Is a Macbook really worth it?

Aug 06, 2012 @ 22:12
@big-perm it was like 4 yrs ago..I didnt know that at the time..If I did I would still have it because I enjoyed it honestly
Aug 06, 2012 @ 22:50
@johnvharrison follower who????? I bought the mac because I WANTED ONE..nobody paid $1500 or helped out or went half..you gotta be retarded to think ima spend bills because some fuckin teenager has one or because miley cyrus is in one. FOH..your mad because you dont have one clearly. or have some personal vengeance against Apple. My whole point is its 2012..the country is in a defecit...I honestly dont see people spending thousands just because your little brother has it....then again your the type on here that talks shit but is willing to pay like 3 bills for supreme no????? o ok
Aug 06, 2012 @ 23:24
@johnvharrison this is a thread on a guy that asked a simple question..I have the laptop he's contemplating about or obviously in a hard place about its price tag and if its components merit it...so you tell me how the fuck im losing herb??? sour fuck lol
Aug 07, 2012 @ 00:41
@99%shit vaio's are bad computers???


How is Vaio any better than any other computer? I said is was garbage because of OEM bloat, not the look or the hardware. Hardware is hardware. Put the same mobo, CPU, GPU, and RAM in a Mac, and the same in a Vaio, they're the same computer with different OSes. My point was that if you buy a Vaio from anyone other than Sony, you're getting bloatware. Even if you get it from Sony directly, I'm imagining that you're getting an OEM version of W7, that probably has some bloat. This could be avoided buy purchasing W7 outright, but that's stupid as well.

Perhaps the OP should check Maingear for cheap, bloatware free Windows-based laptops with specs of varying degrees, some are full-on gaming rigs(ivy bridge, i7, 2+GB GPUs, etc. etc.)

narsha.narsha.narsha

Aug 07, 2012 @ 01:04
@johnvharrison im not insulting anyone..I tagged homie in my post and gave him my opinion but the snarky little immature virus comments arose again due to it as if because I got a virus I dont have an opinion. babiessss. Point of the matter is help him..I have a computer im not contemplating value with due to the fact I have got my moneys worth out of it already. Simple.
Aug 07, 2012 @ 01:06
@pinheadlarry my point exactly!!! lol..we are talking about longevity here..if your shit is gonna give out in 8 months why bother if you can spend a little more and never have to worry honestly...ppl are stuck on the whole "follower" thing so no one is really taking it in smh
Aug 07, 2012 @ 01:23
only thing i would say is even if you're dead set on getting a mac, the retina display version only comes in 15" and is super high end and expensive, like really the normal versions shouldn't be called pro anymore.

but if you're open to windows maybe wait til october and see what people say about windows 8.
Aug 07, 2012 @ 02:14
@johnvharrison herb..im not gonna sit here and post the noob shit yall been sayin..im not butt hurt..clearly you are..appologies...now move on
Aug 07, 2012 @ 04:43
@pinheadlarry my point exactly!!! lol..we are talking about longevity here..if your shit is gonna give out in 8 months why bother if you can spend a little more and never have to worry honestly...ppl are stuck on the whole "follower" thing so no one is really taking it in smh


you can have longevity in PCs also. My parents current desktop is from '07 and runs perfectly fine, also my sister's laptop that she had for college was purchased in '04 and still ran until last year and the only reason it was replaced was because it was outdated and she wanted a newer laptop.

I'm sure there are other people that have had longevity but those are the ones I know.

but to OP, if you do not need retina display in a macbook pro then it will not be worth the money.

Lil JoJo : i really want rizal! 13:10

Gilly Suits
Aug 07, 2012 @ 11:17
@pinheadlarry my point exactly!!! lol..we are talking about longevity here..if your shit is gonna give out in 8 months why bother if you can spend a little more and never have to worry honestly...ppl are stuck on the whole "follower" thing so no one is really taking it in smh


you can have longevity in PCs also. My parents current desktop is from '07 and runs perfectly fine, also my sister's laptop that she had for college was purchased in '04 and still ran until last year and the only reason it was replaced was because it was outdated and she wanted a newer laptop.

I'm sure there are other people that have had longevity but those are the ones I know.

but to OP, if you do not need retina display in a macbook pro then it will not be worth the money.


This is true my dad's desktop has just been upgraded with parts every 3 years or so but still runs. Then I am much in agreement with the Retina Display as most Windows laptops these days can be brought with Full HD IPS screens which you will think looks just as gorgeous and less money.
Aug 08, 2012 @ 08:30
Vaio? Oh god, this is the worst thread. Why are people that throw away laptops after getting viruses recommending computers that come preloaded with lots of bloat? If you don't know how to reformat, a Vaio is not for you. They have quality components and looks, but if you don't wipe it out of the box, it's junk. Same can be said for HP, Samsung and the rest of the OEMs. I believe ASUS and Lenovo laptops come with minimal bloatware and don't need to be reformatted, but someone may correct me on this.

Basically choice should come down to trackpad. The Samsung Chronos series are top quality for looks/parts, but holy shit, WORST trackpad. However, top-tier MBP specs for ~1200.


