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Business Case for MacBooks

Also, ew, Norton Antivirus? Please, for the love of God, don’t encourage people to use Norton! :)

Of course, you are missing one of the BIG negatives as far as the Mac is concerned: learning curve for windows developers to figure out how to use it :) at 2007-03-08 07:45:34

Vlad said: 1. HP6120 = Hoover Font Load Washer 2. HP NC(or NX)6120 = Laptop :) 3. Why HP and not Dell Inspiron (a much better deal) 4. You fail to mention the type of video card both of these systems have. Of course you can argue that it doesn’t really matter for web development; however, if you are going to blow $2300 on a laptop you might as well make sure that it can handle video flawlessly, especially if you are going to use Windows Vista.

Yes, iBooks are overpriced. Yes, they are “sexy” and “totally awesome”. You get a bigger bang for the buck if you choose Dell.

I agree with Ryan about Norton. Ewwww. NOD32! at 2007-03-08 11:47:07

Vlad said: Also.. VMWare can run OSX: (the torrent link is dead but you find if you look around — I tried it about a year ago) at 2007-03-08 13:07:17

Vlad said: Check this out for more information:

Also, VMware Server is a free app ( The only inconvenience is that you have to manually install USB/etc. drivers. at 2007-03-08 13:12:02

u.c. said: Phew,thanks for the heads up on the diff between core2duo and core duo.Never spotted it,just thought it was two ways of expressing the same thing. 30pc is a big diff .Speed is everything and even though my connection hovers between 10-12mb thats still not fast enough in my book.Still drum the fingers waiting……. at 2007-03-08 16:45:11

Vlad said: the difference between C2D and CD of 30% is not in every area.

i have a T7400 C2D on my laptop and it performs faster in Photoshop rendering than my friend’s T2600 but you see 0 gain in Word or other applications. at 2007-03-08 21:55:37

derek said: As far as learning curve, there really isn’t much of one. My last job gave us all Macs, and I was productive on the first day, and totally loving it after about a week.

I chose that particular HP because it’s what we use at my new job. These HP models are actually cheaper than the Inspiron. You’re right about the video card. A friend of mine is running OSX on his ASUS laptop, but it’s a bit crashy. at 2007-03-09 10:07:26

Vlad said: Inspiron 6400 Dual Core Intel? Core? 2 Duo T5200 (1.6GHz, 2MB L2 Cache, 533MHz FSB) Genuine Windows Vista? Home Premium 15.4 inch Wide Screen XGA Display with TrueLife? 2GB RAM 120GB 5400rpm SATA Hard Drive 8X CD/DVD Burner (DVD+/-RW) with double-layer DVD+R write capability 256MB ATI MOBILITY? RADEON? X1400 HyperMemory? 53 WHr 6-cell Lithium Ion Primary Battery $1229

($60 was for 80GB->120GB HDD upgrade). It has a better CPU + double the RAM and probably a better video card. How is HP cheaper? (except for that $29 difference but you get much for for that value)

OSX under VMWARE is a bit buggy. Who cares though? I only need it for Safari. at 2007-03-09 16:49:01

derek said: Once you do web development on OSX you will never want to go back. I only need windows for testing stuff under IE, and maybe gaming. For everything else OSX does a better job. at 2007-03-09 17:12:43