How good is windows on a mac? I want to buy a mac BAD
Posted on 2006-11-09
Lately, I'm really really wanting a macintosh. It's not a logical decision - as all my software is windows based. But still the draw to own a mac is nearly irresistable right now (a core 2 duo mac mini would push me over the edge instantly)
so my question is - how good are these macs, when running windows? Can you get all the drivers you need? do external usb/firewire devices work? Can you boot windows off an extrernal drive and leave your primary drive all mac? I've heard parallels is pretty good, but I assume I'll need to dual boot (with bootcamp right?)
Lastly, if anyone knows - are the basic macbooks they sell for $1100 user upgradable (ram, memory)? I've heard that upgrading a mac mini voids the warranty - is that the same for the laptops or can I drop in a new Hard drive and max out the ram on my own?
ok and as long as I'm asking a long list of questions...
Frys has the old core duo macbooks at $200 off now that the core 2 duo's are out.
Any significant differences? Could you run dual monitors with the old macbooks?
Thanks Mac Fans,
- Mac Wannabe