Product Type: Apple laptops
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I am so glad I picked the Apple of the laptop tree!
Apple MacBook Pro MC700B/A
Author Name: JonathonCross
Apple MacBook Pro MC700B/A
Advantages: Great looks, No more viruses!
Disadvantages: Hassle to let people "have a go
Thank you so much Apple! I love my laptop! I shall now tell you why everyone loves Apple laptops- from a person who was not a big Apple fan in the first place- until now! I was lucky my first cousin owns a top of the range Apple Ipad and the other a top of the range Apple Imac- they were the ones to urge me to try out Apple before getting a Windows!
Speed; The speed of this laptop is amazing! Honestly whatever you thought was fast think this to be at least twice as fast! The reason for this speed is the 2.4 Hz processor. In a Windows PC this would not be that impressive- however Apple software runs I5 Snow Leopard. This means that you cannot really compare speeds with a Windows and Apple laptops by the figures as there running system is completely different. However after testing some top end Sony and HP laptops, I concluded that the Apple MacBook was allot faster despite smaller figures!
Look + Feel; It was actually the Gadget Show who I first heard raving about the "exquisite" design and look of the MacBook. They mentioned how good the keyboard is at first. I completely agree it is spacious and feels good. I have an eyesight problem and the illuminating white on black keyboard is easy to read. I also love the aluminum casing- I was going to buy the base model but I am so glad I did not because this one looks so much better! I also love the illuminating Apple badge- It looks very smart!
Comfort and Portability; My main priorities in the laptop that I wanted was this:
* High definition graphics- So I could easily read the typing
* Large keyboard- So I can see it
* Light- For college carrying
* Long battery life
I must say that the MacBook ticks all the boxes! It is very light (13.3 inch screen MAKING THE MACBOOK AIR LOOK POINTLESS!!!) Another good point is that it is not to light- as in you know it has not been stolen as of yet! (Good thing I have insurance for that- I learnt my lesson with my Iphone) the keyboard is a pleasure to use as it is spacious and of high quality.
Robustness and durability; I have not had this laptop for long and it is still not scratched- (Then again Have mercy to the person who scratched it if it was to be) The MacBook came with a 1 year warranty with 90 day Apple support. I have been told that Apple customer service is the very best and if it were to break down it would son be replaced! It also came with a free Apple case which is fully padded incase one drops it.
Value For Money; Ah. Hmm I can't soften the blow on this one. It will cost you £999 excluding the extras like Microsoft word £70, Apple Magic mouse £40, security lock £20. then you will want to install loads of applications from the Application store costing more £££. Then you will need to insure it for around £50-£80 per year. That is very expensive I admit. However I do believe it is worth the money. It looks great you are well looked after by Apple and it is very professional- I love photography and go on holiday allot- and this laptop is allot better to edit photos than on a normal desktop computer! You also get a large range of free applications too! Another big selling factor is this Apple MacBooks DO NOT GET ANY VIRUSES AS THEY RUN DIFFERENTLY TO A WINDOWS COMPUTER. It is lovely to know this when you are on the Internet! So really the price tag is worth it!
Memory and Capability; The world is your oyster on a MacBook! Remember you have access to a HUGE application store. So if you're a gamer or a photographer (like me) it has you covered! You get with the MacBook Mc700B/A 320 GB of hard drive. Should you run out of hard drive you can upgrade it to 750GB! You can also upgrade the RAM too! So there is no need to worry about memory at all!
Ease of Use: I have used Windows desktops mainly- So this laptop does take some getting used to because of the operating system. I strongly advise to buy Microsoft office for around £70so you get PowerPoint, Excel, Word and Outlook because it makes life allot easier! After a week however you will never look back!
Features; There are so many features that i love about the MacBook! One of the best things about it is the touch pad. It is so clever! With one finger it runs like any other touch pad (apart from you can click anywhere on the pad) However when you use two fingers you can zoom in and scroll around the screen. It is simple yet such a great idea! Top marks for the Application store too! This means that there are THOUSANDS of features that you can add to your laptop! You can watch HD DVDS on it as well as perfect our photographs. To get an understanding on how good it is you simply have to buy or test it to understand how good it actually is!
Instruction manual; I actually got people in PC world to give me a demonstration on the laptop before I bought it. So there is no need for an instruction manual. When I did look at it the print was quite small- but it was easy to get the hang of it so it never mattered!
Aftercare: Typical Apple standard! They were very friendly when I asked for advice. They gave me a 90-day technical support system too- when I can phone if I have any queries or problems. You also get 1-year Apple warranty too!
Verdict: Rob a bank! Do what ever you can to get one of these! They are fantastic! I also know why everyone loves Apple Laptops
TIP; I noticed that John Lewis is offering a 2-year warranty for the same price as Apple sell it! So if you do buy it buy it from them!
BEWARE Once you buy this laptop- expect allot of envious people to ask you if they "can have ago" I find that even if you do not like and vise versa they will still ask and hassle you until you tell them were to shove it (or give in) Be very careful when carrying your laptop because it is a very noticeable laptop and is a favorites with thieves!
Happy Apple picking!
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