- User Rating: Excellent
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Pros:fast start-up and shut down, quiet to type on, long battery life
Cons:fragile- needs cover, occasional internet connection trouble
The Bottom Line: Get a PC- you'll love it forever!
I cannot say how much I absolutely love my Mac!!! This is my first Mac in my entire life and I would never go back to a PC. I come from a family of computer programmers and software developers who are, needless to say, die hard PC fans. However, even they have attested to the fact that they love my Mac. While I am unable to download many tech-savvy things from the internet (like a video to MP3 converter), I have not had nearly any trouble with my computer. Making the switch from PC to Mac was difficult in the case of using Excel or Microsoft Word, but once I learned to use the Mac versions of these programs, my life has never been easier. Overall, it is easy to install programs and see exactly where it is saved. In my old PC, I would download something and have no clue where it was saved, but I have yet to have this problem with my MacBook Pro. I find the 15" to be the perfect size for me, but if you are looking to go smaller, I see no problems with the 13" pro either. A good friend of mine has a 13" and loves it as much as I love my 15"- it's totally a preference! I would STRONGLY recommend getting a case/screen cover for this computer (easy to find at Wal-Mart/Target/etc) because these computers can be quite fragile. However, with a case, I have had no problems. I love the use of the dock at the bottom, where I can remove and add things that I use and don't use. It makes my life so much easier! Another thing I love about my Mac is the helpfulness at the Mac store. I bought mine in July (so 4 months ago) and have yet to need to bring it in for any assistance. However, when I bought it, I explained that I had always used a PC, and they told me everything I would need to know to make an easy transition from PC to Mac. They were also very patient in explaining all of the neet little features that I would never notice on my own. For example, there is a button on the side of the laptop that shows how much battery you have left without even turning on the computer- so helpful on long roadtrips or even before class! I love my 15.5" MacBook Pro and will never again get a PC!
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Amount Paid (US$): 1257.92
Operating System: Macintosh
Processor speed: over 1000
Screen Size: 15 inches
Internal Storage: CD-RW and DVD
Hard Drive (GB): Under 4