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So I'm in the market for a laptop, because living in a house of five, who all use the computer, it can get pretty aggravating when either a) you want to use it and it's occupied, or b) you're using it and family members are badgering you for it. So having a computer of my own would be awesome. Thinking of a laptop just so it's there for when I go to school in the future, whenever that happens (graduated last year, taking a year off working). And just generally being able to use it anywhere.
I'm not sure what I wanna get though. I haven't really done a whole lot of research (I probably should've before I made this thread, but whatever). So I'll just start off with a list of what I'm using this thing for. It's pretty basic.
- Internet, instant messaging (windows messenger)
- Music (I use iTunes on the home computer, so familiarity with that is making me lean towards a macbook)
That's really it, as of now I don't do any actual work on the computer, not being in school at all. I'm not looking for a gaming rig, just a good all-purpose computer that won't give me too much hassle.
I'm leaning towards a Macbook because one of my friends recommended it, she uses it for the same stuff I'd use it for and she says it's awesome. Anything I should know that would deter me from this?
Another question I have is how easy it would be to transfer some files I have from one computer to the other. I have a big iTunes library and some stuff I bought off the store, and I'm worried that would be a pain in the ass to transfer to another computer, be it a Mac or something else. Would whoever I bought the computer from offer that kind of service?
My price range is kinda large, I have about 2500 bucks to spend on it, and my parents are lending 500 as a graduation gift. So price isn't really the biggest issue, I just don't wanna go blow it on something super high-end I don't really need. Basic uses and all.
Any help is appreciated, but please don't go dump a bunch of technical specs on me cuz I guarantee I won't know what it means or how it stacks up. Sorry for not coming in with a better idea but... that's what this is for I guess.