Why is MacBook (Pro) much more expensive than normal laptop?


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Paranoid

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I had never used a MacBook before.
But the design is very chio.
Tempted to jump ship to Mac as my current laptop is 4 yrs old liao.
Easy to switch over? Any advice?

:)
 

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You can install Windows on it I think. Through some hack or something, or was it dual booting? Can't remember but I've seen it before.
 

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I had never used a MacBook before.
But the design is very chio.
Tempted to jump ship to Mac as my current laptop is 4 yrs old liao.
Easy to switch over? Any advice?

:)
why it is more expansive? because the design is very chio
http://www.apple.com/sg/getamac/whymac/

easy to switch? depends on you
http://www.apple.com/sg/getamac/faq/
http://www.apple.com/sg/findouthow/mac/

have fun ;)
 

Paranoid

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Thanks for the useful links!

No laptop can come close to the chio-ness of MacBook

Lau Nuar......:bsmilie:
 

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Thanks for the useful links!

No laptop can come close to the chio-ness of MacBook

Lau Nuar......:bsmilie:


Now still not to late to "lau nuar".
Still got my Mac Classic with me.
Not to stand still with and by the Window.

:bsmilie::bsmilie::bsmilie:
 

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It got to be Apple ....

And Apple a day keeps windows away ....
 

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Thanks for the useful links!

No laptop can come close to the chio-ness of MacBook

Lau Nuar......:bsmilie:
You will never look back once you done with the change.
 

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why it is more expansive? because the design is very chio
http://www.apple.com/sg/getamac/whymac/
Mac
- Doesn't get PC viruses
- High performance
- Always up to date
- Born ready
- Get on Internet in a few clicks
- Chats

PC
- Doesn't get Mac viruses
- Higher performance
- Windows Update
- Born even more ready with more devices
- Getting online is even a selling point?
- Available too

So it's true. You are paying more for the chio.
 

Teegongkia

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There must be a reason why majority of people from the creative, design and production field using mac.
Appearance is one of the many reasons.:)
For me, i prefer to use MAC because photoshopCS seems to work faster in my mac as compared to my fujitsu laptop with similar specs....:embrass:
 

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There must be a reason why majority of people from the creative, design and production field using mac.
Appearance is one of the many reasons.:)
For me, i prefer to use MAC because photoshopCS seems to work faster in my mac as compared to my fujitsu laptop with similar specs....:embrass:
I use PC, have a mac but I prefer my PC.
Waiting for the new Sony Z

i7 processor, 6gb ram, quad RAID SSD, 1.5kg.
there's no other computer that comes close.
oh yeah it has an expresscard slot too.haha!
 

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I guess I had been poisoned!
This weekend I shall drop into one Apple shop
and look look see see touch touch
I hope I come out empty handed :bsmilie:

I observed Mac's display is better (to my untrained eyes)
I probably go for the 15" MacBook Pro
+ there so many accessories to add :bigeyes:
 

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Mac
- Doesn't get PC viruses
- High performance
- Always up to date
- Born ready
- Get on Internet in a few clicks
- Chats

PC
- Doesn't get Mac viruses
- Higher performance
- Windows Update
- Born even more ready with more devices
- Getting online is even a selling point?
- Available too

So it's true. You are paying more for the chio.
Sorry cant resist.

My mac hasn't slowed down a bit since the first day of usage out of the box. I have not even reformatted once, though I can't say the same for my other Windows PC. I have not used any anti virus software in this period of time and going by the speed my computer loads and functions, I think it's safe to say I am still malware and virus free.

1 other story I share is that as of right now, I never had to install a driver, not for my printer, nor for my clients' printers. When I visit their office, I just plug and use their printer via usb, or key in the printer IP and it's all settled.

I enjoy the convenience mac gives me to do real work compared to trying to troubleshoot needless problems.

Can you say the same for windows or any other pc manufacturer other than it giving you useless software to make windows even more bloated? I love my iLife and iWork suite!
 

Paranoid

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apple is good as no virus like mac OS
Yes. This is another good selling point
next to the appearance factor

If I use dual OS, then I'm open to windows viruses?

Sorry for this newbie question.

:embrass:
 

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100% agree with you. i've been using macbook pro for the last 3 years since 10.4 tiger days.
not even a single format was done on each upgrade to 10.6 snow leopard.
the good thing is that it's going faster and faster after each OS X upgrade (no hardware upgrade). unlike the you-know-what-OS.

Sorry cant resist.

My mac hasn't slowed down a bit since the first day of usage out of the box. I have not even reformatted once, though I can't say the same for my other Windows PC. I have not used any anti virus software in this period of time and going by the speed my computer loads and functions, I think it's safe to say I am still malware and virus free.

1 other story I share is that as of right now, I never had to install a driver, not for my printer, nor for my clients' printers. When I visit their office, I just plug and use their printer via usb, or key in the printer IP and it's all settled.

I enjoy the convenience mac gives me to do real work compared to trying to troubleshoot needless problems.

Can you say the same for windows or any other pc manufacturer other than it giving you useless software to make windows even more bloated? I love my iLife and iWork suite!
 

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