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post #71 of 228
Who cares how it looks? its not a fashion statement.

I have a macbook and its great for school.

Boots almost instantly and runs programs excellent (word and browsing).

Plus the fact that you don't get virus's basically sells it to me.

Even though I get a discount because of school, if I had the choice between an apple or another laptop I would go the apple for those reasons stated above.

to me the price is justified.

and don't start saying "OMG my laptop is so much better than yours because it has faster gpu and cpu and I payed less."

for what I use my laptop for I don't need a fast gpu and cpu to run word or a browser.

oh yo btw why did I highlight all of the first person terms? "I and me" is because EVERYONE IS DIFFERENT, people can like what ever they want and pay what ever they want.

people can still hop on the "I hate apple" bandwagon but your opinion isn't needed because its if you step back and look at what people post it's the equivalent to the 12 year old screaming kids on cod.

please keep your opinions to your self and stop hating on peoples opinions.

/rant
post #72 of 228
Lots of good discussion here as is usually the norm (well that and the hate haha). I have several mid to full tower desktops, my bro has only an Ipad and my other bro has his 15" MBP. Messed with OSX enough to say I can see very much how people enjoy it - it's smooth, it's simple and gets the job done. At the same time though, I think it's just again the whole package and catering to basic computing needs of the masses which Apple does very well at. At the same time I love Windows 7 and have had it work flawlessly on every computer I've used it on (fresh install).

Besides, this is OCN. I wouldn't be expecting any Mac owner to run F@H, Boinc, hashing, or other strenous tasks ;p. For what I do a desktop is mandatory.

While it may be "old fashioned" I'm sorry but I do have a lot of data backed up on DVD-Rs. You can get digital copies of games and music, sure, but I also like to have my physical copies. To have the opticals removed from MBPs is just a huge strike against them for me. I'm sure many others would say the same even if it as a form / aesthetics choice can make sense.
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Muahahaha, can't wait to hear another of this MacBooks crack when someone puts a little too much pressure on the bag that is holding it, I felt like a complete ass but I couldn't resist bursting in laughter, even if it was my friend's recently bought MacBook air.

Meanwhile I will keep tossing my backpack with my Thinkpad around with no worries smile.gif
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post #74 of 228
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Who cares how it looks? its not a fashion statement.
I have a macbook and its great for school.
Boots almost instantly and runs programs excellent (word and browsing).
Plus the fact that you don't get virus's basically sells it to me.
Even though I get a discount because of school, if I had the choice between an apple or another laptop I would go the apple for those reasons stated above.
to me the price is justified.
and don't start saying "OMG my laptop is so much better than yours because it has faster gpu and cpu and I payed less."
for what I use my laptop for I don't need a fast gpu and cpu to run word or a browser.
oh yo btw why did I highlight all of the first person terms? "I and me" is because EVERYONE IS DIFFERENT, people can like what ever they want and pay what ever they want.
people can still hop on the "I hate apple" bandwagon but your opinion isn't needed because its if you step back and look at what people post it's the equivalent to the 12 year old screaming kids on cod.
please keep your opinions to your self and stop hating on peoples opinions.
/rant


If all you really needed was enough power to run word processing/web browsing programs then you should've opted for something like a $400 AMD APU laptop (E-Series?).  Much lower cost, excellent battery life, same capabilities...... and if you really care about viruses, you could put a Linux-based OS (i.e. Ubuntu) on it - a free, open-source OS which is even less prone because it is even less popular than Apple's OS X and there are less viruses coded for it.  With support for the performing majority of tasks that a Windows or Mac-based installation could do.

 

I certainly respect your opinion but I want you to think of all the useful things you could've done with that extra money....

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If all you really needed was enough power to run word processing/web browsing programs then you should've opted for something like a $400 AMD APU laptop (E-Series?).  Much lower cost, excellent battery life, same capabilities...... and if you really care about viruses, you could put a Linux-based OS (i.e. Ubuntu) on it - a free, open-source OS which is even less prone because it is even less popular than Apple's OS X and there are less viruses coded for it.  With support for the performing majority of tasks that a Windows or Mac-based installation could do.

I certainly respect your opinion but I want you to think of all the useful things you could've done with that extra money....

Exactly, people are too much "Windows for games, Mac OS for web browsing and office-stuff", not even giving Linux a thought, like it's not even a choice. It is a great OS, at least the Ubuntu-based distros. Like my previously mentioned Linux Mint with KDE, works like a charm. Next laptop I'm gonna buy will be a Samsung though, their TV's and phones are so good, I feel I can't go wrong with a laptop from them.
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If all you really needed was enough power to run word processing/web browsing programs then you should've opted for something like a $400 AMD APU laptop (E-Series?).  Much lower cost, excellent battery life, same capabilities...... and if you really care about viruses, you could put a Linux-based OS (i.e. Ubuntu) on it - a free, open-source OS which is even less prone because it is even less popular than Apple's OS X and there are less viruses coded for it.  With support for the performing majority of tasks that a Windows or Mac-based installation could do.

 

I certainly respect your opinion but I want you to think of all the useful things you could've done with that extra money....


Yeah, this. There's just absolutely no way anyone can sensibly justify dropping thousands of dollars on a word processing/Facebook machine when a cheap subnotebook can do exactly the same things for less. If you don't want viruses, don't install them.

 

I bet PoopaScoopa will quote me here and say HURR BUT THOSE WINBLOWS NOTEBOOKS HAVE CRAPPY TRACKPADS. If a trackpad is worth $2,000+ to you, you're insane.

 

 

post #77 of 228
No optical drive? SSD instead of HDD? It kind of sucks not having an optical drive on a laptop... I rarely use it on my desktop, but on my desktop I seem to always need it. Hope SSD will drive the mb/p prices up devil.gif
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post #78 of 228
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"They're all going to look like MacBook Airs," one person familiar with the new MacBook Pro designs told AppleInsider. Meanwhile, existing MacBook Pro designs are expected to be phased out over the course of the year.

Who is saying this is all good news!? They are basically phasing out the MacBook Pro line in favor of a MacBook Air style laptop. While it sounds great and all, no one will have the option to have a regular MacBook Pro again. Remember when they took away little things like Nvidia graphics from the MBP line? Well here we go again...

I am not necessarily saying that all of this is bad, I am just tying to make everyone realize that a change like this cannot be all good.
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Yeah, this. There's just absolutely no way anyone can sensibly justify dropping thousands of dollars on a word processing/Facebook machine when a cheap subnotebook can do exactly the same things for less. If you don't want viruses, don't install them.

I bet PoopaScoopa will quote me here and say HURR BUT THOSE WINBLOWS NOTEBOOKS HAVE CRAPPY TRACKPADS. If a trackpad is worth $2,000+ to you, you're insane.
There's nothing wrong with spending $999-$1199 for general use. Sure you could pickup a cheaper machine, but it's cheaper for a reason.
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aesthetically wise, apple takes all
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