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    Okay... I've finally ordered my very first MacBook :-)

    I've been contemplating for too long & have finally decided to bite the bullet! Windows Vista or 7 just weren't cutting it for me.

    Got the new MacBook in White, iWorks (very similar to Microsoft Office) & 3yrs Apple Care for £783!

    Sorry to broadcast, but needed to share - I'm all excited!

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    I was exactly the same as you. I've had mine for a week now and love it! Also got the 3 year warranty.:)

    sod that! ill stick with my acer haha

    I'd love one just can't play any of my beloved games on there!

    I tried osx for a fortnight and couldn't get into it I hated the feeling of not knowing where anything was felt like i'd gone back 5 years to when I was just starting out with computers.
    Not an apple hater though I love my Iphone:-D

    i just dont like apples OS but i do think their macbooks look delightful!

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    Damo;7529962

    I was exactly the same as you. I've had mine for a week now and love it! … I was exactly the same as you. I've had mine for a week now and love it! Also got the 3 year warranty.:)



    Its a very good feeling :-D !

    I did set out to buy a normal Windows based Laptop, but they were all boring & not one had the 'WOW FACTOR', went into the Apple Shop & fell in love with it - had a play about with the OS and it seems fine & very advanced... The things you can do with it amazes me!

    Once you go Mac, you never go back! :thumbsup:

    did u go thru a cash back site?... that's pricey. they look lovely though. i'll stick to hp for now..lol

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    samwants2save;7530234

    did u go thru a cash back site?... that's pricey. they look lovely … did u go thru a cash back site?... that's pricey. they look lovely though. i'll stick to hp for now..lol



    I had to go through my NUS account to get my 15% student discount... Would have worked out alot more if I went through any other means.

    Almost bought a Sony Vaio for £599, but by the time I added on the Microsoft Office, Anti Virus & Monthly Warranty (equivalent to 3years) - it worked out way more expensive than the MacBook!

    livingthelife07;7530087

    Once you go Mac, you never go back! :thumbsup:


    I did.....

    had mine a long time,made it dual book with vista so I can play my beloved games too great tool

    Pr3cious18;7530406

    Almost bought a Sony Vaio for £599, but by the time I added on the … Almost bought a Sony Vaio for £599, but by the time I added on the Microsoft Office, Anti Virus & Monthly Warranty (equivalent to 3years) - it worked out way more expensive than the MacBook!



    So you're not going to add Microsoft Office and antivirus to your mac then?

    jah128;7530709

    So you're not going to add Microsoft Office and antivirus to your mac … So you're not going to add Microsoft Office and antivirus to your mac then?



    maybe not as he got iworks, also you dont really need AV on mac (only if your paranoid)

    mds1256;7531898

    maybe not as he got iworks, also you dont really need AV on mac (only if … maybe not as he got iworks, also you dont really need AV on mac (only if your paranoid)



    iworks is hardly comparable to MS Office though is it - OpenOffice is better, and free, so thats not really a sensible comparison. The OS and software running on it is just as vunerable (if not more so) as Windows to viruses (most security experts predict a large shift away from OS-based attacks to cross platform attacks this year and onwards, targeting the likes of Flash, Acrobat etc) - its no more paranoid wanting an AV on a Mac than it is on a Windows PC; this naive assumption that Mac users are immune to viruses (above them?) will undoubtedly make viral writers target them. [And there are several effective, free AV solutions available for PC's too, so you can subtract that cost too!]

    mds1256;7531898

    maybe not as he got iworks, also you dont really need AV on mac (only if … maybe not as he got iworks, also you dont really need AV on mac (only if your paranoid)



    What's wrong with AVG free and Open office, I use both and seem to get by.

    Tazx;7529984

    sod that! ill stick with my acer haha



    atleast it will have better specs for a lower price lol.

    for some people an apple logo matters more though.

    Pr3cious18;7530074

    had a play about with the OS and it seems fine & very advanced... The … had a play about with the OS and it seems fine & very advanced... The things you can do with it amazes me!



    Such as?

    EndlessWaves;7532768

    Such as?


    +1.

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    EndlessWaves;7532768

    Such as?



    I don't think I need to justify myself for my own purchase? As much as people on here seem to be condemning computers made by Apple, from my own experience Windows also has its own downfalls.

    I used a Mac, I liked the Mac, I bought the Mac - end of! I'm happy with my purchase, and thats all that matters to be honest... :thumbsup:.

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    i am awaitin the thread "cant get ebay on my new macbook, so im sending it back" lol

    Pr3cious18;7533455

    I don't think I need to justify myself for my own purchase? As much as … I don't think I need to justify myself for my own purchase? As much as people on here seem to be condemning computers made by Apple, from my own experience Windows also has its own downfalls.


    I'm curious as to what has initially impressed you as you're obviously pleased with the MAC. I agree that there's nothing to justify but as a MAC virgin I'm curious how it was for you. :-D

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    Nice one OP.

    I just got my new Macbook Pro today. Lovely machine (after setting it up for a few hours).

    Enjoy.

    i got the new imac last month, with the 3 years cover,

    Best move i've ever made with a computer, After using the mac, pc's just don't come close, and i used to love pc's
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