MacBook Pro & Acer TravelMate 8200 Compared

MacBook ProBefore, the Mac vs. PC debate was more interesting. But now that Macs are migrating to Intel processors, analyzing Mac hardware versus PC hardware is becoming unnecessary. But now the question has changed – it is not which is better anymore (that is so last season!), but now the question is – if you configure a PC and a Mac with identical components, which laptop will reign supreme? So to answer this mind-boggling question, two notebooks were compared.

The 2 competing brands are that of the 15.4-inch MacBook Pro running Mac OS 10.4 and equipped with a 2.0GHz Intel Core Duo (T2500) processor; 2GB of DDR2 SDRAM (666MHz); an ATI Mobility Radeon x1600 graphics card; and a 100GB hard drive spinning at 5,400rpm. On the other side of things, there is the Acer TravelMate 8200 running Windows XP Professional and equipped with a 2.0GHz Intel Core Duo (T2500) processor; 2GB of slightly slower DDR2 SDRAM (533MHz); an ATI Mobility Radeon x1600 graphics card; and a slightly larger 120GB hard drive spinning at 5,400rpm.

Acer TravelMate 8200 According to the review, the Acer variety is better than the MacBook Pro. This is so since the Acer variety pulled ahead with ample features and superior performance and battery life, then sealed the deal with its lower sticker price. This will surely be a hit to consumers who place greater importance to performance rather than looks.

However if you are the aesthetic type, the MacBook Pro may be for you because clearly, its strengths lie therein – from its lightweight, eye-pleasing design to its graphics-friendly display, to its elegant operating system. At the end of it all, the best judge on which laptop (with identical components) will reign supreme, will be best answered by consumers with different likes and priorities.

MacBook ProBefore, the Mac vs. PC debate was more interesting. But now that Macs are migrating to Intel processors, analyzing Mac hardware versus PC hardware is becoming unnecessary. But now the question has changed – it is not which is better anymore (that is so last season!), but now the question is – if you configure a PC and a Mac with identical components, which laptop will reign supreme? So to answer this mind-boggling question, two notebooks were compared.

The 2 competing brands are that of the 15.4-inch MacBook Pro running Mac OS 10.4 and equipped with a 2.0GHz Intel Core Duo (T2500) processor; 2GB of DDR2 SDRAM (666MHz); an ATI Mobility Radeon x1600 graphics card; and a 100GB hard drive spinning at 5,400rpm. On the other side of things, there is the Acer TravelMate 8200 running Windows XP Professional and equipped with a 2.0GHz Intel Core Duo (T2500) processor; 2GB of slightly slower DDR2 SDRAM (533MHz); an ATI Mobility Radeon x1600 graphics card; and a slightly larger 120GB hard drive spinning at 5,400rpm.

Acer TravelMate 8200 According to the review, the Acer variety is better than the MacBook Pro. This is so since the Acer variety pulled ahead with ample features and superior performance and battery life, then sealed the deal with its lower sticker price. This will surely be a hit to consumers who place greater importance to performance rather than looks.

However if you are the aesthetic type, the MacBook Pro may be for you because clearly, its strengths lie therein – from its lightweight, eye-pleasing design to its graphics-friendly display, to its elegant operating system. At the end of it all, the best judge on which laptop (with identical components) will reign supreme, will be best answered by consumers with different likes and priorities.

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