Ordering my MBP tomorrow: Need final help

mark28

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Jan 29, 2010
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So, tomorrow I'll order the 15 inch i5 AG.

Questions I have:
1. is AG worth it? Read that AG is more Grainy?
2. How is the resale value of a i5 AG? ( black bezel of glossy is more pretty / people want a used i7 instead of i5 )
3. No more freezing issues?
4. Is a 15 inch too big in an airplane or in a train?
5. What mouse shall I use, gaming Windows mouse or Apple's magic mouse? I only need the mouse for gaming I think, and I don't think Magic mouse is as accurate as a gaming mouse.
6. What external HD shall I got, timecapulse or a MyBook from western digital ( or other brand? ). I hear alot of stories how those Apple time capsules die after 18 months.
 

altecXP

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Aug 3, 2009
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I still can't figure out why people care so much about resell value. Just buy what you need/want. Who cares what it will be worth in 3-5yrs.
 

rmbrown09

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Jan 25, 2010
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Seattle
So, tomorrow I'll order the 15 inch i5 AG.

Questions I have:
1. is AG worth it? Read that AG is more Grainy?
2. How is the resale value of a i5 AG? ( black bezel of glossy is more pretty / people want a used i7 instead of i5 )
3. No more freezing issues?
4. Is a 15 inch too big in an airplane or in a train?
5. What mouse shall I use, gaming Windows mouse or Apple's magic mouse? I only need the mouse for gaming I think, and I don't think Magic mouse is as accurate as a gaming mouse.
6. What external HD shall I got, timecapulse or a MyBook from western digital ( or other brand? ). I hear alot of stories how those Apple time capsules die after 18 months.
1. Can't speak to this point, I have the glossy though and it is great stuff.
2. Knock off about 300 -400 depending for resale value for the life that this product is latest gen.

This is a method I have definitely not used multiple times now, but right before you sell your notebook, load it with tons of expensive software...that you may or may not have purchased, use it as a selling point. I had my Gateway 7805u for 1 year, bought it for 1000, sold it for 1100.. People like Windows 7 Ultimate, CS4 (at the time) Master Suite, Camtasia, Office 2010, etc. They can help your asking price a lot.
3.No
4.nope, I take mine to work every day on a bus (don't actually use it on the bus) but 15" is bigger than you think, but smaller too. It's weird
5. I have a Razer Death Adder Gaming Mouse, and a magic mouse, and I use the magic mouse always. Even though I am an avid gamer, no cords + ease of use for everything else has left my death adder in the drawer for a long time.
6. Time Capsule is a major waste of money for what you get. There are plenty of less expensive externals that do that same thing for less.
 

thegoldenmackid

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Dec 29, 2006
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dallas, texas
1. is AG worth it? Read that AG is more Grainy?
Some swear by it, it's all subjective.

2. How is the resale value of a i5 AG? ( black bezel of glossy is more pretty / people want a used i7 instead of i5 )
It's generally not the largest issue in resale, unless people are specifically looking for it.

4. Is a 15 inch too big in an airplane or in a train?
I use a 17" daily, it's once again... all subjective.

5. What mouse shall I use, gaming Windows mouse or Apple's magic mouse?
I like the Logitech MX Revolution. Magic Mouse isn't really for gaming IMO.

6. What external HD shall I got, timecapulse or a MyBook from western digital ( or other brand? ). I hear alot of stories how those Apple time capsules die after 18 months.
http://guides.macrumors.com/External_Hard_Drives
 
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