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Is a Macbook really worth it?

Jan 28, 2013 @ 04:35
i def enjoy mine for casual use. you should upgrade the ram, it really improves processing speed
Feb 01, 2013 @ 09:07
def worth it, got a pc for college...should have gotten a mac
Feb 01, 2013 @ 20:11
Had my 2007 macbook for about 6 years now. Shits still doesnt lag. but apple is coming to a down fall, so i suggest you get one of those ultrabooks now, because apple is becoming a asshole. sueing left and right, monopolizing connectors(lighting, thunderbolt), and uninnovative technology. Apple had its reign and its just about over.
The people behind the company may seem like douchebags, but the products are still very great in terms of quality and style. I love my MacBook Pro. It's going to be my fourth year using this laptop, and I don't have problems with it. I might need to replace the battery, though, but I'm considering getting a new MacBook Pro for college. The new and thinner one with the Retina display seems great.
Feb 02, 2013 @ 00:51
Macbooks suck ass and you are just wasting cash. For the price of an expensive, under powered macbook (dual core for $1600, 15") you can get yourself a nice, fast gaming laptop that will trump its performance. As long as the laptop has an MXM slot, you can also upgrade the GPU and CPU.

Check http://www.gentechpc.com/ for their selection of laptops. A 15" dual core CPU macbook is $1600, while the Sager NP9170 is $1319, and you get a 17" screen with a speedy quad core cpu, and a really good gaming GPU.
Feb 03, 2013 @ 08:49
I love my MBP, but shit is crapping out on me after just 3 years.

It keeps shutting off when the battery hits around 60-70%, especially if I'm doing graphics work/watching HD videos.
Feb 21, 2013 @ 03:34
got both new iMac and old macbook pro ..love both my apple computers i have been thinking of getting the RMBP but after seeing that i cannot change the guts so to say i think i will stay with the 11 mbp until it shuts down on me....as far as macbooks sucking ass ...its all about what you want the computer for...its not a gaming computer per say but it is great for other things as you may know
Mar 09, 2013 @ 13:01
Do you need/want the apple applications and experience? Do you need a laptop? If you answered yes to both then I'd say yes it is. Some time this year there will be new ones, and I'm guessing the cheaper of those will get the 'Retina' triple-HD displays.
Mar 10, 2013 @ 00:06
Worth it. Great for graphic designers, pretty much any design field, maybe not gaming but that isn't what Apple is about anyway....
Mar 11, 2013 @ 18:06
I don't get why Apple should be better for designing, I bet my PC is multiple times better, not trying to hate, just sayin just my opinion.
Mar 11, 2013 @ 18:25
it's not all about specs and shit, it's how the os and the hardware perform as 1, windows xp was probably the most stable and best windows os, and may work amazingly with some pc's compared to other versions. whereas mac os works perfectly with MacBooks, which all in all will make them perform better. I have both and i definitely prefer my macbook, so much better made, smoother and hasn't let me down since 2010 once!

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Mar 11, 2013 @ 20:17
http://www.slrlounge.com/apple-vs-asus-premiere-cs6-performance-speed-test

oh yeah, macbook is totally better than pc for designing *sarcasm*. if you think so you're a fucking idiot blushing

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Mar 21, 2013 @ 17:24
13" MBA. Best tech purchase I've ever made.
Mar 29, 2013 @ 05:54
I'm not a computer guy by any means. 

But I have owned a Dell laptop, a Toshiba laptop, and an HP laptop. Each lasted me about a year before they took a complete shit on me.

I've had my Macbook for over 4 years now and it's just as great as the first day I got it. 

Mar 30, 2013 @ 21:58
Dude. Yes. All the time.
Mar 31, 2013 @ 12:45
Yes. 
Buy extra RAM (8 gb, or 16 gb) if you want to get the absolute most out of it though.
Mar 31, 2013 @ 18:26
i think its worth it. i have a Macbook air 13 inch

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Apr 20, 2013 @ 06:33
battery life is crucial, thats all i have to say.
Apr 20, 2013 @ 14:07
You can always optomize your macbook settings it can last as long as a couple of days. I myself have a macbook and is really handy for work. Would highly suggest the smaller lines like the 13 inc 15 and 17 are nice but are still pretty heavy.
Apr 20, 2013 @ 14:15
its cool asfuck but too much $$$

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Apr 22, 2013 @ 18:40
expensive but lasts long 
Apr 23, 2013 @ 01:18
Yea had mine for 3 years. Battery life is still good can last me a whole day without charging depending on what I do. The fan isnt loud as fk like my old shitty hp laptop.
Plus you can watch as much porn as you want and not get a virus. Dont be frontin like you never do op, I see you.
Apr 23, 2013 @ 12:07
They are known over in the UK as a uni laptop, because that's what they're good for, word processing, portability, quietness and battery life.. They're not the most technically advanced machines, but they work well for what they do, and I'd presume they last a long time (only had mine a year)..
Apr 28, 2013 @ 21:27
Does anybody have the Retina Display? I'm really looking at the 15 inch

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May 03, 2013 @ 14:53
Not worth the money. The majority of people who complain about PCs being unreliable & getting viruses either induced the problem or didn't do their research. If you buy a shitty laptop, for under $300, then you'll get problems. Honestly, as an IT person, Macs aren't that perfect and can get viruses just like any pc, tablet, or cell phone(you're fucked once you get one). Why pay $1000-2500 for some shit you can get for much less, with better specs? If you invest that money into a PC, you'll get a product that will last you just as long and be more worth your $

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May 10, 2013 @ 01:50
If you're NOT an IT person and would like a reliable computer that has good longevity, then YES. PC's are fine and people can make do with Windows and their products but as apollolifestyle best put it, damage is self inflicted. Mac's are a bit more user proof than PC's. 

But if you do, don't buy a base model macbook air. I feel like the shelf life on such a small capacity computer is only a few years. Plus you can't upgrade it.

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May 22, 2013 @ 17:03
Totally worth it. I switched from PC to Mac like 4 months ago. It's just simpler to use, runs smoother, and doesn't get backed up easy. Lasts a lot longer too.
May 24, 2013 @ 02:05
*Buys a shitty $500 laptop then buys $2000+ Macbook, argues that Mac's are more reliable than all PC's.

Macs are pretty to look at though. 

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May 24, 2013 @ 05:15
why would you pay for the OS on the mac... smh

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May 27, 2013 @ 20:03
Seriously, I know that apple is way more expensive than a PC, but honestly it worst it. I mean it really make your day easier and the environment cleaner. It's a whole new experience and perfect for the design jobs and activities. 

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May 28, 2013 @ 21:32
this thread needs to come to an end once and for all already. i'm sure op already either copped a macbook or another laptop of their choice, but this goes out to anyone else who'll dawn the "is a macbook worth it" question.

if you have the bread and it's not a problem, go ahead and cop a macbook. if you don't, look for something in your budget. but bear in mind, don't buy a macbook if you aren't gonna use it to it's full extent (as in it's power).

think of it like this. you have the option to buy two cars and you have money for either, but speed is the only factor that attracts you more to one over the other. would you rather buy a simple car for around $20,000 that can top at 140mph for or buy a bugatti veyron for over a million that'll top at over 250mph, KNOWING that you'll probably never drive past 90+mph in your lifetime? (i hope you understand the analogy/comparison because it makes sense in my head and i can't explain it any other way)

a macbook [pro] would be tight if you're gonna be doing shit like editting music/movies where you'll definitely need an undoubtedly powerful computer, but if you're just gonna use it for shit like typing college papers, watching videos, and going on fb/tumblr/whatever, you could drop less than $500 for a laptop that'll do the job.

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