Wonderfully Disappointed with new Pro.

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by RockPortTech, Apr 10, 2011.

  1. RockPortTech macrumors regular

    Mar 10, 2011
    South Texas
    Greetings All, a bit of background,

    I am a M.C.S.E and A+ holder, have been a Windows loyalist for decades. My new 13 inch MacBook Pro has gleefully disappointed me. I'll elaborate.

    Normally whenever I purchase a new PC, there are always, ALWAYS drivers to download, peripherals to configure and the occasional firmware updates which have to be installed.

    My new Mac though, I simply turned it on and...... That was it? WTH!!!?? Nothing to "fix"? Nothing to download to enable my existing printer, network, backup drives etcetera to configure?

    We have 6 computers in our home, my new Mac makes 7, and always I have had to fix something just to get them all to play nice. I was tired of having to do it and did not wish to go at it one more time simply to make MY STUFF work.

    So I bought a Mac in the hopes I would not have to do it all over again with a new computer and so as I would have something, anything reliable.

    SO very glad I did.
  2. kdoug macrumors 6502a


    Jun 2, 2010
    Iowa City, IA USA
    It's boring, isn't it?
  3. mehanika Guest

    Mar 7, 2011
    Copenhagen, Denmark
    The pleasure of not having to choose.. Welcome to the zombie-family! :eek:
  4. bruinsrme macrumors 603


    Oct 26, 2008
    i have set up 9 computers in the last 2 months, 4 dell and 5 hps, for friends. After performing a windows update the only thing I had to load was the printer driver, 45 seconds to 1.5 minutes.
    I just purchased a 13 mbp and performed a software update.
    From box to use was about 30 to 45 minutes for all 10 computers.
    Guess I am just lucky
  5. lavrishevo macrumors 68000


    Jan 9, 2007
    This biggest disappointment with Windows is how much it degrades over time. My last MBP went 5 years without any kernel panics or crashes whatsoever. I don't plan on buying a Windows based PC for personal use ever again.
  6. GGJstudios macrumors Westmere


    May 16, 2008
    I know what you mean. The big problem with Macs is you'll have a LOT of extra time on your hands, time that you used to spend "maintaining" Windows. You're gonna have to figure out stuff to use your computer for, like actually doing work or play with it. It's a pain, but you'll get used to it! :D

    No more rebooting to free up RAM
    No more editing the Windows Registry to clean it up
    No more antivirus apps to run
    No more .... well, you get the idea!
  7. Al Coholic macrumors 6502

    Mar 10, 2011
    Under the I-470 Freeway
    A while back.... with all the Lenovos, HP's and Dells at my office I was the only one who could get his lowly "girly book" (a macbook white) to synch with the new wireless projector at the conference table for an important webcast. Since that single revelation I have converted more people to macs so that now we outnumber all others.

    I demand an Apple kickback.
  8. davmcn macrumors regular

    Jan 5, 2011
    I switched too, I'm done fighting with my computer to make it work and spending ridiculous amounts of time virus checking and all that other crap .I just want to use it, and enjoy using it. Apple FTW.

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