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ThunderThighs wrote:Yeah, yeah, yeah. We know some of you think Apples are horrible, overpriced, and you'd rather build your own Linux machines from dental floss and baling wire. But that's not what we're here to discuss.
(Saw thumbnail on deals.woot)
"Sweet! I need a laptop, probably be about 400 bucks!"
(Notices it's Apple, multiplies by 4...still underestimated)
I was drunk for my first woot...now I can't stop coming here.
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vttroy wrote:I have the 15 inch brother of this laptop, bought a couple of years ago. It was my first Mac, bought after decades of unmerciful, unearned contempt for Apple.
I admit that it is nice to have a premium computer to celebrate success in my life. Otherwise, it has been disappointing. It is slow to boot and shut down, gets bogged down by misbehaving apps, and I had to get its motherboard replaced. USB ports are persistently finicky, but I have a good workaround. The apple store service was technically good, but they have peculiar cultural issues there.
I use it more now after discovering that Safari won't crash like Firefox. I struggle to use it for photos and video, but I am finally working through the way those things are databased in my laptop hard disk.
Some apps work really well. VMWare runs flawlessly for Linux stuff, and Parallels worked good for a Windows install, which I strangely rarely used. I edited a few big videos, and it didn't flinch, although the output took longer to process than I thought it would. On a daily basis, it's as good as any other laptop.
This is a great price compared to what I paid new for mine. Get it if you know how to use these things. I also highly recommend the AppleCare warranty.
Now, it's time for me to go to Starbuks and let people give me quick glances of envy/contempt at my glowing Apple logo.
I also have its 15" cousin, and haven't had a problem at all.
In addition I have an earlier 13" model that I tote back and forth to work for the past three or four years. Windows users are awed, when I fix their windows machines, or service my network with it.
Yeah, they cost a lot more, but AFAIC, they are worth it. They do everything I want them to do, and do not crash, nor do they become very sluggish.
"Understanding is a three-edged sword."
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You save about $82 buying on woot over apple.com
The chief cause of failure and unhappiness is trading what you want most for what you want now.