It's becoming ridiculous how many people have Macbooks.

Discussion in 'MacBook' started by Laco, May 27, 2008.

  1. Laco macrumors 6502

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    Has anyone else noticed that the number of macbooks around is increasing dramatically? Like right now, in the library that I am in, there are over half a dozen within 20 feet of me.
     
  2. richard.mac macrumors 603

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    yep ive certainly noticed the amount of MacBooks increase around my uni.
    i take it you think this is good news hopefully?
     
  3. leekohler macrumors G5

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  4. richard.mac macrumors 603

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    open iChat and open the Bonjour list from the Window menu to see if anyone else has iChat open and you can give them a chatting.
     
  5. sushi Moderator emeritus

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    Me too. :)

    The MB is a great solution for the student. Price is decent. Can run the Mac OS and Windows XP or Vista. Easy to upgrade the HD. Good processor. Nice sized screen. It's fairly durable so you can throw it in a backpack.
     
  6. Laco thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Im not sure if i should admit this here but i deleted iChat long ago and I never even used it once. I use skype to talk to my woman, who has windows vista, twice a day and I use Adium a bit as well.
     
  7. wordmunger macrumors 603

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    At the last two conferences I've attended, Macs have outnumbered PCs. This is the first time that's happened to me.
     
  8. richard.mac, May 27, 2008
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    richard.mac macrumors 603

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    well theres the one use you could of used it for :D. i need to remember to do this the next time i Mac it to uni as i too dont use iChat much.
     
  9. .Andy macrumors 68030

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    I sold mine because they were becoming too common. To retain indie cred I opted for a obscure korean brand laptop.
     
  10. Jpoon macrumors 6502

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    "I sold mine because they were becoming too common. To retain indie cred I opted for a obscure korean brand laptop."
    That's the lamest thing I've heard all week. Lol
     
  11. sushi Moderator emeritus

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    Sweet! :)

    Sure, we believe you! ;)
     
  12. Laco thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Oddly enough, the decision that finally pushed me to buy the Macbook was because it was becoming common because I didn't want something that was considered Indie, hippie, or used overwhelmingly by artistic types.
     
  13. UltraNEO* macrumors 601

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    Yay!!
    Apple is finally being taken seriously!

    Go!! OSX! :D


    Just watch where you throw that backpack.... :p
     
  14. skye12 macrumors 65816

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    Possessions do not define you. Cred is earned through actions, not ownership. Rare concept in the ego and image driven society known as "me."
     
  15. nick9191 macrumors 68040

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    My teacher has 2 macbooks and a powerbook, and me and my friend have one each, in our Alevel ICT class. And theres only about 6 in the class.
     
  16. UltraNEO* macrumors 601

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    Does your class look like this?

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    University of Missouri-Columbia (Mizzou)


    This person has to feel so left out of the group. LOL :D:D
     
  17. Eidorian macrumors Penryn

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    This is what I've noticed.
     
  18. richard.mac macrumors 603

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    ^ theres also a PC to the right of the red circle and the pen and paper kid. :D

    i read somewhere that this Lecture recommends you buy a Mac so theres always going to a PC user or someone who doesnt use a notebook at all :eek: so 99% of them are Mac users.

    i think these students took advantage of the recommendation because the hardware design is so cool and the OS is nice looking and FAST!
     
  19. sushi Moderator emeritus

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    Good point!

    Nice pic. :)

    Nothing wrong with paper and pencil/pen.

    Also, no one wants to steal it and the batteries last forever! :)
     
  20. richard.mac macrumors 603

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    i AM a pen and paper kid! i use my Mac for the uni website, surfing, emails and for papers. in lectures we have paper notes.

    my battery seems to konk out sometimes and then i need coffee to recharge it!
     
  21. daneoni macrumors G4

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    Yeah i've been seeing a lot more apples lately. We can thank the Intel switch, the iPod and vista's issues for that. 4 people in my class got macbooks (i kinda got them to switch though :eek:) and two others are thinking of switching by the end of summer.

    My brother also just got a MBP...and an iPod classic....and an iPhone.

    I remember back in 2004 when everyone would look at me funny but with intrigue when i pulled out my 12" Powerbook cos it was so small & sleek and wasn't running windows but still churned out essay papers as per normal...mind boggling for some.

    I have to admit though i switched because macs were rare at the time, different and somewhat exclusive in addition to frustrations with a Dell desktop.

    Theres no doubt that Apple computers are becoming mainstream and i'm glad...it was high time. I just hope Apple doesn't become a victim of its own success though
     
  22. SamoanDude macrumors regular

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    Also I noticed all the TV shows (mainly episodes) use Apple laptops. Way kewl :)
     
  23. krye macrumors 68000

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    I was at the mall the other day getting my hair cut. 2 girls were there. One had a MacBook and the other had an iPhone. Apple chicks rock.
     
  24. rajalot macrumors member

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    I have Apple sticker patched on back of my ThinkPad so it looks a bit like back MacBook. I tend to get same curious looks as when I use iBook in public places until they realize it's not a Mac. :D
     

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