mac crew: is it worth it?

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  1. firemedic 13

    firemedic 13 New Member

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    is it worth spending 1000 on a mac??

    i have no real exp. with a mac but i hate my pc notebook. and its really old and i want a new one badly.

    all i really use it for is some pic processing and the net, with all my orig pics on an external hd.

    but it just seems that for the $$ i can get a better deal on a pc notebook. (am i sorely wrong on this?)

    help me out if you can, i guess i'm looking for the pros of having a mac over a pc notebook :wiggle:
     
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    notwist Active Member

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    I'd recommend going to the nearest Apple store (if possible) and just play around with one.
     
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    _Trev_ Ya gotta pay the troll toll... OT Supporter

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    I recently bought my first mac, it's a Macbook Pro. I've used/built/repaired/etc. Windows machines for years, but since I got my Mac, I can't see buying any other notebook. The Construction of the Mac's is so amazing and the quality of their hardware is top notch. Not only that, I have rarely seen a notebook that is as quiet as a macbook. I might see myself buying a Mac Pro in the future, but could just as easily build another PC, we will see what happens there. But the way things are going, all my future notebooks will be made by Apple.
     
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    firemedic 13 New Member

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    thats what i'm doing tomorrow, just wanted to go over there semi prepared

    has anybody here gone from windows based to mac?? if so i'm interestred in your views!
     
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    _Trev_ Ya gotta pay the troll toll... OT Supporter

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    Read my post? :dunno:
     
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    firemedic 13 New Member

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    i was typing a reply when you replied...:squint:
     
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    no worries :love:
     
  8. manchild

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    Just know that there are a lot of apps that aren't on the Apple machines that will help make your life easy.

    Such as quicksilver, searchs your computer, and gives you the results. Hard to explain without using it, I guess. It sounds simple, but it works very well.

    Adium>all other messaging programs. Don't even bother with iChat.
     
  9. manchild

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    Also, control + click = right click.
     
  10. notwist

    notwist Active Member

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    oh and don't listen to people saying that Macs are hard to upgrade. SO not true.
     
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    I recently switched, and I use my macbook for almost the same things you suggested, internet and torrents really... all my pics, music, and movies are on a seperate hard drive as well...

    I'm no computer wiz, but I can say using a Mac is just easier, and everything seems to just be there... sure there are not as much software out there, but seriously, it's not necessary...
     
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    my dad (50yo) just got a g4 powermac from my brother when he got his mbp, and is loving it. he has been using linux for the past couple years, after being sick of windows. He has loved the switch and how well everything works together. i loved the switch as well when i got my mac in the fall, and you will love yours too.
     
  13. DatacomGuy

    DatacomGuy is moving to Canada

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    Bought my first mac on this past Saturday.. MacBook Pro notebook.

    Best $1700 (plus tax) I EVER spent. You WILL NOT regret.
     
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    I have had the imac for awhile but recently with the MacBook Pro instead of a window laptop. Long story short all of the software I work with is Windows based and when they showed me how easy Parallels was I was sold. So now I use the MB exclusively.
     
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    DatacomGuy is moving to Canada

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    I haven't touched my PC since I bought this MBP a few days ago. I have no need to. I have Parallels, and VMWare Fusion installed. I got everything I need right here, and then some - at amazing speeds.
     
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    firemedic 13 New Member

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    o man you all got me excited, i just came back from using a friends mb. im massively impressed :drool: now my money is burning a hole in my pocket
     
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    hurleyint1386 Someone has sand in their vagina

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    you will not regret buying a mac... ever. if you buy a computer now, you will have it for years.

    ps. it's worth every penny
     
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    I spent $2k on my Macbook Pro with very little experience with apple computers and it was fully worth it.
     
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    i would trade you my macbook for a night of no holds barred sex witht he girl in your av
     
  20. manchild

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    Laptop :nono:
     
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    most people would i would safely assume

    full size for yah

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  22. Yardsale

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    they hold their value well :dunno:
     
  23. manchild

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    Wow, I was just trying to help :ugh:. A lot of people try to go for the "Macs can't right click thing", so I said click + control is a right click.

    Don't know about you, but I don't carry around a mouse with me when I'm using my laptop. And I personally don't like the mighty mouses (mice?)
     
  24. hurleyint1386

    hurleyint1386 Someone has sand in their vagina

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    I actually carry my BTMM around with me everywhere I go haha but that's just me. Otherwise if I don't have room to use my mouse, I used the track pad.

    (And I think you mean you don't like the mighty mouse. That would probably cover them all since there's only one kind ;) )
     
  25. Bona Fide

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    After toying around with OSX for a few days (my friend let me test-drive his MBP to get a feel for it), and then trying out Vista on my computer, I was thoroughly disgusted.

    OSX flows so much better, it feels more integrated, and honestly, a lot of Vista is a cheap ripoff of OSX features.
     

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