Re: Buying New Macbook Pro, Need advice
if your going to go for programming mac is not the answer. I'd say buy a dell xps 1750 it's balls to the wall and currently one of the only laptops with sli graphics technology built in, it's expensive though. other than that go with the precision series you'll get better hardware for less cost than what you'll pay from mac, you'll probably get a longer life out of your box that way, I'd say the precision 6300 is what your looking for or if you want smaller go with the 4300. the hardware bang for the buck is about 1000 dollars cheeper than what you'd pay for a mac. plus if your looking at installing ubuntu who cares if windows comes with it, and you can always just install osx if you really want. mac book pro is a waist of money unless you need final cut. just my opinion of course.
I recently like a day ago purchased the precesion 4300
2.6ghz core duo with 6mb l2 cache
80 gig hd "bought a 320 from newegg"
1920X1200 wuxga dislpay a must for my cad work
nvidia fx 360 512mb 256 dedicated "check the nvidia website the specs for this card outstrip the 8600 gt or gs
8X dual layer dvd/cd burner
all for 1800 bucks.
Last edited by tvtech; May 4th, 2008 at 06:44 PM.
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