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Topic # 86255 4-Jul-2011 19:27
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Kia ora.

I am about to apply for a new notebook through my job, either the TravelMate TM6595TG or MacBook 2.0 or 2.2 GHz. I am no expert so have been online and seen they are good products and have some great features.

My job requires me to do quite a bit of reporting and proofing of various documents, including graphics sent PDF. I travel a bit too.

Any advice as to which is the best decision for me will be much appreciated.

Haututu.

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Master Geek


  Reply # 489333 4-Jul-2011 20:22
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Mines a Macbook pro 2.4GHz Intel duo core with a vodem stick... and I love it. I cart it all over the world. Its not lightweight by any means but I can do anything on it.. anywhere. Wouldnt swap it for quids.

Thats my choice but the others may suggest something different. :D

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  Reply # 489348 4-Jul-2011 20:56
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Consider the 13" Air.

Lighter and smaller is always better when portability is involved.

Sounds like you don't need the 15" for the extra power.

Mac = less configuration/software maintenance and better performance imho/e

I don't own one but my mac using friends rarely ask me for help, window users never stop coming : ).

 
 
 
 


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  Reply # 489368 4-Jul-2011 21:19
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I'd head towards the Mac if you're travelling... but a 13 or 15" Macbook Pro.
Why?
Well, first up, you can never have enough power! Plus when people talk about weight of laptops, they often forget to take into account the weight of the bag, the power supply etc. I had a mate compare his 13" HP laptop to my 17" Macbook Pro - and my setup was considerably lighter due to a no-fuss STM bag (with everything I needed in it). Whereas my mate had a seriously rubberised 'standard issue' corporate' bag, and his "light" laptop didn't include the charger in the marketing blurb.

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  Reply # 489390 4-Jul-2011 21:48
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Dunnersfella: I'd head towards the Mac if you're travelling... but a 13 or 15" Macbook Pro.
Why?
Well, first up, you can never have enough power! Plus when people talk about weight of laptops, they often forget to take into account the weight of the bag, the power supply etc. I had a mate compare his 13" HP laptop to my 17" Macbook Pro - and my setup was considerably lighter due to a no-fuss STM bag (with everything I needed in it). Whereas my mate had a seriously rubberised 'standard issue' corporate' bag, and his "light" laptop didn't include the charger in the marketing blurb.

Thats true. Mine carries everything bar the kitchen sink....iPhone and charger/makeup bag/hairbrush/street directory.. including the power supply and an extention cord. (yes the ext cord is very necessary if your travelling and staying in motels)

A point to remember though is airlines dont like the big fat oversize laptop bags, so mines a slimline case logic bag I picked up in Oz. Was relatively expensive, ($70 on special) but its proved its worth. It stretches when its needed, sponges clean and has plenty of file size zip pockets.

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