What's it like not owning a MacBook Pro you uneducated autists.
It feels pretty horrible, but hopefully I will last until Monday.
>lend macbook to friend
>he enters recovery mode and wipes the hdd for lolz
>i try to system restore but the restore data is gone so i need to install from usb or disc
>no installation discs
>can't make a bootable usb os x install drive from anything but a mac
>don't own another mac
>have to take it to the apple store
>$99 just to look at it
>$99 more just for them to insert a usb dongle that auto-installs os x
Got mine delivered yesterday, feels good
Reminder that a 13 inch retina is the worst MacBook purchase you can make. The air is the better 13 inch laptop combining portability and power and if you have to go retina there's no point getting less than the 15 inch
most efficient OS and laptop ever created. just keep telling yourself lies kid... if it makes your miserable existence any better.
I use desktops.
Laptops are for content consumption, their ergonomics are shit, their screens are tiny, they have pitiful graphics and hold only one or two hard disks, they have limited RAM capacity, they won't accept multiple high-performance video cards, their keyboards are garbage, their pointing devices ditto. and they are not convenient to service or upgrade.
Piss on notebooks.
well all i got was a crossed out circle like pic related (but grey, on the grey background)
i'm not blaming mac but the rip-off prices are lelz
i could get the same thing done to a windows pc from an asian computer store for like $20 max
You were a moron to loan a stupid human your notebook, and an ultra-moron not to have made recovery media the day you first got your machine.
You fucked up, not Apple, and I don't even LIKE Apple.
I plug in my laptop to three screens and a mouse when i have it at work. Similar set up at home. 16gb of ram is enough for me, and the graphics card seems to be capable of playing all the games I play at 60fps. The harddisk is also big enough, I'd get an external drive if i needed one, but am not close to that yet.
Seems like a waste to have a separate desktop and laptop when you can just use one.
i tried option and option + r or command + r or whatever it was to get to recovery mode and couldn't get anything but the crossed out circle
maybe i was doing something wrong, i dunno, but its useful to know that it is possible at least in theory
its just option
there should be an option at the bottom to connect to a wifi network
mine doesnt show it because I have an os installed
I bought a computer with OS X on a VM on a PC with identical specifications for 1/3 of the price.
I feel superior to you.
gotta have that switchable graphics
>lend thinkpad to a friend
>he smashes it with a hammer, making a huge hole in the chasis
>try to send it to lenovo
>they say they can't fix it, send it back charging me double shpping
>all my chinese cartoon porn is gone
>unwashed prole detected
the people who can afford status symbols are people with status
>It's an overpriced status symbol. I don't care if you're Warren Buffet, if you spend $2,500 for a MacBook Pro, you're losing the game.
Hahahah... almost every top website in the world was created on Macs (yes, even Google, Facebook , YT, reddit, and even moot uses them).
Don't you think all these people know something you don't?
Just because you're too poor to own one doesn't mean you should be ignorant.
Hell, even the WWW itself was created on a predecessor of OS X.
People that flaunt their Starbucks cups try to look like hot shit, but at the end of the day they're just pretenders that bought $6 lattes.
But yeah, we get it, you have money, and you know how to spend it unwisely. You are superior.
>if you spend $2,500 for a MacBook Pro, you're losing the game.
My company bought me one that cost about that. It's the best laptop money can buy right now, and the work I do ends up making a least a hundred thousand dollar difference in what we earn every year, so why not spend a bit extra to get better hardware? There's nothing you can buy better than a mac for the work we do.
>the people who can afford a mercedes are people who can afford a mercedes
thats what your statement amounts to.
your error is to think that status means anything or is a worthwhile goal
>$20 hammer, and you couldn't do the same with a $15 hammer.
Except you couldn't do it as fast or as well.
Macbooks are pretty awesome just by virtue of the fact that they have a good keyboard and trackpad. I can work quite comfortably on a bus or train with my mac in a way I could never do with my thinkpad. Also the hardware quality is terrific, good quality speakers, great screen, great battery, there no weak areas or compromises.
why would anyone buy a lamborghini when you could just buy a jap car and rice it for a fraction of the price to get the similar performance?
What work is that, exactly? Unless that work is iOS development or something, then a Macbook has nothing special to offer. And i'm guessing that isn't the case since you specifically mentioned hardware. I got an MSI GE70 with almost identical specs to a Macbook Pro, except with a slightly superior GPU. Plus the freedom to replace just about every single thing in it. Even the keyboard and screen. I spent literally less than half ($1100 at Fry's) the cost of a Macbook Pro with similar specs.
Not that I disagree with the fact that a reliable laptop with non-shitty hardware pays for itself, but that last sentence just irks me.
am i the only one here who think the mac shilling has gone too far?
Not in my experience. Other laptops tend to have at least one of these:
- Shitty build quality, flex in areas, easily prone to cracking (my 2012 thinkpad did this, flexed in a few areas right out of the box)
- Terrible trackpads. Macbooks trackpads are the only one's I've tried that are even remotely good.
- Shitty screens
- Shitty speakers, doesn't matter so much but it sucked when i paid $1000 for thinkpad and the speakers were fucking ass.
Most laptops you can find for the same price of a macbook have at least some of these major problems and usually a few.