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Old 10-09-2012, 08:38 PM   #16
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Am I right to think that buying a Mac would be good in terms of customer support when travelling, since apple is everywhere nowadays? or is this not really a valid point vs a dell...


I think it depends on what the problem is. If you have a power adapter die under warranty the Apple store would probably replace it on the spot. If you had a motherboard die both Dell and Apple would probably send a refurbished unit in the mail which would take at least a few days.
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Old 10-10-2012, 09:55 PM   #17
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ya, Apple support has been great in my experience. It's as good as it gets apart from on-site. For laptops it's especially fast.
 
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If you are going to travel, you might want to consider the weight of the machine as a priority.
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the Dell is 7.76 lbs and the MBP is 4.5 lbs. The Dell looks like the kind of machine you aren't meant to carry
 
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the Dell is 7.76 lbs and the MBP is 4.5 lbs. The Dell looks like the kind of machine you aren't meant to carry


More power = more weight.

Also if you're hauling over 100 pounds of tripods, lights, lenses, and a cinema camera on a cart the 3 pound difference between two laptops will be indiscernable. Either machine would be a great tool to have, this is just nitpicking now.
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Old 11-05-2012, 06:02 PM   #21
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Hello

I study architecture and I am thinking to buy a laptop.

I am between a MBP and the Dell M6700. The price is about the same for the two models in Sweden.

The programms that I am going to run are ArchiCad, AutoCad, Revit, Rhino, Sketch Up, V-Ray and the whole Adobe Suite.

I am using OSX in about 5 years and I don't have any problem with the environment. I attach the specifications of both the systems in order to help me choose the best.

MBP Retina 15':
2,7 GHz Quad-Core Intel Core i7, Turbo Boost up to 3,7 GHz
8 GB 1600 MHz DDR3L SDRAM
256 GB SSD
NVIDIA GeForce GT 650M with 1 GB GDDR5

Dell M6700 17.3':
Intel® Core™ i7-3740QM Processor (2.70GHz Turbo, 6MB)
NVIDIA Quadro K4000M with 4 GB GDDR5
8GB (2x4GB) 1600MHz DDR3
500GB 2.5' (7.200r/min) Serial ATA II-harddisk

On the Dell I have the option to add the Intel® Core™ i7-3820QM Processor (2.70GHz Turbo, 8MB). At the same price I can add a second SSD HD 128MB. Which of the two upgrades do you recommend (if any)?

Thank you in advance!

Edit: 10 days after the original post and no reply. I would really appreciate an opinion, cause i find it very difficult to choose the dell, due to the design and the OS.

Furthermore the clock is ticking and I have to buy the system in the beginning of December.

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