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post #41 of 83
The Macbook Pro seems reasonable for the price, but the basic Macbook...god that thing is overpriced like crazy. It doesn't "just work" that's for sure...at least my gf's has this problem...it's more like "works when it feels like working." She got it as a graduation gift and was sorta pissed at what she got when she saw the rig i built for just a bit more money.
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post #42 of 83
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Make a list of the laptops you can overclock.
Make a list of the threads you've not entirely read before posting.
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post #43 of 83
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Make a list of the threads you've not entirely read before posting.
What, are you talking about the iMac? Aren't those pretty much laptops with a stand and an external keyboard? I believe they use (mainly) laptop components, correct me if I'm wrong.
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post #44 of 83
I like the white macbooks, but meh im not about to get a mac now, i don't really like the os.
post #45 of 83
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Honestly, 4 isn't enough. Once I got used to a 3x3 area, I can't go back to less than 2 desktops per dimension. 4 would fill up quick anyway - I have 1 devoted to terminal, 1 for each assignment I'm currently working on (usually 2-3), 1 for general internet browsing, and a couple for whatever. I'm glad that M$ is picking up the multiple desktops and hope they actually integrate it into the OS instead of having an external program. Once you use tabs and spaces, there's no going back.

In productivity terms (as a programmer/student at a connected university), spaces and a native terminal are complete deal breakers. OSX now gives me everything linux does (almost), plus I don't nuke the install every other month by screwing with things
Needed to make the font size match what this post is worth.

You're still acting like Microsoft hasn't done anything with virtual desktops. The XP PowerToy has been out for ages. Not only that, they have a beta version of something called Vista Virtual Desktop Manager, which does what it sounds like, except it supports your coveted 3x3 tiling, among other unannounced features.

A lot of people have absolutely no need for virtual desktops. It shouldn't be a priority at all, unless you happen to be doing nine things at once and alt+tab isn't good enough for you.
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post #46 of 83
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These laptops are a ripoff, the price is ridiculous. They are nice feature wise, but I don't know who would pay a 75% premium for those.
Right indeed, you can get a similar HP or other brand laptop for like half price or less. The actual hardware that costs apple is probably 1/4 the price they sell the things for.
post #47 of 83
I bought a macbook pro a couple months ago and comparing it to these new ones... this isn't much of an upgrade at all. The processor is 200mhz faster, it has the same video card, same amount of ram... hell the only thing it has going for it is the new touch gestures.

Well at least my macbook pro isn't outdated.
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post #48 of 83
I would buy one if they weren't so overpriced.
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post #49 of 83
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As pretty and easy to use as the Macbooks are, I would avoid the basic Macbook. Macbook Pro is the only option.

I know 4-5 people with Macbooks, 1 (my roommate) has constant issues with keys not responding, CD drive not ejecting for a day or two, then completely randomly ejecting it. A few of the other people have experienced similar issues. One did have constant issues with file corruption and has to re-install frequently, but that is another issue all together.
I have also had corruption errors, but its with the "parental control". It locked me out of my own laptop after a restart -.- Had to reformat.

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Macbooks are overpriced but they are built pretty soldily.
No they're not. I have had 8 friends (yeah thats right, eight) have the frames of their macbooks bend outward from the keyboard. That is just unacceptable.
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Yeah, OSX will take care of that for you by nuking itself.
D: D: D: D:
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Make a list of the laptops you can overclock.
he was being sarcastic, even though it is hard to sense sarcasm in plain font
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post #50 of 83
man, if you dont like em why even post in this thread? I had MBP for about 3 months before i had to sell it due to money constraints. Pretty good system and got a 5.2 in Vista! They are pretty nifty systems but I would most likely get a windows machine for college just cause I am more familar with the OS.
    
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