The "My Macbook is great, I don't need a new one!" thread

clindner

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Nov 2, 2006
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I've had a white Macbook Santa Rosa for over 2 years now, and it is awesome. Beats the pants off of any Windows based laptop I've used, including more expensive IBM/Lenovo-based Thinkpad products.

When the new product lines do come out, I'll take a look at them, but I surely don't suddenly need something new just for the heck of it.
 

cjrulli

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Feb 3, 2010
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I've had a white Macbook Santa Rosa for over 2 years now, and it is awesome. Beats the pants off of any Windows based laptop I've used, including more expensive IBM/Lenovo-based Thinkpad products.

When the new product lines do come out, I'll take a look at them, but I surely don't suddenly need something new just for the heck of it.
Good for you, not me. =)


Haha but seriously, I have a problem.
 

jamesryanbell

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Mar 17, 2009
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I'm not horrible about being latest-and-greatest-minded, but I'm not great at it either. If it's in reach, I'll bite most of the time. Having said that, I'm very, VERY happy with my late-'08 refurb 15" 2.53ghz. I'm probably not going to replace it until it becomes a necessity. I'm thinking 3 years or so worth of usage. hehe.
 

eawmp1

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Feb 19, 2008
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When the new product lines do come out, I'll take a look at them, but I surely don't suddenly need something new just for the heck of it.
And you sir, are more mature than most of the posters on MacRumors.
 

Falk3r

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Jun 9, 2009
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The "I cradle my C2D MBP and rock back and forth repeating 'it'll be ok, this one is fine' " thread?
 

Gabriel GR

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Jul 12, 2009
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Power wise my MBP is fine. But if the new one comes with features like a resolution BUMP for the 15 inch model I might consider replacing it. Otherwise I won't change it for a couple of years. With 4gb DIMM prices falling and SSD's becoming cheaper and larger there are other ways to increase performance.
 

AndyCodez

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Aug 6, 2009
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I got my macbook White about a year ago and loved every minute of it. I did how ever upgrade 2gig ram to 4gig for 45 bucks, and plan on upgrading the 120 gig hd to at least 500gig. (Running out of space quick lol) I used to play wow on it and it ran great for the most part, and currently I do quite a bit of iPhone development on it (runs great). I love the 13" screen for when ever i'm not at my desk. I do want a 30" for my desk :D make me much more efficient.

I would like to have a Mac Pro, not a need just one of the many wants i have lol. I feel i got value for 999 :D
 

Steve Jobs.

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Feb 6, 2010
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This is what Apple gets for making a product that doesn't break

windoze laptop computers have a lifespan of a around a year.

break more often = need to buy new one all the time = more profit for companies.









this post is a *joke* so don't piss yourselves please.
 

kellen

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Aug 11, 2006
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I agree....but I want one! My pre unibody 2.4 MBP is holding up well. Biggest complaint are some top case scuffs.

I would buy a new one but I am under apple care warranty for another year and a half, so no reason to.
 

Habitus

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Feb 26, 2009
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Where ever my life takes me...
I've had a white Macbook Santa Rosa for over 2 years now, and it is awesome. Beats the pants off of any Windows based laptop I've used, including more expensive IBM/Lenovo-based Thinkpad products.

When the new product lines do come out, I'll take a look at them, but I surely don't suddenly need something new just for the heck of it.
I love my 13" MBP. I could use this Mac (still need to make a RAM upgrade, though) for years!

Habitus :apple:
 

MacintoshMan

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Feb 16, 2006
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Non-Unibody MacBook Pro's are the best. I feel bad for people with the ****** Unibody design w/out the new i5/i7 chip.
 

Shaduu

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Jan 31, 2007
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I love my MacBook Pro; there's no way I'm replacing this machine for a good while unless I absolutely need to or if the i5's make into the 13" which I know ain't gonna happen.
 

sth

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Aug 9, 2006
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The old world
Being realistic:
My 15" late '06 C2D MBP still feels fast. The limiting factor in most applications is the HDD. Put a SSD in that thing and it will absolutely fly.

It has served me well in all those years. It's my main workhorse and gets carried around almost daily but despite that, it still looks almost as good as new. It wasn't quite trouble-free - it's on it's third battery (all replaced by AppleCare) and actually broke down last october but my local AASP had it fixed in less than 24hours and all is well now.

But it's time for a new one and here are the reasons why:
- Screen resolution (I'll probably switch to a 17" model)
- Screen quality (the current displays are much better)
- Battery life (again, much better)
 

Alvi

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Oct 31, 2008
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Well some of us want that extra power instead of buying a current model which would be more expansive, instead a lower end new one which is the same or faster
 

reebzor

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Jul 18, 2008
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I'm with you! I love my current gen 13" MBP and could really care less about updates. Sure I'd like an i5 in here, but everything else is fine. I wont care about new macs until they get SATA 6gb and USB3/FW1600/3200/lightpeak/etc
 

IBradMac

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Jun 27, 2008
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2008 MBP here. It's not going anywhere for a long time unless some unforeseen, catastrophic event takes place. :D
 

crhudy1985

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Sep 23, 2009
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I wish I had the impulse control the OP has but unfortunately it seems computers (and its many accessories) is my achilles heel. I have no problem holding off on that kitchen table I have done without for over two years. The coffee table works fine.


2008 MBP here. It's not going anywhere for a long time unless some unforeseen, catastrophic event takes place. :D
You might want to start looking for the wood to knock on. :D
 

dukebound85

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Jul 17, 2005
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I've had a white Macbook Santa Rosa for over 2 years now, and it is awesome. Beats the pants off of any Windows based laptop I've used, including more expensive IBM/Lenovo-based Thinkpad products.

When the new product lines do come out, I'll take a look at them, but I surely don't suddenly need something new just for the heck of it.
same for me and my first gen mb