redzebs wrote:Yeah I just stick with phone for music tbf,
What are you using it for mostly mate?
Now don't berate me, and to each their own, I mean a cracking new laptop you'll get for a couple of hundred quid but if I was buying a laptop I'd buy a refurbished one with windows 7 or vista because windows shit itself and decided it needed to be like Apple and 8 onwards are shite plus a good refurbished one the guys you get it off will still give you a guarantee and it'll probably be a fuckin boss one you wouldn't have been able to afford when it first came out but they'll have updated all the shit in it.
Anyway, you don't need the latest one but I'm on an I pad 2 so 2010? And it needs a wee tune up but I use it every single day and there's nothing really I can't do on it, the laptop I use I spilt a gin and tonic into it years ago so I have to plug an old skool keyboard into it lol but if it was me personally I'd go on Groupon and living social etc and get an I pad a few models back like a 3 or an air for about £200, and they are handy as fuck, plus if the screens too small you can just cast it onto your tv with any number of cheap devices
The mac? Just for talking shite on the internet mostly. Nothing heavy.
I was just shocked at how much of the 1500 you pay is for Apple lifestyle bollocks. It's worse than I thought. I assumed if you paid 1500 for a mac then you could run heavy music software on it, graphic heavy games, as well as flash heavy websites. But no, it will struggle a bit. And that's bang out of order for me. But I suppose the Apple hype got to even me tbf, I thought they were better than they were.
Also there's a bit of false economy going on nowadays with this Apple v regular laptop shit. You can have one mac last 10 years, and in that time you might go through 3 laptops. But 3 laptops that cost 400 quid (which is not exactly the cheapest of the cheap laptops) still comes out cheaper than the newest, cheapest mac which I think costs 1500? Maybe 5/6 years ago macs represented better value for money. But they've really pushed the price up in recent years. I mean one of em costs 1700 quid. You could buy two quality fucking 700 quid laptops in 10 years and it'd still be cheaper.