Did I make the right choice buying a Macbook Pro?

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  1. jayd23, Sep 10, 2011
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    jayd23 macrumors newbie

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    There's no doubt that in looks its a 10 to me. In quality and feel its another 10. But like any normal non "apple crazy fanboy", I like to have more for my dollar.

    At around $1200 that I paid for this laptop, I'm sure for the same price, if not less, I could have gotten one with high def resolution, blu-ray perhaps, the USB 3.0 that everyone is talking about, MUCH larger hard drive, 2 more gb of RAM at least, maybe a faster 2nd gen i5 or even an i7 why not..

    I love the mac pro no doubt and the touch pad is amazing, can't live without it now. But somewhere in the back of my brain, something tells me I could have had much more for the same price...

    Anyone agree? disagree? Did I make the right choice?
     
  2. Sodner macrumors 68020

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    Ya but with Apple you get OS X instead of Windows. For some thats worth any "Apple tax".
     
  3. maflynn Moderator

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    You didn't specify why you bought a Mac Pro, so no one can really answer your post.

    A Mac Pro's strength comes in its internal expansion abilities, i.e., bays and upgrade the GPU.

    If you're running pro apps or need a lot of internal storage the MP makes sense. For most consumers however an iMac or MBP generally makes more sense.
     
  4. Sodner macrumors 68020

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    And oh a Mac Pro is Apple's top of the line monster of a desktop. In your post you mention "laptop" which is a MacBook Pro. BIG difference.
     
  5. jayd23 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    I bought it as an everyday laptop. And for the reliability/durability that many say mac computers have. Also because of its safe browser since I pay all bills online. Other than that, nothing specific, I don't edit pics or videos all though I know it will come handy some day.

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    Yes sorry its a Macbook Pro.
     
  6. maflynn Moderator

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    So you bought a Mac Book Pro and not a Mac Pro. I answered your question as if you purchased a Mac Pro which is in your title.
     
  7. jayd23 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    That is correct. MBP
     
  8. teleromeo macrumors 65816

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    It's a great machine with a great Os. Enjoy it and don't look back anymore.
     
  9. Vudoo macrumors 6502a

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    I agree that you can get something with better specs for less cost. It all depends on how badly that bothers you. It personally doesn't bother me.
     
  10. Jagardn macrumors 6502a

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    It's called buyers remorse, happens to people all the time. If it's not breaking the bank and you like it, there is nothing to worry about. :D
     
  11. maflynn Moderator

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    Given that you bought a MBP over a MP ;) I'd say that you chose very well.

    The Mac Pro an expensive desktop with limited appear but Apple's laptop line is top notch and you get a great machine for a good price (yeah on the high side)
     

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