-spec same-gloss Sony and definitely cheaper (and less playful) than Alienware.
I needed a mac for work and carry it around a lot, so being light and so far reliable, got no complaints.

What's for sure is nobody need a laptop to even go online anymore, and to play games, meeh.
68544 cr points
Send Message: Send PM GB Post
24 / M
Offline
Posted 6/15/12

Dspokes wrote:

I've had my HP for about a year now. The thing sounds like a jet engine when it over heats and feels like i could fry an egg on it... I will never get a HP laptop again!


what model is it? The HP i have has something called coolsense that detects when the computer is over heating and idk how it does it but the fan is pretty quiet and it doesnt get hot at all compared to my dell.
68544 cr points
Send Message: Send PM GB Post
24 / M
Offline
Posted 6/15/12


haha wow! what model is that? HP Digiorno?
68544 cr points
Send Message: Send PM GB Post
24 / M
Offline
Posted 6/15/12

teacup wrote:

Mac Air.

Frankly it's not more expensive than a same-spec same-gloss Sony and definitely cheaper (and less playful) than Alienware.
I needed a mac for work and carry it around a lot, so being light and so far reliable, got no complaints.

What's for sure is nobody need a laptop to even go online anymore, and to play games, meeh.


Just wondering... how much did you pay for it? and have you seen the new ultrabooks? They however at around $800 but are like macbook air in that there is no optical drive so they are super slim
2724 cr points
Send Message: Send PM GB Post
M / big UK chinatown
Offline
Posted 6/15/12
dell inspiron
14043 cr points
Send Message: Send PM GB Post
37 / M
Offline
Posted 6/15/12
Ung, ultrabooks from what brand (so I might have a look?)

Put flatly I write sofware for Apple devices, it's not like I had a choice (I could get a macbook pro and hurt my shoulder instead).

I had a Samsung and also an eee-pc before, and 2 to 4 desktop PCs. Macs aren't always prettier, but they're more stable imho. Now, a Mac isn't something I'd ever have bought just to have a computer, but in retrospect... ...it's alright.

Prices are online
1662 cr points
Send Message: Send PM GB Post
22 / F
Offline
Posted 6/15/12
LG XD but soooon Mac
68544 cr points
Send Message: Send PM GB Post
24 / M
Offline
Posted 6/15/12

teacup wrote:

Ung, ultrabooks from what brand (so I might have a look?)

Put flatly I write sofware for Apple devices, it's not like I had a choice (I could get a macbook pro and hurt my shoulder instead).

I had a Samsung and also an eee-pc before, and 2 to 4 desktop PCs. Macs aren't always prettier, but they're more stable imho. Now, a Mac isn't something I'd ever have bought just to have a computer, but in retrospect... ...it's alright.

Prices are online :P


HP has some nice ones.
http://www.shopping.hp.com/en_US/home-office/-/products/Laptops/HP-ENVY/A9D34AV?HP-ENVY-Spectre-XT-Ultrabook-13t-2000
This is one of the nicer ones. The thing I like is that they use SSD memory for files that you commonly use so it loads up way faster than with just a regular harddrive.

But i guess with your profession you are kinda limited haha
Posted 6/15/12
Nonexistent.
12424 cr points
Send Message: Send PM GB Post
Offline
Posted 6/15/12
I have a Toshiba c: Not sure what model though.
14043 cr points
Send Message: Send PM GB Post
37 / M
Offline
Posted 6/15/12
Correct. I had nothing but SSD in the past 5 years
58171 cr points
Send Message: Send PM GB Post
Offline
Posted 6/15/12 , edited 6/15/12

SovietRussian wrote:


ctoon0 wrote:

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16834127541

i think thats it, but iv currently got precise pangolin on it right now because i got sick of windows and its lack of power to complete tasks more complicated than downloading and installing crap ware, not to mention its a massive target for malicious software.

and of course i still have my gaming rig i built


Idiots who can't keep a PC virus free should definitely get a Mac. I bought my parts separately a couple of years ago to make this desktop and it still plays the latest PC games just fine on Vista 64.

