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Hot deal for Macs I guess. It's $200 off of retail. In store only.

Link.

What do you guys think? I'm tempted to buy one myself and run Windows 7 natively instead (no bootcamp, just Windows). Imagine running a MBP w/ a Thinkpad logon screen But then again I heard battery life sucks when running Windows, which would make it not worthwhile.

Still deciding b/t this and a Toshiba Portege R835...
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lol, Apple.
     
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lol, Apple.
Thank you for your helpful, well articulated, and completely unbiased feedback
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post #4 of 14
The hardware isn't worth $999.

You are basically paying Apple for the rights to use OSX.
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Segovax View Post
The hardware isn't worth $999.

You are basically paying Apple for the rights to use OSX.
even though i have 3 macs this is very true lol
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the hardware isn't worth $999.

You are basically paying apple for the rights to use osx.
this
    
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post #7 of 14
Regardless of Apple having overpriced laptops, those who want to purchase a 2011 macbook should buy this if they have a Microcenter around their area. It is a good deal nevertheless because they rarely have sales for new macbook pros.
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post #8 of 14
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Segovax View Post
The hardware isn't worth $999.

You are basically paying Apple for the rights to use OSX.
Quote:
Originally Posted by kckyle View Post
even though i have 3 macs this is very true lol
Quote:
Originally Posted by scrotes View Post
this
Well, I don't want to run OSX anyways, just Windows.

Can you guys recommend a 13-14" laptop w/ sandy bridge processor, 7+hr battery life, and ~4.5lb or less for under $1000? Not being sarcastic or anything, I really need to buy a laptop for the fall.
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post #9 of 14
*Looks at $500 sig laptop*

>_>

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Originally Posted by ebolamonkey3 View Post
Well, I don't want to run OSX anyways, just Windows.

Can you guys recommend a 13-14" laptop w/ sandy bridge processor, 7+hr battery life, and ~4.5lb or less for under $1000? Not being sarcastic or anything, I really need to buy a laptop for the fall.
Dell XPS 15 with 9cell battery! It may not get 7 hours but you'll have more graphics horse power under the hood. Right in your price range with exactly what you want. Make sure to google for dell xps coupons, I'm sure there's a $70 off coupon.
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Originally Posted by ColdRush View Post
*Looks at $500 sig laptop*

>_>



Dell XPS 15 with 9cell battery! It may not get 7 hours but you'll have more graphics horse power under the hood. Right in your price range with exactly what you want. Make sure to google for dell xps coupons, I'm sure there's a $70 off coupon.
This and if you are really bothered by battery life, buy another 9 cell and keep it in the bag you carry your laptop around in and voila you just doubled your battery life.
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