Mac vs. PC - Which one to Buy for the IM Business?

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Warrior Friends,

I am planning to buy a new laptop for my IM Business. Some of my friends recommend that I should buy Mac. But I have been using a HP Laptop for the last 5 years. The major problem I have seen, is that some IM Software are not designed for the Mac.

What's your recommendation? Which one you will buy if you are in my shoes?

Thanks for sharing your thoughts,
#laptop #mac #mac vs pc #notebook #pc notebook
  • Profile picture of the author KimW
    You left out "none of the above".
    I'm a atrong believer in having your PC custom built to your needs.
    That does mean you have a desktop and not a laptop, but,so what?
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  • Profile picture of the author jayauthor
    KimW:

    The only problem with a PC is that you still need a Laptop. Due to offline marketing, I do carry my laptop everywhere. Thanks for your input,
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  • Profile picture of the author skoh
    Why not have the best of both worlds? Yes, there is a learning curve to this end but if you can read and post on forums you should be able to figure it out with a little elbow grease. Apple ditched their proprietary processors in favor of intel not too long ago. That is, you'll be able to run both OSx and M$ on any late model MAC. But don't thank me for it, these guys deserve the credit. I'm completely unaffiliated with the site, take this from a compassionate computer/im user.


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    Skoh:

    This site is phenomenal! Thanks for sharing this info.
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    • Profile picture of the author peraterence
      if you have been a PC user, when you change to the Mac you will love it till you you realize that there are somethings that a Mac cant d that a PC can do and vice versa. I use both OS and as long it supports my work flow, it does not really matter.
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  • Profile picture of the author jayauthor
    I think this is a good idea of using both so that you have the best of both the worlds!

    Thanks
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  • Profile picture of the author JustinDupre
    I like Mac and been using it for years.
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  • Profile picture of the author typoo999
    I prefer MacBook (Y)
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  • Profile picture of the author NickEllisTV
    I really do think you should just get a 13" original white macbook and bootcamp/parallells/vmware fusion win7 on it
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  • Profile picture of the author SurajSodha
    i've been using a Mac for IM for the past 3 years, only bug bear is a few little IM software tools that are made for Windows but hasn't really been a problem.
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  • Profile picture of the author alexa_vange
    I've been using a macbook for three years. I do get a bit hung up about some software not being designed for mac but I think with vmware fusion/bootcamp the problem can be solved. Most importantly I think I work faster with a mac os. I can swop windows easily and have like 20 windows open without crashing. However, it is a matter of your preference and whether you can work well with it.
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    • Profile picture of the author jayauthor
      Originally Posted by alexa_vange View Post

      I've been using a macbook for three years. I do get a bit hung up about some software not being designed for mac but I think with vmware fusion/bootcamp the problem can be solved. Most importantly I think I work faster with a mac os. I can swop windows easily and have like 20 windows open without crashing. However, it is a matter of your preference and whether you can work well with it.
      What is VMWare fusion software? What is the cost of this software?

      I can clearly see many suggesting that Mac is preferred over the PC.
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      • Profile picture of the author customsignsbanner
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        personally i use both for my business matters. there are certain things the pc cannot do that the mac can do and more easier too it really goes both ways. i say do what im doing. best of both worlds :]
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  • Profile picture of the author nigrilaforever
    For working there is nothing better than MAC computers. Doesn't matter about model (but I anyway prefer iMac)
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  • Profile picture of the author jayauthor
    Today while reading the CNN news, I found an interesting statistics about Mac vs. PC and I thought I should share with the forum members.

    Americans love their computers - but love Macs best - Sep. 21, 2010
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  • Profile picture of the author Firstrate
    Haha, the age old debate! I would say get a Mac... they are just less stressful and I am definitely more productive on them. But try for yourself of course!
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