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Old 11-12-2006, 09:50 PM
 
Location: Comunistafornia, and working to get out ASAP!
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I'm one for buying those budget computers like a $299 Dell when they had those prices. Well, Dell has the worst record now, and is basically the McDonald's of computers not very good anymore. I'm looking at buying another brand. What brand do you have and any pros and cons would be great. Thanks!
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Old 11-12-2006, 09:57 PM
 
Location: Texas
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Dell, I have had no problems in any way shape or form.
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Old 11-12-2006, 10:03 PM
 
Location: Clearfield, Utah
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Both my husband, and I have MACs (apple). Hubby is a graphic designer so they are great for what we use them for.

Have you seen the MAC and PC comercials? They crack me up.
LORI
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Old 11-12-2006, 10:46 PM
 
Location: Traverse City, MI
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Another Mac user here (and another graphic designer)! I've got a 15" powerbook laptop with 1GB of RAM. She's my "baby." I love her.

But I wouldn't recommend my setup for the average user (too expensive). I do recommend Macs, though. But the most affordable option would be the iMac that starts at $999 or the Macbook (laptop) at $1099. So it sounds like you might not be willing to spend that much. But if I didn't need this computer specifically for graphic design, I would still couldn't see myself ever buying a PC (blech). Macs are just so nice!

They are just designed so well- every time I have to use a PC I cringe because its like 100 steps to do the simplest thing. It's like PCs were created by programmers who cant grasp the concept "user-friendly." Also, Macs can handle a lot of memory in a lot of windows open at the same time (great for my biz) and they don't get viruses. Everything is just so much easier to use. Going back to a PC would be like going back to the days before electricity for me. Everything would take so many steps to do.

Well, anyways... good luck! Check out the Apple site! Sorry I can't offer you any info on PCs because I am a computer snob LOL.
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Old 11-13-2006, 12:43 AM
 
Location: Southeast Idaho
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Currently I have a Compaq and have had no problems with it, next time though I'd like to get a Mac.
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Old 11-13-2006, 04:38 PM
 
Location: NJ/SC
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Dell at home, Dell at work and I purchased a Dell for my mother, no problems at all. I bought my boyfriend a HP laptop and he loves it.
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Old 11-13-2006, 05:27 PM
 
Location: Central Jersey - Florida
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I'm still using my old UNIVAC, (hey my father told me we were getting 3D T.V. when it comes out so black and white is just fine for now). I'm thinking of upgrading to the new UNIVAC one room sized model. The only drawback is you need a couple of friends to help operate it.
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Old 11-13-2006, 05:46 PM
 
Location: Oregon Coast
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Right now I'm using my HP laptop. We bought it about 6 months ago and I am pleased with it. I have using the wireless capability on it when traveling.

I also have an old '98 Compaq. It's still working after all these years but it's slower than the HP laptop.
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Old 11-13-2006, 05:57 PM
 
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The computer I use most often is a Sony Vaio. It's 4 years old and still runs beautifully. I highly recommend Sony.
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Old 11-13-2006, 09:39 PM
 
Location: Georgia.I rather be in GODS country Tennessee.Everybody knows Gods a VOLS fan.
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Whatever you by just make sure you can upgrade it later.It's better in the long run.
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