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    After using PC's/MS Windows all my life, I find myself wanting a change. So I was thinking of getting a Mac. I already have a 22" Monitor so I'm looking to get a desktop, I would also consider a laptop.

    I only use my PC for internet browsing, email, chatting, listening to music, basic pic/vid editing and the occasional movie now and then. However with the upgrade, I intend to play some games too.

    An important factor is it's aesthetics. It will be in the living room so it's gotta look good! :D

    The new Mac mini has caught my eye:


    2.53GHz : 320GB
    • 2.53GHz Intel Core 2 Duo
    • 4GB memory
    • 320GB hard drive
    • 8x double-layer SuperDrive
    • NVIDIA GeForce 9400M graphics
    • Mac OS X Snow Leopard


    • Estimated Ship: 3 business days
    • Free Shipping
    • P44,990


    What PC alternatives are there? (within a similar price range of P44,990)

    What are the advantages/disadvantages of porting over to a Mac?

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    Quote Originally Posted by mazzipino View Post
    2.53GHz : 320GB
    • 2.53GHz Intel Core 2 Duo
    • 4GB memory
    • 320GB hard drive
    • 8x double-layer SuperDrive
    • NVIDIA GeForce 9400M graphics
    • Mac OS X Snow Leopard


    • Estimated Ship: 3 business days
    • Free Shipping
    • P44,990


    What PC alternatives are there? (within a similar price range of P44,990)

    What are the advantages/disadvantages of porting over to a Mac?
    The price I think is just for the CPU itself. Everything else is considered options like mouse, keyboard, monitor, etc.

    A similar spec Acer system would cost less:



    Acer Aspire X1800
    Intel® Dual Core E2220 ... 2.4GHz, 1Mb L2, 800MHz FSB
    nVidia® Geforce® 7100 graphics solutions + nForce 630i
    2Gb DDRII 800MHz
    320Gb SATA II 7200RPM
    DSM16XSLF
    No Floppy
    Integrated nVidia® Geforce® 7100 graphics
    Embeded High definition Audio with 5.1 Channel Surround Sound support
    Integrated Gigabit Ethernet 10/100/1000
    Express® 2.0 x16 slot
    Express® 2.0 x1 slot
    P205HxBd - 20in. LCD monitor
    USB Keyboard / USB Mouse
    Windows® Vista™ Home Basic 32bit
    USB Speaker
    56Kb PCI Modem
    Multi Card Reader

    PhP 27,500.00 - W/ OS
    Last edited by ghosthunter; October 23rd, 2009 at 12:58 PM.

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    IF your needs are more basic:



    Acer Aspire Revo R3600
    Intel® Atom™ N330 Processor 1.6GHz, 1Mb L2, 533MHz FSB
    nVidia® Ion
    2 X 1Gb DDR2 800MHz
    250Gb SATA
    no optical drive
    No Floppy
    nVidia® ION Graphics solution
    Audio Embeded High definition Audio support
    LAN Integrated Gigabit Ethernet 10/100/1000 / WLAN 802.11 B/G
    One Mini PCI express Slot
    Front: 2 USB 2.0 ports / 4 in 1 card reader / high definition headphone
    and microphone jacks.
    Rear: 4 USB 2.0 ports / DC in jacks / RJ-45 port / D-sub VGA port / HDMI port
    esata Port
    No Monitor
    USB Keyboard/USB Mouse
    Windows® Vista™ Home Premium 32bit
    none
    56Kb PCI Modem
    4in 1 card reader
    1 year on parts and labor / Hornet mounting kit and webcam

    PhP 16,700.00 - NO OS
    PhP 17,900.00 - W/ OS



    BTW, this is capable of 720i and 1080i video playback without lag.

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    Disadvantage ng Mac is relatively lesser options if you are into gaming.

    Advantage is walang virus ang Mac, hence, no need for anti-virus programs which means less memory usage.

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    if you're a little bit adventurous, why not get the best of both worlds?

    Put together a high end PC and dual boot it with Windows 7 and then try the Hackintosh.

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    Quote Originally Posted by artpogi View Post
    if you're a little bit adventurous, why not get the best of both worlds?

    Put together a high end PC and dual boot it with Windows 7 and then try the Hackintosh.
    How do you do that? :D

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    Kinda answered my own question with this beast of a PC for 50,000:



    • AMD Phenom II X3 710 (2.6GHz, 2MB Cache)
    • Genuine Windows Vista® Home Premium
    • 6GB memory
    • 2x 750GB hard drives (1500GB)
    • DVD Rewriter
    • 1GB ATI Radeon HD4850 graphics
    • 6x USB ports
    • Media card reader


    But there's something about a Mac which is attracting me to it..

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    Quote Originally Posted by mazzipino View Post
    How do you do that? :D
    to be honest, I haven't tried it, but I've been reading it when I have free time, I just can't find time to take a shot at doing it.

    Search mo OSX86 or Hackintosh

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    You get more bang for your buck when you assemble your own PC rather than buying a branded one out of the box IMHO.

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    There are people who you can hire to install a dual boot system with Windows and MacOS.

    BTW, there are some hardware that doesn't run well with both OS so expect some compromises.

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