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Old 09-09-2007, 12:28 PM
 
Location: Old Town Alexandria
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Hi Sunny, I did some quick research for you online. To me it appears that Mac is the obvious choice for you, but you may want to do your own research. I also would recommend to visit an Apple Retail Store so you can see & feel for yourself what a Mac is like (if you have no familiarity with them).

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Do they have this at Circuit City? I am in big box mall/no creative retail mid-America !!!!!!
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Old 09-09-2007, 01:16 PM
 
Location: Mayacama Mtns in CA
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Smile Hi Sunny...

Far as I know, Circuit City would not have Apple products. Are there Best Buy stores where you are? Some of those carry Apple products. Apple stores are amazing. Look online to see where they are.

And....'cause I've always owned just Macs, of course I think they are the best. Yes...you pay a little more, but what you get is So Much More....IMHO

Consumer Reports regularly rates them very highly...

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Old 09-09-2007, 02:24 PM
 
Location: Home is where we park it.
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Depending on where you are, CompUSA sells Apple products. They have both the iMac and the Macbook/Pro. Liz
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Old 09-21-2007, 08:54 AM
 
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To follow-up on this thread - after a lot of research, I've decided my next personal and business related systems will be Macs after many years of using WinTel (Windows operating system, Intel CPUs) machines. It's funny how over the span of 20 years I went from being a Mac user to a Wintel college student and gamer and tech guy/consultant who knew everything there was to know about PCs & Microsoft products, to now completing the cycle back again to Mac.

After 15 years of PCs I primarily just got tired of the viruses, spyware, horribly buggy OS's, endless upgrades needed to just do as advertised, and the ridiculous amount of "tweaking" needed to get anything to run right when connecting up new devices or installing new software. I think 15 years was enough suffering.

Seriously, for those of you considering new systems take a look at the new Mac computers. They can be purchased via "some" Best Buy stores, Apple retail stores, and online via Apple. These computers now run with Intel CPUs and gone are the days of compatibility issues for sharing files between Macs and PCs. It was primarily compatibility issues in the past which caused problems so since they are now pretty much completely gone, there's no reason not to step up to these better/higher quality systems.

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Old 09-21-2007, 09:27 PM
 
Location: in drifts of snow wherever you go
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I like the Dell Centrino- need something light to carry on a plane- what does everyone prefer?


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I love my Mac PowerBook G4. Maybe I paid more money for it, but it was totally worth it. I'll never go back to Windows PC again, ever. My PowerBook is very nice looking and does everything I need it to do and more. Try shopping for a PC, and you'll end up pulling your hair out trying to figure out what model number does what. Walk into an Apple Store and all you have to decide is do you want the 12", 15", or 17"....

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