PC verses MAC (let the debate continue)


So, I know it’s hard to believe, but I am actually considering getting a Macbook to use as my main development computer.  The reason is I’m using some beta mobile development tools that only support the Mac.  The problem is that if I don’t use these tools and incrementally build my app with them, I will get my app far out of wac (wac being a technical term) that I will never be able to get it back in wac again. 

So, I have a good friend who is a Mac wizard and I thought I’d ask him a question.  Below is my question and his answer.  Keep in mind, my friend is very technical in the Mac world.

Question from me (PC Guy):

I’ve been trying to figure that out for myself which Mac model to get.  If I get one, I want SandyBridge or later.  I think that’s quad core, but hard to tell.  Apple just seems to give dates on the refurbished site for their computers.  It’s also good to know they work with 16gb ram.  I need that because I run big fat windows VM’s.  The other thing I can’t quite figure out is if the 15’s support 2 drives internally if you are willing to forego the optical drive.  I like to run the boot drive as SSD (SATA3) and the secondary drive as just a normal SATA2 or SATA3.

My Friends answer (MAC Guy)

You’re talking like a pc guy. Pick the prettiest one.

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  1. in my area of ​​business that is not debatable: it’s MAC

  2. Understandable. Apple engineers a complete end-to-end user experience like Xbox does. No need to spec nitty-gritty features. Mac performance is generally a given.

    Good write up by AltDotNET guy http://compositecode.com/2011/12/18/small-powerful-elegant-sexy-and-hard-core/


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