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    Mac or PC for Antigua?

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    Hey Guys...
    I am looking to buy a laptop for the time I spend down at AUA. I have always been a Windows user but I want to get a Macbook. Do you guys recommend it for Antigua? Is it fully supported with the programs? Also hows things going on the Island now a days? Are people still unhappy with the clinical situation? Also what are some tips you might give a future students, a list of things to do and not to do?

    Thanks!

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    Yup, a Mac is great there! I got a brand new laptop PC and it did what, unfortunately, some students see it do. It crashes due to humidity, overheating, or just something random. I found that my new Mac at the time held up alot better.

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    Get a tablet, it is much easier to take notes right on your computer and makes studying easier.

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    I was thinking of the new HP Touch Smart laptops because they have them coming out with the new i3 and i5 Processors. Is the note taking that much easier? Anyone have any experience?

    Thanks for the replys!

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    no windows, no osx, linux....ubuntu distro
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    netbook....

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    I would also go with a Tablet. It would make taking notes directly onto your computer so much easier.

    Clinical situation is still crap. Basically, the situation is not being worked on anymore and the school is just going to let students suffer through the bottleneck. As far as the future goes most likely they will adapt a ross policy of accepting but failing students so they don't make it to clinicals.

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    I hate the tablet pc's..but that's just personal preference. Easier for me to take notes typing instead of "writing" on the tablet..And the mac's went down just as much as a windows PC did (and there's no apple store on the island that will honor the us apple warranty, so you're stuck shipping it back to the states) I bought a 17" windows laptop before starting and i'm still happy with it. I hated trying to see the little screens on those netbooks. And there are plenty of power outlets in the classrooms, so battery life wasn't ever an issue with me. It's all about what you want/need in your laptop. It also doubled as my entertainment for my room when i wanted to watch a movie/tv show. Go to a store like bestbuy before you buy one and try out a few before making a final decision.

    And Emrbu8-what the heck? No mention of the great guy who recovered all your files using freaking DOS that night? Took like 2 or 3 hours. Sheesh...
    Last edited by Cyberia; 05-22-2010 at 08:17 AM.

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    How my Laptop Fared.....

    On a hot summer night, when all the evil pc window crashers came out. I believe it was in August of 2009 when I found myself surrounded and taken down. My computer went down in a blaze of Antigua glory. With nowhere to turn, I looked for a savior or a superhero. I found a caped man wandering outside of Utopia, actually jogging. Without hesitation, he said up, up, and away. I later went to bed with a worrying thought about my fair pc. I woke up to a knock on the door and the caped crusader returned my pc better than ever. The only words that came back from the masked man as I said thank you to him were "Anytime, kid, anytime there is a pc in peril... i'll be there". He flew into the night only occasionally to be found around the island.

    Thanks again, Cyberia!!!!!!

    Quote Originally Posted by Cyberia View Post
    I hate the tablet pc's..but that's just personal preference. Easier for me to take notes typing instead of "writing" on the tablet..And the mac's went down just as much as a windows PC did (and there's no apple store on the island that will honor the us apple warranty, so you're stuck shipping it back to the states) I bought a 17" windows laptop before starting and i'm still happy with it. I hated trying to see the little screens on those netbooks. And there are plenty of power outlets in the classrooms, so battery life wasn't ever an issue with me. It's all about what you want/need in your laptop. It also doubled as my entertainment for my room when i wanted to watch a movie/tv show. Go to a store like bestbuy before you buy one and try out a few before making a final decision.

    And Emrbu8-what the heck? No mention of the great guy who recovered all your files using freaking DOS that night? Took like 2 or 3 hours. Sheesh...

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    Mac or PC?

    I don't believe the person who said the mac's go down as much as the PC's. Here's why: My laptop overheats as soon as the room temp goes above 82. I can feel the heat on my Dell Studio laptop now. (7, 15", about 600) So I went into an Apple store and felt the Macbook Pro. It had been running all day, and it was cool. (osx, 13", about 1000 student rate) The Macbook Pro is an improvement over the Macbook. The Pro has an aluminum unibody and is WAY better built that the PC netbooks and laptops.. As well, it runs windows in dual boot mode with no difficulty at all. It has a graphics processor that screams. (not literally.)
    If you are on a budget, sure, get a Toshiba netbook for around $350. On Amazon, there are instructions in the reviewer area for how to remove the bloatware that Toshiba puts on. That will take you maybe 6 hours or so. and RUN XP, not 7 or Vista. Important. As well, a bigger laptop for $500 will work OK with XP.
    But the Macbook Pro will be with you for years and has a lot of advantages, if you can afford it. I mentioned the build quality, the ruggedness. You are driving a mercedes. Pros pay up for build quality, ask Nikon. There is no screwing around, it runs out of the box. Apple support lasts for years, and is excellent. (around 250 as I remember) The Apple will not draw down your time the way a PC does - constantly misbehaving. Apples work reliably with peripherals, PC's not as good. And I am sure the heating issue much better with Apple, with its Aluminum body and led-lit screen. If an Apple is a mercedes, a netbook is a Vespa scooter. They both will take you where you want to go, usually.
    About the tablets, I'm not a buyer.. I have been looking at the Ipad, and its cool, but you give up all the software of osx and Windows. The reason for a tablet, if you are a doc, is that you can interview patients with it on your clip-board. But I would be a sidelines waiter on tablets. Wait until the market shakes out and real OSes are on them.

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