Why is the MacBook pro so good?

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by Otumelty, Apr 24, 2012.

  1. Otumelty macrumors member

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    Hi all,
    New to the forum, never had a mac before, planning to take the plunge when the redesign comes out in (potentially) June.
    My question is, why is a MacBook better, than say an ultra book?
    Thanks
     
  2. macbook pro i5 macrumors 65816

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    Purely for the osx experience.
     
  3. Otumelty thread starter macrumors member

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    What exactly is the osx experience, I've never owned, and only briefly ever used a mac
     
  4. Nova Sensei macrumors 6502

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    Why don't you watch Youtube walkthroughs of OSX, unboxings, reviews etc? Product research is fun.
     
  5. Otumelty thread starter macrumors member

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    I never actually thought of that, will do that now thanks
     
  6. chiodo macrumors newbie

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    For me I would say the build quality of the computer is much better than a Dell, HP, or any of PC manufacture. When you pick the computer up it feels like it is made of high quality parts. Not just plastic. Plus it looks like a piece of art.

    The screen is one of the best screens on the market. Considering you look at the screen 100% of the time, having a nice screen is important to me. The keys are very nice to type on and the touch pad is very well done.

    OSX is not as great as the last poster said. I personally don't own a MBP for OSX. I run windows 7 on mine. :)
     
  7. rich2010 macrumors newbie

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    I bought one because I could have both Windoze and OS X running at the same time. I'm talking around 2007, as I don't believe hackintosh was available.
     
  8. Otumelty thread starter macrumors member

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    Do you not run osx anytime, or do you have to boot windows 7 from OS x (yes I'm not good with computers)
     
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    Having bought my first mac in September of last year after being a windows user before, here are my brief thoughts on what makes the OSX experience so much nicer than windows.

    Its intuitive - I found I could easily figure out how to do many actions that I had no previous knowledge of how to do.

    Its stable - so far I've had no problems with crashes etc.

    Multi touch gestures - This is one of best parts for me. It all becomes second nature really quickly and navigating around is so much quicker than in windows.

    Multiple desktops - This makes multitasking so much easier.

    It isn't intrusive - there are no popups constantly asking you to update etc.

    Feeling of overall quality - the whole experience just feels higher quality than my previous windows experiences.

    Finally, iLife - the iLife suite of apps that come pre installed are actually really useful. Especially garageband and iphoto.

    There's probably more, but those are the main things that come to mind. I wouldn't go back to windows on a full time basis again.

    Hope that helps.
     
  12. rich2010 macrumors newbie

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    Also, I haven't had a virus EVER with my Mac machines since 2006. That's when I went Mac!
     
  13. Dangerous Theory macrumors 68000

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    We pay a premium to receive the very highest quality devices. Just looking at and feeling a Mac, the design is so much cleaner and sturdy looking compared to other laptops. The OS is excellent and is optimised for the much smaller range of technology in Macs. The whole thing is basically just a great experience that is guaranteed to last you years.
     
  14. Otumelty thread starter macrumors member

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    Thanks for all your input I can't wait for the update do I can go get my 13" now
     
  15. Nova Sensei macrumors 6502

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    For me, i spend all day at work using windows machines. I want to get a Mac so that when I am home I can use something that doesn't feel like my work computer. I'm having a tough time deciding between the air and the pro, but i'm having fun in the process. These forums are really useful and 99% of the members are great.
     
  16. Otumelty thread starter macrumors member

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    Im in the same boat as you, I'm bored with windows, I want a change, I feel like the air would be a bad purchase for me, as where I live the 13" air and pro are the same price. And yes I've only joined and already they've been very helpful
     
  17. MonkeySee.... macrumors 68040

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    If it was a next year refresh I's say go for it but if it really is happening very soon I reckon you should hold your nerve and wait. Its going to be hard :D
     
  18. Otumelty thread starter macrumors member

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    The only thing helpin the waiting game is the fact I'm broke at the moment have to wait until the summer
     
  19. Nova Sensei macrumors 6502

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    Apple are the masters of creating internal conflict within their own customers! I want bits of both the air and the pro! But like you i'll probably go pro and chuck an ssd in it. My poor wallet.
     
  20. jamin00 macrumors 6502

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    Just having got my first Mac machine in the form of a Pro 15" after using win doze for ever, they rock!!

    A class above and I love everything about it, speed, design, look, feel, the whole experience of Macbook Pro ownership is awesome.


    Only trouble is its a little frustrating at first but once you et to know OS X its great and the fact I want to keep spending money on it now. External HDD, big screen for at home, nice carry case, keyboard mouse, trackpad etc but its great :)
     
  21. Otumelty thread starter macrumors member

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    You have described my ideal pro
     
  22. heisenberg123 macrumors 603

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    its just a computer, sure its way better than the $400 dells or various other crappy windows laptops but if you were to get a $1700 windows laptop than it would be just as good maybe better than a MBP.


    thats my 2 cents
     
  23. MonkeySee.... macrumors 68040

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    "Its just a computer" is how I used to think before I got my Mac.
     
  24. fizzwinkus macrumors 6502a

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    A more expensive windows laptop might be able to match it on fit and finish, or parts like CPU and gpu, but they'll never match software. Hackintoshing is just that - a hack.
     
  25. mzjin macrumors 6502

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    Wrong... It can't match on hardware, battery capacity, trackpad, screen quality, weight, size, thunderbolt, etc etc.

    Macs are about the hardware, OSX is just a bonus and is not significantly better or worse than Windows.
     

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