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#403052 - 03/08/12 08:50 PM Mac or Pc
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Iím looking to geta new home computer to use for personal and work use. Iím considering getting a Mac with the parallel program (allows you to run windows) any suggestions would be helpful.

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#403063 - 03/09/12 12:17 AM Re: Mac or Pc [Re: soldhomes83]
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I have both PC and Mac. Mac virtual programs never fully emulate Windows code to a point of making any program really useable to justify buying the Windows program. Even Windows 7 Pro has a virtual program to emulate XP and it has the same results IMO. Unless my computer bites the dust, hardware failure beyond repair, I just keep them and the legacy programs I had before upgrading to the next generation. They also serve as my electronic file storage for those years.
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#403093 - 03/09/12 11:31 AM Re: Mac or Pc [Re: soldhomes83]
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Originally Posted By: soldhomes83
Iím looking to geta new home computer to use for personal and work use. Iím considering getting a Mac with the parallel program (allows you to run windows) any suggestions would be helpful.

Bought a new MacBook Air 13" a few weeks ago. I loved the hardware but the software in my opinion was terrible. On OSX I couldn't get the MLS, zipfroms and a few other critical software programs to work. I had planned to run parallels or dual boot but in the end it just seemed not worth it and I took it back.

Bought a Lenovo x220 instead and saved about $400. Its ugly but it gets the job done!


Edited by Triad REALTORģ (03/09/12 11:32 AM)

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#403703 - 03/21/12 06:24 AM Re: Mac or Pc [Re: NC Broker]
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I have a apple Mac which have some exrta features than PC so i think now a days Mac is some better than PC. Mac have more security than PC and also perform fastly speed for playing online games.
http://www.igennie.net/apple-support/mac-support.html



Edited by jacksena (03/21/12 06:27 AM)

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#406363 - 05/07/12 01:57 PM Re: Mac or Pc [Re: soldhomes83]
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Registered: 05/04/12
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Loc: Oregon, USA
Personally I am now a mac fan. MacBook Pro though. The MacBook Air's lack the real firepower that we want in this century. I bought a 2007 Mac over X-mas and it is a dream. I had bought a PC from 2007 and it was pretty much toast now. Macs don't get viruses (at least 99.9% virus resistant) and because of that, they maintain their speed and capabilities over time where every PC I have had, even with supposedly the best anti-virus software out there (kaspersky), they still get bogged down over time and get very slow. Try all you want to have those computer companies clean them, it doesn't help that much. Mac all the way for me.
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#406387 - 05/07/12 10:30 PM Re: Mac or Pc [Re: Rents2Riches-Pat]
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PC, not perfect, but works and most things are written for it straight up, no work arounds, emulators or other mess.
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#407763 - 05/31/12 04:53 PM Re: Mac or Pc [Re: Dave23]
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Registered: 03/23/12
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Loc: Nashville, TN
PC! I would tend to think that you have a larger market for software, hardware. Although Macs have gained ground in more recent years. The cost is another that will bite you though. Sometimes thousands of dollars more than any PC.


Edited by Tandem Realty (05/31/12 04:54 PM)
Edit Reason: removed quote that doesn't work for me

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#407939 - 06/03/12 10:45 PM Re: Mac or Pc [Re: soldhomes83]
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I tend to think that Apple makes an inferior product for a very high price. I seem to be in the minority with this opinion, though.

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#408797 - 06/18/12 04:55 AM Re: Mac or Pc [Re: soldhomes83]
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New MacBook Pro is awesome smile

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#409283 - 06/27/12 03:47 PM Re: Mac or Pc [Re: soldhomes83]
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I have a 2012 MacBook Air 13" 128gb with 8gb of ram. Running Windows 7 in VMware fusion for Windows only programs, and it is flawless. Having Windows as a window open in OSX Lion is awesome. Loading windows 7 in boot camp on startup is also flawless.

You can easily put a fully operable Windows on a newer Mac, but to put Mac OSX on a Windows computer is much harder (hackintosh) and not even possible in most cases.

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#409362 - 06/29/12 08:21 AM Re: Mac or Pc [Re: soldhomes83]
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Mac's are normally more expensive than a PC. If you spend the same money on a PC as a Mac you should get an amazing machine, and even better still if you are able to build it yourself.

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#409386 - 06/29/12 11:54 AM Re: Mac or Pc [Re: soldhomes83]
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These days I don't think it matters as much as it used to, for example, 10 years ago. The rise of popularity for Macs has forced the development of applications for the MacOS. Macs now outsell Dells.
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#409499 - 07/02/12 09:15 AM Re: Mac or Pc [Re: mwds120]
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Originally Posted By: Kjmendy
Mac's are normally more expensive than a PC. If you spend the same money on a PC as a Mac you should get an amazing machine, and even better still if you are able to build it yourself.

