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Macbook or PC For Engineering School

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    Just what the title says...i'm fixing to go into engineering school and I'm wondering what your opinions are on each of these, i figured i would get some unbiased answers here ;)
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    without a fight, to each their own

    PC are more versatile and can do a lot more than mac

    i myself am a macbook owner and soon to buy a second one to have two in my home, macs never get viruses, have owned this one for three years and i can recall less than five unwanted popups, theyre great for college students like myself, more creative, nice software, better user friendly, not to mention way better battery life

    as far as for engineering id go mac, since theres no much in your field as where u would only need a specific type but thats my OPINION
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    I've supported both. Three years ago I switched to Mac. My advice, contact the department head at your school and seek his or her opinion.

    Mike
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    Battery was the main thing that i am looking at cause I get less than 2 hours with my HP how much do you get and what size is yours? thanks for your input
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    My Mac Book Pro has 4 GB of Ram and I get about 7 hours from a charge.
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    i also have a macbook pro and im in my 3rd year as an aerospace engineering student. i like it better than my pc just cause of the fact that you dont have to deal with viruses and malware and all that crap. (although i also have a PC, too)

    you can always dual boot if something only runs on windows..
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    Okay i was wondering if the battery stats were really that much better, i just don't think i will be able to make it on two hours of battery.
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    And yes i actually have two computers that dual boot Ubuntu and Windows :D
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    also know the macbook pros are up to like 10 hours on a battery charge
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    I will probably be getting the 13" Macbook Pro with the upgraded processor mainly for portability and battery. I might wait for one of those deals where you get a free iPod Touch haha
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    Well get it now, that deal is going on as we speak!
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    im pretty sure those deals are only during spring/summer. contact apple (has anyone ever said that before on this forum???) to find out exactly what you can get
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    The buy a mac get a free ipod touch ends on the 7th which is tomorrow!
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    haha i figured i would get kicked off this website for even mentioning that i was thinking about apple and no i don't think i can get that deal now because i am still in high school and apparently you have to be in college :icon_eek:
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    You shouldn't get kicked off this site for asking a legitimate question. You even asked in the correct forum. I would like to think Apple is not a four letter on this forum.
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    It is not! And, asking a legitimate is not frowned on.
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    I think the vast majority of people can give a unbiased opinion in this forum. If it was an iPhone4 question, well the responses would be quite different, haha.
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    Even legit iPhone questions should be handled with respect. It just so happens that Droid phones of almost all flavors are better than most iPhones and the Droid OS has a brighter future than Apple's iOS. I am happy for the existence of the iPhone because it has help push innovation. I love my Moto Droid more everyday. I try to help someone everyday with understanding why my Droid is so awesome.
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    Exactly, every question should be handled properly! I love my mac but I also love my droid just as much!
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