I guess I'm a Mac now. LOL

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by Todthebod, Nov 25, 2011.

  1. Todthebod macrumors member

    Jul 21, 2007
    Even though I've had the iphone since it's first release, I've always been a PC guy. I've never had a problem with Mac computers, I've just always built my own desktops and used notebooks that I've bought from Ebay and repaired. The PC laptops are what I've always had a problem with. No matter if I bought 'top of the line' or not, the laptops were for the most part always crap. Battery problems, charger problems, flimsy construction, and overheating seem to be problems in every laptop I've ever used. The Dell I have now is on it's 5th cooling fan. I've taken it apart so much that I can have it all they way down and back up in 15 minutes. The bastard still overheats after 15 minutes.

    So last night we got back from our normal Thanksgiving dinner with the fam (long drive). I settled on the couch with the Dell laptop. Just to give you an idea, it has to be plugged in and I have duct tape securing the power connector to it to keep it from falling out because my computer will turn off instantly. After 10 minutes it overheated and turned off so I started cussing it and went and got on the desktop. After a few minutes my wife asked me if I would get mad if she went ahead and gave me my Christmas present. I said something about yeah because I know how escorts have busy schedules. LOL BTW we haven't talked about any Christmas presents. I figured I'd get some workout clothes or something.

    My wife walked in with this...........


    I asked her what the specs were on it and she said "I don't know, it's the best one they had". It's a 15" 2.4. I don't think it has the SSD but I'm not sure. I'm still feeling it out.

    I turned 40 last month and she got me the iphone 4s and booked me a trip to Vegas to drive some exotic cars at the speedway. I'm either doing something very right or she feels guilty for something. LOL

    So now I guess I'm a Mac guy. We'll see how it goes. I'm still getting used to it. It's like a piece of art compared to what I'm used to.
  2. fisherking macrumors 603


    Jul 16, 2010
    ny somewhere
    welcome to the bright side.

    does your wife have a sister...?
  3. SandboxGeneral, Nov 25, 2011
    Last edited: Nov 25, 2011

    SandboxGeneral Moderator emeritus


    Sep 8, 2010
    Welcome aboard the Mac train! I'm confident once you learn it, you'll love it. :)
  4. blueroom macrumors 603


    Feb 15, 2009
    Toronto, Canada
    I made the switch to Mac begrudgingly back in July 2010 (I wanted to learn iPad coding). I pretty much thought it was going to be more of the same old same old. Took me two weeks to unlearn Windows 7 and learn OSX SL.

    Long story short we are now an all Mac household.
  5. Lee Adama macrumors regular

    Lee Adama

    Jul 28, 2011
    Welcome! Now get ready for the accessories. All the neat stuff you need, thunderbolt monitors, Twelve South stand, magic mouse, magic trackpad. :D
  6. skasol macrumors 6502

    Sep 20, 2007
    Congrats. We are all sure u are going to enjoy it. I am too a big pc guy that transformed to a Mac. I do miss gaming on pc and may just build a new gaming rig.
  7. ET3SW macrumors regular

    Nov 6, 2011
    Houston, TX
    This made me laugh +1
  8. sfoalex macrumors 6502

    Aug 11, 2001
    I've also built and bought many PCs over the years. It's almost impossible to find a good PC laptop. In one way or another they tend to fail to balance the product with good performance, low noise, high batter life. It seems like they might, at best, get two out of three of those.

    I think you'll find the MacBook Pro is very well balanced.
  9. DayOfChaos macrumors 6502

    Nov 13, 2011
    Congratz, and welcome to the Mac side. Switched in 2009, and never owned a personal PC since. While I still use Windows, I love Mac hardware. I mean, why not get a Mac and run two supported OS's at once?

    I love coding for Android and iOS which is one of the reasons I thought to get a Mac.

    I recommend upgrading that bad boy to a Crucial 256GB SATA III SSD, and 16GB of memory (Great deal on Newegg: http://goo.gl/IaDsQ)

    Any questions, this forum helped me with mine, so don't be afraid to ask!
  10. Liquinn Suspended

    Apr 10, 2011
    I thought the trackpad on the MBP and the external magic trackpad are the same thing?
  11. old-wiz macrumors G3

    Mar 26, 2008
    West Suburban Boston Ma
    Welcome to the Mac world!

    I switched 5 years ago when I retired. I had used Windows PCs at work since the 1970s. I switched cause I was tired of the constant updates for anti-virus and having to watch so much for possible malware and viruses, not to mention having to pay for them every year to keep them up to date. We now have several Macs in the house.
  12. praetorx macrumors regular

    Apr 7, 2010

    You're off by a decade, windows os was released in the mid 80s :D
    (I know what you meant BTW)
  13. Lee Adama macrumors regular

    Lee Adama

    Jul 28, 2011
    yes you are correct. But many people run their MacBook's in clamshell mode and use a wireless keyboard with the Magic Trackpad. Clamshell is when you use an external monitor and close the laptop.
  14. mofunk macrumors 68020


    Aug 26, 2009
    Well I hope you mac with your wife cause she hooked you up. 30 days early

  15. visim91 macrumors 6502

    Nov 13, 2011
    Mac always gets the ladies goin'
  16. revelated macrumors 6502a


    Jun 30, 2010
    ...The innuendo here is absolutely blowing. Pun intended.

    Anyway...err...your wife is an escort?
  17. IllIllIll macrumors 65816

    Oct 2, 2011
    I've done the Exotics Racing experience at Las Vegas. You'll have a blast. Bought a Porsche 911 because of it, and now I'm shopping for an Audi R8.
  18. Spencer Reynen macrumors member

    Apr 3, 2011
    That's a really awesome story! Congratulations and I hope you enjoy your MBP!
  19. thundersteele macrumors 68030

    Oct 19, 2011

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