Is a Macbook really worth it?

August 25, 2012 @ 18:20:45 PM
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August 27, 2012 @ 08:14:10 AM
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Yes a macbook is really good for college.
August 29, 2012 @ 08:17:30 AM
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didn't have a problem with my old macbook 13" plastic, didn't have a problem with my 13" MBP intel core 2 duo, don't have any problems with my i7 macbook retina

after using each of my previous laptops for about 2 years, i sold them for only a few hundred less than i paid, windows laptop on that

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September 07, 2012 @ 22:06:39 PM
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I have had a 15 inch macbook pro for 3 years now. I can honestly say that I have had no problems at all. I highly recommend buying one
September 07, 2012 @ 22:07:03 PM
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And if you get the apple care, they pretty much got your back for like everything
September 08, 2012 @ 00:02:02 AM
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just bought a macbook last sunday and have had it for about 5 days. I like it; it's alot different with the interface and keyboard shortcuts. It takes time to get use to, but after a couple days you'll develop a liking for it. Honestly, I've been using only pc's in the past and I could honestly not really care between a mac or a pc. Invest in a computer that has everything you need.However the plus on the mac is you can run both pc and mac easily, and the design of a macbook is so beautiful.
September 13, 2012 @ 13:08:26 PM
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I bought a Macbook Pro in 2007 and am still very happy with it. I replaced the original HDD with an SSD and must say the spped bump was very impressive. Mountain Lion and all apps run smoothly on it. I guess I will kepp it till it dies... Or till the next generation of Macbook airs come out. I really like them but I just don't like the big beazel around the screen...
November 07, 2012 @ 09:36:16 AM
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I'm an official Mac owner in 2 days. Thanks for all the "information" guys.
November 18, 2012 @ 02:37:37 AM
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trying to cop a macbook pro for christmas or black friday

why the new retina version not have a DVD drive or anything da fuq?

this is my plan:

purchase a refurb or some discount macbook pro non retina most likely 13 incher but will go to a store and see if i like the 15 inch

then upgrade ram to 16 gb
SSD haddrive

profit?

sound like a good plan ma nigs?
November 18, 2012 @ 04:11:43 AM
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^not sure off the top, but I think the 13 inches max out at 8gb RAM
November 18, 2012 @ 04:36:24 AM
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That's what Apple says but they'll take 16GB

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November 18, 2012 @ 12:52:16 PM
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Yeah I've been looking at the mac boards people are saying 16gb. Some people mention 32gb but Idk if I need all that
November 18, 2012 @ 15:26:14 PM
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How long does a MacBook battery last? And what kind of prices can I expect to see on black Friday or Christmas week
November 18, 2012 @ 21:58:20 PM
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I wouldn't expect to see much of a price change in Apple products, if any at all.

Originally posted by Inactive User
Yeah I've been looking at the mac boards people are saying 16gb. Some people mention 32gb but Idk if I need all that


Hmmm idk about 32gb maybe in the 15" or the old 17", I don't think the 13" will handle 32gb but I never looked into it.

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November 19, 2012 @ 14:47:35 PM
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Originally posted by Inactive User
Apple's international online and retail stores also participate in these sales, though Apple's discounts tend to be very modest. Last year's discounts for Apple's core products were as follows (in USD):

iPad 2 - $41 to $61 Off
iPod nano - $11 off
iPod Touch - $21 to $41 off
MacBook Air - $101 off
MacBook Pro - $101 off
iMac - $101 off

For absolute savings, customers will have better luck with 3rd party merchants that tend to offer steeper discounts on Apple products on Black Friday.

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November 24, 2012 @ 23:06:36 PM
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anyone replaced their HDD with an SSD? is the difference noticeable ? i upgraded my 2010 mbp to mountain lion and its slow af. im upgrading the ram to 8gb but debating wether or not to put an SSD
December 04, 2012 @ 17:09:57 PM
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Just for everyday stuff they are great and super user friendly. 
December 04, 2012 @ 18:12:44 PM
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Originally posted by Inactive User
anyone replaced their HDD with an SSD? is the difference noticeable ? i upgraded my 2010 mbp to mountain lion and its slow af. im upgrading the ram to 8gb but debating wether or not to put an SSD
check through the MacRumors Forums, theres quite a bit of people who have done it. You'll notice faster speeds with the SSD than you will with the RAM

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December 04, 2012 @ 22:20:12 PM
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Originally posted by Inactive User
anyone replaced their HDD with an SSD? is the difference noticeable ? i upgraded my 2010 mbp to mountain lion and its slow af. im upgrading the ram to 8gb but debating wether or not to put an SSD
Load and boot times on an SSD is so much quicker. Worth it man
December 05, 2012 @ 00:08:29 AM
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MacBook + Supreme Box Logo Sticker on it.

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December 05, 2012 @ 02:28:07 AM
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December 05, 2012 @ 05:38:09 AM
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Upgrading 13" to 15" Retina smokeyface
December 08, 2012 @ 04:11:33 AM
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Dollar for Dollar nothing Apple is worth it.
December 08, 2012 @ 20:56:12 PM
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December 12, 2012 @ 20:48:34 PM
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need advice on mbp
not interested in retina
looking at a late-2011 MD322LL/A
2.5ghz i7, 15.4 matte high resolution screen
8gb 1333mhz ram
750gb hdd for basically $1500
used

or
brand new 13.3" mbp MD102LL/A the high end version


I would eventually play video games on it but screen size ain't a major deal for me.
mainly looking at specs quad core + gpu
December 13, 2012 @ 21:02:40 PM
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I have owned several Macs and PCs and loved both. I enjoy PC slightly more though.
January 02, 2013 @ 20:14:47 PM
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for those who are using Chrome on mac, do you guys notice a battery drain, when compared to other browsers?
January 06, 2013 @ 05:00:19 AM
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bought a used macbook for 200 bucks , best 200 $ ive spent only downside is that the computer is dented and cracked were its barley noticeable  :[ 
January 06, 2013 @ 05:27:03 AM
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def worth the price. mines been doing good on me for awhile now havent seen any flaws, bugs, etc
January 06, 2013 @ 18:11:08 PM
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I've really had one laptop (dell) and it's been alright for the 3 years i've had it but needs a new battery which i don't feel like replacing and has other problems but it's my first.. I've been thinking about trying out a macbook pro. Mostly i just browse the internet a lot, watch vids/movies, listen to/download music and movies. Mostly watch movies from my laptop via hdmi and if i'm not mistaken, macbooks don't have an hdmi port? I also like customization and sort of like the aesthetic of apple. Been lookin on craigslist for macbook pros recently. Just wanted to get an opinion on what i should do or what i should purchase. as far as gb, RAM, and all that techinical shit goes.. Appreciate any info
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