why you love mbp

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by mudwoman22, May 31, 2010.

  1. mudwoman22 macrumors member

    May 31, 2010
    Hi everyone,

    I just wanted to introduce myself (I'm new here, you may have seen my extremely long post about wmp issues), I'm Lu...and all of you are astoundingly responsive and helpful, so I wanted to say thank you.
    Also (the entire reason for this post):

    I wanted to ask: why do you own a mac? What are the top three things that keep your neurons metaphorically salivating over this machine?

    and (optional): what are your top three picks for best apps?

    I apologize if this repeats any previous threads. Thanks again everyone. =)
  2. Mickyfin macrumors 6502


    Jan 24, 2010
    1. It works
    2. Simplicity
    3. Reliability

    Path Finder
    Chrome Browser
  3. Queen of Spades macrumors 68030

    Queen of Spades

    May 9, 2008
    The Iron Throne
    Why Mac:
    1. Reliability (OS and machine)
    2. Functionality
    3. Aesthetics

    1. Time Machine (can't ever say how much I love this)
    2. Quicksilver
    3. Adium
  4. Laughingman13 macrumors member

    May 30, 2010

    Why Chrome over safari?
  5. Laughingman13 macrumors member

    May 30, 2010
    I always wanted to try out Adium seeing as Ichat doesn't really support multiple IM protocols.

    is it really good?
  6. mudwoman22 thread starter macrumors member

    May 31, 2010
    @laughingman: in my experience, chrome is faster, and I like the tab system better
  7. tombilske macrumors member


    Jan 31, 2010
    plenty of people use chrome. i use it because it is noticeably faster than safari is. and it has extensions. there is really nothing i can think of that safari does better than chrome.
  8. Ronnoco, May 31, 2010
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    Ronnoco macrumors 68030


    Oct 16, 2007
    United States of America
    Chrome (although a bit of a battery hog) is definitely faster IMO...lighter and faster...it is my default browser on both my Acer NetBook and my MBP i5...
  9. cys920622 macrumors member

    Feb 18, 2010
    Boot camp
  10. elpmas macrumors 68000


    Sep 9, 2009
    Where the fresh snow don't go.
    Same :D
    I love how mac osx allows one to switch between the two :]
  11. Pentad macrumors 6502a


    Nov 26, 2003
    For me, OS X has given me all the tools I need in one place:

    I can run OS X or Windows apps using a variety of methods that suit me. I use VirtualBox (Free, kicks ass) to run my Windows apps. Mostly I use Visual Studio for VB, VC++ stuff but I do run other Windows apps as well. The great thing is I can run it in a safe environment. Windows is locked tightly to a single space (as in Spaces) and I snapshot the drive when I do something big so I don't loose anything.

    When I want to play a game I can use Boot Camp to run full blown Windows 7 64bit Ultimate without any issues.

    For smaller Windows apps, WINE is really nice. I use the MacPort version which has been nice for small items.

    I don't really use Linux but I could if I wanted to.

    I guess like I feel I have all my bases covered. :)

  12. Jaro65 macrumors 68040


    Mar 27, 2009
    Seattle, WA
    Another vote for Chrome. It has been great for me so far.

    As far as the MBP goes, the huge pro for me is that I can run an OS that is reliable, safe, and user-friendly, while being able to run MS Office 2007/2010 under VMware whenever needed.
  13. TheNewDude macrumors 6502a

    Mar 17, 2010
    Chrome is SUPER fast.
    MUCH faster than Safari, that's why it's my Browser of choice :)
  14. Ramphex macrumors 6502


    Jun 9, 2009
    Everything everyone else said other than the Chrome part, FF + TabMixPlus plugin is by far a better choice, it also lets me import all my settings plugins addons bookmarks cookies blablabla with a simple copy and paste of one folder in all 3 OS distros I use (win7, macos, kubuntu)
  15. Spulture macrumors member

    Dec 14, 2009
    Familiarity. I've been using Macs since I was four-years-old and I don't want to change what I already know and love.

    Convenience. Macintosh computers have everything I need to get a job done. A lot of the time everything I needed was already built right into the OS.

    Simplicity. Anything I need done on a Mac can be done very easily, it doesn't take a lot of complex effort to get something done.

    My three favorite Applications:

    1. iTunes
    2. Photoshop
    3. iWork

    I like all of the Macintosh computers, but seeing as my MacBook Pro was a gift for college, it makes it even cooler. I would have been just as happy with a MacBook, but a MacBook Pro? Freaking sweet.
  16. apolloa macrumors G4

    Oct 21, 2008
    Time, because it rules EVERYTHING!
    1: Mac OSX
    2: It's a Mac, the Unibody design is like a piece of granite!!
    3: It's the best looking laptop, small, compact, powerful, reliable.

