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workid1 12th July 2011 16:28

just got a macbook pro!
 
its pretty awesome, can view the site properly instead of farting on with my ipad!

and need to start my own project thread, sweet!

anyone else got one?

MiniGibbo 12th July 2011 16:32

No but i wont to get one as im bored of browsing on my iphone :homme:

Theirs so many different mac lap top thigns available though i wouldnt know where to start looking :(

Browsing and photoshop is lal id want, what would you recomend?

vtr02 12th July 2011 16:32

yea had one for 2 months now, shoulda waited for lion os to come out though.

which one you got?

workid1 12th July 2011 16:40

i only went with the entry 13" model, its plenty for what i need! awesome video editing, small and fast! love it, still best part of a grand for the entry model! but i love it, if your a total geek and need the best then go for the 15" i5 one!

Rogue_Shadow 12th July 2011 16:43

Its really stupid :wall: ... but alot of my mates are getting free Mac books through colleges / Uni's because they fail a dyslexia test.
They are f*cking morons but not dyslexia :n:

Jordysport 12th July 2011 16:47

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Originally Posted by Rogue_Shadow (Post 5437414)
Its really stupid :wall: ... but alot of my mates are getting free Mac books through colleges / Uni's because they fail a dyslexia test.
They are f*cking morons but not dyslexia :n:

haha yea i know its not fair, i faked dyslexia once and managed to fail the test (ie meaning i was apparantly a spaz) and was offered all of that shizz but felt a bit guilty lol.

Frankay 12th July 2011 16:48

Ive had mine for a year. upgraded to 8GB ram as i make use it for music productions recording etc. Its a powerhouse such good machines for the sort of thing i do. Would never go back to a PC.

Gabbastard 12th July 2011 16:57

Got one that was used for a bit of music prod. Apart from that though, I cant see many unique benefits that justify the price tag; a lot of it is a bit gimmicky and just a "oh thats nice to have" feature.

Cant justify keeping it, so Im selling it on.

vtr02 12th July 2011 16:58

Quote:

Originally Posted by Frankay (Post 5437424)
Ive had mine for a year. upgraded to 8GB ram as i make use it for music productions recording etc. Its a powerhouse such good machines for the sort of thing i do. Would never go back to a PC.

Quote:

Originally Posted by workid1 (Post 5437409)
i only went with the entry 13" model, its plenty for what i need! awesome video editing, small and fast! love it, still best part of a grand for the entry model! but i love it, if your a total geek and need the best then go for the 15" i5 one!

I got the same one too, but it cost you a grand? Did you go to apple shop or currys?

Paid 840 + 50 apple care they knocked 160 quid off :)

Frankay 12th July 2011 17:15

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Originally Posted by vtr02 (Post 5437439)
I got the same one too, but it cost you a grand? Did you go to apple shop or currys?

Paid 840 + 50 apple care they knocked 160 quid off :)

I got mine for a little over a grand. i bought the laptop on student discount microsoft word 3 year warenty and logic pro. so i had a bargin :)

W103_A5H 12th July 2011 17:17

I think its stupid paying that amount for a laptop/computer. Are the really any better than say a HP laptop that will cost you half the price for the same sometimes higher spec.

joe333 12th July 2011 17:26

what are people view on these?

Frankay 12th July 2011 17:36

Quote:

Originally Posted by W103_A5H (Post 5437467)
I think its stupid paying that amount for a laptop/computer. Are the really any better than say a HP laptop that will cost you half the price for the same sometimes higher spec.

Yes imo way better. no matter how many programmes are running on my mac videos music software aka logic pro bfd, both which take huge processing power, my computer never slows its amazing, if you can afford it theyre amazing definatley.

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Originally Posted by joe333 (Post 5437488)
what are people view on these?

Awesome, depends what youd use it for though if its just an everyday laptop i wouldnt suggest them but if you can afford it then yes all day everyday id buy one.

