I have returned!

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by aaron.lee2006, Feb 27, 2009.

  1. aaron.lee2006 macrumors 65816

    aaron.lee2006

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    For those of you that know me, I had to sell my MBP in September due to the courses I was taking in school. I needed an entirely Windows computer. Now I have been accepted into graphic design so I'm coming back with a

    2.53 MacBook Pro
    24" LED Cinema Display
    Adobe CS4 Design Premium
    Wireless Bluetooth Keyboard and Mouse
    and much much more. I'll be back in July or early August!
     
  2. jjahshik32 macrumors 603

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    Nice! Same specs as mine!! Its perfect! Enjoy!!!!!:D:D:D:D:D:D:D:D:D:D:D
     
  3. PeterQC macrumors 6502a

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    I don't know for you, but my school gave me all the software I needed (CS3) and they won't teach us about these new software until the books (Classroom in a book CS4) are out. Personally I would wait to see if they do give you the software you need for the course.
     
  4. kastenbrust macrumors 68030

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    You know you can install Windows on a Mac?

    Bootcamp etc....
     
  5. jjahshik32 macrumors 603

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    The 24" LED ACD is the most beautiful screen I've ever laid my eyes on!

    [​IMG] :D
     
  6. Repo macrumors 6502a

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    I'm sure the OP does, but there are certain attributes to Windows only laptops that you won't get with MBs or MBPs.
     
  7. aaron.lee2006 thread starter macrumors 65816

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    Exactly, I would have kept my Mac if I could, but now I am coming back. wooo Mac attack!
     
  8. aaron.lee2006 thread starter macrumors 65816

    aaron.lee2006

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    Can't wait to get my screen either! I'm building like a whole new studio in my basement :p
     
  9. dukebound85 macrumors P6

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    like?
     
  10. Repo macrumors 6502a

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    ExpressCard 54, quad processors, duel graphics chips, more USB, VGA, S-VIDEO, DVI, parallel, serial, mini FW, blu-ray, HDMI, media card reader, eSATA, etc.
     
  11. gilesrulz macrumors member

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    10 out of those 15 items can be easily had on a Mac. Another three can be had with some effort.
     
  12. Repo macrumors 6502a

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    The point is that the Windows laptop comes with them, ready and compatible. ExpressCard 54, quad processors, duel graphics? Just try and "have" those.
     
  13. Digital Skunk macrumors 604

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    But the important ones are a no go with the mac.

    Especially the Quad core CPUs, SLI/Crossfire GPUs and the not mentioned 16GB of RAM in certain uber high end models.
     
  14. Repo macrumors 6502a

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    Thank you. :D
     
  15. dukebound85 macrumors P6

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    im curious to what class/school required such a laptop. id reckon not everyone could afford such a machine and doubt it was required for the class tp be honest. part of me feels the op wasnt aware of the solutions to keep his mbp and instead sold it and bought another one dare i say needlessly

    thats just my gut feeling though

    if im wrong, i dont really care and i dont really care for apple. id be saying the same thing if someone sold their car because it didnt have a cd player stock and bought a new car that had a cd player when all that was needed was to buy a new deck for the old car lol
     
  16. xlii macrumors 68000

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    Steve Jobs said we don't need any of that stuff... :apple: :)
     
  17. Tallest Skil macrumors P6

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    What benefit is there in having a larger version of ExpressCard/34?
    Quads. In a laptop. Find one under $5,000 that you can actually keep on your lap without melting your genitals.
    Dual graphics chips? Really? Seen the MacBook Pro lately? Obviously not.
    How, exactly, was DVI not on Apple laptops, again?
    S-Video died in 2000, didn't it?
    Parallel...? Something legacy? Screw it.
    Serial? Another legacy? Screw it.
    Mini FireWire... you mean four-pin FireWire 400. Windows laptops have that because they don't want to pay the full licensing to Apple for a 6-pin port.
    2015.
    It's a computer, not a TV. What's the point of HDMI?
    That just won't happen because of the Jobs/Ive philosophy.
    eSATA is a flakey port.
    etc. hasn't had the IEEE finalize its spec yet. ;)

    Okay.

    http://www.apple.com/macbookpro/graphics.html
     
  18. Digital Skunk macrumors 604

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    That poster meant SLI/Crossfire enables laptops that had dual GFX cards running at the same time.

    In which case another, "You want your laptop to be 3" thick with 5 minutes of battery?" would be the appropriate response. ;)
     
  19. Repo macrumors 6502a

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    "How, exactly, was DVI not on Apple laptops, again?" Maybe you didn't get the memo, but Apple has since switched to Mini DisplayPort. eSATA is only "flakey" on the Mac, Windows doesn't have a problem with it. HDMI OUTPUT! Hello?! We already have it anyway, though, through an adapter. And FYI, I know what mini FW is.

    The other stuff is not worth addressing. Cheers.
     
  20. drewsof07 macrumors 68000

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    Ha, apparently he needs a Serial port for his Thrustmaster joystick to play Flight Simulator 2000 on that laptop with 4 different monitors hooked up (VGA, DVI, HDMI, S-Video), then print out his stats on that parallel printer circa 1999. ;)
    Wonder if he still uses the paper with holes on the sides that you tear apart?? LOLz

    I do want my FW400 back though :(
     
  21. dukebound85 macrumors P6

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    his old mbp was not one with a minidisplay port now was it? seeing how he sold in it september and the unibodies came out in october
     
  22. Smacky macrumors 6502

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    Oh My God
    Someone chose a Windows laptop over an Apple laptop
    Fanboys mobilize!!!
    Jihad on Windows!
     
  23. dukebound85 macrumors P6

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    um what? i dont really give a damn about apple

    im just merely questioning his selling of his computer initially as i believe it wasnt necessary as pretty much everything has a solution:rolleyes:

    im curious as to what exactly this class required from the op
     
  24. alphaod macrumors Core

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    We geeks sit in the basement all day; we have no use for such a thing, so burning it away is one less thing to worry about.
     
  25. Tallest Skil macrumors P6

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    Insults are forbidden. Please delete this sentence.

    Yes, obviously. It's a better port in that it carries audio as well as video. DVI, however, was available on Macs from about 2003 to 2009. That's a good enough timeline for one port.

    I'm not talking about support, I'm talking about the classified specification in general.

    Hello!:)

    Could you please tell me what the purpose is?

    Apparently not, as four-pin FireWire 400 is not called Mini FireWire.

    Because you can't find a sub-$5,000 quad-core laptop, can't think of a reason for needing the large version of the ExpressCard slot (that, coincidentally, was on at least the last revision of the PowerBook G4, making it a VERY outdated port to begin with), and can't think of a reason for needing a Serial, Parallel, or S-Video port?

    Or are you just going to bed for the night?
     

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