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    My old Dell Inspiron 1525 died in January of 2016 and I had been wanting a MacBook Pro with Retina Display for a while because I had gotten used to the crystal clear, crisp display while using my iPhone 5S. After 5 months of being without a laptop, I took the leap and applied for a Barclay Visa with Apple rewards. I was immediately approved and was able to start using my credit immediately to purchase the 13" via Apple's online store. I debated over the advantages/disadvantages of 13" versus 15". I really wanted something smaller that I could carry around easily. From my previous experience with a 15" laptop, it's more cumbersome to deal with. I choose the 512GB because I needed more storage and was of deleting files to make room. It's super quiet and fast. I also love that it starts up and shuts down quickly. It was super simple to do the initial setup. Coming from using Windows Vista was a change, but I'm enjoying learning to navigate iOS. I am very pleased and I would surely purchase another one when the time comes.

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    Hello

    You can't really compare a 2008 middle-end Laptop which maybe cost about 500$ with a 2015 High-end Laptop of more than 1,000$ value.
    I can buy a PC with the same price as your Mac and say it runs better than yours too

    Anyway, if you like it... good for you
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    @jack102:
    1. apple notebooks/ultrabooks don't run iOS, but OS X.
    2. you could have bought an ultrabook (aka thin notebook) with better specs for the same money from Dell, Samsung, MSI or even MS Surface Pro 4 with 1TB storage.
    3. I'm glad that apple makes you happy.
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    Quote Originally Posted by SOCRATE_MMXII View Post
    @jack102:
    1. apple notebooks/ultrabooks don't run iOS, but OS X.
    2. you could have bought an ultrabook (aka thin notebook) with better specs for the same money from Dell, Samsung, MSI or even MS Surface Pro 4 with 1TB storage.
    3. I'm glad that apple makes you happy.

    And forgot to add

    His Mac costs about 2,000$.
    Yeah, you surely get better than Apple.
    The common point is that all computers are made in China/Taiwan
    The difference between a 2K$ Apple and 2K$ Asus/Dell/MSI etc... PC : you get way better and faster PC than a Mac for which you're paying the brand itself
    (sometimes for crap products lol)
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    You are happy and Apple is happy also
    Welcome to my digital world.

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    Quote Originally Posted by trungpt View Post
    You are happy and Apple is happy also
    what a fool does with their money is their business

    good luck trying to get warranty repairs

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    Ive reluctantly started using OSX Yosemite on a hackintosh. Purely because a lot of the technician jobs im looking at going for require familliarity with OSX.

    The hackintosh was stupidly difficult to get working and currently its just about stable / usable. Typical Apple behaviour, make everything near on impossible unless you use their products. At least with MS things just work. I spent around £1000 building my machine and although not quite up to current top end specifications it still quite a beast. the equivillant Apple machine would be near £3000. Icould never justify the money, ok the display looks really nice and overall they are quite stylish but in the end its style over substance.

    However you're happy with you're machine and thats what matters....... to each his own.
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    In my family, I'm the only one who is interested in Information Science and don't have Apple devices. Each of the others has at least one Apple device.
    Welcome to my digital world.

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    Which model did you buy ? Just curious. M

    I saw the 2016 mbp prices - sounds like a rip off to me. I have the 2015 version and it's really good ! Gotta love the SSD speed. One of the best on the market in terms of SSD , more so the 2016 model.

    However, the graphics suck. Didnt look into the AMD only available for the highest end mbps . As it is the 2015 model i got was expensive yet they onlg provide HD graphics ! How do your graphicscompare - what model you got ?

    Also i wonder whether i shoulda got windows instead bcuz they're. Cheaper often with betterpecs - the mbp 2015 still had a broadwell processor chip ! And.considering the 4k laptops and better graphics cards you get for a better price, as well as the computers being upgradeable.

    As a student, i guess i chose it bcuz of portability and the cool running processor. Also SSD speed and reliability of OS. X.

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