Getting Macbook Pro at work

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by tfstone, Feb 20, 2007.

  1. tfstone macrumors member

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    I just talked my boss and our IT chief into buying me a Macbook Pro (2.33 with 2 GB ram) for work. I`ll be the only one in our company (80+ people) with a mac. I`m doing sales at a (mutual) fund company.

    I hope everything works out well with bootcamp and parallels... if not they will hang me higher. Man I am excited!!! It's been shipped already. Should be here on friday the lastest. Hope I did not push my luck as I ordered a refurbished ...

    by the way: i've a mbp core duo and an iMac at home.
     
  2. aristobrat macrumors G4

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    LUCKY! :) I wish I could use anything Mac where I work.

    Hope it all works out well for you!
     
  3. bbergie macrumors regular

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    Wow, a MBP on the employer. Remember to thank the boss. :)
     
  4. ezzie macrumors 68020

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    congrats on the new MBP! i did the same thing at my work, and i'm the only one with a mac...my IT guy kept saying, "i'll be praying for you." :rolleyes:

    how did you convince them? what did you say?
     
  5. islandman macrumors 6502

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    I am tempted to push my employer to let me have one, too! That would be truly awesome.
     
  6. rogersmj macrumors 68020

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    I can't wait to start my job in May...our whole team gets MBP and Cinema Displays! (The VP has a 30-incher)
     
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  8. tfstone thread starter macrumors member

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    thanx

    I have edited a few videos last year on weekends for the company. Nothing fancy just editing stuff about our company on TV. I told him if only I had a mac a could do more of this stuff more quickly if needed.

    And in all fairness I have to add that I have raised the issue in our yearly money talk. So it was part of the pay raise, bonus discussion and he might have offered me a slightly higher raise. Who knows, maybe not.

    I really digg the fact that he approved it when he realized that for some reason (that he will prob. never understand) I just love to use a Mac.
     
  9. atari1356 macrumors 68000

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    Parallels works great, I don't think you'll have any problems at all with that (just keep in mind it won't do things that need heavy graphics card support - 3D games/rendering). Haven't tried bootcamp though...

    I found out a couple of weeks ago that I'm getting a MBP through the company I work for as well... not sure when I'm getting it though, hopefully soon. :D
     
  10. smueboy macrumors 6502a

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    I hope your boss doesn't get too mad at you when everyone in the company starts to want one after seeing yours....

    :p
     
  11. phungy macrumors 68020

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    Indeed, very nice of the employer! You stated the specs but 15" or 17"?
     
  12. tfstone thread starter macrumors member

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    15'' because I am on the road quite a lot. Any thoughts on the fact that is a refurbished product? This kind of scares me a bit (dead pixels and what not). Although the deal was sweet.
     
  13. phungy macrumors 68020

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    Never thought of that. Hm, I guess there could be a chance. If they purchase it for business purposes I believe they opt out of tax, not sure if they receive a discount though. Let's hope your employer is super generous to get you a new MBP :D :apple:
     
  14. andyadler macrumors member

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    Any thoughts on the fact that is a refurbished product? This kind of scares me a bit (dead pixels and what not)?

    I bought a refurbed 15" C2D MBP (2.33ghz/2gig ram/256mb video/120gb HD) about a month ago direct from Apple. Love it -- and saved about $500 off new. So I wouldn't worry, especially as Apple stands behind these machines just as they for new units.
     

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