Possibly buying a mac

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by BrumGB, Apr 4, 2011.

  1. BrumGB macrumors newbie

    BrumGB

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    Hey

    I am thinking of buying a macbook pro in the near future. I just have a few questions... okay I here I go

    Is booting into windows using bootcamp, booting natively into windows or not. I hope I've asked that correctly :p. (I do some .net progamming from time to time).

    I'll attach more questions when I remember all the questions I originally intended to ask.

    Thanks
     
  2. deadwulfe macrumors 6502a

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    Bootcamp Assistant is just a program that will assist you with installing Windows in a dual-boot configuration. So, yes, it is a native installation and not a VM.
     
  3. BrumGB thread starter macrumors newbie

    BrumGB

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    Thankyou very much :)

    I have another quick question.. If I was to buy the 2nd 15" MacBook pro model off there website it will cost £1600 (w/apple care). If I went in store would I get the same spec model at the same price ? or does the store and webstore differ ?

    Thanks again
     
  4. Mackilroy macrumors 68040

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    You only get a discount in certain situations – corporate, education, etc.
     
  5. MartyF81 macrumors 6502

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    Online price and store price should be the same (except for taxes)
     
  6. Apple 26.2 Contributor

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    Prices are the same in-store and online.
     
  7. TheFarmer macrumors 6502

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    Yes, it is natively running windows in Boot Camp.

    Price is same online as it is at the Apple store. If you went to a non-Apple store, sometimes they have stuff on sale :)
     
  8. steadysignal macrumors 6502a

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    don't forget refurbs.

    the entry cost is much lower and you get the same tech value.
     
  9. zap2 macrumors 604

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    Just for the record, while bootcamp is free(outside of a Windows license) I am pretty sure a program like VMware Fusion would work fine for programing in .Net, but it does cost money for the connivence of having OS X and Windows right next to each other.
     
  10. BrumGB, Apr 14, 2011
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    BrumGB thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Thanks for the quick answers guys.

    Just another quick question.. I am planning to order my macbook this weekend.

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    I read this.. Does this mean I get the three years apple care instore if I do not select the "EMEA CC-HE contract uplift MacBook Pro [+ £60.00]" as it suggests that the extra 2 years is for phone support. The image on the site shows that they offer 3 years hardware coverage.

    I haven't done research into applecare as of yet so sorry if i'm completely off.

    Also if I order on a Saturday would it get delivered on a Sunday or the Monday.

    Thanks again !
     
  11. Apple 26.2 Contributor

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    I'm assuming 3-7 business days depending on shipping method.
     
  12. BrumGB thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Cheers :)

    Could someone verify the warranty that you get with the laptop when brought with student financing ? Do you get 3 years hardware warranty or do I have to buy apple care in order to have 3 years hardware warranty.
     
  13. squeakr macrumors 68000

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    I am not from the UK but remember someone saying in a thread on here that it only applies when you buy it through the online Educational store and didn't apply when purchased through an actual Brick and Mortar. Again, I am not from the UK so it is just what I read.
     
  14. BrumGB thread starter macrumors newbie

    BrumGB

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    I ordered MBP last week and I am really looking forward to using OSX. I have a few questions that need to be answered so rather than making a new thread I'll just bump this one;

    • I am buying my macbook from the uk. I am going on vacation to the Philippines in a few weeks and would like to know what gear I will need in order to charge my macbook abroad.
    • What cases are good for the macbook pro, I have been looking at the incase branded cases at the moment and they seem high standard.

    Cheers
     

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