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First Mac Book Pro 15
« on: December 25, 2013, 10:25:17 PM »
Well I pulled the trigger and bought myself a MBP 15 retina. The first couple hours drove me up the wall trying to figure out the menu and how everything works. But so far it's running good. Have the 16 gig and 520 ssd drive I believe. Notice a quick boot up but haven't had enough time to play with the speed.

One thing I was worried about was my vm machines. I was able to load fusion but it's okay the menu is different. I really want to try Parallels but it cost money so I will have to wait until i have enough funds for it or find other way of loading the software...

it's all about money for apple devices... UGH but I guess I'm a Mac sucker now...lol...  :-X
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Re: First Mac Book Pro 15
« Reply #1 on: December 26, 2013, 06:37:40 AM »
UGH but I guess I'm a Mac sucker now...lol...  :-X

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Re: First Mac Book Pro 15
« Reply #2 on: December 27, 2013, 11:03:17 AM »
I used both vmware and parallels, and stick with vmware now for my macbook
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Re: First Mac Book Pro 15
« Reply #3 on: December 28, 2013, 05:00:51 PM »
I have a friend who has a Retina BMP as well. He used Parallels until he upgraded to Maverics and then he said the thing just suddenly started draining battery even when his VM was idle.  He switched to VMware fusion (what I've always used on my non retina 15") and the problem went away.  Just my $0.02
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Re: First Mac Book Pro 15
« Reply #4 on: December 30, 2013, 03:40:30 PM »
I use VMWare on my MBP 15" Retina.

Solid machine, well built and runs well. But yeah, Apple is kind of pricey and whatnot.

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Re: First Mac Book Pro 15
« Reply #5 on: June 09, 2014, 06:59:02 AM »
You'll love it have had my macbook Retina now since 2012, brilliant machine, run everything on VMware runs like a dream. There expensive but well worth the money.  8)

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Re: First Mac Book Pro 15
« Reply #6 on: June 09, 2014, 03:13:41 PM »
I have to say i was a big Apple hater... I did have the iphone for a while but that was it. Once I got my first mac.. I have to say it's really nice having a big screen and clean picture. The bootup and process are awesome... Running any linux OS is really quick when you have a SSD drive. Yes they cost money but well worth it in the long run.

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Re: First Mac Book Pro 15
« Reply #7 on: June 09, 2014, 05:25:18 PM »
For what you pay for a well equipped Mac, You can have 3x the machine if its a PC...AND be able to upgrade or replace parts as you see fit...

I officially became a hater the moment they started SOLDERING IN THE RAM.

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Re: First Mac Book Pro 15
« Reply #8 on: June 09, 2014, 10:14:47 PM »
id take one for free or for trade. for as much as they cost they better be 100% organic and GMO free. :P

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Re: First Mac Book Pro 15
« Reply #9 on: August 07, 2014, 09:50:48 AM »
Yes you might be able to by 3 pc's for the price of a mac. I have a iMac from 2007 and a MBP ret from 2012 both run mavericks both run very quick. If I had a pc from 2007 I wouldn't be able to run the latest windows os without serious upgrades or serious loss in performance. With the iMac I just hit update, runs like a dream !! Like I said worth the money  :D :D

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Re: First Mac Book Pro 15
« Reply #10 on: August 07, 2014, 10:12:33 AM »
Thats all good and fine for you. I have 2 MBP's; 1 is the last ppc version and the other is a 1st generation intel mbp. Unfortunatly for me the processor is a core2 and not a dualcore so I can only upgrade as far as Snow Leopard. Why is that? Oh because apple purposely didnt create Lion to be compatible with single core processors...because they want you to buy a new computer.

Now think about all those people that purchased a mac in 2006 or 2005 and paid GOOD money for it. They keep it updated to the point where it says its fully updated. Then these nice mac supporters go an buy an iPhone 5 or a iPad for $$$ and go home and plug it into their macbook and iTunes says that you need to update iTunes to version X. These nice people say okay, goto itunes website to download itunes and when they try to install it... They find out that the newest version of itunes is not supported on their hardware and now they need to spend $$$ to buy a new laptop.  Bogus Dude.

Compared to the 3 or 4 laptops I have that are PC's -(2004, 2006, 2008, 2013) ranging from XP, VISTA, 7, 8... I can easily add some more memory (for cheap) and install Windows 8.1 on each of them. Oh and all versions of itunes work on them.

just sayin...

Review for a good laugh:

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http://www.bluedamage.com/2014/05/19/why-macs-suck-part-3/
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Re: First Mac Book Pro 15
« Reply #11 on: August 07, 2014, 11:09:33 AM »
Thats all good and fine for you. I have 2 MBP's; 1 is the last ppc version and the other is a 1st generation intel mbp. Unfortunatly for me the processor is a core2 and not a dualcore so I can only upgrade as far as Snow Leopard. Why is that? Oh because apple purposely didnt create Lion to be compatible with single core processors...because they want you to buy a new computer.

Now think about all those people that purchased a mac in 2006 or 2005 and paid GOOD money for it. They keep it updated to the point where it says its fully updated. Then these nice mac supporters go an buy an iPhone 5 or a iPad for $$$ and go home and plug it into their macbook and iTunes says that you need to update iTunes to version X. These nice people say okay, goto itunes website to download itunes and when they try to install it... They find out that the newest version of itunes is not supported on their hardware and now they need to spend $$$ to buy a new laptop.  Bogus Dude.

Compared to the 3 or 4 laptops I have that are PC's -(2004, 2006, 2008, 2013) ranging from XP, VISTA, 7, 8... I can easily add some more memory (for cheap) and install Windows 8.1 on each of them. Oh and all versions of itunes work on them.

just sayin...

Review for a good laugh:

http://mjryder.net/25-reasons-to-hate-macs-and-3-reasons-to-like-them/

http://www.bluedamage.com/2014/05/19/why-macs-suck-part-3/
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Re: First Mac Book Pro 15
« Reply #12 on: August 22, 2016, 12:22:59 PM »
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Re: First Mac Book Pro 15
« Reply #13 on: November 23, 2016, 09:37:49 PM »
I have one. A+

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Re: First Mac Book Pro 15
« Reply #14 on: November 24, 2016, 07:11:58 AM »
I have one. A+

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