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Thomas Garcia
21-04-2009, 11:02 AM
Hi,

My name is Thomas I live in Gisborne, and I came from Brazil.
I need to buy one new laptop but I dont know if I buy one Vaio or Mac Book.
Would please you help me?

ony CS Series VAIO White
Model: VGNCS23GW
Features
* Intel Pentium Processor T4200 (2 GHz)
* 250 GB (Serial ATA, 5400 rpm)
* 2 GB DDR2 SDRAM (upgradeable up to 4 GB)
* 14.1 wide (WXGA:1280 x 800) TFT Colour display (Clear Bright LCD Lite)
* Web Camera
* Integrated Bluetooth
* Graphics accelerator Mobile Intel Graphics Media Accelerator 4500M

or

Apple MacBook 13"
Model: APPMB881X/A
Features
* 13.3-inch (diagonal) glossy widescreen display
* White polycarbonate enclosure
* NVIDIA GeForce 9400M graphics
* 2.0GHz Intel Core 2 Duo processor
* 2GB of DDR2 memory
* 120GB 5400-rpm hard drive
* 8x double-layer SuperDrive
* Built-in iSight camera
* Built-in AirPort Extreme 802.11n Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 2.1 + EDR, and Gigabit Ethernet
* Mac OS X Leopard and iLife '09


What do you think I should buy?

Thanks,
Thomas

wratterus
21-04-2009, 11:11 AM
Neither. :) In my opinion apple equipment is too overpriced to make it a really viable contender, but if you want an apple, go get one that looks nice, there's not a huge science involved in choosing one as there are not multiple manufacturers like windows laptops have.

If you want a windows laptop, get an Asus or Toshiba. Vaio have one of the highest failure rates of any laptop manufactuer, and repairs are very expensive.

What do you want the laptop for? Is there a cost/size restriction?

Thomas Garcia
21-04-2009, 11:13 AM
No, I'm just looking for a good computer, good graphics, etc

Yeah, I want one up to 2000$ NZD and 15"

Agent_24
21-04-2009, 11:14 AM
Well the major difference is one will run OSX and the other will run Windows, probably Vista.

If you've narrowed your choices down to those 2 laptops, you should choose the one with the operating system you like the most.

However, you can still install windows on the macbook using boot camp, and its specifications look better than the other one.

johcar
21-04-2009, 11:15 AM
Welcome to PressF1, Thomas. The real question you should be asking yourself is "What will I be using the notebook for?" closely followed by "How available and expensive are the program I will need to use on the notebook?".

This being a primarily PC-oriented forum, most answers may lean towards the Vaio....

Buena suerte!

Thomas Garcia
21-04-2009, 11:17 AM
Sorry, but what is boot camp, I'm learning English for 3 months, and, you have to pay for this boot camp?

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Edit:
I will use the laptop just for life not for Games.


and its spanish hahaha =D

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Is possible to upgrade 2gb to 4gb RAM and the Hard Drive 120gb to 160gb in the Mac Book?

wratterus
21-04-2009, 11:26 AM
http://www.ascent.co.nz/ProductSpecification.aspx?ItemID=373358

http://www.ascent.co.nz/productspecification.aspx?ItemID=373809

There are two nice and well priced laptops.

johcar
21-04-2009, 11:44 AM
http://www.ascent.co.nz/ProductSpecification.aspx?ItemID=373358

http://www.ascent.co.nz/productspecification.aspx?ItemID=373809

There are two nice and well priced laptops.

Nicer monitor resolution on the ASUS and bigger HDD....

wratterus
21-04-2009, 11:47 AM
Nicer monitor resolution on the ASUS and bigger HDD....

Yeah on the whole Asus seems to be better value than Tosh right at the mo.

Agent_24
21-04-2009, 11:57 AM
Sorry, but what is boot camp, I'm learning English for 3 months, and, you have to pay for this boot camp?

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Edit:
I will use the laptop just for life not for Games.


and its spanish hahaha =D

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Is possible to upgrade 2gb to 4gb RAM and the Hard Drive 120gb to 160gb in the Mac Book?

http://www.apple.com/macosx/features/bootcamp.html
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Boot_Camp_(software)

It's a feature that comes with OSX. It's free (as long as you have OSX obviously)

I don't know if you can upgrade the memory and hard drive on the Macbook.

Metla
21-04-2009, 12:00 PM
I'd rather have a stomach disease then a Vaio, so out of those incredibly poor choices I suggest you take the Apple.

Thomas Garcia
21-04-2009, 12:12 PM
I really don't know, I know Apple is a good type of laptop, and have one good graphics, and this Asus is really good, and good price, but I really don't know.

Renmoo
21-04-2009, 12:13 PM
Go for Asus.

I can't translate that to Spanish, sorry.

Metla
21-04-2009, 12:16 PM
I really don't know, I know Apple is a good type of laptop, and have one good graphics, and this Asus is really good, and good price, but I really don't know.

And that's why you came to us.

Seriously, Buy the best Asus you can afford.

Thomas Garcia
21-04-2009, 12:19 PM
Everybody here think the Asus is better than Apple?

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Video Graphics & Memory Embedded Intel® GMA X3100 Gfx (GM965/GL960), FSB 533 Max.
thats better than Geforce 9400?

Metla
21-04-2009, 12:24 PM
[quote=Thomas Garcia;775180]Everybody here think the Asus is better than Apple?

Yes, right across the board, Unless you want the Apple OS.



However, this is a PC forum........:thumbs:

Thomas Garcia
21-04-2009, 12:41 PM
what about this
http://www.noelleeming.co.nz/computers/notebook-computers/pc-notebook-computers/acer-6530-824g50mn-as6530-824g50mn-notebook/prod10630.html

Renmoo
21-04-2009, 01:04 PM
Hey Thomas, this link will give a general idea on how reliable the computers are: http://money.aol.com/news/articles/qp/pr/_a/rescuecom-releases-first-of-quarterly/rfid197326286

I will avoid Acer, personally.

I second wratterus' choice on the ASUS laptop: http://www.ascent.co.nz/ProductSpecification.aspx?ItemID=373358

johcar
21-04-2009, 01:59 PM
Arrghhhh!! ACER!!!! Nooooooooo!!!!

Seriously though, you will find the ASUS a very nice machine....

Agent_24
21-04-2009, 02:38 PM
Arrghhhh!! ACER!!!! Nooooooooo!!!!

Seriously though, you will find the ASUS a very nice machine....

ASUS usually make high quality products.

Acer on the other hand, most people on the forum say they're horrible. I've never bought an Acer anything and I don't think I ever will.

wratterus
21-04-2009, 02:44 PM
Asus kicks Apple all the way back to Guatemala.

Blam
21-04-2009, 10:32 PM
What exactly will you be using the notebook for?

This will affect what type of laptop you should get alot.
Definetly get an asus or toshiba.

Blam

hueybot3000
22-04-2009, 12:42 AM
or a typewriter...