^^^ This...

Originally Posted By: mwds120
These days I don't think it matters as much as it used to, for example, 10 years ago. The rise of popularity for Macs has forced the development of applications for the MacOS. Macs now outsell Dells.


Popularity is the key word. A mac is a status symbol that is popular now. I know people who wants a Mac just for the sake that its a Mac and its got a fruit on the lid. They don't even know what it does differently compared to a PC.

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#409500 - 07/02/12 09:15 AM Re: Mac or Pc [Re: mwds120]
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Originally Posted By: Kjmendy
Mac's are normally more expensive than a PC. If you spend the same money on a PC as a Mac you should get an amazing machine, and even better still if you are able to build it yourself.

^^^ This...

Originally Posted By: mwds120
These days I don't think it matters as much as it used to, for example, 10 years ago. The rise of popularity for Macs has forced the development of applications for the MacOS. Macs now outsell Dells.


Popularity is the key word. A mac is a status symbol that is popular now. I know people who wants a Mac just for the sake that its a Mac and its got a fruit on the lid. They don't even know what it does differently compared to a PC.

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#414932 - 10/26/12 02:47 PM Re: Mac or Pc [Re: soldhomes83]
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Loc: Vancouver, Canada
I got a Mac...I just don't like how it isn't compatible with mlxchange

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#415026 - 10/29/12 08:44 AM Re: Mac or Pc [Re: soldhomes83]
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Registered: 10/15/12
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Loc: Sunny Isles, FL, USA
In my opinion you should go with a mac. The computer runs multiple programs more smoothy and it will last you forever! i have a MacBook Pro that I recently purchased, but I also have an iMac that I purchase in 2006 that still runs really well. They are a bit more expensive but they are worth it.

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#415084 - 10/29/12 06:48 PM Re: Mac or Pc [Re: soldhomes83]
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I go with PC. While Mac are fun, and useful - a lot of the real estate softwares (MLS systems, etc) haven't been updated in years and are incompatible.

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#415412 - 11/06/12 09:52 AM Re: Mac or Pc [Re: soldhomes83]
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Registered: 05/04/12
Posts: 62
Loc: Oregon, USA
Macs are 1,000X better:

1. They never slow down because they don't get viruses. So when you buy a fast machine, it stays fast. A PC always slows down shortly after getting it...my experience any ways. To me this is the biggest difference, just not being prone to viruses.
2. Much more user friendly.
3. Comes with a suite of great software for making videos, pictures, audio, all great stuff for a real estate professional to build an image online.
4. Much more sturdy. Aluminum shell body versus plastic.

Once I went to a mac from a PC, it was like a breath of fresh air. Costs 3X as much though....so be ready for that. But it will last much longer and hold value for resale if you wanted to.
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#416188 - 11/28/12 02:27 AM Re: Mac or Pc [Re: soldhomes83]
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Registered: 11/10/12
Posts: 18
Loc: USA
Mac is good in terms of hardware and security reason. But there so many software can't be install properly there it need some 3rd party stuff or emulators to do so. But PC is free from that and now days there are plenty of anti-viruses which can get rid of the bugs and Windows 7 pro itself has a good security feature. And also PC will come in a lower price than Mac. Both have their pro and cons. It is up to you that which one is really suited you.

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#456214 - 01/07/17 03:53 PM Re: Mac or Pc [Re: soldhomes83]
rdayley Offline
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Registered: 12/27/16
Posts: 16
Loc: Clarksville TN
I love my MacBook Pro and my older MacBook Air.

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#457619 - 05/02/17 09:06 PM Re: Mac or Pc [Re: soldhomes83]
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if you have money get mac.
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#458238 - 06/27/17 10:35 AM Re: Mac or Pc [Re: soldhomes83]
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Registered: 06/02/17
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Loc: Santa Monica, CA
Mac. It doesn't get viruses, so it will save your butt later when your PC crashes and takes all your files and software with it.
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#459111 - 09/15/17 06:20 AM Re: Mac or Pc [Re: soldhomes83]
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Registered: 09/14/17
Posts: 31
Loc: USA
Go For Mac if you need best quality product. As Windows hangs a lot.
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#459796 - 11/16/17 11:53 AM Re: Mac or Pc [Re: soldhomes83]
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Posts: 12
Loc: California
IBM and other companies have shown that by deploying Macs in their company they have saved a ton of money and time on IT and support.

So if there's anything to be learned from that, go with the Mac. Plus you can bring it into a genius bar at an apple store near you to have it fixed if something does go wrong. A lot easier than dealing with the geek squad at Best Buy.

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