Sorry Apple..

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by Ursadorable, Oct 14, 2016.

  1. Ursadorable macrumors 6502

    Ursadorable

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    I got tired of waiting for you to get off your collective asses and do a hardware refresh.

    I ordered up a Dell XPS 13" 4k laptop with 16GB/512GB and an i7-7500 @ 3.5GHz for $1600.

    With any kinda luck I'll be able to hackintosh it, but if not.. there's always Mint Linux.
     
  2. Floris macrumors 68020

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    Did you check beforehand if it has the compatible hackintosh hardware?
    Best of luck with that, and enjoy your purchase. Protect yourself from ransomware though.
     
  3. keysofanxiety macrumors 604

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    "Sorry Apple, I got tired of waiting and bought a DELL XPS instead."

    If I had a nickel...
     
  4. waitandwait macrumors regular

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    Well just 13 more days to the rumoured launch of the new Macs...

    I've waited for 6 months. So I'm going to wait for another 13 more days...
     
  5. Ursadorable thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Ransomware on Linux, or MacOS?
     
  6. Floris macrumors 68020

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    You could buy a Dell as well :)
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    That's the situation i am on now. Saved up for few years now, and waiting an extra month is like pulling teeth, but hopefully worth it.
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    Linux yeah, it's possible too, haha. FairWare for example. And for Mac there's the infected transmission client one. But I was referring to probably running windows on the dell.
     
  7. Technodynamic macrumors 6502

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    I've been waiting about a year and a half... I got the first gen mid 2012 15" retina. Desiring a hardware redesign + the usual round of upgrades. tick tock.
     
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    Given the falling sales of Macs, I think this is becoming the norm unfortunately
     
  10. NickPhamUK macrumors 6502

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    Just saw an ad for Asus ROG - 15", 6700 i7 Quad Core, 8GB RAM, 1080p, and GTX 970. For $1500, I kid you not. And it's only 0.4 lb heavier than the MBP 15".

    For the same price I'll have to settle with a mid-line MBP 13" with a i5 dual core and weak iGPU...
     
  11. keysofanxiety macrumors 604

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    I agree they look tempting and I'm not for a minute disputing the current gen MBPs are too expensive. :)

    However with the ASUS you don't get an SSD as standard. Granted, it's easily upgradable to a SATA SSD, but they won't touch the rMBP ones. You get a 1920x1080 matte screen. You have a clumsy selection of ports. 1xUSB 2 and 2xUSB 3?

    The power adapter is an absolute brick. Battery life is appalling. Build quality and support isn't nearly as good.

    Non-Apple laptops can look so tempting on paper. But when you go to use them, they never match the experience you thought you'd get. It's like when you're younger and get that Christmas present you begged your parents for, that had always been advertised on television. It's never quite what you thought it'd be.
     
  12. Ursadorable thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Who said anything about Windows 10?
     
  13. Bending Pixels macrumors 65816

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    Unless you install some form of Linux, the only OS available is WinDoze 10.
     
  14. Toutou macrumors 6502a

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    "Unless you install ANY OTHER OS than Windows 10, the only OS available is Windows 10."
    --here, fixed that for you
     
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    MacRumors is not Apple so addressing a post to Apple here is kind of pointless.
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    He could install Free BSD which is based on Unix and not Linux. I'm just saying.
     
  16. xb2003 macrumors 6502

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    Good luck with installing OS X. I've done it quite a few times now, but I can't get it on an XPS.
     
  17. FlyingTexan macrumors member

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    Bah that same stuff is on mac
     
  18. Azadre macrumors 6502

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    I really, really am afraid I'll end up doing the same. My last PC laptop was back in 2009 though when Windows 7 was coming out, and it lasted about a week before I returned it.
     
  19. /V\acpower macrumors 6502a

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    Yeah, it's not like I am actually Tim Cook using a fake internet account to see what my customers are saying about Apple.

    It would be so ridiculous for me to do such a thing really.
     
  20. Mlrollin91 macrumors G4

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    Psstttt! Been waiting 2 years! I've got a 2012 11" MBA!
     
  21. bigjnyc macrumors 601

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    Lol you waited so long and now that the updates are a few days away you give up. Some people kill me :D
     
  22. ndolebay macrumors member

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    Nobody knows, Apple might just hold the release til 2017.
     
  23. Impatientmac macrumors regular

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    You made the right choice. I hate when I see people caving and buying old Apple hardware; especially when they act like its punishing Apple. That just encourages them to not update.
     
  24. mrex macrumors 68020

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    what are you doing with your computer??

    i have had one virus on 1998 since then nothing (no virus, malware or so).
     
  25. maflynn Moderator

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    Sound advice, as you should be running a solid antivirus application, and avoid sites that have been known to infect folks of malware.

    I believe ransomware is something specific to Windows at the moment, though there's nothing technological that is preventing someone from producing an app that could run on OS X or Linux.

    Agreed, same here. I have a good antivirus app, and as I inferred above in my post, I don't frequent sites that could possibly cause me issues with malware.
     

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