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Which PC laptop compares to a Macbook Pro?

by drew_2000 / July 19, 2013 8:51 PM PDT

Hey Guys,
My company issued me a 15" Macbook Pro Retina (8GB, 500GB SSD, i7 processor).

I prefer Windows, and Bootcamp is not a good solution.

I really want to buy a PC laptop that compares to the high quality Mac hardware (15" display, i7, SSD, metal case, thin and light). The real key for me is that I don't want to go smaller than 15".

Is there a PC equivalent? I was checking out the Lenovo X1 Carbon.

Thanks a bunch,


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by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / July 19, 2013 10:53 PM PDT

Bootcamp is something I've used and didn't find it to differ from using a Windows laptop in any way. I'd like to hear more.

As to the original question I haven't found anything exactly the same. So no.

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by drew_2000 / July 20, 2013 5:24 AM PDT

Bootcamp is "ok" but Windows can't quite handle the Retina resolution gracefully. It requires tweaks to graphics scaling to handle the high resolution of Retina. Even once you tweak the scaling, some applications don't recognize those scaling tweaks and the text is way too small. It just seems like a hack vs. a true Windows experience.

Thanks for your input.

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Ahh, that.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / July 20, 2013 7:18 AM PDT
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My son has a laptop with 1080 LCD and Windows 7 had the same issue so this must not be a bootcamp only issue. I would guess that those that think it was might think it's a bootcamp issue but as I see the issue on many laptops, my conclusion is that Windows 7 was not ready or made for high DPI displays.

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