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How good are mac book pros?

Discussion in 'Linux & Open Source' started by mark35, 6 Apr 2007.

  1. mark35

    Wise Guy

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    Loooking at getting a new laptop looking at the 17inch mac book pro 2.33 how much better then a pc laptop are they .how heavey are they thanks
     
  2. WotDa

    Soldato

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    Location: Kent

    3.1 kg

    2.59 x 39.2 x 26.5 cm (H x W x D)

    I can't answer the other question as I've not got my 15" MBP yet. :)
     
  3. MagicBoy

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    How long is a piece of string?

    Can't tell you if it's "better" than a PC laptop if you don't specify what you require or want to use a laptop for.

    I've had a 15" MBP for a year now and I love it. The only PC laptop I've used that comes close is a Thinkpad T series but they are more business oriented. T42 for work, MBP for home = nigh on perfect.
     
  4. Logsi

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    I have the 17" MacBook Pro 2.33,2gb,X1600 256mb,160GB HDD.

    I would say it is much better than a PC laptop in all areas!

    My Step dad who im visiting at the moment has a Dell XPS laptop, my MBP is about half as thin as his. If you opened up the screen on the XPS and just had the base bit, my MBP shut is still thinner than it.

    Much better build quality and very lightweight for what it is! Doesnt get too hot either so no annoying fan on the whole time!

    Get one! There the best laptops ive ever been on!

    Josh
     
  5. VaderDSL

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    Depends on what you want to do.

    Macbook Pro can run windows and OS X and linux etc. etc. so you have best of all worlds.

    PC laptop can't run OS X

    I replaced my relatively top spec PC with a macbook pro and it runs games such as day of defeat source, half life 2 etc. just the same really.
     
  6. Hate

    Soldato

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    I like the MBP, not because I am an apple fanboy but its really light, thin, I can play all my games on it (via bootcamp) run all my windows apps (via parallels) and all sorts of other cool stuff.

    I believe size for size, the 17" MBP (mines the 15.4") is only an inch wider.
     
  7. mark35

    Wise Guy

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    is the only place to get one the apple store?
     
  8. Hate

    Soldato

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    nope, but usually the best.

    mine was ordered online from the apple refurb store, saved something like £300!
     
  9. mark35

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    apple refurb how are they conpared with new?
     
  10. WotDa

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    Refurb like. :)

    It'll depend from unit to unit I expect.

    Theres a few up, go check them out if you want. :)

    Edit: 37% off the Core Duo and 16% off the C2D units.
     
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  11. MagSafe

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    Got my 15" MBP about a month ago now and the build quality is amazing, i think its the minimalism of the design that makes it so sturdy and seem unbreakable. There just isn't any silly buttons or adjusters sticking out that might fall off, or any LED's that might run out or/and annoy you.

    I was round at a friends recently and he was all hyped up about his new HP Pavillion laptop that had a built in webcam ... but it looked utterly pathetic compared to my iSight, the iSight is just so well designed that you can barely tell its there!

    Other things that make it better than any PC laptop is size, it is unbelievably slim. Oh, and how could I not mention the backlit keyboard ... fantastic!
     
  12. mark35

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    magsafe did u get the 128meg vga card in yours?
     
  13. Schofield

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    getting the exact same one too in a couple of weeks cant wait :)
     
  14. Hate

    Soldato

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    I have the 128MB card in mine
     
  15. toosepin

    Hitman

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    Ditto.

    Sexy, sexy machine.
     
  16. MagSafe

    Wise Guy

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    yeah, the ATI Mobility Radeon X1600 graphics with 128MB SDRAM :)