Do i Buy A MBP

Discussion in 'Buying Tips and Advice' started by Sweener88, Apr 27, 2006.

  1. Sweener88 macrumors 6502

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    Hey im new to the forums and need your advices.
    Iv been wanting to buy a mac for sometime but have needed to keep my windows acer ferrari 4005 for the windwos applications. Now that boot camp has come out i have a few questions,
    Is it worth it to buy a 15" MBP right now or is tehre still alot of bugs that need to be worked out ( im new to computers in general and dont knwo if i buy one know will the problems be fixed right away or will i have a MBP that is broken....ie will applle repair/update it for free).

    and lastly will programs carry over? example i install itunes on osx and i want to use it on xpo aswell is that possible? thankx for you helpo i really appreciate it!!
     
  2. skubish macrumors 68030

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    Apple computers have a 1yr warranty. They will fix or repair if there are problems with it.

    You will need to install iTunes on both the windows and osx partitions. If you keep your songs on the windows partition both iTunes should see them.
    But in short, your windows programs won't run under osx and vice versa.
     
  3. Sweener88 thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Thank youi Very much,.....LADIES AND GENTLEMAN IM ABOUT TO BECOME A SWITCHER!!!! ( any sites with begginer guyz for people like me that are using a mac for the first time?)
     
  4. mmmcheese macrumors 6502a

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    Do you want a new computer, or need a new computer? If your current laptop has 6 months to a year left in it, it wouldn't hurt to put off the purchase...

    If finances is not an issue, then my question really doesn't matter. ;)
     
  5. Sweener88 thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Heres the thing, i have an acer ferrari 4005. but i want a mac so badly and instead of buying one and keeping the ferrari for games i can do both with a macbook pro. oh and my mom would be buyign my ferrari off me anyways
     
  6. calebjohnston macrumors 68000

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    Youre making your mom buy your computer off of you? After she passed you through her body and clothed and fed you for 18 years? Eh.


    iBook went to my mom for freeeeeeeeeeeeeeE.
     
  7. dmw007 macrumors G4

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    Good choice Sweener88! :) Welcome to Macintosh and MR- you will never be sorry that you made this choice to switch.


    Any questions/concerns that you have along the way, always feel free to post them here at MR. We are always happy to help those in need. :)
     
  8. Sweener88 thread starter macrumors 6502

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    im 17, going to university next year, need teh money, and........and...thankjx alot now i feel bad lol
     
  9. dmw007 macrumors G4

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    Don't feel bad, not everyone can give a computer to their parents. If you are giving it to her for a reasonable price, then I see no problem in doing so. :)
     
  10. rumbletum macrumors regular

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    You won't regret it, I used to have an Acer Ferrari too, and nice though it was, it's not a patch on a MBP :)
     
  11. MacsomJRR macrumors 6502a

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    Not that I can remember it, but I'm sure being born is just as bad an experience as giving birth..
     
  13. dmw007 macrumors G4

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    Very true, the MacBook Pro kicks butt! :) So much speed in a 1" thin case!
     
  14. herrmill macrumors member

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    Another Satisfied User

    Had mine for 6 weeks now & it's the best computer I've used.
     
  15. dmw007 macrumors G4

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    All this talk of the MBP is really making me consider purchasing one! :)
     
  16. sunfast macrumors 68020

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    It's making me quite keen to get one too!
     
  17. dukebound85 macrumors P6

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    Is it worldwide where people say they are going to university? I know what that means, but here in the states, people always say "I am going to college", and by college they mean a university. You never hear I am going to university. Just thought that was wierd since I have heard this term alot on these forums and never once "I am going to college" in the fall or something.
     
  18. azzurri000 macrumors 6502

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    In Canada, we always distinguish between university and college. For example, if one says they're going to college, it never means university.

    I hope that explains your question... ?
     
  19. Mord macrumors G4

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    uk education system:

    infants school: 4-6 reception through to year 2

    primary school: 7-10 year 3 through 6

    secondary school: 11-15 year 7 through 11

    sixth form/college 16-17 year 12-13

    university 18-however long you like.
     
  20. Subiklim macrumors 6502

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    Weird. 'Going to University' sounds like bad grammar, and judging by the spelling of our thread-starter here, I thought it was par for the course.
     
  21. mmmcheese macrumors 6502a

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    And for those who don't know, college is trades/technical college/diplomas (in general) and university is degrees (bachelors/masters/ph.d).

    I still say "college students" though when I refer to post secondary students...unfortunately everyone goes "huh?" and I have to explain myself. sigh.
     
  22. ~Shard~ macrumors P6

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    If you're going to university you might want to consider learning how to type and spell properly as well as construct sentences more coherently. Just some friendly advice. :)

    On topic, welcome to MacRumors, I'm sure you'll find the site very useful! Check out the Guides for many helpful tips - and if you can't find an answer to what you are looking for, just post it here and all will be answered. :cool:
     
  23. bobber205 macrumors 68020

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    All of these MBP threads are hurting me badly since my decision to wait until after WWDC... :D
     
  24. calebjohnston macrumors 68000

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    Hah. Never thought about that. Good thing we don't have the same mindset then that we do now. Imagine the psychological damage if we had to go through that at this age.
     

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