Just got a MacBook Pro, should I return it for a Windows 7 comp + free Xbox?

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by Myiphone7, May 26, 2011.

  1. Myiphone7 macrumors 6502a

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    I just bought a MacBook Pro, 15 inch, hi res screen.

    It's really nice, and I really like it!

    BUT

    Microsoft is giving away a free Xbox 360 if you buy any Windows 7 computer that costs more than $699 (you have to be a student which I am)

    I'm really tempted...seems like this is one of those deals that you can't refuse/too good to be true.

    What should I do?
     
  2. mike2732 macrumors member

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    It's not too good to be true. 360's easily go for $120 nowadays. I wouldn't do it imo
     
  3. motoracer1486 macrumors 6502a

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  4. coldmack macrumors 6502

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    Don't ruin yourself and your school carrier by going down the Wind'ohs route. Just think about all the hassles you will have to face, and that just to return your Macbook then decide what PC to get. Ewww. Plus, you may have to deal with the PC section of Best Buy, which makes me rather wish I was getting a full physical at my doctor.
     
  5. Randizzledante macrumors regular

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    Cause ya know, asking this on a website called MacRumors can't possibly result in biased answers ;)

    But seriously. As an Xbox 360/Win7 Laptop owner...stick with the MacBook.
     
  6. vistadude macrumors 65816

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    Well, considering a really good 15 inch high res PC laptop might cost ~$1000, plus you get an xbox 360, which is a really fun gaming system, I would do it.
     
  7. Michael383 macrumors 6502a

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    I think you should go ahead and enjoy the MacBook Pro you just purchased.
     
  8. fkhan3 macrumors 6502

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    If you really want the Xbox, you can return the MBP and wait for Back to School Promotion. Sell the iPod and put the $$$ towards Xbox purchase
     
  9. gngan macrumors 68000

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    What about keeping in MBP and buy a Window laptop then sell it but keep the xbox?
     
  10. shansoft macrumors 6502

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    So far from my "insiders".. There is no Back to school promotion with free iPod this year.

    It's going to be a free apple care that comes with it.
    Which should be close to 200 dollar value if you can sell it..
     
  11. adrian1480 macrumors 6502

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    you can't afford a $150 Xbox 360?

    But you bought a MacBook Pro?

    Is this real life?
     
  12. motoracer1486 macrumors 6502a

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    My "insiders" say that Apple is going to pay off customers mortgages with the purchase of an iPad...Let's keep our fingers crossed!
     
  13. gakuran hitori macrumors regular

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    I have an xbox and a windows laptop and I never use them.
     
  14. bniu macrumors 6502a

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    the cost of the Xbox 360 isn't a big deal to me. It's a $200 or $300 one time purchase. The real kicker is games. New games cost $60 each, how many are you going to buy? I've probably spent already $2000 on games in the last few years. Last year, my xbox 360 died, and about a month ago, even though I don't play games too often, I spent $300 on a brand new Xbox 360, just so I could have one to play on occasion.

    also keep in mind, if you're going away for college, you'll need a tv screen to go with the xbox 360. That's an added cost already.
     
  15. 8CoreWhore macrumors 68020

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  16. elVince macrumors newbie

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    Its been almost 11 months since i touched my xbox... and buying that god damned xbox live just eats away at your wallet, dont do it...
     
  17. kalsta macrumors 68000

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    If this is for real and you really have to ask that question, why on earth did you buy such an expensive machine in the first place? I mean you even supposedly paid extra for the hi-res screen, and now you're being lured from Mac to Windows by a 'free Xbox' promotion?! Sounds like you really have no idea what you want or why.
     
  18. Kariya macrumors 68000

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  19. KwanMan macrumors regular

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    He never said he can't afford it, he's saying its a better deal jackass
     
  20. Goohfy macrumors regular

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    Wait till B2S sale, and sell of the extra addition and buy the xbox with that money.
     
  21. YsoSerious macrumors 6502

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    And what's the alternative? Sony? Ur kidding right?
     
  22. sjinsjca macrumors 68000

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    It's a good thing you're still a student, because your post suggest you have a lot to learn.
     
  23. Jagardn macrumors 6502a

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    After changing over to a MBP I'll probably never buy a Windows pc again. I guess your decision really depends if you play a lot of games and can justify losing the features of OSX.
     
  24. TheMacBookPro macrumors 68020

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    The PS3 is (arguably) the better overall console.

    OP- depends. If your school doesn't actually require a Mac then by all means go ahead. Windows 7 is pretty good and most modern computers aren't the plastic junk that everyone on here makes them out to be.

    For the amount of money you paid for the Pro you can probably get something similar, or better, in terms of specs.

    I'd check out the new VAIO SA.
     
  25. rebby macrumors 6502

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    This. No sense in downgrading now.
     

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