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post #31 of 102
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The finger gestures are so useful and intuitive on the trackpad, i may find it hard to ever go back to a PC notebook.
Congrats LewBlue!

I know what you mean... after getting a macbook pro, I find it difficult going back to windows notebooks.
post #32 of 102
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if you knew how many everyday items are made with foxconn components, you would crap your pants and hide in your house, and you would certainly never fly on a plane again.
I do know quite a few actually, and probably more than you.

My very good friend's husband works for apple and works on internal design/components, and worked with a rival company before and told me there is not much of a difference in terms of quality (although he says apple's pay is much better/takes care of employees better, fwiw)

If you don't believe me, you can also look up stories where they take apart the iphone/ipads and identify each component and calculate the cost. They are cheap components and are able to charge that much because of great design, UI, and name recognition. That is my point.
Edited by mylilpony - 11/3/11 at 5:14am
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trackpad, awesome screen, build quality/materials + being able to walk in to an apple store if i have a problem, is WELL worth the extra price.
Bad arguement.

There are plenty of laptops with just as good, if not better, build quality than a Mac Book.
A trackpad and a good screen isn't worth $1500.

Congrats with your purchase, although I don't understand why you'd buy a 17" MB. If I'm going with a 17" I'd just buy a beast gaming laptop as 17" isn't really portable or space-friendly anyway.
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Nice man.
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Welcome brother.
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I am probably gong to get a Macbook Pro 15 for Christmas because I want one

If I do get one I am going to get the one with:
2.2GHz i7
4GB RAM
500GB SATA @5400RPM
Hi-Res Glossy Widescreen Display



At the moment I have a PowerBook G4 It's getting a bit old and it can't run any of the new programs that I need
    
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post #37 of 102
Congrats OP.

I have a MBP from 2007 - I'm slightly jealous of the newer versions.

People should stop throwing around their value judgements as gospel. Some things like the magnetic disconnect and trackpad are worth their weight in gold in my opinion. Both are significant design improvements over standard laptops.
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I do know quite a few actually, and probably more than you.

My very good friend's husband works for apple and works on internal design/components, and worked with a rival company before and told me there is not much of a difference in terms of quality (although he says apple's pay is much better/takes care of employees better, fwiw)

If you don't believe me, you can also look up stories where they take apart the iphone/ipads and identify each component and calculate the cost. They are cheap components and are able to charge that much because of great design, UI, and name recognition. That is my point.
Yea... Because design, UI, and recognition comes free
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Awesome purchase, and it'll be an awesome addition to any apple products for integration.
 
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Congrats man! I use my 13" pro way more than i use my desktop pc. The trackpad and and gestures will spoil you.
    
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