My new macbook is here!!!!

Discussion in 'MacBook' started by olliestockton, Apr 11, 2008.

  1. olliestockton macrumors member

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    Ok so my macbook is here, so far so good, no problems at all and al my expectations were met so i'm very happy!

    But i have one question, don't i get .Mac account at all permanently?

    It says i need to buy it or take a trail, but surely it would be free when you've spent like £800 on a new laptop?
     
  2. siurpeeman macrumors 603

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    it used to be free some years ago, but not anymore. you can try out the 60 day trial or pony up for the yearly subscription.

    btw, congrats on the macbook!
     
  3. SFStateStudent macrumors 604

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    Check out the trial, and then I think it gets bumped to $99 USD per year. Did you notice that you didn't get a "FREE" remote as well? :eek:
     
  4. krye macrumors 68000

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    .Mac is not free, but you can get a $30 discount from Apple if you buy it with the Mac. But I guess it's too late for you now. You can also get it for $70 from Amazon. Do it. .Mac is awesome.
     
  5. Ferrari83 macrumors newbie

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    ya.. did not come with 'remote control' .. i need to buy remote :( and will upgrade the RAM to 4gb hhahahahhaha
     
  6. Petoz macrumors 6502

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    I just got a new macbook. I am livid about the lack of a remote! My little brother got one with his when he bought it last year. Now they scrapped it! Not happy. As for .Mac, i'm using the trial. Don't think I will pay out for the year.
     
  7. ricpac macrumors member

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    Congrats on the new MacBook!
    No package is ever perfect.
     
  8. dubhe macrumors 65816

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  9. JML42691 macrumors 68020

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    Be sure not to buy the RAM from Apple, there are far more places that offer RAM for much lower prices.
     
  10. TSE macrumors 68030

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    When I got my MacBook replaced with this MBP, the agent that helped me told me to keep the remote. :p
     
  11. QCassidy352 macrumors G3

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    there's no need for .mac for most people. Try it out and see if you use its features, and if so, get a subscription cheap on ebay or amazon.
     
  12. chrono1081 macrumors 604

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    Congrats on the new macbook! I just got my first mac and I LOVE it!
     
  13. Techguy172 macrumors 68000

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    The New MacBooks suck apple is getting cheap now Not giving the remotes free that have some really good uses.
     
  14. zap2 macrumors 604

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    Wait, does the MacBook suck, or is Apple cutting costs?


    But real, yea it is a bummer, but it doesn't make the MacBook suck, just 29 dollars more.
     
  15. Techguy172 macrumors 68000

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    Apple sucks for cutting costs making the new MacBooks suck, I hate how cheap apple is getting now they cut out everything cool that comes with there stuff.
     
  16. skwij macrumors 6502

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    Wow, the Macbook does not suck!
     
  17. Chappers macrumors 68020

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    I got a mighty mouse wireless + a remote as a free gift from a friend. My friend didn't use it and to be honest neither have I but it makes a nice toy just in case. Hopefully I'll use it one day.

    Love my macbook - congrats on yours.
     
  18. Uoila macrumors member

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    Well, the bad news is that .mac is not free, but the good news is that you can forget about it. The value in .mac is that it combines a lot of services that you might find useful and it integrates with osx well, but if you don't use all of the services, then look elsewhere. You can find a lot of services that will host your website and offer online storage for a lot less than $100.
     

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