I'm guessing you're the type who lets programs build up, and most likely don't even know what msconfig stands for.

It's not like I don't almost hate Microsoft. But unfortunately it's the less shitty you can get.


actually, when i do use windows, i modify a shitload of services and stop all programs from booting on startup and manually close all unnecessary stuff via kill. the programs you almost need to install windows to even get basic usability like word and flash are so insecure, i am afraid to even run them without them being sand boxed.

however, with Linux, by design it is much more secure. and i can do what i want, and for free most of the time. if i want to download a youtube video, its as easy as "youtube-dl -t url", or if i want to edit a file, "nano [filename]", download a file? "wget url". you can not do any of that with the same versatility on windows or osx and still have the same amount of security. sure there is cygwin, but not everything runs on it.

but i guess ill humor anyone else with http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Sh-cnaJoGCw

and your mention of macs being virus free makes me laugh, a few months ago kaspersky (i think) reverse engineered a domain name generation algorithm and bought it so they could look and see what it was doing and saw that just 1 virus had over 400000 machines infected, most of them being macs. i think it is a common misconception for people to thing they are secure, when in reality they only have the number advantage, windows is much larger, therefore is a better platform to write malicious code for vs OSX which is much smaller, but this is changing and is exactly why 400000 machines were infected.
Posted 6/15/12
I use a PC.

;D
29450 cr points
Send Message: Send PM GB Post
24 / M / Indiana
Offline
Posted 6/15/12
To those of you possibly looking into getting an ultrabook (I'm seeing some questions about them on here) I HIGHLY suggest looking at Vizio's upcoming line of ultrabooks. They're as gorgeous as the MacBook Air's, and sport some pretty decent specs for the price you pay.
68544 cr points
Send Message: Send PM GB Post
24 / M
Offline
Posted 6/15/12

ctoon0 wrote:


SovietRussian wrote:


ctoon0 wrote:

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16834127541

i think thats it, but iv currently got precise pangolin on it right now because i got sick of windows and its lack of power to complete tasks more complicated than downloading and installing crap ware, not to mention its a massive target for malicious software.

and of course i still have my gaming rig i built


Idiots who can't keep a PC virus free should definitely get a Mac. I bought my parts separately a couple of years ago to make this desktop and it still plays the latest PC games just fine on Vista 64.

I'm guessing you're the type who lets programs build up, and most likely don't even know what msconfig stands for.

It's not like I don't almost hate Microsoft. But unfortunately it's the less shitty you can get.


actually, when i do use windows, i modify a shitload of services and stop all programs from booting on startup and manually close all unnecessary stuff via kill. the programs you almost need to install windows to even get basic usability like word and flash are so insecure, i am afraid to even run them without them being sand boxed.

however, with Linux, by design it is much more secure. and i can do what i want, and for free most of the time. if i want to download a youtube video, its as easy as "youtube-dl -t url", or if i want to edit a file, "nano [filename]", download a file? "wget url". you can not do any of that with the same versatility on windows or osx and still have the same amount of security. sure there is cygwin, but not everything runs on it.

but i guess ill humor anyone else with http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Sh-cnaJoGCw

and your mention of macs being virus free makes me laugh, a few months ago kaspersky (i think) reverse engineered a domain name generation algorithm and bought it so they could look and see what it was doing and saw that just 1 virus had over 400000 machines infected, most of them being macs. i think it is a common misconception for people to thing they are secure, when in reality they only have the number advantage, windows is much larger, therefore is a better platform to write malicious code for vs OSX which is much smaller, but this is changing and is exactly why 400000 machines were infected.


Love the knowledge you bring and I agree with everything. Though I tried linux and it was just beyond what i needed. But I know it can make a crappy computer run a lot faster than any other OS
First  Prev  1  2  3  4  5  6  7  8  9  Next  Last
You must be logged in to post.