Was told not to get a MBP

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by Stu9, Nov 27, 2012.

  1. Stu9 macrumors member

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    And to stck to a ordinary laptop and Windows because I'm to used to it.....this came from someone that has their own pc repair business....but I fancy a change
     
  2. richnyc macrumors regular

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    Hahaha... I guess he needs your business;)
     
  3. ChristianJapan macrumors 601

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    Of course we will say: go for :apple:

    I wouldn't expect too many issues with a conversion. In a worst case you could install windows on it.
    But check if you have any special software need based on your current system which might not work with Mac.
    Enjoy the change.
     
  4. Mrbobb macrumors 601

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    Men don't live on left brain alone.

    Now the inconvenient truth: COST OF OWNERSHIP. Factor in the new OSX Apps you may have to purchase after the switch.

    Other than that, GO FOR IT.
     
  5. ChrisMan287 macrumors 6502

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  6. hawon macrumors member

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    Or get a mbp and boortcamp windows. Slap his face with it
     
  7. Haifisch macrumors regular

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    But if you break your computer from doing that, would Applecare cover it?
     
  8. thejadedmonkey macrumors 604

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    No, but Dell would. :cool:
     
  9. T5BRICK macrumors 604

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    Mac are great, but what do you use your computer for? If you mostly use applications that are PC only, maybe sticking with PCs is the best idea.
     
  10. cire1244 macrumors regular

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    How many people do you know that switched from PC to Mac?

    How about from Mac to PC?

    I rest my case.
     
  11. NewishMacGuy macrumors 6502a

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    "Once you go Mac..."

    ;)
     
  12. HarryKNN21 macrumors regular

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    LOL, good luck with the battery in your PC laptop, and make sure you have AC power outlets nearby when you are busy with it:p

    I won't switch back until I find a PC laptop that has better battery life than my MBP that has dual drive (SSD + HDD in optic bay):p
     
  13. cosmicjoke macrumors 6502

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    pretty sure the thinkpad x230 for example has standard 15hrs and then a snap on battery slice to extend to 24hrs...some pc laptops have great battery life.... lenovo also lets you custom config dual hard drives in many of their laptops from their website, you don't even have to DIY...

    both of your points suck, but i still vote for getting a mac if you want one.
     
  14. bogatyr macrumors 65816

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    Lenovo T430 (supports HDD in optical bay, also an mSATA drive for 3 drives)
    Lenovo T430s (if you give up the optical bay for a battery then mSATA + HDD)
    Lenovo X230 (mSATA + HDD)
    Lenovo W530 (supports HDD in optical bay, also an mSATA drive for 3 drives)

    All 4 have excellent battery life - better than my 2012 rMBP. However, I still prefer OS X and my rMBP. I was a Lenovo user and if I needed a Windows/Linux machine - that is the way I would go.
     
  15. Rhinoevans macrumors 6502

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    What T5BRICK is spot on. What will you be using the computer for.

    I bought the MBP over a month ago, and yes it is nice. However, I still do most of my work on a PC. Just installed a new SSD "ON MY PC"

    OSX is not really better than Windows 7 or 8, just different.

    The battery life is different, which I don't really understand why since they all use the same hardware these days (intel).

    Good luck with your choice

    Knowing what I know now about my MBP, I would have been better off with a new Ivy Bridge PC. I thought Mac we SO MUCH BETTER. Not really, just look at all the complaints and whining on this forum about resetting this or resetting that, etc, not to mention all the retina issues!
     
  16. Krazy Bill macrumors 68030

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    I get 4 hours tops with Mountain Lion. :( I have a 2005 Dell that can get at least that.
     
  17. filmbuff macrumors 6502a

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    Macs use Lithium Polymer batteries in thin sheets and they take up most of the laptop. To get the same battery life on most PCs you would have to buy the $150 extended 9-cell battery and there would be a big bulge on the back of the laptop.
     
  18. Inside_line macrumors regular

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    A mid-2010 MBP is incompatible with the latest version of Safari.

    Regardless of everyone's defense of that statement, they cannot defend the fact that you have to pay to update Safari on that machine.
     
  19. Tyler23 macrumors 603

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    I have a mid-2009 MBP running Safari 6.0.2 :confused: Or is there a problem with that specific machine?
     
  20. MasterHowl macrumors 65816

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    I too have a mid-2009 MBP running Safari 6.0.2.

    It's so snappy :cool:
     
  21. angelsguardian macrumors regular

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    Care to expand on that?
     
  22. racer1441 macrumors 68000

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    These still exist?

    Never shop with this guy again, he is clearly an idiot.

    You'll love the Apple experience, and you can even run windows!
     
  23. LeeM macrumors 6502a

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    you wont look back. i use 2 cad programmes which are windows only so ive got a dual boot of osx and windows 7 on my ssd with a partitioned hdd for storage in the optibay. its an excellent machine that no windows machine would ever match for functionality.
    whenever i use windows i cant wait to get back to osx lol
     
  24. Interstella5555 macrumors 603

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    Your friends tells you no
    People here say yes

    What do you think? What's your price range? What do you use a computer for? Do you want to switch? Have you researched both for personal pros and cons, not what other people think are pros and cons?
     

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