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A hardened microsoft fan converted
Apple MacBook Pro MC700B/A
Member Name: GG17
Apple MacBook Pro MC700B/A
Advantages: Battery life, looks
Disadvantages: Pricey for my needs
I am not a technical person. I do not know a great deal about my laptops storage capacity of really exactly what all the icons at the bottom of the screen do, frankly I am pretty scared of laptops in general, despite this I thought that a macbook would be the way forward as apple is meant to be incredibly user friendly and for the whole it is. The software is great, it has taken me a long time to get used to pages and a couple of updates that I installed seemed to make all pages documents unopenable on uni pcs despite being sent in a word format but on the whole easy peasy- even for someone brought up on Microsoft.
The laptop itself looks great and most importantly is really light compared to to my old laptop so easy to haul to the lecture theatre and back again, apparently it weighs just over 2kg, but I think it feels much lighter! It also is very very fast, despite safari crashing occasionally. I mainly use if for word processing and presentations/ surfing the web. I do not use it for much else so I don't think I can really comment on its other features- my flatmates steal it occasionally so I assume it works well!
The only real issue is I haven't been able to access some university resources, apparently macs are a taboo in the IT department and it was really difficult to get any help. You will face prejudice from those who defend the realm of Microsoft.
I got mine with student discount but it still came to over £900 after I had bought all the add ons in store. I am not sure it is worth every penny for what I use it for currently, on the one hand I think if I could turn back the clock I would get a cheap laptop and not have the hassle of having to sort my presentations out (the formatting changes on powerpoint - you lose the sleakness), on the other it has changed the way I work for the better.
The main advantage for me is the battery life, it is outstanding, I can be at uni all day and use it for my lectures without needing to plug in! Hazaa! The laptop also boots up so fast, maybe I am scarred by an old sony laptop but I can't get used to the speed, it is invaluable for lectures.
On a final note I am also impressed by the sturdiness, it has survived over a month with me so it must get some kind of reward!
Summary: Expensive but much easier to use- if only uni didn't work on microsoft!
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