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Lifetime PC user - just picked up first MacBook. DONE WITH PC.

Discussion in 'The Okie Corral' started by IndianaMatt, Dec 12, 2012.

  1. kiole

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    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.
     
  2. Big Bird

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    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?
     
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  3. G29Reload

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    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.
     
  4. Osborne

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    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.....
     
  5. G29Reload

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    Ive been on mine since 4/2011.
     
  6. G29Reload

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    Cookies, fudge, icing and pizza w everything.
     
  7. G29Reload

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    Not by the time you buy all the stuff you need thats missing remove all the bloatware and get it configged the way you like.

    Pc s are only cheap to start. Then its death by 1000 cuts.

    Better machine? Not possible. Backlit chiclets, batt life, energy mgmt, displays, mag safe power cords, usb3, onboard cam quality, Airport, Time machine...
     
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  8. Resqu2

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    I have been told the new ones that are just being released isn't near as easy as the last model. On mine, a 2011, a panel just unscrews but I don't think the new generation of them will be like that.
     
  9. Resqu2

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    and we drink cool-aid but that goes well with cookies :supergrin:
     
  10. Jay9928

    Jay9928 Buddy Revell

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    I still have my older iMac, but still fast as hell. And hoo boy, look how thin the new ones are !! :cool:

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  11. Durden

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    I'm typing this from a Lenovo X220 i7 with a 160GB SSD and 8gb of RAM and could never go to a mushy Apple keyboard no matter what.

    Who gets 19 to 22 hours of battery life with a 9 cell battery using wifi, full i7 processing speed and with an IPS screen at 60% brightness, on an X220 that was less than $900?

    <--- This guy

    I like Apple, but it is an Intel chipset you're now on, after all, and after having had a Macbook in the past, can honestly state I think they're waaay overpriced, and that Thinkpads are are better build and less expensive. I'd only get an Apple if I was a graphic designer and then I'd get the Macbook Pro.

    But that's what makes a free market, so congrats (really).
     
  12. IndianaMatt

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    Point is, I'm not loyal to many brands, unless really given a reason.

    So far, a few days with the new MacBook, and I can really see why the cult of Apple has such loyal followers.

    Its a durable, clean, handsome design. The software is intuitive in a way that Windows can't seem to be. The layout is slick and a pleasure to look at. Its difficult to stop playing with this laptop and get back to work today.
     
  13. Glock!9

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    Have you lost your mind? Haha!:rofl::rofl:
     
  14. Durden

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    The days of solid reasons for Apple to have a "cult of loyal users" have passed.

    The only thing Apple still does relatively well is marketing, and even that is waning.

    DEAR APPLE: I'm Leaving You
     
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  15. Big Bird

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    I've been reading the same thing for a decade about Apple.
     
  16. costanza187

    costanza187 I like Macs

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    Welcome to our side!
     
  17. stolenphot0

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    congrats. My mom just got a Macbook Air. It's at my hose until Christmas though :supergrin:
     
  18. Oso

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    Congratulations and welcome to the club. I still love my first gen MacBook Pro. It continues to be a solid, bug free, worry free piece of excellence. I will never go back to a PC. Yes it was more expensive, and it was worth every penny.
     
  19. cgwahl

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    [ame="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=c-zrP91TWWw"]New Apple iMac (2012) 21.5": RAM Upgrade Almost impossible - YouTube[/ame]
     
  20. NMGlocker

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    My two newest computers are Apple.
    13" MacBook Air and a 21" iMac.
    Mehhhh... they're computers not family members.
    If I had it to do over again I'd probably buy a nice all in one Ubuntu machine for the family room and buy a Samsung or Lenovo Ultrabook and dual boot Win8/Ubuntu as my laptop.
    My Mac's are nice and all but there's definitely a "Apple $urcharge" that so far I haven't been able to justify (especially over a well set up Linux Ubuntu machine).
     
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