Posted 02 February 2009 - 06:22 PM
It's been a while since I was a consistent poster on this forum, but your services are needed again. Please help.
Long story short, I am SICK of Windows and my computer being slow all the time. Yes, I could be infected, yes there are other factors that I could look into to fix things, but the simple fact of the matter is, I will never be happy with this pile of junk and I would like something portable to take with me to lectures and use to sit outside and finish essays and what not as I am now at university. Also, the space could be useful.
My little knowledge and probably ill founded views of Macs vs. PCs is that Macs mess up on the rare occasion, whereas PCs mess up to a smaller degree but consistently! My main concern is SPEED and PERFORMANCE. I think that speed should come as standard, computers are here to work for us, NOT the other way round.
What I hate most about my computer is waiting 15 minutes for the thing to load up to the login screen, another 10 minutes until I load up the first program I want to use. You won't believe how many holes there are in my walls at home and the amount of curses coming from my room.
Anyway, I'm thinking about getting the base model MacBook. A lot of the reviews I see focus too much on the feel and look of the machine, the aesthetics are stunning, but are there brains to match the beauty? It almost seems as if its been made to get nailed to a wall as a piece of art, as if the aesthetics are merely a distraction from the fact the performance of the machine is bad.
Any thoughts? Thanks in advance.