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    Re: High Spec Laptop

    Lenovo ThinkPad R series should do the job.

    http://www5.pc.ibm.com/uk/products.n...nkPad+R+Series

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    Re: High Spec Laptop

    Thanks guys - some good options there


    Quote Originally Posted by indie
    It's a pitty that you don't know how easy it is to get a Mac to authenticate from AD.
    Yep - easy to get a Mac to authenticate - but double the effort installing all the other software ie a Mac version and windows version. :P

    As I've already said - it's for our PE dept - not the sharpest tools in the box!! :P

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    Quote Originally Posted by alan-d
    Yep - easy to get a Mac to authenticate - but double the effort installing all the other software ie a Mac version and windows version.

    As I've already said - it's for our PE dept - not the sharpest tools in the box!!
    Sounds like you're not the sharpest tool in the box! You've obviously never installed software onto a Mac!

    If you're only looking after one machine then a child could do it, the majority of software you can simply copy to the Applications folder.

    On large installs Apple Remote Desktop simplifies even further the install process. Select machines, select Copy Items.

    Yes there are programs you can't install like this, but Windows isn't perfect too.

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    Sounds to me you've missed the point he tried to make. I don't think he said anywhere that it is twice as much effort to install software on a Mac, just twice as much effort to install the same software on OSX and Windows on the same machine.

    Frankly, if a Windows machine was required, I would prefer to have a Dell/IBM/Acer/Whatever than a Mac. Are you seriously telling me that using an unsupported, beta dual boot system on a Mac with alleged stability and driver problems when running Windows is a good thing? That it is a preferred option to getting a Dell/whatever that is designed to run Windows with signed drivers? Thats not to say that the iBook isn't a good machine, just inappropriate in this instance.

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    Nope, I didnt mention running Windows on it, quite frankly I don't like running Windows on my MBP. The keyboard layout is screwy, I can't use the Brightness/Volume keys and the backlit keyboard doesn't work.

    My point was that if you bought a MacBook, for <£800 it's of a higher spec than the £779 Dell laptop and you get iMovie and iDVD thrown in for free.

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    @ Indie: I find your comments offensive.

    Get over the hurt m8 - macs are now mainstream - war is over.

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    Re: High Spec Laptop

    Quote Originally Posted by Sylv3r
    Nice one

    @ indie A single Mac in our environment would not be cost effective as the laptop has to run windows apps to carry out other tasks. If I were creating a new suite then that may be a different story.

    As for your other comment - I'll assume that it was hot on a late Fri night and you were tired

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    Fair doo's, maybe they couldn't cope with a Mac then!

    I appologise for last night, i'd had a few beers!



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