Not another "ledbacklit" topic!

Discussion in 'MacBook' started by XPcentric, Oct 16, 2008.

  1. XPcentric macrumors 6502

    Oct 16, 2008
    Guys, yeah I know it may be for interest only for some of you, and this is how I will take my decision to buy the higher priced one, 2.4 GHz.

    I've only owned Windows PC until now, so its time to get a Macbook. The fact is that, if I can install Windows on it ( I know I can!), and If I can install any program on Windows I can install on my Lenovo, than it will worth the money for a long run and I will invest the extra £200 to buy it. I'm also considering all aspects, to be able to use a windows mouse with it and continue my work.

    The only reason I want a new PC / MAC , is that my laptop, although its been wonderful until now, it doesnt have a glossy screen, and my eyes hate it. Who knows if I will ever sell it!
    The "backlit" keyboard caught my eyes. Imagine.. in the night.. silence.. working on my bed under the duvet!

    I've been waiting long for this Mac, and I'll get it for student discount!

    - I will use Mac system for Internet, music, entertainment
    - I spend lots of time on computer, at work, school, I install many programs and also do web development so I'll need Windows for some time.
    - The price is high enough for both of the Macbooks, so the price difference doesnt matter this time.

    Waiting a couple of opinions if the higher priced Mac will make a good replacement for my PC.
  2. ryanwarsaw macrumors 68000


    Apr 7, 2007
    I don't see why it wouldn't be a good replacement.
  3. soberbrain macrumors 65816


    May 9, 2008
    Agreed. It would a good investment and will handle your above needs.

    My PowerBook has a backlit keyboard and it comes in handy. It was a definite wow-factor when I first got it and now I'm used it it. I definitely missed it while installing Linux on a old laptop, it was late and I didn't want to turn on the lights since I was going to bed soon.
  4. XPcentric thread starter macrumors 6502

    Oct 16, 2008
    Thanks guys!

    Now I read topics people had troubles on booting Windows and to connect to Wi Fi or Firewire. That would be a big, big problem if I have to troubleshoot all days these things.

    Please someone confirm Windows can work well and connect to Wi Fi etc.

    Eventually i would rather like to know what problems you've had so I know what to expect and how to overcome ?

    Many thanks!
  5. XPcentric thread starter macrumors 6502

    Oct 16, 2008
  6. Macloven macrumors regular


    Aug 25, 2008
    I've had no problems connecting to wi-fi through either bootcamp or fusion. once in awhile, it takes a bit to see my office network (ethernet cable) through Fusion, but that's no more than a minute. I really miss "snap-to" on the touchpad, but other than that all is well.

    and related to your post, just purchaed a 2.4 macbook for my son last night, and compared to my 2.2 mb pro, his seems to be faster on the internet and loading the various Apple included apps, screen is much clearer/brighter (mine is matte) and it was cooler than mine last night while we were comparing the two. The touchpad was awkward for me at first, but within minutes loving the swiping features and wish I could have those on the mbp. So far, the 2.4 seems like an excellent little machine....just wish it were cheaper :eek:


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