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Why are Macbook Pro's so popular? (Need laptop advice)

#81protomole64Posted 4/2/2014 6:11:08 PM(edited)
Find me a laptop that has the battery life, screen quality (resolution + color reproduction), horsepower, and build quality as a macbook pro 15". Those things are sturdy as ****, weigh appropriately, though I concede a bit lacking on ports.

Also, the SSD's on the MBPr's are infinitely better than those on any other laptop. PCI-e SSD's ftw!

Damn I want one so badly :(
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#82BissomoneybagsPosted 4/2/2014 6:10:22 PM
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Honestly, the main thing that made me invest in a mac was not the fact that it had all this exclusivity and what not, but that it has a STABLE OS. This to me is extremely important as I'm constantly working on papers with English and I can't tell you HOW MANY times I've had word crash on a windows computer, only to lose HOURS of work. Ever since switching to Mac, I've NEVER had one issued running word (2011 version), and am very pleased. The scrolling...man, if Apple did one thing right it's THIS. No windows laptop comes even remotely close to pulling off the sleekness of a mac. Also, the screens are decent (mine's a late 2011, no retina but am completely content). I will say that their products are overpriced, but when you have a stable os and slap on exclusivity, price tends to be one of the driving factors.

I will say that the power is underwhelming along with not being to upgrade components like windows and pc products. But for me, stability is a MAJOR factor and the linux based OS runs like a charm. But overall,

Overpriced
Stable OS (Very Reassuring)
Amazing track pad
Can't upgrade

If I had to make a decision between Windows and Mac for school again, I would choose Mac all over. If windows didn't have so much instability and crashing on their systems, I would go back. Plus, there's ALOT of bloatware on their systems as well and its just unnecessary.

how is windows crashing for you....

i have not had windows crash on me in years


Gay porn and Torrenting...99% of malware is for windows and pc users, as that's what it's written for. Using an entirely exclusive platform (albeit extremely costly) has the ups of not having to worry about any of that. I love the fact that when people have their systems crash (typically windows and pc's) the majority of the time it comes from these two sources (yet people act so oblivious as though it just 'randomly' crashes:)
#83VeorisPosted 4/2/2014 6:14:43 PM
It is a beautiful machine. It has a beautiful OS.

Sorry haters..
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#84DemolatorzPosted 4/2/2014 6:18:38 PM
My dad's got a Macbook Pro and I actually like it a lot (I've got a regular Macbook though), but I'd much rather not have a Mac for gaming, mostly because not as much runs on it.
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#85SampsonMPosted 4/2/2014 6:23:45 PM
Macbooks are not overpriced. Apple just doesn't sell a cheap version.

I've literally never seen a Windows-based laptop with the build quality of a Mac. Even a $2000 Windows laptop doesn't come close.

The only PC on the market that's as built as well as a Mac is the Chromebook Pixel.

If you're willing to spend $1000+ on a laptop, the Mac is almost always the best choice. The thing is, most people don't need to spend that much on a laptop in the first place.
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#86Fou LuPosted 4/2/2014 6:28:14 PM
The same reason Apple users buy the same phone for full price every 6 months with a minor upgrade, because it has an Apple logo on it.
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#87pipebomb__sushiPosted 4/2/2014 6:33:15 PM
My parents and brother have gone through $500 laptops and they were all bad quality. It doesn't help that they manage to get put adware on it for some reason. But they were all bad quality and slow.

I have a MacBook Pro from 2008 and it works great. It only has 256mb of GPU but it was able to do the basic 3D modelling I am able to do but it would render very short scenes in like 30 mins (modern Macs will only take like 3 mins). But with only 2gb of RAM, it was able to surf the web and do basic stuff like word processing, etc. just fine even today. But every notebook will blow a 2008 notebook out of the water nowadays.

Macs are built to last, have great battery life, and extremely reliable. Plus you can always install Windows through bootcamp if you want to. It doesn't have a disc drive so you'll have to buy an external one.

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#88FTC_BlueStreakPosted 4/2/2014 6:36:29 PM
As a Graphics Designer and digital artist I could not see myself working on anything else BUT a Macbook Pro. The portability, stability of OS, and dat Retina display trump anything that Windows has ever offered me when using Adobe programs, like Photoshop and such. Perhaps I'm a little more biased though, as my last notebook was a shoddy Black Friday HP with the worst fan problem in the world. Also, Macbooks have sleek aesthetics IMO.
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#89TylerWolfyPosted 4/2/2014 6:46:30 PM
The only thing I really prefer over pc's is the OS. I love Apples OS.

But, if you're into any kind of gaming...beware, the library of available games is alright, but not great. That's the only reason I kind of regret not going with a pc.

It all comes down to preference and specs. Macs aren't underpowered pieces of junk. I use mine for all of my motion/video editing courses. Along side with my Photoshop, Illustrator, Indesign, etc.

And the games that do run on it, run great. LoL, Dota 2, Guild Wars 2, Starcraft 2, Diablo 3, XCOM: Enemy Unknown the list goes on. And I can run almost all of my games at max, depending on the game.

I like it a lot. Buttttt, like I said, into pc gaming? Get a pc.

I play to build my own desktop eventually, that's the dream.
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#90gfrequencyPosted 4/2/2014 6:46:36 PM
Very nice display, sturdy hardware, excellent support if it does break, a decently stable (though not at all perfect) operating system that's less prone to picking up viruses, and generally a better interface if you're into graphic design and editing.

Still, if you're here, you're probably in the market for a gaming laptop, so a PC is probably the better option in that regard. There are quite a lot of games available on Steam for the Mac, but not as many. I can play maybe two-thirds of my Steam library. (My desktop PC's been dead for a couple of years.)
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