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post Jul 18 2009, 12:14 AM
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QUOTE (TreyDeschamp @ Jul 16 2009, 11:50 PM) *
Thanks man! Yeah I just got done chatting with my mother on facebook and she was actually on my uncles new macbook pro. and she said she has basically decided for me that thats the computer im getting haha.

That's good to hear! Congrates on your soon to be MAC. I think you will be very pleased with it. smile.gif

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post Jul 18 2009, 10:48 AM
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Great thread guys. I learned a LOT from these discussions, and now we know that skillet is an IT man im sure he will get bombed with computer questions laugh.gif
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post Jul 18 2009, 11:29 AM
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The Mac is a good choice Trey - congrats.

One thing to check on it though for recording are the USB and Firewire connections. I think the latest macbooks have fewer USB connectors - on some it's down to 1 - and there have been many forum posts elsewhere concerning the chip Apple (and a lot of other laptop manufacturers) now use for their firewire interface.

On the subject of Sony Vaios...

My wife and I have three Vaio laptops that we use for work. Out work includes professional proofreading of academic texts, research and publishing. The Vaio is fine for all of these purposes and so should be more than ok for school work. We also use our Vaios professionally for music and media production/broadcast and training. Again we have had no real issues despite us putting some heavy demands on them. WRT production and training - students often bring their laptops with them. Of those, imhe, the ones that have given me fewer issues to deal with in order to get up and running for audio work have been Apple, Sony, Toshiba and IBM Lenovo.

Build quality - for a laptop - is good as are the aesthetics and the screen on some. They are not cheap though (we get ours at a discount as we 'know' Sony Europe well) but you pretty much get what you pay for.

With any laptop though I would suggest that you use an external audio card and also consider an external harddrive to stream audio i/o.

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post Jul 18 2009, 12:36 PM
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Buy the MAC, you'll not regret it smile.gif
I've ordered a Macbook Pro 15" as well, from work..
They look cooler, have less virus, the performance is usually better and takes better advantage of the memory.

I'm an IT guy as well, been working for a while with Dell, HP and other computers..
But I'm also an educated Graphic Designer, and have always loved working on Mac's smile.gif

It's still a matter of taste though, as some people like regular computers better and some like Mac better..

Congratulations on whatever you choose mate smile.gif

edit: Oh, I didn't see you're already getting the macbook biggrin.gif
Congrats again biggrin.gif

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