Stop me from purchasing a Macbook Pro. Please.

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    May 12, 2009 2:54 AM GMT
    I know. I'm pathetic.

    I have been hovering forums for what seems like years--truthfully, 3+ years--since Apple transitioned to the Intel chipset.

    I want a Macbook Pro. I would give my left testicle for one.

    But the cost. That damn, damn cost.

    Should I wait until June, September, 2020?!

    Give me reasons to wait, my wallet is burning!
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    May 12, 2009 3:02 AM GMT
    Hmm... the new Macbooks/macbook pros were just released... and if you're not a student, then the cost won't be going down for a while.

    There's my reason =)

    *p.s. They're awesome! icon_wink.gif *
  • DrobUA

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    May 12, 2009 3:03 AM GMT
    Its worth it
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    May 12, 2009 3:11 AM GMT
    DrobUA saidIts worth it


    You son of a b***h
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    May 12, 2009 3:13 AM GMT
    there very nice, but don't upgrade the ram with apple, go somewhere else, heaps cheaper.
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    May 12, 2009 3:21 AM GMT
    oh purchase it already for pete's sake!!!!!!!!!!! sheeeeeeshhhhhh!!!
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    May 12, 2009 3:26 AM GMT
    Macbook Pros are soooo nice! The combination of form and function..drool...
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    Going against a reason to wait, take advantage of the student/faculty discount.
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    May 12, 2009 3:26 AM GMT
    Why a Macbook Pro? The regular MacBook I use is great I use it for: a little gaming, some heavy database work, some graphic design, and all while watching porn (I write reviews for Conde Nast: Smut).

    But if you don't have the cash and you have a working computer, it really isn't worth going into debt for. Save your pennies, buddy.
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    May 12, 2009 3:27 AM GMT
    ucla_matta saidI know. I'm pathetic.

    I have been hovering forums for what seems like years--truthfully, 3+ years--since Apple transitioned to the Intel chipset.

    I want a Macbook Pro. I would give my left testicle for one.

    But the cost. That damn, damn cost.

    Should I wait until June, September, 2020?!

    Give me reasons to wait, my wallet is burning!


    Reasons why not to buy a mac: They offer windows now (this means they know windows is most popular)
    They are now using Pentium Processors (humm PC's have been using those for years)
    They are over priced (you can get twice the computer by buying a PC, really nice if you are on a budget)


    Reason to buy a mac: People seem to love them and say they are worth the extra money. However if you are planning to use it for normal everyday use and not fancy photo or video editing I think the cost is too much.
  • SanEsteban

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    May 12, 2009 3:31 AM GMT
    I say buy it and don't look back! I love my MacBook Pro! The fact that they have an Intel chip makes them better being able to run dual operating systems if you wish! I won't ever go back to a PC after owning an Apple!

    My 2 cents...

    Go Bruins!!!!!
  • tabs25

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    May 12, 2009 3:31 AM GMT
    Buy one, They ARE totally worth the money! If you want to run Windows you can, but WHY?!?!?! No viruses on the mac, and easy to use, why not get one? If that's what you want, go for it!
  • calibro

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    May 12, 2009 3:39 AM GMT
    Is there any particular reason you're eying the Macbook Pro aside from conspicuous consumption? I mean, from all accounts, it seems like a great piece of equipment, but are you going to use it for the purposes that make it ideal compared to that of a PC? I know I have no use for that computer's specialties, and my money would be better spent/saved on a PC. But if you can justify the purchase because you require its software, etc... then go for it. If you're just into it because it's pretty... save yourself the money and just buy a mirror cause I'd rather look at you (with your left testicle) than a Macbook Pro any day.
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    May 12, 2009 3:42 AM GMT
    I like my MacBook (don't have the Pro), I've been using it for every day computing, but there are still a few items that are just easier to run and do on M$. Apple products do cost a few extra bucks, but they are built and run well.
  • Sirkit

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    May 12, 2009 3:42 AM GMT
    Buy it! They are totally worth it!
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    May 12, 2009 3:44 AM GMT
    tabs25 saidBuy one, They ARE totally worth the money! If you want to run Windows you can, but WHY?!?!?! No viruses on the mac, and easy to use, why not get one? If that's what you want, go for it!