Manu 12th July 2011 18:24

Quote:

Originally Posted by Frankay (Post 5437424)
Would never go back to a PC.

If only I was given a quid everytime I heard that. Completely agree.

Frankay 12th July 2011 18:35

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Originally Posted by Manu (Post 5437583)
If only I was given a quid everytime I heard that. Completely agree.

:clapping:

lemon191 12th July 2011 18:49

always hear about how good they are for media applications but dont hear much about gaming capabilities anyone use them for it?

baker556 12th July 2011 19:47

Quote:

Originally Posted by Frankay (Post 5437501)
Yes imo way better. no matter how many programmes are running on my mac videos music software aka logic pro bfd, both which take huge processing power, my computer never slows its amazing, if you can afford it theyre amazing definatley.



Awesome, depends what youd use it for though if its just an everyday laptop i wouldnt suggest them but if you can afford it then yes all day everyday id buy one.

Just Lol at the fact you need alot of processing power so a mac is the way to go.

You could build an equivalent of a mac that cost 1000 for 400 on a pc, if you wanted their 'amazing' software which does feck all imo you could build a hackintosh, after owning one well a hackintosh there good, probably made for the simple minded as everything is too simple. PC is more hardcore can do many more things. A mac is just too gimmicky everything has to go a certain way Apple like, with a pc everythings abit more personal to your own taste.

There purchased for their design more than anything there software is good and its does go wrong like a pc but not as often, if you wanted reliability then a pc is just as good imo. They are overpriced at the end of the day and thats what it comes down to, i hear good things from design studios that need photoshop and in that department there very good, if your not going into this area or only dabble on adobe then a mac is not really needed.

If you need to run alot of different programs like to have a wider range of different software, then get a pc, not everything is available to run on a mac, not only that but alot of programs that do work like word and excel tend to crash alot more than if they were on a windows machine as they cannot handle the vast data.

If you want a mac and have the money, go get one, you can still stick a windows disc in at the end of the day :wink:

Brenz 12th July 2011 19:49

Picked up a second hand iMac a few weeks ago. So far I have found that Windows 7 actually runs smoother on it haha.

Technically Macs are no better than a PC of the same spec but the OS is a lot different which can give the impression of better performance. If people bothered to protect a Windows PC properly it would perform just as well as a Mac running OSX.

I have tried gaming on mine and wasn't impressed tbh, games run smoother on Windows and the amount of games is very limited and games that are released are not cheap. Steam were doing CoD 4 for PC for 10, in the Mac App Store its 30. Im not going to waste 20 when I can run Windows on a Mac.

Ryan 12th July 2011 19:50

Quote:

Originally Posted by W103_A5H (Post 5437467)
I think its stupid paying that amount for a laptop/computer. Are the really any better than say a HP laptop that will cost you half the price for the same sometimes higher spec.

Yep, customer service with apple is leaps ahead of most pc companies (due to how they're sold in retailers)

+ macs hold their value alot better, you pay more initially but if you were to sell on and upgrade every few years you loose out less than buying a pc.

Plus having been pc my whole life, and getting an iMac this year the system is much more stable for my needs and handles the data of photos I throw at it very very well.

Ryyy 12th July 2011 20:08

I've just bought a HPDV6 lappy, 6GB of ram on mine (upgraded from 4) i5-460m @ 2.53Ghz, 500gb HD display, ATi Graphics etc.

I think Apple are very similar to Pioneer (DJ Equipment) in terms of pricing, yes both are PURE quality, but nothing can justify the price..NOTHING! MY HP cost me 500, and for a similar spec I would be looking at 899 upwards for a mac.

And, I also get some heavy shit done on my DV6, reason 5 etc, and it handles it fine.

The gap between the price of a PC and a Mac is huge, but the difference in quality is not.

People paying 1000 + on a mac to 'surf saxp' or 'use facebook' are idiots.


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