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# 19656 25-Feb-2008 15:10
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Hey everyone

Just wanting to know something, I have seen some amazing things on the latest iMac notebook (not the thin one but the one before that) with the Leopard on it and it's even more amazing.
I am just wanting to know is a Mac really that good? I mainly use my computer for course but also for Multimedia purposes such as movie making etc.
So yeah is it what it's hyped up to be? I watched a video on the Apple website and I hard out wanna get one but first I would like to ask around.

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  # 112968 25-Feb-2008 16:33
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It really depends on what you want to do with it. Macs are great for Movie work, sound work, general office work etc, and most people who try one are happy to keep going with it.

If you are into gaming and stuff, then it may not be the best option, however with Leopard it comes with software called Boot Camp which aids in you installing Windows on a seperate partition, which you could boot into for gaming.

Have a play with a Mac at the local store and see what you think. Personally I think you will love it, but hey, I am a bit biased!

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  # 112974 25-Feb-2008 16:47
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destined:
If you are into gaming and stuff, then it may not be the best option, however with Leopard it comes with software called Boot Camp which aids in you installing Windows on a seperate partition, which you could boot into for gaming.


Correct me if I am wrong but I thought Boot Camp didn't support 3-D games on Windows using a Mac?

 
 
 
 


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# 112978 25-Feb-2008 16:58
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Bootcamp is a boot manager and Windows drivers. Once you install Windows XP or Windows Vista it is just like other PC running Windows - it's not a virtual machine.

I run Windows Vista for its Media Center stuff on my Mac mini in the lounge for example. Haven't tried gaming on this box though because the graphics are under the requirements for a good gaming rig, but it is good enough for media center - DVD, DVB-T, etc...






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  # 112995 25-Feb-2008 18:01
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I seldomly play video games on it so it's not going to be a gaming Computer, I just want a Laptop that is really good with Multimedia, great with my work ad yeah basically what I was mentioning about what I wanted in a Laptop

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  # 112998 25-Feb-2008 18:09
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heavenly_wild:
Correct me if I am wrong but I thought Boot Camp didn't support 3-D games on Windows using a Mac?

You're thinking of Parallels and VMWare - you use these for running Windows at the same time as Mac OS X. Great if you have the odd Windows program you need to run; not good for gaming etc.

With Boot Camp, you're booting into Windows only, as Mauricio points out. It's not only fully-functional, but according to PC World the MacBook Pro is the fastest laptop of any kind for running Vista. Whatever "fastest" means. Anyway, you get the idea - it works like a "real" one.

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  # 113003 25-Feb-2008 18:19
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I have XP installed on my imac. Believe it or not I was running Crysis on it...not with high settings but it was playable so yep, games are a go.


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  # 113066 25-Feb-2008 21:43
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Sounds like a Mac will fit you perfectly :)

If you do end up getting one, make sure you download important plugins like Perian and Flip4Mac, they'll make the transition very seamless!




 
 
 
 


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  # 113068 25-Feb-2008 21:57
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Read my blog. I just bought a Macbook 2.20GHz on Saturday.







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