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Should I get a Mac or save my money and get a Dell?

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Yeah, those two contradicting answers were helpful, weren't they?
I have a mac and love it. But it really depends on what you are used to and what you are going to use the computer for. A mac (I have found) is faster and does not get viruses, but more games and programs are for pc's. So it depends.

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Yes it does get viruses, you just don't notice. People will always find away to steal your money and ruin your computer no matter how smart Steve Jobs is or Tim Cook is.
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You should get a mac

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Dell

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You can buy a Mac and do something called bootcamping it. Bootcamping is dividing your hard drives into Mac based and the other can be a Windows based side. It's complicated to explain the process,but you can check you tube for directions. And look it up online. They sometimes will not tell you about it at an Apple store for obvious reasons. I did it because I had too much software I use from Windows. Macs do not have a lot of viruses.

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I think it all comes down to what OS you like. If you like the new MAC OS Lion, then get a MAC. If you want to stick with Windows 7, then get the Dell. In general, PCs, like the Dell, are cheaper than a MAC and may even give you more for the money. It's all about the user experience and what OS you are most comfortable with.

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mac dells get viruses

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You pay for what you get, buying a Dell will not save you any more money than buying a Mac.
If you are good in computers and think you could use some of the included application on the mac, then buy a mac.
If you will only use a mac for internet, then you might as well just by a Dell.
I bought a mac 2 years ago, at first didn't really use it for much other than internet. Now, I have discovered more on the mac and use it for video editing, and scripting and much more!
Also, I find a mac is much faster than any windows computer.
So as I said, you should ONLY buy a mac if your actually going to use what a Mac is for. If its only to check your mail or go on Facebook, you should buy a Dell.

Also, one last thing, don't use Bootcamp, if you want windows just buy a Dell instead, Bootcamp can really f**k up your mac. Slows everything down.

I am only 13 years old, but I have much experience and I am very well educated. Like this answer if you think I make sense.

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You DO know what you're talking about! I'm 14 myself and agree with everything you've pointed out. Good job.
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Don't you mean.. save your money to get a MAC?
Apple products, I've personally found, are much higher quality and last longer. Examples: Microsoft<Mac in overall performance and a wide range of uses. The majority of people will say iPod>MP3 and iPhone>LG in nearly every major rating category.
"Depends on your preference" is a very helpful tip. I will try to make it easy for you here. Also, this may be biased because I definitely love Macs..
Get a Mac if you: *Prefer high quality, long lasting devices
*Have routine system problems with Windows
*Enjoy having the newer technology
*Do a lot of business work, online browser gaming, and social networking/emailing
*Want simplicity and uniqueness
*Like and frequently use computers
Get a Windows if you: *Will usually only use your computer for simple things like Word documents and CD games
*Want a shorter-term, cheaper computer
*Will not work much with programs like video and picture editing or business organization programs.
*Are worried about system/data compatibility (many games, programs, and documents are Windows-only)
*Are patient..
GOOD LUCK! :)

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you could get a dell and save and in the dell run auto against virus programs

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dell !@

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Mac -- but then spend the xtra dough for the extended warranty!

Mac warranty support people are light years ahead of any PC makers.

And MAC will sometimes bend over backwards for customers. I had a screen issue on a laptop that could have been called 'owner abuse' -- but MAC replaced display for free -- saving me many hundreds.

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DONT get a dell! they aren't good computers mine hardly receives internet and it's only about 2 years old. I recommend Toshiba for a quality computer.

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DELL,Joe bush has left apple!

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Several Ways you can look at this, however, I'm going to say this for starters: "It matters not who works for a company. All employee eventually get replaced."

I got my Mac last year, and if you told me I was going to by a Mac 10 years ago, I would have laughed in your face and thought you were crazy. After my student discount I still paid 2600 for my I-Mac and I got my moneys worth in about 30 minutes.

For starters, I got a bunch of hacked apple software I wanted to test before actually forking out the cash for the actual program. Some of them I run also on my PC. Taking into account the hardware in my Mac is about 10 generations knew than a PC I spent 5k on in 2005 to do what my Mac, my Mac simply blows anything I've ever used out of the water.

Here is why:
1. A windows program freeze 7/10 times it crashes the whole machine and gives you the blue screen of death. When a Mac program crashes, the Mac OS isolates the crash program to shut only it down. RARELY, does the Mac itself crash. PC's on average crash once a month, in almost 2 years my Mac has crashed only once, and that was from user error.
2. It use to be true that Mac's were slower... 7 years ago. About 7 years ago they stopped using their proprietary CPU and gained access to the same technology PC use, the Intel Chip. Now take the quality that Mac does which is make a machine where all the parts are uniform and designed to work with each other which gives it unrivaled stability and then give it the max power of the leading processor on the market and you have an almost uncrashable machine which never slows down and rarely gets viruses because people don't waste time programing them for Mac.
3. If you absolutely love windows, guess what? MAC's run windows far better than any typical PC because of the uniform technology inside it. I've crashed windows once running it on my Mac and again that's because it was hacked software.
4. Mac are self optimizing. Meaning you never have to run through the rigorous task of windows maintenance.

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One more thing, my Mac still runs the same way it did out of the box. My PCs start dying around the six month mark.
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macs will last you a lot longer so if you et a dell it will probly break in a year, so i would et a mac

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