    No viruses on MAC because they only make up 10 to 15% of the worlds computers currently. People create a virus to infect as many as possible so of course they will go after PC's. People run windows on MAC now because it is the most compatible, simple enough. I do want a MAC though just to see what all the fuss is about.

    My latest PC is kickass with 12 GB RAM, the i7 processor, 500 GB raid storge, and blu ray burner just to name a few. All that before Christmas of 2008 for 2 grand. You cant really beat that and I can run several programs at once with no lag. If you build a really good PC you can still get out a lot less and have something just as good. If you take care of your PC you wont have a problem with viruses and other BS, just make sure you are protected.
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    May 12, 2009 3:46 AM GMT
    Chizzad said


    My latest PC is kickass with 12 GB RAM, the i7 processor, 500 GB raid storge, and blu ray burner just to name a few. All that before Christmas of 2008 for 2 grand. You cant really beat that and I can run several programs at once with no lag. If you build a really good PC you can still get out a lot less and have something just as good. If you take care of your PC you wont have a problem with viruses and other BS, just make sure you are protected.


    Hmmm, that sounds like it consumes some power there.

    I partly bought my Mac to see what the Fuss is about. Oh, if you have an iPod, the integration between a Mac and iPod is much smoother than with a Windows machine... in my experience.
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    May 12, 2009 3:50 AM GMT
    Chizzad said
    tabs25 saidBuy one, They ARE totally worth the money! If you want to run Windows you can, but WHY?!?!?! No viruses on the mac, and easy to use, why not get one? If that's what you want, go for it!


    No viruses on MAC because they only make up 10 to 15% of the worlds computers currently. People create a virus to infect as many as possible so of course they will go after PC's. People run windows on MAC now because it is the most compatible, simple enough. I do want a MAC though just to see what all the fuss is about.

    My latest PC is kickass with 12 GB RAM, the i7 processor, 500 GB raid storge, and blu ray burner just to name a few. All that before Christmas of 2008 for 2 grand. You cant really beat that and I can run several programs at once with no lag. If you build a really good PC you can still get out a lot less and have something just as good. If you take care of your PC you wont have a problem with viruses and other BS, just make sure you are protected.

    you obviously don't get macs but why are trying to prove that windows is better?
  • EricLA

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    May 12, 2009 3:51 AM GMT
    Heya Matta, don't you get a student discount?

    If that doesn't provide enough incentive, then wait until January. Here at UCLA, they usually have a post holiday sale on Macs. I have the new MacBook and got it 20% off. Again, not the biggest sale but about the biggest discount you can get.

    OR, another alternative if you can't wait is to buy a refurbished unit through Apple. My last MacBook, the black model and the first with the Intel chipset, was a refurb model. It was SIGNIFICANTLY less expensive than a new model, comes with the same warrantee, etc. It looked and acted just like new. I only had very minor issues with it. I bought AppleCare for it, and didn't need to invoke it until just before it expired when my iChat camera board stopped working. It's worth the money.
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    May 12, 2009 3:51 AM GMT
    Don't jump on the bandwagon. Seriously, just buy a PC, it's much more cost effective and works with more programs. With everybody buying Apples, Mac OSX has gotten a Trojan horse, so you can't really use the security argument. Besides, if you buy a good antivirus, or just use the free version of AVG, it adds up to still being cheaper for a comparable feature set. The really only good thing about the MacBooks and MacBook Pros is the screen, I love that side-to-side piece of glass, but not enough to shell out so much money. Buy a laptop, but wait until later this year when Windows 7 is released.

