(Closed) help finding a laptop/desktop

posted 7 years ago in The Lounge
  • poll: What kind of desktop setup should I use?
    Get an all-in-one desktop. : (0 votes)
    Get a laptop and use it as a desktop. : (1 votes)
    17 %
    Just stick with Apple. : (5 votes)
    83 %
  • Post # 3
    1433 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: November 2013

    Honestly, I’d go with a Mac again, because all those fun little doodads, etc. may end up causing you grief in the long run because they’re all made by different companies. Plus Macs probably have the best doodads around 🙂 and at least you know they will all be compatible with each other.

    Get a laptop for convenience, and buy a monitor to connect it to, to use as a desktop.  The best of both worlds.

    Have fun shopping!


    Post # 4
    2265 posts
    Buzzing bee

    I know Mac are on the expensive side but I would stick with them if you can.

    Post # 6
    624 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: November 2011

    What about a mac mini? They are your cheapest option in mac.

    Post # 7
    274 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: November 2011

    I’m a PhD student now, and I use my MacBook everywhere.  I bring it with me to my office in my lab, in class, and of course at home.  I have a stand, mouse, keyboard, and USB hub for the laptop in my office.  I really want to get a monitor for it too because I only have a 13″ screen.  One cool “doodad” I have is the Magic Trackpad and it’s super awesome.  Only bad thing is my Bluetooth has gone bonkers on my Mac, and I will need to get that fixed soon.

    But yeah, I’d stick with Apple.

    Post # 9
    1686 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: August 2013


    I think that’s a really good idea. I might do that on mine. I hate the idea of wasting money when I have a perfectly good commputer already. I wonder if I can figure out how to “break” the wifi on the “work” login. (FWIW, I use Ubuntu Linux on an Asus Eee and really love it.)

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