Comin' home to Mac - And thanks for the Advice!

Discussion in 'Buying Tips and Advice' started by chinarider, Jan 14, 2008.

  1. chinarider macrumors regular

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    I'm a Lurker-turned-Member who just wanted to shout out a "Thanks" to all here - I have been reading your insight and advice for a few months now and just recently signed up.

    I, like many others, am waiting for Tuesday to see what happens to MBP and then pull the trigger - For the first time in many, many years when it comes to Apple (except for my iPods!

    I started in the 70s with a TRS-80 (remember those?), Tape drive with 4k of RAM - But was I happpy to upgrade to 16k!

    Made the move to Apple IIc and Apple IIe and loved them. Started to play with programming and of course finished every "Ultima" game I could. I made money in school as "Typer Tommy" typing reports and papers for everyone since not many had a computer at the time.

    As a Senior in college, I finally switched to Mac - It was the SE with (2) 720k drives - And I remember when I saw my first 20mb HD at a friend's - mmmmmmm!

    Flash forward to 1990 - And I was BIG into games - I couldn't get enough. So, I made the decision to pack away the Mac and buy a PC (I know, I can hear you all from here)

    6 PCs and probably a hundred games later, I am sick of Windows. Coming from a Mac background, I have always hated it! I have been needing a new laptop for over a year, and last October, when looking into the Dells (5 of my 6 machines have been Dells), I realized that I was forced to buy Vista with no XP option on the model I wanted. Well that was the last straw!

    Coupled with the fact that I am a Video Editor who needs to learn FCP to stay competative, I just couldnt ignore the fact that I have cheated on the Mac for far too long.

    Baby I'm Baaaack!

    Thanks to a buddy who is a Mac consultant and who told me to wait until January, I have clentched my teeth in anticipation and frustration and spent my time reading these forums for 3 months.

    I will be ordering a MBP as they are announced, no matter what the outcome - With FCPS2, Wireless MM and KB, Incase Sleave, etc. I already ordered MS Office due to the "Suite Deal" that I learned about here. I'm still wavering on what backpack and External drive to get.

    So Thanks again - I hope that I can be as helpful to others here as you all have been to me.

    Tom
     
  2. netdog macrumors 603

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    If you are a video editor, have you considered the new Mac Pro? For video, there is no comparison. The MBP won't even come close.
     
  3. clevin macrumors G3

    clevin

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    dont be too hard on yourself. games are a essential part of many young ppl, we all been through that phase.

    and congratulations for your decision and purchase, hope you will enjoy them.
     
  4. chinarider thread starter macrumors regular

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    Yes, I did consider - But I also REALLY need a new laptop and can't buy 2 machines yet. I'm going out on the road alot due to the political season, and at this point I really need to just Learn FCP - My clients hire me with their gear (Avid).

    Many of my colleagues use MBP now - And though it is not ideal, it will do for now.

    I figure when I'm caught up and start building a different client base, I'll get the Mac Pro - Probably next Jan.
     

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