    4: :D it has Mag Safe, the BEST trackpad on any laptop, glass to protect the screen from myself haha.

    Thought I'd add how I got into Macs. I used to work in IT, did it for about 8 years, may return to it one day but I have to admit it's heaven not dealing with Windows on a technical level.
    Anyway, I had a self built dual Xeon SCSI and raided machine with Quadro graphics. I came to the conclusion I hardly used ANY of it's power and it was crap at playing games. So I decided to replace it.
    Now I wasn't in IT anymore and my sister told me to look at Macs, she had one for a while, had that imac with the swan neck thing. Anyway I thought I would go investigating, and to my surprise I liked the Mac system and saw what I could do, bootcamp helped as well :D
    So I started to look at mac Pros thinking I would replace like for like, then woke up and decided it was not worth the cash as I would NEVER use the power.
    So then I decided to get a laptop, the idea of being able to take my ENTIRE computer ANYWHERE was great and they had the power I wanted and got my first Mac Book Pro, it was the Santa Rosa 2.4 if I remember. I had to have the screen catches repaired and a new power board fitted within the first year :rolleyes:
    I upgraded this to the 2.53 Unibody because I HATED the older keyboard ahhhhh!!! And I still have it, and it's had no faults, but I did have it replaced twice when I brought it due to marks behind the screen.
    So I shall be on my third this month I hope.

    I in all honesty have not looked back, I love my Mac, I have abused OSX loads haha and it just keeps rocking, brilliant.

    And I'll also tell ya on the quiet, I also chose a laptop as I was on an eco friendly trip, 85 watt PSU, much better for my planet :)
  17. apple.gr macrumors regular

    Apr 22, 2010
    Athens, Greece
  18. vacuumtube macrumors newbie

    Feb 13, 2010
    1. OSX.
    2. Unibody design is super sexy.
    3. Security.

    Favorite apps:

    Dark Castle 3

    I got into macs when I was a kid. I promised my parents I wouldn't watch TV for an entire year. At the end of the year, my reward was a mac, the old boxy 512k. I loved that machine and used it daily. When I became a teenager, I ended up going pc mainly b/c of the games and used pc's for two decades. Last year I was able to get a new laptop through work and went for the uMBP. Short story, I love computing again, it's no longer a hassle, and it's very portable. Doubt I'll ever go back to windows.
  19. Josh.C.123 macrumors member

    Oct 26, 2009
    New mac convert:

    1. OSX
    2. Design - Unibody - Keyboard - Trackpad
    3. Battery

    1. Mail App
    2. iTunes is 100x better
    3. Aperture
    4. iMovie
  20. iSpoody 1243 macrumors 6502

    Jun 29, 2008
    1)OSX=imo all around well made OS
    2)Simplicity= from installing or removing apps to using different usb devices
    3)quality= i don't even know where else but apple you can get an ips display in a laptop

    2)time machine
    I know everyone is saying that chrome is better but safari works perfectly for me while i notice chrome acts up allot.
  21. zmttoxics macrumors 65816


    May 20, 2008
    I first got a MacBook for the solid wifi (the pc-tops I had were terrible with wireless and windows). Linux was just beginning to get wireless support so it was out. Getting the MacBook got me a mostly BSD backend with solid wifi support.

    From there I just stuck to the platform. Its not perfect, but its easy on the eyes and lets me do my unix related work easily. :)
  22. buddy1065 macrumors member

    Jul 30, 2009
    MBP Built like a tank.
    Does Windows.
    No VIRUSES on Mac OSX side. I always do my more sensitive stuff like paying bills on the MBP using OSX.

    Don't like the weight of my 15" so it is a desktop replacement.
    It gets very hot underneath.
    Right now I am using a 3 lb Sony Z as my mobile piece, it's cool, relatively quiet in light tasks, but waiting for the next gen Macbook Air though.
  23. Smalss macrumors member

    Mar 31, 2010
    Just bought a 13" Pro. My first mac. Must say that OS X is amazing, trackpads on these are one of a kind. Battery life is unreal.
  24. tekmoe macrumors 68000

    Feb 12, 2005
  25. bluesteel macrumors 6502

    Apr 5, 2007
    1. Reliability of hardware and OS
    2. Design of hardware
    3. Apple technical support and customer service

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