I love my New 17"...WOW

Discussion in 'Buying Tips, Advice and Discussion (archive)' started by Calvinatir, Jan 28, 2004.

  1. Calvinatir macrumors 6502

    Calvinatir

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    Wow is about all I have to say about this computer. I have been a PC user (as you can see in the picture) for quite some time as a PC tech at various stores and building them on my own. My friends ridiculed me so much for even thinking about getting an apple. When i brought it home, they changed their mind, many of them are even now in the market to get apple laptops. It was absolutely amazing; it make my friends $3000+ Dell look like it was from the stone age. I could not be more impressed with the operating system or just the aesthetics of the system on a whole. It is very clean, no nonsense stickers odd curves. I was looking to get the 16" VAIO until I went to downtown santa monica one day and happened to stumble into the Mac Store. I saw the 17" powerbook and just had to have it. Im actually now looking to sell my PC since it just doesnt compare. (Im anyone is looking its a Athlon 1900+ with ti4600, 512 DDR, 19" CRT, etc etc etc) lol. Just wanted to recommend to ANYONE looking for a laptop to look into the powerbook line. Im EXTREMELY impressed. Thanks Apple..
     

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  2. matthew24 macrumors 6502

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  3. virividox macrumors 601

    virividox

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    congratulations!!!

    you will find some quirks and problems down the road, but trust me, the ride on this road is much much much smoother and more scenic :D
     
  4. michaelrjohnson macrumors 68020

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    excellent choice! i'm also in the market... but i already am a mac user, so you got me beat.

    welcome!
     
  5. ipoddin macrumors 6502a

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    wish I had the cash for that.

    I would completely switch but can't...I like games too much and Mac gaming doesn't cut it for me. So I'm a dual user but my PC only really comes on for gaming these days.
     
  6. mms macrumors 6502a

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    Congratulations. I assure you, once you use OS X, it'd be hard to go back to WinXP (or go to Longhorn, whenever it comes out).
     
  7. obeygiant macrumors 68040

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    Nice going. I'll bet the Third Street Promenade Apple Store is great.

    You wouldn't happen to have a room to rent in Malibu would you? The snow here is starting to get to me.
     
  8. mms macrumors 6502a

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    Oh, a post from Michigan. It must suck to be snowbound.

    From sunny Southern California. :)
     
  9. Deefuzz macrumors 6502a

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    Very nice! Great story! I am saving up to make the switch myself...Though 17" may be too big for me, I think I am aiming for a 15"
     
  10. Calvinatir thread starter macrumors 6502

    Calvinatir

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    lol

    My room is currently 1100 per month (pepperdine university)...all inclusive though (food, internet, etc)...you're welcome to come! lol! The 3rd street Apple store is awesome! Personally, I dont think the 17 is THAT much bigger (size and weight) than the 15, i find it easy to lug around. I use the Brethhaven leather bag thing. Fits the 17 like a glove. Take care all

    -Cal
     
  11. jrv3034 macrumors 6502a

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    I know how you feel. I just switched a couple of months ago from an eMachines 433 Pentium II to the system on my signature.

    All my friends want one. The PC I have to use at work feels like an Atari 2600 next to this thing.

    I love this Mac!:D

    Congrats on the purchase, and welcome to OS X.
     
  12. Counterfit macrumors G3

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    OI! What's with the dust?! :p

    Just messin', my 15" is much much dirtier. :rolleyes:
     

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