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Final Cut Pro on mac for serious video editing. There are others, but that is the most common.

Well, if you want free, there is GIMP for mac. There is also just Photoshop for mac at the same price as for pc.

Coding is nice if you are coding for a Mac. XCode is personally my favorite IDE, but it is of course only for writing mac or ios applications. For general coding, I have the Sublime 2 text editor. It is fairly basic but very nice to use. Again, coding on a mac is great if you don't need to be coding for windows or linux tongue.gif
For the start i ment webpages tongue.gif
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1) How does using mac feel all together?
2) Am I right about the prices?
3) Can I use normal USB peripherals like mouses ? (Roccat XTD etc.) I don't like the apple mouse, too flat for me.
4) Are macbooks reliable products? My friend had to send his 15' retina back 2 times in half year (faulty motherboard, bad monitor backlight)
5) Is the only way to get internet there wifi or the usb thingy?
6) I'm worried that 13' is too small, I saw it in store and it looked fine. Is there big difference between 2560x1600 and 1440x900 if it's only on 13' display?
7) Any info on 2013 line?
8) Doesn't the SSD die too fast while using it around 5-8 hours a day?
9) What about 3rd party stuff?

1. I like the feel of my MacBook Pro. I love the sleek design of it and it is completely uniform and overall it feels well built.
2. The prices are outrageous IMHO. I got my MacBook Pro from my cousin who upgraded to a new Air but the first Air I bought was $500 and it was used and slightly damaged.
3. I can't comment on this because I use the trackpad but I'm sure it would work.
4. I haven't had any problems with my MacBook Pro and I've had it for 2 years. Again, results may vary tongue.gif
5. All Macs have a WIFI card built in. With the retina MacBook Pros, you can buy that USB dongle thing you were talking about.
6. I had the 13" MacBook Air and it felt small. I like the bigger screen real estate.
7. None that I know of.
8. I doubt it, you should be fine.
9. What about it? tongue.gif There isn't any that I know of for the Retina MacBook Pro.

By the way, I am both a Mac and a PC user. I use the OS X operating system for graphic design and I use Windows for gaming and daily use. I am not bias to either side by the way thumb.gif

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Really excited about the price drops. Now I have something over 4 months to decide if I want 13' or get 15' with 650M for $650 extra bucks.
The 15' retina went $250 down and the 13 retina $210 down smile.gif The prices look much better now.

Also by the USB thingy I ment the "mobile internet" you plug in. There is some RJ45-USB thing?
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post #24 of 29
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Really excited about the price drops. Now I have something over 4 months to decide if I want 13' or get 15' with 650M for $650 extra bucks.
The 15' retina went $250 down and the 13 retina $210 down smile.gif The prices look much better now.

Also by the USB thingy I ment the "mobile internet" you plug in. There is some RJ45-USB thing?

Yep, those price drops were quite unexpected but very welcome!

Yeah, since there is no ethernet port on the retina macbooks, you can buy a usb to RJ45 thing. It seems kind of silly but I suppose it works if you need it. But yes, you can plug in other usb internet thing for cellular and such.
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Another question, what about internet browser? I have loads of bookmarks in chrome and I would like to sync them with safari or whatever is there. Keep in mind I never touched OSX smile.gif
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Another question, what about internet browser? I have loads of bookmarks in chrome and I would like to sync them with safari or whatever is there. Keep in mind I never touched OSX smile.gif

Never really used Safari much, at first I had Firefox on OSX then switch to Chrome just before stopping to use OSX all together.

I always like firefox more then Safari on my Macbook, but Chrome now works pretty good. I would just install Chrome on your Macbook and use that. Safari really is no better then using IE
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Another question, what about internet browser? I have loads of bookmarks in chrome and I would like to sync them with safari or whatever is there. Keep in mind I never touched OSX smile.gif

From the new tab screen in Chrome, in the upper right corner, it has either "log in", or you are "logged in as ___". Just make sure you are logged into chrome on your current computer, then install chrome on the mac. When you install it on the mac, just log in with the same account and all of your bookmarks from chrome on windows will be there!
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From the new tab screen in Chrome, in the upper right corner, it has either "log in", or you are "logged in as ___". Just make sure you are logged into chrome on your current computer, then install chrome on the mac. When you install it on the mac, just log in with the same account and all of your bookmarks from chrome on windows will be there!
I know wink.gif Wasn't sure if there's chrome for mac or of it's better then the apple browser.
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I know wink.gif Wasn't sure if there's chrome for mac or of it's better then the apple browser.
Yes and yes!
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