Mac Crew: I am a noob...help me

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  1. spyder2581

    spyder2581 Active Member

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    I want to get a macbook. What are some major differences coming from windows that I would have a hard time adjusting to. What are some good sites to lead me in the right direction? Any info would be appreciated. :bigthumb:
     
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    I think you'll find a Mac to be quite easy, I am biased, but I think it's far more intuitive than Windows in general. I doubt you'll have any problems at all.

    And now with Macs having Intel processors you can run Windows on it too if you're a pinch and need something only available for it.

    I'm sure any specific questions after you get it would be promptly answered here and elsewhere.

    HTH
     
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    something you might have a hard time adjusting too is how easy it actually is. Windows to Mac switchers seem to over think things and make stuff more complicated than they are. it really is THAT easy... but the windows thnking still gets in the way for the first bit
     
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    :rofl: This is why I want to switch to macs, because they seem to be just that much better :bowdown:
     
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    Just play around and if you get stuck or have questions, just ask them here.
     
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    Well i guess the first question is: Whats the difference between the MBP and macbooks?
     
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    the video card and the case, that is about it. if you are doing any intensive video stuff or intend to drop your notebook on a regular basis... go with the MBP.
     
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    mb can handle 4gb now? i thought it was only 3gb.

    shit i'm asking for ram for xmas

    oh and mb can handle 24" monitor btw
     
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    What about battery life comparing the 2?
     
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    thanks a lot for all the help so far everyone
     
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    maxxpower OG Lauren Crew - Observer OT Supporter

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    ive recently switched and the only frustrating part was how simple the mac is.
    Some things like the software equivalents are a bit frustrating. But overall the experience is great.
    Im still not enjoying the mouse accelration part. If I can get my mouse to handle in Leopard like it does in Windows, i would be a happy man.
     
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    damn, i'm in old macbook crew.
     
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    I would suggest that if you want it for your main computer go for the MBP, but if you're using it as a secondary computer to a desktop, the MB should be fine.
     
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    All I am going to be doing on it is stuff for classes and probably watching some movies and stuff when traveling.
     
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    Once you immerse yourself into OS X, you won't want to go back to Windows.
     

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