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IndianaMatt 12-12-2012 13:25

Lifetime PC user - just picked up first MacBook. DONE WITH PC.
 
I grew up with the viruses, bluescreens, and disposable hardware of PC. This year, I had enough and I joined the cult of Apple with a new MacBook Pro.

What a machine! I cannot see how I will ever go back. And the Apple store was the exact opposite of going to Best Buy: a great retail experience; no pressure; no noise; no warranties to buy - in an out in literally 15 minutes.

Look at my baby:

http://techlogg.com/wp-content/uploa...cbookpro13.jpg

[not my pic tho]

Chesafreak 12-12-2012 13:36

Congratulations!

Dennis in MA 12-12-2012 13:38

Fanboy! LOL

Enjoy. Go online and find/learn the shortcuts and the "ways" Mac does stuff vs. PC. The good news is every 4 years you don't have to re-learn a new OS when MS decides to completely redesign Windows. ;)

DGreno 12-12-2012 13:44

Welcome to the club! :wavey:

fgutie35 12-12-2012 13:49

Is it Intel based shipset? If yes, then you have not gone far from PC. You will still get viruses and vulnerabilities.:whistling:

hooligan74 12-12-2012 13:49

Just don't try to upgrade the memory, hard drive or video card down the road....

hogfish 12-12-2012 13:54

I didn't even know there were Apple stores. :wow:

Enjoy!

Glock30Eric 12-12-2012 14:10

I can't wait for my new 27" iMac in this Jan.....

Later, I might build a PC console to just play few of high edge games using the iMac's display. I heard a rumor that there is a development where you could just hook up the thunderbold with external GPU hardware (I can't wait for that!).

Resqu2 12-12-2012 14:18

Welcome to the Dark Side!

Durden 12-12-2012 14:24

You could have gotten a faster, better machine for about 1/4 the price, but congrats!

IndianaMatt 12-12-2012 14:25

Quote:

Originally Posted by hooligan74 (Post 19727636)
Just don't try to upgrade the memory, hard drive or video card down the road....

I don't keep any big programs or games; the machine is mostly for web browsing, Word, and a few photos here and there.

256 GB is plenty, no?

IndianaMatt 12-12-2012 14:25

Quote:

Originally Posted by Durden (Post 19727750)
You could have gotten a faster, better machine for about 1/4 the price, but congrats!

Thanks for posting!

Phaze5ive 12-12-2012 14:30

Get back to us when the honeymoon phase is over.

IndianaMatt 12-12-2012 14:31

Quote:

Originally Posted by Phaze5ive (Post 19727771)
Get back to us when the honeymoon phase is over.


What's wrong with you people? Dude drops a couple grand on a new toy and that's your response?

D.

Geko45 12-12-2012 14:33

Quote:

Originally Posted by Resqu2 (Post 19727725)
Welcome to the Dark Side!

Do ya'll have cookies? I'll only come to the Dark Side if there are cookies.

collim1 12-12-2012 14:53

I've had the same Macbook Pro since 2006. Had the software updated and battery/charger replaced a couple of years ago. Other than that no viruses, spyware, blue screens, crashes etc...ever. My last PC was such a hassle I got sick of it. Anti-virus software alerts popping constantly, and taking forever just to boot up. Its my understanding that MAC programming is just not hacker friendly making viruses and the like less effective.

The computer world is much more MAC friendly these days, considerably more so than even just a few years ago.

MAC is the way to go.

Glock30Eric 12-12-2012 14:55

Quote:

Originally Posted by IndianaMatt (Post 19727777)
What's wrong with you people? Dude drops a couple grand on a new toy and that's your response?

D.

Don't worry they are poor and they couldn't afford a MAC product.

Microsoft will go out of business in a decade from now. Business and Educations are swapping PC to Mac.

Reissman 12-12-2012 14:55

The naysayers can shove it...5 years ago we went all mac. I bought 4 used machines over the past five years. ALL still in operation except for the mac mini I just sold that I bought for $200 2 years ago and just sold for 200.. All intel based and no viruses..

mdmountainman 12-12-2012 14:56

Quote:

Originally Posted by hooligan74 (Post 19727636)
Just don't try to upgrade the memory, hard drive or video card down the road....


I am typing this on a mid 2010 macbook pro that I upgraded recently to 8gb of ram and put in a 512 crucial SSD.

Seems to be working fine for me...:yawn:

IndianaMatt 12-12-2012 14:59

Quote:

Originally Posted by Reissman (Post 19727856)
The naysayers can shove it...5 years ago we went all mac. I bought 4 used machines over the past five years. ALL still in operation except for the mac mini I just sold that I bought for $200 2 years ago and just sold for 200.. All intel based and no viruses..

That's one of the things that ultimately brought me to Apple. Their stuff is simply well-made. Solid. My MacBook has an all-metal body and a glass screen.

My wife's MacBook is almost eight years old and still runs as well as the day she bought it. Say that for a PC machine.

kiole 12-12-2012 15:01

I've got two new 27inch IMacs coming Monday. One is a i7 GTX680mx with 1tb fusion drive and I'm installing 32gb of ram. The other is a base 27inch I bought for my parents.

I've been a on again off again Apple user for the past 15 years. My PC finally crapped out and I was sick of fixing it.

Big Bird 12-12-2012 15:03

What's the big deal with memory upgrade? Took a screwdriver and about 10 minutes to add 8 GB of RAM to my iMAC. Works great. Did I miss something?

G29Reload 12-12-2012 15:04

Quote:

Originally Posted by fgutie35 (Post 19727632)
Is it Intel based shipset? If yes, then you have not gone far from PC. You will still get viruses and vulnerabilities.:whistling:

Absolute nonsense. The only thing the intel switch did was aid compatibility with opening and saving as ms docs, wp and speadsheet. Chip has zero to do with viruses or not.

Osborne 12-12-2012 15:05

That's what I planned on getting until I figured out everything at my school requires Windows's.... So I just kept my current laptop and bought a colt le 6920.....

G29Reload 12-12-2012 15:06

Quote:

Originally Posted by Phaze5ive (Post 19727771)
Get back to us when the honeymoon phase is over.

Ive been on mine since 4/2011.


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