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Apple Macbook Pro - review from a user
Easy To Use
Good Battery Life
Freezes For A Few Seconds
Poor Speaker Quality
Editing Home Videos
When I finally got rid of my old Windows laptop I was especially keen to get a MacBook Pro because I'd heart such rave reviews from my friends. The price tag was a huge issue for my parents since it's about 2-3 times more than they'd originally planned to pitch in for a new laptop. But several beers, and good argument later we were able to compromise. <br /><br />Although I love using my Macbook now, I find that I occasionally have a few problems that continue to diminish as I become more comfortable with my Macbook. First of all, THE TRANSITION! Wow, it's a lot to change. The formatting of programs such a Microsoft Word (which I prefer over Pages personally), and other programs which I use more commonly was quite different I felt. I felt the visual design was much more appealing, but I had to learn to get used to the changes and that wasn't easy mid-school year. <br /><br />In addition, it's a bit harder to get illegal downloads, etc. on a Macbook since it's so heavily 'locked up'. Apple even says that if you jail break any of their products, any warranty or protection you might have had become invalid. They'll do nil for you. But I've also heard the other side of the argument when people have followed all the rules of Apple and bought an over-priced warranty never got a replacement/help as they needed. <br /><br />To conclude: If you decide to get a Macbook Pro, prepare for a lot of change. It's going to be pretty hard if you're a generational Windows user. But the switch it still very much worth it! <br /><br />BUT if you can't immediately afford a Macbook, don't buy it. A lot of the accompanying items, programs, etc. are going to be just as much more expensive - so stick to your price range. <br /><br />After all, what you need is a device that'll do what you want. Not something that'll drive you and your wallet up the wall!
How long have you owned it:
More than six months
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend.