Is It Worth Buying?

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by dcail07, Jun 12, 2007.

  1. dcail07 macrumors newbie

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    I switching to the the MBP for windows going to worth the time of learning a new OS? Or should I just stick with the the HP dv2500t I was going to get. I'm going to college in August and I'm ordering either of the two tomorrow.
     
  2. flopticalcube macrumors G4

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    I gather that you want to know if its worth the time learning OSX. I would say yes. You can always install Vista or XP on your MacBook Pro if you find you are having trouble learning OSX but I think you will be pleasantly surprised.
     
  3. jawzzy macrumors regular

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    Depends. How fast do you pick up new technologies and how fast can you adapt to new interfaces, etc.?

    I recently went to my local Apple Store and played around with a Macbook Pro for about 2 hours, and I'm pretty confident that I know how to use the OS almost completely, even things like keyboard shortcuts and more advanced settings changes. There really is a very, very small learning curve.

    Granted, I'm a senior in high school, so I've grown up around personal computers with GUIs and various other technological devices for more than half my entire life. I know the switching situation would be very different for both my parents (but I think my dad is ready to switch!).

    EDIT: Just reread your post, it seems were the same age! Go for it. Theres no reason not to!

    I was so surprised at how intuitive and simple OS X is without sacrificing advanced functionality. I often find myself yelling at my Windows box, "Whyyyyy?! Who the #&*$ thought 'I think I'll bury this important and often used function in many layers of menus and boxes and Wizards and windows and tabs.'" In OS X I found myself thinking, "Yes. Thats where it is supposed to be. Yes. That makes sense. O, good! I can change XXX right here!" I was afraid that all the claims of simplicity would undermine advanced functionalities, but it doesn't.

    The Mac OS just seems so put-together, thought out, and easy to use. I'd highly recommend picking up a Mac. And if you want the reassurance of a safety net or the guarantee of running any Windows only software you might encounter, there is always Bootcamp.

    Wow, long post. Sorry!
     
  4. aliquis- macrumors 6502a

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    I doubt you will have a hard time picking it up and as some people have already said you can install Windows if you want to.

    So if there aren't any huge price differences or so definitly go with the mac.

    You also get a quite nice program bundle with it aswell.
     

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