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Old 12 December 2012, 13:53   #51
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[QUOTE][/QUOTObviously PC's have anti virus programs but there's constant maintenance and you only have to let down your guard for a second and you're infected. Let's not forget a significant proportion of your Window's computer's performance is used protecting against viruses.
Oh! and the inefficiencies of Windows - Just type in %temp% and press return in the 'search programs and files' window on the start menu, when you have no applications running, and see how many hundreds or even thousands of files the search returns . These are supposed to be temporary files which the operating system should delete when its finished with them, but seldom does - you can safely delete all files found here - don't worry Windows won't let you delete files it is still actually using (maybe a handful of what it finds)!! keeping the temp directory clean significantly improves the performance of Windows.E]

what a told of tosh. all virus programs need updating and 999.999% auto download the updates and that includes anti virus for macs which you still need!

re temp files. small point but bang for buck who cares as the performance per spend is far better. you can not find me a mac that will get close to an i5 processor with 8gb memory for less than 350.00 new. Macs are also a pain due to running none standard software ( I am taking pc's as standard due the fact that 17 are sold for every mac) so the choice of open source software is also limited. also... also...... mmmm I could go on and on and probably will do.

so why spend 500+ let alone the daft money for a mac when a laptop will do the job for 300 inc vat and delivery?

re the i5 and i7 comment. v v true a stupid amount more a fraction more speed.

oh and John lewis would not be my first choice as they will be far more expensive than any computer shop, be that retail or on-line

the spec you need is it processor, 500mb hard disk, 6 to 8gb memory with windows 7 or 8, 64 bit operating system.

oh and the bigger the screen the bigger the cost.

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You get what you pay for. There's a reason cheap laptop are cheap.
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er thats not always true. often volume has a huge part in the price and considering how many pc's they make compared to mac's they get true economy's of scale.
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This is one of those conversations with a split camp like the 2 v 4 stroke. None r right answers mac or pc. The hardware disk size, processor, memory are on a par the difference comes down to software being the operating system, the programs, the aesthetics, and price. Both will do the job you want and have the programs to do all elements from word processing to video editing.

The only way to make a decision after budget is to go and play with them in the shop and see what YOU like
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Disagree Mr P. Look at Dell low margins high unit turnover.
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So , to close this thread out ...I've been to John Lewis today

ended up with an HP - i7 , 8GB, 750MB , with seperate 2 graphics card.... 670....( probably could have got it cheaper - but its simple for me to walk to the shop and any issues it has the 2 year John Lewis cover )

running Windows 7 ( currently my laptop is on Vista )

The equivalent Macbook was more like 1400 .....

So hopefully I can now deal with HD video in a timely fashion - Pnan to rig the camera up again for the Nacho run and have a play in the evenings next week ....I may even revisit the footage from the last run out of Lyminton in the summer.

Now for trying to remember the endless passwords for all the stuff I have on the old one to get the new one set up ...
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Now for trying to remember the endless passwords for all the stuff I have on the old one to get the new one set up ...
Poly had a good suggestion for easily remembered but difficult to break passwords recently which I'm just about to implement.

Can't remember which thread it was in. Perhaps a PM to him?
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So , to close this thread out ...I've been to John Lewis today

ended up with an HP - i7 , 8GB, 750MB , with seperate 2 graphics card.... 670....( probably could have got it cheaper - but its simple for me to walk to the shop and any issues it has the 2 year John Lewis cover )

running Windows 7 ( currently my laptop is on Vista )

The equivalent Macbook was more like 1400 .....

So hopefully I can now deal with HD video in a timely fashion - Pnan to rig the camera up again for the Nacho run and have a play in the evenings next week ....I may even revisit the footage from the last run out of Lyminton in the summer.

Now for trying to remember the endless passwords for all the stuff I have on the old one to get the new one set up ...
for 25 you can upgrade to windows 8 if you want (before the end of Jan)
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for 25 you can upgrade to windows 8 if you want (before the end of Jan)
downgrade to windows 8 lol
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downgrade to windows 8 lol
Thats an entire new thread ? much like :

mac v windows
Iphone v android
Landy V anything
Marmite v ?
2s v 4s
Etec V anything
PVC V hypalon
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My boat V any otherboat
APBI COC V anything else
ICOM V SH
and so on ..for eternity ...
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