Macbook pro vs asus i7

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Macbook pro vs asus i7

Posted 04 October 2011 - 12:28 PM

Which is better?

a macbook pro or a laptop from asus with an i7 processor? Looking to buy one but want the most bang for the buck.
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Re: Macbook pro vs asus i7

Posted 04 October 2011 - 12:44 PM

If you're honestly looking for "bang for the buck", then Macs are never your best bet. They're marked up, no doubt about it. You get a lot of features for your money, including some that you can't get elsewhere (magsafe, awesome trackpad, overall design), but if you're going for raw power per dollar, look elsewhere.

"Better" is such a subjective word. If you like Mac OS X, then the macbook is "better" at any price. If you want to do iPhone development, again, the Mac is better. If you hate macs, any Windows machine is better. "Better" relies on what you want out of a machine.
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Re: Macbook pro vs asus i7

Posted 04 October 2011 - 12:44 PM

What do you plan on doing with the new laptop?

Side note - we already have two mac OS vs windows OS vs linux flavor OS discussions - let's not make a third one.
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Re: Macbook pro vs asus i7

Posted 04 October 2011 - 12:52 PM

The laptop will be used for gaming, youtube, and homework. It is not for me. I never used a Mac so I can't tell you which is better than the other that is why I am asking.
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Re: Macbook pro vs asus i7

Posted 04 October 2011 - 12:57 PM

Ok, gaming? Skip the mac. Almost all games need Windows anyway, so you might as well just go directly for a windows machine.
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Re: Macbook pro vs asus i7

Posted 04 October 2011 - 12:58 PM

Gaming.. like as in PC* videogames?



*yes I know that in theory windows based OS machines and mac based OS machines both fall under personal computer, but nine times out of ten when a videogame says 'pc' it means windows and not say punch card.

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Re: Macbook pro vs asus i7

Posted 04 October 2011 - 01:02 PM

yes, there are some shooters that they play.
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Re: Macbook pro vs asus i7

Posted 04 October 2011 - 01:05 PM

Then Asus it is.
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Re: Macbook pro vs asus i7

Posted 10 October 2011 - 02:31 AM

Macs use an intel chipset. both the i5 & i7.

So in your example I'm not sure which one is better, since they're the same hardware.
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