Then you see the hardware compares well.
If the OS is not something you need or want, then you have to deal, decide what that is worth to you.
-> But if you want to go with Windows, I say skip Vista and hold out for 7.
Hi all, just looking around for a few laptops. I've narrowed my search down to two, but i can't seem to make a definite decision on either one of them. I will be using this laptop for my grade 12 year and then university. Here are a few points i'm looking at
OS: love the mac osx, but not a deal maker as i can take care of a windows os and keep it running smooth. also, windows 7 is coming out soon (end of the year?) and might want to get a hold of that
Case: portability isn't a huge issue. i know that the gateway is a much bigger system and won't be lugged around often. both systems look amazing. apple with it's aluminum casing and gateway with it's signature style
Speed: specs wise, the gateway has a big advantage to speed with it's 4GB DDR3 ram, but 2DB DDR3 for the macbook isn't bad. i'm wondering, over time, will the 4GB still prove to be better?
Gateway P-7805u FX:
4GB DDR3 RAM
320 HDD 7200rpm
17" WXGA @ 1400x900(might get lucky and find a 1900x1400)
2.26GHz Intel Core 2 Duo P8400
Nvidia GeForce 9800M GTS
$1149 @ Gateway
Apple Macbook (greater one)
13.3" 1280 x 800 ( WXGA )
Intel Core 2 Duo 2.4 GHz
NVIDIA GeForce 9400M Shared video memory (UMA)
Around $1699 CAD
Please someone, point me in the right direction. and also, to you apple fanboys, i would like a better explanation than "apple is awesome, get it"