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Hey all.
I currently have an Asus G50vt-x1 laptop which I'm getting so tired of. I've used Macs owned by my friends but I'm wondering if I am supposed to get one.
Whats the best advice you can give me because I'm kinda stuck in at a cross road. Mac or PC?

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Let the flame war begin –  Tom Savage Aug 2 '10 at 21:36
Not possible to answer this for you, really. You can get exactly the same hardware you would in a mac for much cheaper, and you can even run OS X on it - but most people who buy macs do so at least partly because they look great, and you don't have to build it yourself. All up to you, Dwayne. –  Phoshi Aug 2 '10 at 21:37
flame wars like this burn more furiously if we're not sure what you want to do with the computer –  crazysim Aug 2 '10 at 21:37
Note that you can "legitimately" run either Windows or Mac OS X on Apple machines (where by "legitimately" I mean Apple provides support for both Mac OS X and for installing Windows). –  Lawrence Velázquez Aug 2 '10 at 21:45
Hehe...Is this the right place to talk about religion? –  rabidmachine9 Aug 3 '10 at 0:28

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I can only say one thing - it depends on your tasks and on your budget. Sometimes it's cheaper to buy the PC with the same components. Sometimes, Mac applications are more comfortable for usage than pc analogues. So, you need to set your priorities. Mac usually prefer people who are buying a computer for creative needs - designers, web-developers, musicians, photographs. In my organization scientists are using macs.

Another point - sometimes you need specific applications that could only run on PC. And this way if you have Mac, you need to run Windows on Mac on in virtual machine.

My advice is - write down a list of your favorite applications on PC, try to find full-compatible analogues on Mac. And try to find if Mac supports all your external hardware. If it is compatible - buy Mac, another way - stay on PC.

Good luck.

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Nice answer, actually I'm gonna be using it mostly for webdev but I also the the .Net framework to run for certain projects. Thanks again ;) –  Dwayne Samuels Aug 2 '10 at 22:18

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