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Can you advise?

I'm interested in opinions as I'm considering replacing my current laptop. I'm a freelance writer and researcher and would like input on which laptops you feel are the best right now. Also, any opinions on Apple's products would be great. Thanks!

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Apple.

In reply to: Can you advise?

My kid has his heart set on an Apple. It become a real possibility in 2006 when the Intel based Macs arrive. I will not buy the current offerings.

Bob

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2 year window for either Apple or IBM PC notebooks

In reply to: Apple.

They just released new Apple models which are faster than the prior notebooks.

However, as Bob Said, Apple will be converting to Intel chips in the near future.

My friend who uses Apple for his photography job and Apple consulting business just bought an Apple 17" powerbook used for $2300 as it is essential for him to use now.

But if an Apple is not essential now it does face an issue with the conversion to a completely different chip family.

Note, however, that IBM PC notebooks are facing an upgrade to Windows Vista and 64 bit computing next year as well.

So, the key thing if you buy a new notebook now is don't overspend (under $1500 for IBM or $2000 for Apple) as you will want a new notebook within 2 years either way (although this notebook would still run longer hopefully as a secondary notebook)

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