Asus comes with shitton of bloatware.

and if you still catching viruses and shit on your PC just stop using computers in general. i have a PC 2years old still running strong and still outspeccing your piece of shit MAC.
Aug 09, 2012 @ 19:53
i plan on getting a MacAir for college theres a couple below $1199 which is my max budget. Is it any good
Gilly Suits
Aug 09, 2012 @ 20:06
i plan on getting a MacAir for college theres a couple below $1199 which is my max budget. Is it any good


This isn't helpful. Please explain what else you do on a laptop besides school. I can give you an old clunker that can run Open Office and go on the internet w/ 2GB RAM for 50 bucks if that is all you are asking? Do you play games, use video editing or picture editing programs? Do you make music? Do you like Customization? Do you have a need for a Card slot or many USB ports? Please Repost with better description.
Aug 09, 2012 @ 20:24
Originally posted by Inactive User
i plan on getting a MacAir for college theres a couple below $1199 which is my max budget. Is it any good


This isn't helpful. Please explain what else you do on a laptop besides school. I can give you an old clunker that can run Open Office and go on the internet w/ 2GB RAM for 50 bucks if that is all you are asking? Do you play games, use video editing or picture editing programs? Do you make music? Do you like Customization? Do you have a need for a Card slot or many USB ports? Please Repost with better description.


well as of now i just need something that works really well and suits my college classes. So im guessing just something to type with and internet access? I dont really know wat else colleges use the laptops for. Also keep in mind i want something thats very fast and doesn't break down easily and very convenient. i think the macair fits tht but may be it might have a little bit more than i need. And ya i want something for as low as possible.
Aug 09, 2012 @ 21:10
macs are overpriced and you're pretty much just paying for the brand.
They use the same parts as any other PC, the only thing that's different are the cosmetics and the operating system- which you could easily install on a non-apple computer anyways.

not sure about macbooks, but im assuming it should be the same- you could build a PC with better parts than a mac, for a lot cheaper too
Aug 09, 2012 @ 21:22
if you are looking the best deal for your dollar, no
if you have money to blow, yes

Regularly updated with supreme heat + other items http://twotimes.bigcartel.com/ http://twotimes.bigcartel.com/

Aug 15, 2012 @ 01:21
Thanks for the 5 page discussion guys, but I'm just going to wait it out I don't have enough cash to blow on a Macbook when college wants 26k
Aug 16, 2012 @ 01:29
macs are overpriced and you're pretty much just paying for the brand.
They use the same parts as any other PC, the only thing that's different are the cosmetics and the operating system- which you could easily install on a non-apple computer anyways.

not sure about macbooks, but im assuming it should be the same- you could build a PC with better parts than a mac, for a lot cheaper too

I didn't know you could "easily" install Mac OSX on a PC...

.

Aug 16, 2012 @ 02:18
A computer savvy person could have OSX running on a 'PC' in an afternoon with a decent tutorial. To me, that's 'easily', seeing as only the savvy will even try it, and to the savvy, follow the instruction set is basic shit. I've had issues with installing OSX on a Mac, and I've also had issues with installing Windows OSes and Linux OSes on 'PCs'. Shit happens, less obviously with upgrades and legitimate copies, but lots of things can bork. The reason there's no 'ridiculously easy' way to install OSX on a 'PC' is because there's no benefit, it's a project and nothing more. No one who doesn't buy a Mac from Apple wants OSX for any real purpose other than to show that it IS possible. And really, if you know you want OSX but don't want a Mac, you just look for a tutorial and you can be told what parts to buy to make for an easier install, and it still works out cheap than a store-bought Mac, even if you have to pay someone a case of beer to do it for you.

narsha.narsha.narsha

Aug 17, 2012 @ 19:40
I'd recommend a Macbook. They're more of a fashion icon if anything to be honest, and a lot of the price is for the logo. But they have a great build quality, and if you have any problems then Apple will replace it with no fuss. You can also dual-boot windows to get the best of both worlds.
Aug 20, 2012 @ 06:07
If your paying 26K EACH year for college a 1-2k macbook will be worth it in your 4 year run. Maybe not the retina display macbook but it can make sense for your major.
Aug 20, 2012 @ 08:34
No. Delete thread

http://hypebeast.com/forums/apparel/225355

Aug 21, 2012 @ 02:34
Ya it just came today its a macbook air anyone tell me ideas so i can get the most out of it and really benefit me
Aug 21, 2012 @ 02:36
You can build better comps for the price pay for your computer to say Apple.
Aug 21, 2012 @ 15:18
ahhhh my macbook ppl finally arrived...but @stalker46ss from what I know the old macbook air's werent that hot..had to buy an external hard drive nd shit to play movies nd such...im not too sure about the new ones but due to the fact it's apple you shouldnt have to worry about any internal problems for a minute...As far as the light weight design and shit, it could cause problems if your not careful. I got a friend that stepped on his closed on accident and crackd his screen.
Aug 21, 2012 @ 18:39
I've had mine now a good 12 months and nothing has really ever gone wrong with it, its perfect for my course at uni too which always helps (tv and film)
Aug 21, 2012 @ 18:54
I've had mine now a good 12 months and nothing has really ever gone wrong with it, its perfect for my course at uni too which always helps (tv and film)


Nigga you just saying that to make it feel ya money went to good use...

Don't badmind me.

Aug 21, 2012 @ 19:21
Haha nahhh they're good man, being a student too I got it with 20% off also, Student finance paid for it, i'm not complaining
Aug 21, 2012 @ 20:40
Because it's Apple you don't have to worry about internal problems? Fuck is that? My roommate has three MBPs at home with dead mobos. She's on her second since I've lived with her. She only browses and watches movies.

narsha.narsha.narsha

Aug 22, 2012 @ 01:31
got a new 128gb macbook air back early in the year for 800 flat lol cant complain smokeyface
Please login first to reply.