Product Type: Apple laptops
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Dedicated to my one and only Macbook Pro.
Apple MacBook Pro (MD102B/A)
Member Name: CharlieTucker789
Apple MacBook Pro (MD102B/A)
Advantages: Cannot fault the design, extremely fast and reliable. Love the product.
Disadvantages: The cost, difficult system to get used to after being a windows user my whole life.
Now I'm you're average Joe when it comes to computers. PC's were all I'd ever known, and until now was of the opinion that Apple products in general were over priced and under deliver. Oh, but how could I have been so very wrong? My knight in silver matte finish armor swooned in and saved the day as my previous laptop sadly left this world as a result of a dodgy power port.
You know, I don't really approve of finding love online after previously ending up with a load of tosh and hearing of other peoples bad experiences. However, I'd fallen for the hype and what with the nearest Apple store being around fifty miles away I didn't have much choice this time, so I thought I'd give it a go. I was baffled with technical Jargon from the start, each MacBook promising more than the last; 2.5 GHz dual - core Intel Core i5, Turbo Boost up to 3.1 GHz, 500GB 5400-rpm hard drive, Intel HD Graphics 4000... What even is that? Does anybody know? I for one feel incredibly dumb just looking for it. Seven hours of Built in battery sounds good (I think?). I guess the experts would say this was too good for me, but for £999 it was mine, all mine.
I was nervous at first. With next to no mac experience, the thought of relying on it was daunting to say the least, but it was love at first sight. The clerical, matte cardboard (yet sturdy looking), white box that arrived on my doorstep a few days later, sent me giddy with excitement. Inside had my macbook been lovingly stowed away, the foam upper layer protecting it from any harm it could have encountered on its journey. Also inside were the accessories and a handy little manual, explaining how to use the thing, which was later to become my bible.
Everything about it was so sleek, so well designed. Its like the folks at Apple had thought of everything. The immaculately flat keys making for a luxuriously smooth typing experience. A MagSafe power port, which holds the power adapter safely in place should it be knocked or pulled out. There's even a button to press to check your battery status without turning anything on. And if none of that appeals to you, then I will tell you that the light up apple logo makes even me want to sit in the window in StarBucks like one of the cool kids. And I don't even like Coffee.
All of that makes me sound like a very shallow Mac user. Maybe I am. But I believe we have a connection on a higher level. There's no need for for a generic laptop mousepad relationship between us. All I have to do is move the mouse where I want to go and press down, and as if its read my mind as it takes me there, faster than I have ever been before. I remember the first day we met, we spent hours together flicking back and forth between web pages, making them dance with the tracker pad, or spidermaning three fingers and watching the dashboard zoom in and out. But hey, its the little things in life.
Sadly, its not all fun and games. Some times we fall out. Not so much now, but in the beginning (the dark days), it was hard to figure out the most basic of functions, which sent me into spirals of rage. Safari for instance took some getting used to, and to this day, I'm still learning more about my MacBook. As it turns out, the Apple icon on the top left hand side of the screen is actually a button, and is really quite useful. Everything after that is easily Google-able. I blame it on my lack of experience. There is also the fact that most Printers aren't compatible with Macs, so the chances are you'd have to buy a new one. But now I'm just being picky.
Despite this, I can safely say my Macbook and I are very happy together, and I hope to share many more years together. And well, if laptop's were husbands then I guess I've found Mr MacRight. As cheesy as its sounds, its true, and something only a handful are lucky enough to have. For that reason I'd highly recommend taking the plunge and buying one, I for one could never go back to a PC after the magic that is My Macbook Pro.
Summary: Love it.
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