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Just installed Lion (clean install) on my 2010 MBP, i7 2.66GHz, 8GB DDR3, GeForce 330M GT, 120GB Vertex 3.

So far, super fast and snappy. No issues here.
Chrome does not work properly.. but im sure once its updated everything will be all good
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That's weird. Chrome works fine for me.


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And if you're using a laptop, you'll notice the fans are audible, meaning it's working hard on something. That something is indexing, and it should be done in ~an hour.
Yup, mine got a little slow when it was doing that but was nice and fast once finished.
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I keep getting confused with the scrolling when switching between Lion and Windows 7 lol
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That's weird. Chrome works fine for me.



Yup, mine got a little slow when it was doing that but was nice and fast once finished.
For me, I cant change the default search engine. I am in Japan and when I try to make the default search Google US, chrome freezes. Everytime, even after a format. Sigh.
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All the mac hate is disgusting.

-snip-

Their build quality is outstanding and flawless. The Macbook Air is perfect for taking notes in class. OS X Lion is even more perfect for my needs.

I'm not a hipster. I'm not a dumb, elitist college student. I'm someone who knows what I need and what I do and Apple knows this as well. I'll be selling my current Macbook in the next month to buy a new Macbook Air.
My post was made about the sad majority of Mac users that exist. If the shoe fits, wear it. Otherwise don't give flak to another Mac user.

Their build quality is no better than any mass produced system available to users. Like I said, you can definitely build your own for cheaper and have the same "Quality" macs do. It is in no way flawless. It's funny how people seem to forget about the screw ups mac made...

Again I enjoy the Macbook airs tho.. I sure as hell can't build something that thin or portable, and I think that is a definite reason to buy. Just a shame that the majority of work I do is on Windows or Linux.

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Don't pay it any attention. Most members here hate on Mac and live in a world of absolute denial where they believe game developers and hardware companies should cater to their every whim and their "custom built" PC's. They are too dumb to realize that there exists a world outside of their basement where people are not interested in building their own computers or cannot afford to game on expensive high end PC's.
I don't hate Mac.. I hate when people hold a mass manufacturer is such high regard when they essentially rip off their end users with overpriced hardware available elsewhere for half the price.

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What people also fail to realise is that with Macs you don't need crazy fancy hardware, because OSX runs very quickly as it was designed with specific hardware in mind and optimised to perfection.
It's based off Unix... So in essence you can do the same thing with Linux/Unix. Just some food for thought.....In the end.. if it runs so efficiently, why not put the higher end components in it so you can enjoy the performance increase of utilizing a supposedly "optimized" operating system? Wouldn't this make applications decimate other systems since the OS is less process intensive? Better yet, why are they selling products with lower performance for the price of the higher performance products? Just some more food for thought.

Mac is just another brand. There is nothing "Better" about them. They have their screw ups just like any other brand... what irritates me is how people hold Apple on a pedalstool like they're a God or something... thing is.. they aren't any better than the majority of large corporations out there. Their OS is the only thing they have going for them... Essentially the parts in your supposedly "better built" mac is the same exact crap that's in my "crappy built" Dell.


Again. I'm not a Mac hater. I used and worked on iMacs... iBooks and I love Macbook Airs... I just want to set people straight.
Edited by MediaRocker - 7/25/11 at 10:10pm
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People seem to forget that you can throw Windows on a Mac as well.
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People seem to forget that you can throw Windows on a Mac as well.
Didn't forget... just don't wanna pay $1500 more for a system I can buy elsewhere with better specs....

I would get a Macbook air but... eh.. I think I'd rather build a breadbox before that.
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Didn't forget... just don't wanna pay $1500 more for a system I can buy elsewhere with better specs....

I would get a Macbook air but... eh.. I think I'd rather build a breadbox before that.
You can't buy it elsewhere though. You can buy a comparable Windows-based laptop, but it isn't the same (not saying that's a good/bad thing). If you're only interested in Windows, of course you're gonna be better off with a Windows laptop. Some people do use (and in some cases, prefer) OSX. They can still install Windows on a separate partition if they need it for work or any other reason. Apple's customer support puts all competition to shame, too.

Now, if there was the option of installing OSX on a Windows-based laptop from Lenovo, HP, etc., oh boy...that would be dandy to say the least.
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You can't buy it elsewhere though. You can buy a comparable Windows-based laptop, but it isn't the same (not saying that's a good/bad thing). If you're only interested in Windows, of course you're gonna be better off with a Windows laptop. Some people do use (and in some cases, prefer) OSX. They can still install Windows on a separate partition if they need it for work or any other reason. Apple's customer support puts all competition to shame, too.

Now, if there was the option of installing OSX on a Windows-based laptop from Lenovo, HP, etc., oh boy...that would be dandy to say the least.
I think that would benefit mac best instead of trying to shame the "PC" actually.. I don't really get the whole "Mac" vs. "PC" debate. They both are essentially the exact same. Which makes one not better than the other.
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I think that would benefit mac best instead of trying to shame the "PC" actually.. I don't really get the whole "Mac" vs. "PC" debate. They both are essentially the exact same. Which makes one not better than the other.
It would benefit the customer best!

The PC vs. Mac debate has changed since Bootcamp has been introduced. I think a lot of people who were formerly PC-only (who are willing to spend) like the combination of Windows OS + Apple customer service. Not to mention they get to try out OSX. I used to be pretty anti-Macbook, but the Air seems pretty awesome
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