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Mr_Argon

Macbook Killer Suggestions

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Posted · Original PosterOP

Hi all.

So recently my laptop has started breaking, and while its being diagnosed I thought I should look at alternatives.

My friend suggested the Macbook Pro (note that he only has Apple computers). Now I think the 13inch base model would be the most expensive I can go, keeping in mind I need adapters.

I have a love/hate relationship with Apple. I've never owned an Apple product, I find them too expensive. However I really like Mac OS, and the features. I also like the way it's made, and the build quality (I'm aware the keyboards can break). Not to mention the screen, which is incredible.

Can anyone find a laptop that is better than the 13 inch base model Macbook Pro?

I use my laptop mainly for web browsing and working on Google Docs. I occasionally play a few games on it, probably Minecraft. And if I get a Windows PC I'll probably play offline CSGO (I'm terrible at CSGO if you're wondering)

 

TLDR: show me a Windows laptop that is better than the base model Macbook Pro

 

Note: it has to be 14 inch or under.


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If you want to hackingtosh, I've seen some great results with Huawei's matebooks

 

they look a lot like macbooks as well


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Posted · Original PosterOP
1 minute ago, LukeSavenije said:

If you want to hackingtosh, I've seen some great results with Huawei's matebooks

 

they look a lot like macbooks as well

Not looking to go Hackintosh, just want a Windows computer that can trade blows with that Macbook.


Current PC: i5-3570, Gigabyte GA-B75M-D3H, 12 GB RAM @1333 MHz, Sapphire RX 460. 240GB Crucial BX500, 500GB Seagate HDD, Antec Truepower Classic 650W

Peripherals: Old Logitech mouse, Redragon K552-R Kumara, LG Flatron W2353V, Sony ZX770BN headphones.

Laptop: Dell Latitude E5470 upgraded by my store (i5 6300U, 8GB DDR4 @2133, 500GB SSD)

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1 hour ago, Mr_Argon said:

TLDR: show me a Windows laptop that is better than the base model Macbook Pro

huawei matebook x pro

Huawei Matebook 13. 

 

 

only downside to the 13 is the IO

 

both better than macbooks in almost every regard. 

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Isn’t a real “MacBook killer” the strength is the OS and build quality. Only guys that match build quality are Razer (stupidly expensive) and every other laptop runs W10. 
 

also you don’t need google docs on MacOS it comes with pages, keynote and numbers 


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Posted · Original PosterOP
5 hours ago, Lord Vile said:

Isn’t a real “MacBook killer” the strength is the OS and build quality. Only guys that match build quality are Razer (stupidly expensive) and every other laptop runs W10. 
 

also you don’t need google docs on MacOS it comes with pages, keynote and numbers 

I do need Google Docs, most of my work is on there, and I can't move it, because its school files,  not mine


Current PC: i5-3570, Gigabyte GA-B75M-D3H, 12 GB RAM @1333 MHz, Sapphire RX 460. 240GB Crucial BX500, 500GB Seagate HDD, Antec Truepower Classic 650W

Peripherals: Old Logitech mouse, Redragon K552-R Kumara, LG Flatron W2353V, Sony ZX770BN headphones.

Laptop: Dell Latitude E5470 upgraded by my store (i5 6300U, 8GB DDR4 @2133, 500GB SSD)

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10 hours ago, Lord Vile said:

Only guys that match build quality are Razer

Exterior? yes. Interior? no, both suck

20 hours ago, Mr_Argon said:

However I really like Mac OS

If you really need macOS, your options are clear


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1 hour ago, GeneXiS_X said:

Exterior? yes. Interior? no, both suck

If you really need macOS, your options are clear

Interior wise they’re both fine. You get what you need you just have to know what you need to get the correct model. That being said with Apple you’re paying the extra for MacOS. With Razer you’re paying for chroma?...


Dirty Windows Peasants :P ?

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Posted · Original PosterOP
3 hours ago, GeneXiS_X said:

Exterior? yes. Interior? no, both suck

If you really need macOS, your options are clear

I don't need macOS, I just think it's a really smooth OS. I'm quite happy to stick to Windows if it means better performance.


Current PC: i5-3570, Gigabyte GA-B75M-D3H, 12 GB RAM @1333 MHz, Sapphire RX 460. 240GB Crucial BX500, 500GB Seagate HDD, Antec Truepower Classic 650W

Peripherals: Old Logitech mouse, Redragon K552-R Kumara, LG Flatron W2353V, Sony ZX770BN headphones.

Laptop: Dell Latitude E5470 upgraded by my store (i5 6300U, 8GB DDR4 @2133, 500GB SSD)

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