CALLING ALL TECH-Y BEES!!! Might need to buy new laptop. Need help choosing!

posted 3 years ago in The Lounge
Post # 3
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: Central Park

Honestly I love my MacBook Pro. I’ve had it for 4 years now and it runs like the day I bought it. I haven’t had to upgrade the OS either. And because of school I have to have the Microsoft Office suite and it works fine.

Post # 4
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: July 2013

You should check on the status of the battery as well. That is usually the culprit.

I don’t buy anything but Macs. I use Mac Office, which is the same as Microsoft Office. I only buy Macs because I simply don’t have problems with them. Ever. I have had this laptop for 6 years, no issues!

Post # 5
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: August 2013 - Brookfield Zoo

Try checking out decide.com – it’s a website that lets you search for electronics and tells you if it’s forecasted to drop in price or go up in price in the near future.  You can filter by different technical aspects too!

Post # 6
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Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

@solidarity:  +1 to it more likely being the battery.

I’m a fan of Dell. You can customise to get what you want, and their support is good, at least here in Australia. Again speaking for Australia: all Dells come with Windows, so will run Microsoft Office. (But you have to buy Office separately (which you can do by customising your Dell order) or already have it).

Post # 7
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: April 2014

I have used both Mac and PC for years. I have no trouble with either. PC’s are much more affordable and will work just fine. I currently use a Lenovo and love it and it only cost like $340. 

Post # 8
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: December 2011

It’s most likely just your battery that needs to be replaced.

Post # 9
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Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: December 2012

I vote battery, too. I highly dislike macs, so you won’t hear a reccomendation from me for a mac. There are a lot of websites that you can custom build laptops on the cheap. My husband just built an Asus laptop, but his is gaming oriented so it was a bit more expensive than what you’re looking for, but it shouldn’t be difficult to custom build a laptop to suit your needs for more than 400 bucks or so.

Post # 10
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: July 2013

@BlueBelle0927:  I also vote Macbook Pro. But if it’s not affordable, go with an Ultrabook from basically any well-known PC brand like Sony, Asus, Lenovo, Dell, etc.
Good luck! 

Post # 11
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Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: September 2010

Another Mac only user. After having $hitty Dells do nothing but die year after year, I caved 7 years ago and bought a Macbook. The only reason I bought a new Macbook this year is because the batch editing I do with my dSLR photography was too much for my 7-year-old laptop.

Post # 12
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Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: September 2010

@paula1248:  All Macs run Microsoft Office, as well. Just FYI 🙂 – your post made it sound like you thought only Windows machines ran it!

Post # 14
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Helper bee

Agreed- Mac here as well 😉

Post # 16
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Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: September 2013

Macbook Pro or nothing

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