    For $1000 cheaper than the base configuration for the 15" MacBook Pro, I configured an HP with a faster processor and Blu-Ray and the rest was comparable. Don't be dumb. Don't buy a Mac.
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    May 12, 2009 3:51 AM GMT
    ad2mac said
    Chizzad said


    My latest PC is kickass with 12 GB RAM, the i7 processor, 500 GB raid storge, and blu ray burner just to name a few. All that before Christmas of 2008 for 2 grand. You cant really beat that and I can run several programs at once with no lag. If you build a really good PC you can still get out a lot less and have something just as good. If you take care of your PC you wont have a problem with viruses and other BS, just make sure you are protected.


    Hmmm, that sounds like it consumes some power there.

    I partly bought my Mac to see what the Fuss is about. Oh, if you have an iPod, the integration between a Mac and iPod is much smoother than with a Windows machine... in my experience.


    Build a mac with the same specs and see what power it uses and the initial cost. I got this PC strictly for video and photo editing in which it works perfectly for. Other than that the computer stays in the off position. Im not knocking MAC's at all and I think I would like one but for the money I get more bang for my buck with a PC and it does the job that I need. For basic chatting, music, and net surfing why on a MAC, they were created for so much more. Oh yeah, you dont have very many options when building your MAC either. That is another thing I like about the PC, I can make it more of what I want.
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    May 12, 2009 3:53 AM GMT
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    Chizzad said
    tabs25 saidBuy one, They ARE totally worth the money! If you want to run Windows you can, but WHY?!?!?! No viruses on the mac, and easy to use, why not get one? If that's what you want, go for it!


    No viruses on MAC because they only make up 10 to 15% of the worlds computers currently. People create a virus to infect as many as possible so of course they will go after PC's. People run windows on MAC now because it is the most compatible, simple enough. I do want a MAC though just to see what all the fuss is about.

    My latest PC is kickass with 12 GB RAM, the i7 processor, 500 GB raid storge, and blu ray burner just to name a few. All that before Christmas of 2008 for 2 grand. You cant really beat that and I can run several programs at once with no lag. If you build a really good PC you can still get out a lot less and have something just as good. If you take care of your PC you wont have a problem with viruses and other BS, just make sure you are protected.

    you obviously don't get macs but why are trying to prove that windows is better?
    Im not saying either one is better just that unless you really need a MAC then why spend the money. Its like having an Audi W12 and never going over 50 MPH haha, oh and imma southern redneck so thats my excuse for not knowing MACs any better. I am not knocking MACs at all trust me.
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    May 12, 2009 3:58 AM GMT
    I think that Macs have a place. I have a Mac and PC. But, I use my PC 99% of the the time because it works with everything I use. I've used Outlook for my email since college, so my life is ingrained within Outlook. Entourage just isn't the same. I also use AutoCAD every day which won't run on a Mac. I've also found that many websites just don't work right on the Mac. Even chat programs have limitations. Plus, the Mac "automates" too many things which I don't like. I want to know what the thing is doing so I can control it. Oh yeah, I can't stand touch pads. Give me a red Thinkpad Trackpoint ANY day!!

    With that being said, I bought my mom a Mac years ago because I was tired of her calling me with update questions or I have a virus, etc... My "support" calls definitely went down. But, she still calls me on occasion because things aren't working or she can't get a file her friend gave her to open. Oh yeah, the power supply on her two year old iMac fried so she had to get a new one too. ha ha!! Regardless, she loves her iMac and I'd buy her another one hands down.

    For me, I'll stick with my PC until everything I use regularly works natively on the Mac. They're pretty machines, but for less money, I can get a faster machine that does 100% of what I need/want it to do.
  • Webster666

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    May 12, 2009 3:59 AM GMT
    Next week, you could get run over by a bus.
    Treat yourself.
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    May 12, 2009 4:01 AM GMT
    Thanks folks, looks like I'll try saving. Or if worse comes to worst, I'll shoot for the Macbook unibody.

    Damnit, vicious cycle.
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    May 12, 2009 4:01 AM GMT
    Webster666 saidNext week, you could get run over by a bus.
    Treat yourself.


    Yeah treat yourself to a nice PC and with the left over money take a trip to Cancun, where you can get ran over buy a bus if you want to LOL.