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I used a Macbook Pro and it was wonderful

#11Saga3Posted 12/19/2013 6:03:55 PM
The only good thing about the MacBook Pro is the trackpad, it's by far the best in the market. A year ago I would have said retina display was a good thing but that's really outdated now since most ultrabooks and high end workstations are QHD now. I was very disappointed to see that there was barely any difference from the Haswell models compared to the January ones.
#12TiamatKillerPosted 12/19/2013 6:06:15 PM
As someone who recently purchased a late 2013, rMBP (after looking at multiple Windows devices), all I can say is that it has been my best decision in recent memory. Seriously, I love using this thing.

The touchpad and its multi-gestures, the multiple 'desktops' that you can have, the keyboard, the quick PCIE storage, the screen....everything in a very tidy package.
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#13Tha_DegeneratorPosted 12/19/2013 8:28:18 PM
Hi C posted...
Tha_Degenerator posted...
Voelger posted...
What's so different about it?


Build quality. Premium feel that you won't find anywhere else in a laptop.


Protip 1: Aluminum casing isn't going to stop the concussion from breaking something internal when you drop it.

Protip 2: All laptops have a 50% failure rate by the end of the 3rd year of use.

Not that it will stop zombies from waiting in line 3 corners around the block every year to drop another $2k on a 13 inch laptop with the processing power of a $500 Windows PC.


Stop being clumsy with your laptop?

Source on protip 2?
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#14GTRagnarokPosted 12/19/2013 8:51:47 PM
I recently bought a 13" MBP, and I really think it's the best 13" laptop you can get right now. I spent a good month looking over all the Ultrabooks and even tried a Zenbook for a week. But none of them were completely satisfactory. The 13" MBP was the best overall package that I found. I'm using it with Windows 8.1 because I really don't want to learn OSX. I don't think it's anything special.
#15Majoras_pantsPosted 12/19/2013 11:26:44 PM
I'm not a fan of laptops but in college I bought a macbook pro and loved it. I installed windows on it though.

I would do the same if I ever got another laptop.
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#16wassup3Posted 12/19/2013 11:32:36 PM
Spacewhizguy posted...
GoFudgeUrself posted...
The touchpad was absolutely amazing. It was just so responsive.

This is one thing I hate about all Windows laptops. I've only owned Windows laptops so far, but I've never found one with a trackpad even half as responsive as a Macbook's. I'm seriously considering getting a Macbook Air as my next laptop just for the trackpad.


Have you tried the X1 Carbon?
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#17animanganimePosted 12/20/2013 7:18:50 AM
Hi C posted...
Tha_Degenerator posted...
Voelger posted...
What's so different about it?


Build quality. Premium feel that you won't find anywhere else in a laptop.


Protip 1: Aluminum casing isn't going to stop the concussion from breaking something internal when you drop it.

Protip 2: All laptops have a 50% failure rate by the end of the 3rd year of use.

Not that it will stop zombies from waiting in line 3 corners around the block every year to drop another $2k on a 13 inch laptop with the processing power of a $500 Windows PC.


Well too bad said Windows PC does not weight 2lbs
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#18Rexdragon125Posted 12/20/2013 7:22:56 AM
http://www.engadget.com/2009/11/17/laptop-reliability-survey-asus-and-toshiba-win-hp-fails/

Asus and Toshiba tend to have better reliability than Macbooks. Macs are nothing special.
#19animanganimePosted 12/20/2013 7:23:49 AM
Saga3 posted...
The only good thing about the MacBook Pro is the trackpad, it's by far the best in the market. A year ago I would have said retina display was a good thing but that's really outdated now since most ultrabooks and high end workstations are QHD now. I was very disappointed to see that there was barely any difference from the Haswell models compared to the January ones.


Most ultrabooks don't have QHD
And QHD is still lower res than even the 13" retina 1600p and the 15" retina 1880p so how is retina "outdated"?
Scaling with third party programs on windows is horrible, especially on a tiny laptop screen
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#20wildog2006Posted 12/20/2013 7:26:59 AM
Rexdragon125 posted...
http://www.engadget.com/2009/11/17/laptop-reliability-survey-asus-and-toshiba-win-hp-fails/

Asus and Toshiba tend to have better reliability than Macbooks. Macs are nothing special.


That's 4 years old though. A lot has changed since then.
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