Is Macbook Pro worth the money?

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by PlanetarySoup, Sep 21, 2010.

  1. PlanetarySoup macrumors member

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    Hey, I have a 21.5 iMac which is amazing, but I find that when I travel, I want my iMac with me....obviously thats impossible, so I want to invest in a Macbook Pro...my iPad doesnt cut it when it comes to traveling for a week or more...

    but my main question is, is the Macbook Pro worth the money?

    i :apple: Apple!
     
  2. bamf macrumors 6502

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    My 2010 15" i5 is the finest computer I've ever owned. That's saying a lot too since I run the IT department for a $1B company... ;)
     
  3. miles01110 macrumors Core

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    Worth is a subjective term and the definition will vary from person to person. What do you use computers for? Why does your iPad fall short?

    Don't we all...
     
  4. netdog macrumors 603

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    I was given a 17" MBP last Christmas.

    If I had to pay for it, would I say it was worth the money?

    Without doubt it's worth it. Fantastic tool.
     
  5. PlanetarySoup thread starter macrumors member

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    You dont own an iMac? My iMac is by far the greatest desktop I've ever owned! But anyways, thanks, I am strongly considering a Macbook Pro :rolleyes:
     
  6. PlanetarySoup thread starter macrumors member

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  7. AdeFowler macrumors 68020

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    I adore my 17" MBP. If it got stolen tomorrow I'd replace it like for like in a heartbeat.
     
  8. bamf macrumors 6502

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    My point is that I can get whatever laptop I want for work, and the 2010 MBP is fantastic. You won't be disappointed with one if you get one.

    That being said though, I'd strongly recommend going with the 15" or 17" unless you really need the portability of the 13".
     
  9. js81 macrumors 65816

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    Absolutely! I had the 13" and loved the size, but it was quite underwhelming. I mean, when I could use my sister's 2008-model unibody Macbook and it was just as fast as my brand new 13" MBP, I was quite disappointed.

    My new 15" i7, on the other hand, is nothing short of amazing in every regard (except price, lol).
     
  10. PlanetarySoup thread starter macrumors member

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    yea I'm thinking about the 15" :)
     
  11. felt. macrumors 6502a

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    It's a bit expensive as an iPad/iPhone syncing station, but whatever...
     
  12. FuNGi macrumors 65816

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    Yes. I too would buy another tonight if mine were stolen this afternoon.
     
  13. Fubar1977 macrumors 6502a

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    I`d be willing to bet you end up using the MBP more than the iMac.
     
  14. twitchtwice macrumors member

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    I say yes. Even though you are paying 2k+ (if your like me and got the 15" i7), the laptop will last you an easy 5 years if you treat it right. And also the fact that for almost every user the laptop could replace the need for a desktop because of how powerful the new laptops are starting to become, so it will be a multi-purpose computer.
     
  15. fcortese macrumors demi-god

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    I totally agree with tt. The MBP is a powerful computer which I use in place of a desktop and take with me whenever I travel. I am presently on vacation and uploading my photos nightly, checking email, etc etc. When I return home it will be back in my home office. I don't think you can go wrong with the 15MBP.
     
  16. PlanetarySoup thread starter macrumors member

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    Really eh? yea I could see that being a possibility, due to the fact that its portable!
     
  17. Gucci Mane macrumors newbie

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    if i didn't know any better, i'd say he was hitting on you :confused:

    JkJk

    My 2 cents is, if you have money to take a vacation for weeks at a time, a mbp should be within your means. It is a lot of money, but if you can afford it--you are buying one of the most well built, engineered and designed laptops in the industry.
     
  18. PlanetarySoup thread starter macrumors member

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    I'm going away in December to Europe and I think it'd be a great thing to take with me! All I take with me now is my iPad, but a laptop can do soo much more! :rolleyes:
     
  19. CaoCao macrumors 6502a

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    The MBP is definitely a good Laptop especially the 15" & 17"
     
  20. TopHatPlus macrumors 6502

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    hey i am running a brand new 2010 2.66 ghz i5 15" mbp, and it is amazing!! lightning fast and extremely well made. I run SC2 on it consistently every day and the graphics card is pretty awesome! i do love this computer and as stated if it disappeared i would replace it immediately! If you enjoy your imac you will enjoy the macbook pro 2x more, theres a few more features like a backlit keyboard =D
     
  21. Rideherhard macrumors 6502

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    I really like my MacBook Pro... was thinking of selling it for a iMac but I'll just buy the new 27" apple cinema display and it'll be like having a iMac and a MacBook Pro :)
     
  22. WardC macrumors 68030

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    The MacBook Pro is the most solidly built laptop on the market with the best operating system available. It is well worth the extra money over a PC laptop.
     
  23. MisterFeeney macrumors 6502

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    Yes, no question about it. My i7 17" is amazing.
     
  24. diazj3 macrumors 6502a

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    no wonder.... have you seen PlanetarySoup's profile picture? she even was in Maxim magazine!

    To the OP- hey, I'm bamf's boss: hell, I run the $1B company! :D .... well, at least for now I do... we're going bankrupt since management spends way too much time surfing MacRumors ;)

    just kidding...

    cheers!
     
  25. PlanetarySoup thread starter macrumors member

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    lol you just made my hour!
     

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