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Monday December 18, 2006
07:01 PM

Anyone using Mac book Pro

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I am planning on buying a Mac book Pro . I have never used a mac before and this will be my first mac. There seems to be some problems with the mac book pro machines as per this and this . Do you know of some one who has bought this ?. Any suggestions ?
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  • I've had one for about 6 months now and haven't had any problems with it. Nice and fast, and dual booting is quite handy.

    "Cake or Death!" .... "Cake please"
  • The Intel Macs are very new, so either wait for the next rev or accept that you MAY have some early-adopter hassles, but you might not.

    The local indie Mac repair guy who did a great job on a screen replacement for me recently (not warranty ... NBK error, elbow failure) told me that

    * due to extra miniaturization, and no 2nd source, parts & labor on Mac repairs will be higher than on Mac's than other (non-Vaio-class) laptops; parts are not forward depot'd, are short-supply, and pricy; and there aren't ma
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  • First off, good decision. You will love it. You really will.

    I've had my 15" MBP C2D for around a month now and have had absolutely zero problems. It's perfect. In fact, I like this machine so much, I actually go through the hassle of taking it to work each and every day so I can use it as my work machine. :-)

    There's always a potential for issues with hardware. However, it's comparatively/relatively rare and Apple has a good warranty and support.

    I'd go get one now. You almost certainly won't have any problem
  • I'd actually not had any problems with my MacBook Pro, and was very happy with it. I was referring in the linked blog post to overall failure rates of Apple machines in our office. Of course, two days later the hard drive failed in my own MacBook Pro. All of these things are solved by virtue of Applecare, but there is a significant time overhead.

    As a company it hurts us especially, because we have to negotiate our way through the high level tech support ("have you tried rebooting the machine") when we ha