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Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by lossgenius, Nov 8, 2006.

  1. lossgenius macrumors newbie

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    Positive comments!

    I have been doing some research on macs the past few weeks because I am considering switching from my pc. Anyhow I'm looking to MBP but everything I read on this site and many others only discusses the negative issues with it (which is somewhat discouraging). I work in advertising and design web sites, business cards, posters etc. etc... Is anyone not having any problems? I understand nothing is perfect but all these issue threads are killing me:) . I dont wanna drop $2800 on something I will regret...


    I am also starting to work on video editing also
     
  2. SoLibertyDies macrumors regular

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    Well it's easier to talk about the problems than the good parts.

    We obviously love our macs or else we wouldn't drop the money on them. I've had my MBP for a little over 4 months now and I use it over my PC even at home. I don't have the time to say much more but I'm sure others will.
     
  3. adrianblaine macrumors 65816

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    Mostly because those who aren't having problems are too busy having a good time using their new MBP! It's common for those who have problems to voice them so it always appear to be lopsided. You also need to keep in mind that sites like MR probably only reflect a relatively small portion of the mac community as a whole.
     
  4. CanadaRAM macrumors G5

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    Simple:
    It's like your electrical utility. Nobody ever gets online and says "Yippee! We have power today, just like yesterday and the day before and..."

    But one power outage for 2 hours and you'd think the gates of hell have opened up and they were giving away free hot dogs.

    Same with the Macs. We want them to be perfect. We expect them to be perfect. We howl with outrage the 5% of the time our beautiful machines are not perfect. Consider, there are what, 6 - 8,000 active members of MR? If 5% of them have a problem, that's 300 - 400 posts.

    Also consider that Apple has consistently maintained the highest out of box success rate of any manufacturer. I think I remember Packard Bell (or NEC, or another discount retail brand) hit 31% out of box failures. Imagine that!
     
  5. Maxiseller macrumors 6502a

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    There's also a lot more of an attitude where the fanboys are not popular at all at the moment.

    If I find myself complimenting Apple design somebody else says "Ahh, Blind Apple Fanboi" - so, I don't!

    I love Macs though. I went from spending all day fixing technical difficulties with Cubase to almost perfection on logic. But thats me; I think the hardware is cheap in terms of value for money against the OS, the design and the brand...others disagree.
     
  6. miniConvert macrumors 68040

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    People come online to post about their problems and, a lot of the time, find answers to them - especially on MR :)

    What you wont hear much about is people like me who have successfully switched their entire business to Mac without a hitch, receiving flawless hardware and software that has revolutionised the way in which they work. I haven't tried Apple's portables yet, but the iMac's, Mac Pro's and Mac mini have been fantastic and an absolute poster for everything positive Apple and OS X can do to transform one's day to day life.

    Enjoy your Mac.
     
  7. Chrispy macrumors 68020

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    There is actually a thread where people are posting they have trouble free MBPs. There seem to be a decent number of people with backlighting issues that have been posting about them (me included before I returned mine) so that is creating a lot of negative thread activity. There are people out there with perfectly good MBPs. Here is the thread with some good comments...

    http://forums.macrumors.com/showthread.php?t=249320
     
  8. Maxiseller macrumors 6502a

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    You know the very best thing you can do?

    Just buy one, stay off the forums and get on with life....

    *thinks*

    Nahhhhhh :p
     
  9. TaylorB macrumors regular

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    Well.. I have to stand up for my MacBook Pro and say it has been a charm. I have not had a single problem, but I think it would feel odd if I created a thread about how wonderful my MacBook Pro is. Overall, its a great thing. :)
     
  10. lossgenius thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Thanks for all the responses!!! Tomorrow I will take a ride to the Apple store and see if I can pick one up, if not then ill just order it....
     
  11. lossgenius thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Well I picked it up and I am enjoying it.... quite a change from the pc but it will take some getting used to... im very happy with the purchase and the service I received at the store.

    I dont know if they do this with everyone but the salesman took the time to show me many things since this was my first mac. He spent about 2 or more hours just showing and explaining features of the mac. Which I thought was awesome. (considering the store was jam packed with people).....

    I bought the 15.4 2.33Mhz core 2 duo...
     
  12. TequilaBoobs macrumors 6502a

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    dont quote me...

    but I believe Apple has free classes to orient you with their system. Check with your local Apple store to see if this is right for you.
     
  13. liam.berlin macrumors regular

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    That is just human nature. Windows is something **** I use in my workplace, a not so good tool. Mac is a way of life.

    I would recommend this guy's tutorials for getting started.

     
  14. Samuelsan2001 macrumors 603

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    This thread is nine years old!!! I suggest you check the dates before replying to them....
     
  15. liam.berlin macrumors regular

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    Then how did it appear in my New Posts feed?!
     
  16. Samuelsan2001 macrumors 603

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    I have no idea, but the date on the post above yours is november 2006.
     
  17. liam.berlin macrumors regular

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    And he has posted nothing since. I guess he never got that Mac...
     
  18. maflynn Moderator

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    I can only speak for myself, but Macs are not a way of life, they too are a tool. I find the best tool that fits my needs and budget.
     
  19. liam.berlin macrumors regular

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    I am a very passionate person. But no, do not worry, I have no Apple tattoos!
     
  20. maflynn Moderator

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    We are talking about computers and there are so many other things in life that ought to have passion but to each his own. Many people have tattooed corporate logos on their body, to each his own - not my cup of tea.
     

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