Thoughts on Apple's Mac - page 7

Hey all Ive been a PC girl for quite awhile. Im thinking about getting a Mac eventually. The new Macbook to be more specific or what ever new mac laptop comes out when i get the hunkering to buy a... Read More

  1. by   jnette
    Quote from mystiqx
    Thanks again for all the great responses, keep them coming.
    From what i have seen it really is a matter of preference as someone mentioned. It also seems as if you either love mac or hate macs. Definately feeling the love for macs on this thread lol.
    Im definately going to make the leap to mac on my next laptop purchase. If i hate it, then i know not to get another one, but it seems to me that Mac has come a long way and its worth giving them a chance.

    Anyone had a mac laptop for more than 2 years? Wondering what the "shelf life is" how often have you had to upgrade to a completely new system. Ive been upgrading to new pc's every 2 years it seems, just wondering if the same thing applies to macs?

    cheers
    Yes.. my son has had his MacBook Pro for four years now, and hasn't had to upgrade a thing. Still runs just as fast as it ever did.. has had NO problems with his whatsoever.. NADA. Hasn't had the first complaint. No repairs, his shelf life has been more than four years now, and still like new.

    Quote from UKRNinUSA
    STEVIELYNN -Just wanted you to know that studies show that you're more likely to be a democrat if you use a MAC. So does this mean you've seen the light politically too? Kidding!!



    Love it ! (((Steph)))
  2. by   shippoRN
    Hi there, i did get a macbook, its about a year old now... I LOVE IT! I'm uber jealous cause you are getting the new macbook the one with the new metal shell. Lord help me that thing is gorgeous. My only complaint about the macbook line i have is that the plastic cracks ive already taken mine in once to be fixed which they gave back to me the same day i took it in but now i have to take it in again. I guess thats why they changed the body of the new line. I still have my old arthritic Dell laptop but honestly ive hardly have to default to it, ive learned ways and means around getting things done. I got the iphone this year to, loves it.
    Enjoy your mac!
  3. by   jnette
    Quote from mystiqx
    Hi there, i did get a macbook, its about a year old now... I LOVE IT! I'm uber jealous cause you are getting the new macbook the one with the new metal shell. Lord help me that thing is gorgeous. My only complaint about the macbook line i have is that the plastic cracks ive already taken mine in once to be fixed which they gave back to me the same day i took it in but now i have to take it in again. I guess thats why they changed the body of the new line. I still have my old arthritic Dell laptop but honestly ive hardly have to default to it, ive learned ways and means around getting things done. I got the iphone this year to, loves it.
    Enjoy your mac!
    Oh, believe me, I'm loving it already... I keep going back to the Mac webite and Apple store, and just droooooooooooling over the pics.

    I know.. my son was jealous, too... his Pro was all aluminum 4 yrs ago, ( I think the Pro version has always been aluminum, the MacBook itself I believe came in white... that's what his GF had up until this year.. she just upgraded, too! LOL)..but mine has some newer perks that his didn't back then.

    I really like the all glass screen.. no frame around it at all. Yummy !

    He's going to be real helpful if I have questions.. while I have the basics down on maneuvering my way around on a Mac, there is so much yet to be learned, to take full advantage of all its wonderful benefits! The online tutorials will be great, too... I've tried to watch them, and had to download Quicktime, which I did THREE times on my PC here, and still.. I only get the sound, with a green screen, so I can't watch the tutorials even until I get my Mac... unless I want to watch them on the old clamshell... nah.. I'll wait.

    I was complaining to my son about it, and he said.. well.. what did you expect from a windows system? I told him I downloaded the windows version of Quicktime.. specifically FOR mocrosoft windows, and it still simply doesn't work !!!
    He just laughed and repeated himself.. "uh.. yeh... Mom.. that's cuz you have windows .......... and windows just sux. It's that simple....." LOL !

    I'm going to be like that poster in the beginning of this thread who stayed up three nocs just playing with it and figuring everything out, and enjoying every delicious minute of it !!! I know I won't sleep, either, I'll just want to play with it, organize it, see what all the neat stuff is on it.....

    I'll want to take 2 weeks off, jsut to play with my new baby !!!
    Last edit by jnette on Nov 29, '08
  4. by   bethin
    You'll love it jnette! I was PC all my life until 2 years ago when I decided to go to the dark side. The support when I needed it was wonderful (and they spoke perfect English) and they were so patient. Everything runs just as fast as the day I bought it. Graphics are much much better and everything is just easier.

    And no, I still have yet to figure out how to do smilies and post pics in posts.
  5. by   Gatsbysgreenlight
    You know the saying "once you go Mac, you won't go back."

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