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Sadak
01-04-2012, 02:44 PM
I have this very good Sony Vaio right now, but I've been tempted for quite some time to switch to MAC and now that I have enough money for it, I would like to ask for opinions here and there.

I currently have this (http://store.sony.com/webapp/wcs/stores/servlet/ProductDisplay?catalogId=10551&storeId=10151&langId=-1&partNumber=VGNFW480J/T#specifications) product, only with a larger HDD, and I would like to buy a MacBook Pro with 13" screen, 2.8 GHz Intel Core i7 Processor, 4GB RAM and 750 GB HDD.

What I am mainly concerned about is the following two things:
1. the size of the screen - switching from a quite big 16.4" to a 13" - how will this affect my daily work and the overall experience?
2. the RAM - moving from 6GB DDR2 to 4GB DDR3 - I am not very good in hardware and I don't know the difference between DDR2 and DDR3, and I haven't had a MAC before either, so I can tell how much RAM it uses. Would 4GB be enough for what the current configuration can hold up to?

I am pretty excited about the i7 processor and general MAC details which are never to be found on a laptop, even if the Sony that I have is quite high-end right now and looks really good. I am also excited about the battery life.

How is it to switch from Windows to Apple's OS? Is it worth doing it, does it take a long time to get used to?

I use my computer mainly for the Adobe Suite (some video production as well - and I will work with video a lot in the following months) and games like Football Manager that don't need powerful configurations. Movies and music - sure - but I don't expect them to be an issue on a MAC.

I hope you guys can help me, thanks!

oracleguy
01-04-2012, 11:14 PM
The smaller screen might be kind of annoying at first however more importantly with a smaller screen that Mac laptop most likely has a smaller keyboard. I'd recommend going to an Apple store and using one for 20-30 minutes and see if you like the size of the screen and can type comfortably on the keyboard.



I am pretty excited about the i7 processor and general MAC details which are never to be found on a laptop, even if the Sony that I have is quite high-end right now and looks really good. I am also excited about the battery life.


This is kind of confusing, what details are you talking about? You can get an i7 in a ton of different laptops.

Sadak
01-05-2012, 05:45 PM
I was talking about "general Mac details", such as the unibody, really nice and fine design and so on :D



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