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Ordering my new laptop today.

Okay after saving up for about 3 months and my tax return I finally have enough to get my macbook pro. I am going to be getting the 13 inch 2.9 GHz 2012 model. Its funny because this is costing me more than I paid for my car which was $700, but then again that came from a family member.

I do really enjoy the feeling of making a big purchase with the cash that I earned all myself like I did with my car tablet and now my macbook.

I know that for some people buying a macbook might not even dent the bank, but I am 17 a junior in high school and have been working part time at McDonald's to make this money, so it was not easy I was saving $100 off every paycheck which averaged around $150 bi-weekly. Subtract $30 from the $50 left over for gas. I had to learn to cut my spending down to $20 for two weeks. It wasn't easy because I am a person that likes to eat out alot. Embarassed

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Macbook Pro is expensive every where I think, relative to normal working people of course. I haven't heard any person yet who said they were disappointed though. If you were used to Windows before there is a transition period involved, but once my friends have got used to Macbook they just don't want anything different ever again. Seems to be a really great investment.
deanhills on Mon Feb 11, 2013 8:43 pm
I get mixed feelings about Macs. Some people like them and others think they are a pain, more so in school since all the school computer run everything Microsoft and the Mac is like "I'm not compatible..." What's worse is if you need help on an assignment and the TA doesn't have a clue how to work things in a Mac. But they are pretty... They do pretty things...
TheGremlyn on Mon Feb 11, 2013 11:23 pm
Mac computers are beautiful but not every application you can run on those. Specially open source applications.
dude_xyx on Tue Feb 12, 2013 8:27 am
The good thing about Macs running the default OS is that they very rarely get viruses. I have never gotten any serious problems with my Macbook Pro 13" Late 2011 for almost 1.5 years now. If you are bothered that Macs are not compatible with many softwares, you can always install Windows in it although it is expensive. If I were you, I would buy the 2.5 Ghz version because it is cheaper.
twotrophy on Tue Feb 12, 2013 10:18 am
I've just bought myself a Samsung NP300 series laptop from Ebay. I wanted something pretty cheap but with some 'poke' and enough storage to deal with imaging my websites which contain a lot of audio and video material. It has the Intel I5 processor, 6 Gig memory, 750Gig HDD, and is running windows 8. First impressions are good - it is working nicely and handling what I throw at it.
Cost? 330 (it is a manufacturer return which has been refurbished, but it looks and feels new).

Bikerman on Tue Feb 12, 2013 2:53 pm
I got my Mac Airbook in september last year and I'm still enjoying it every day. I did not expect to do serious work on it, but i find myself doing most writing and mailing on my Mac nowadays. This is the perfect device for fun (games) and internet. I use it every day underways while travelling by train, because it is so light weight and provides a razor fast sleep and wake up. Mechanically, it is clearly superiour to any "PC" I've used in 28 years. I've dropped it accidentally several times.. no sweat. The only moving part in it is the keyboard, which is protected by the cover.
LxGoodies on Tue Feb 12, 2013 3:38 pm
That system is a nice choice, foumy, enjoy it Smile I've got an early 2011 15" MBP (the first models with the quad-core i7 CPUs) and it's been phenomenal. Yours doesn't quite have the same oomph (in some areas, it's better in others), but it will likely keep you happily in action for a few years yet.
Ankhanu on Tue Feb 12, 2013 4:14 pm
foumy6 on Tue Feb 12, 2013 7:02 pm

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