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Should I go Mac (Part 3)?

Yowsers. Just phone the Apple Store in Sandton City. Woe betide. Entry into this market is just not easy for first timers. For some reason, the R20k spent on the Vista Beast has given me a bad taste in my mouth.

Getting into stable computing should NOT be that expensive. Especially if you can't play games on the ruddy things.

13" MacBook White
2.0 dual core
120 gig hdd
1 gig RAM
R12,900

EXTRA: R1,599 for another gig
EXTRA: super drive + R2,500

OR...

13" MacBook Black
2.2 dual core
160 gig hdd
1 gig RAM
super drive
R15,100

EXTRA: R1,599 for another gig

OR...

15" MacBook Pro Silver
2.2 dual core
120 gig HD
2 gig RAM
R17,800

OR...

15" Macbook Pro Silver
2.4 dual core
2 gig ram
160 gig hdd
R22,000

AND...

OfficeMac R1,499

If I wanted a MacBook White, but with all the goodies, I'd be forced to pay more than the black version. Smacks of dodgy pricing strategy. MacBooks don't have any graphics card to speak of - so forget about heavy pretty processing. MacBook Pro's don't come in white or black.

I must say. PC's win points on sheer volume of choice.

This makes it a VERY tough decision.

Phone the Apple Store, Sandton on 011 784 9073 and bitch about the price! Although, to be fair, there's nothing they can do.

My eternal debate. Which one is good enough?


--Update--

While we're at it, two interesting articles:

MacBook Speeds? Pretty Good!

Hand's on with Apple's New MacBook... With Windows!

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Comments

  1. The middle range (R12999) Macbook has a Superdrive already (whoever told you it didn't is insane!) and two chips of one gig ram (there are only two slots so you'll need two 1 gig chips) should cost you less than a grand.

    Mail me, I'll get you a price on the RAM.

    I've had a 2.0 Ghz white Macbook and it's the best laptop I've ever owned.

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  2. Odd. The guy at Apple specifically said it only came with a standard DVD drive... Mailin' you now...

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  3. Of COURSE you can play games on a Mac! The techie says his Pro is the best machine ever to play World of Warcraft on.
    And if you have games already that are Windows based, set up a partition with Bootcamp and play away...

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  4. macbook pro in SA still comes with ati x1600. (128mb i think). pretty rubbish.

    but I gather you own a mac and a console. and that's just the way it is.

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