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Offline chrisc

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Re: MAC or WINDOWS LAPTOP
« Reply #15 on: October 28, 2019, 04:08:25 PM »
No, go to Znet Computers in Klipfontein Road, Athlone.   I've bought 5 MacBook batteries from them, ranging in price from R1100 to R1600.  All are working 100% after several years of use.  Its very easy to replace, takes 15-20 mins
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Re: MAC or WINDOWS LAPTOP
« Reply #16 on: October 28, 2019, 06:42:34 PM »
I've got a contact in PTA for macbook battery replacements as well, charged me 1700 with installation for an early 2011 macbook pro. No issues thusfar.


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Offline findgord

Re: MAC or WINDOWS LAPTOP
« Reply #17 on: November 14, 2019, 03:06:15 PM »
Should you get bored with Mac OS and apps  :yawn: you can always get adventurous with a Linux distro on a Mac  :Whoohoo:

Offline Shav

Re: MAC or WINDOWS LAPTOP
« Reply #18 on: November 15, 2019, 11:27:32 AM »
I highly recommend a Mac. I had an old Dell that gave up on me after 7 years. The Mac is extremely stable and all new Macs come with SSD etc. Ultimately it depends on what you want to do with the laptop. For pure stability, def a Mac. The one thing I don't like about my Mac is everything has to be done via USB C , which means you will end up spending money on fancy adaptors to have something like an SD card connection etc.

Offline naughty

Re: MAC or WINDOWS LAPTOP
« Reply #19 on: November 15, 2019, 06:07:20 PM »
im not a windows fanatic but honestly speaking a MAC is a huge pain for me - it always costs more than i would be willing to spend and the software is so proprietary that i would struggle to find apps for everything that i would want to do

while windows is crap it is to me the lesser of two evils and easier to maintain and run and you will always find easy and cheap support and parts

call me a cheapskate but i would never ever spend the types of money apple asks for any of their devices especially if buying new  :sulky:

Offline DavidC

Re: MAC or WINDOWS LAPTOP
« Reply #20 on: January 08, 2020, 03:16:24 PM »
I used a MiniMac as a media player until lightning killed it. Replaced it with a PC and really miss the MiniMac. I must see if there is someone in Bloemfontein that can repair it. I had no issues with the Mac. The start up time in Windows drives me nuts.

Offline Juggy

Re: MAC or WINDOWS LAPTOP
« Reply #21 on: January 09, 2020, 06:43:27 AM »
I used a MiniMac as a media player until lightning killed it. Replaced it with a PC and really miss the MiniMac. I must see if there is someone in Bloemfontein that can repair it. I had no issues with the Mac. The start up time in Windows drives me nuts.

If that is all that bothers you get an SSD, simple solution.

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Re: MAC or WINDOWS LAPTOP
« Reply #22 on: January 09, 2020, 08:22:21 AM »
A Mac is a really good computer but not perfect either

I'd say its more intuitive than Windows, but if you are proficient using a computer, this will not affect you

Some aspects shine - The Time Machine Backup system.  This works really well, I have backed up and restored machines and everything worked 100% on the new one
Also, each program is run in its own box, so no complicated uninstall process - well most of the time.   I had a problem with some Adobe programs that would not update

The build quality is good too.  And its easy to change the battery and swop out the HDD, even M2 hard drives as well as conventional drives
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Offline DavidC

Re: MAC or WINDOWS LAPTOP
« Reply #23 on: January 09, 2020, 02:50:21 PM »
If that is all that bothers you get an SSD, simple solution.
I will look into that. Its a nice enough pc and used only as a media center so the SSD would be the way to go.