Which notebook is best?


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For a university student, I wanted to know which notebook is the best. I've heard the best things about macbook pro and the vaio and apparently the mac is better - but it's expensive, is the money worth all of it or is it more unpractical for uni?
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I don't own either of these laptops, except I know people *love* their macs and I've also heard good things about the VAIO. We actually talked about this a while back here.

I think the choice boils down to whether or not you want an Apple computer running Mac OSX or Windows. What kind of applications will you be using primarily? And for what purpose specifically?

The new Macs have and Intel chip that allows you to run Windows XP and Mac OSX on it, if you're a little technically inclined to set it up.

Apple in general does a great job with their product design, and I'm sure you would love it. On the other hand, if you want to save a bit of cash and you primarily want to run Windows, I would say go for the VAIO.

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Macbook all the way. I don't know a single person that has been unhappy with a Macbook laptop. This includes traditional Mac fanboys, but also people who never owned a Mac before the Macbook. Maybe I'm bias because I'm absolutely in love with the thing. And considering the amount of software you get as standard with Macs, it's not that much more than normal laptops. In fact Macbooks (non-pro) are priced very competitively.
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for university... get something within your budget

I have a Gateway and my girlfriend has a Macbook. The macbook was at least 400 dollars more (we got the middle model) but came with a lot of useful software. Macbooks are really simple to use and there isn't much of a learning curve compared to a PC. But of course there is the price difference. My Gateway has a great... or decent graphics processor and that is why I chose a Gateway.

If you're taking notes and thats all you're going to use it for buy the cheapest and lightest laptop you can get your hands on. Since you may have a desktop at home and you don't need all the expensive hardware of a mac and compariable laptop(s) it would be best for you to get something that won't break the bank.

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I would agree with Bodin - I really love my macbook but it was really expensive. I got it as a birthday present from my grandparents because i could never afford it on my own.

What do you think about a Toshiba Equium P300-16T ? It has everything you need for uni and its "just" £400. So you don't have to be in the red (I know how to struggle with money because I am a student too)


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