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Buying A New Macbook HELP!

Discussion in 'Off-Topic Discussion' started by th3bigk0, Aug 9, 2011.

  1. Aug 9, 2011 at 7:31 PM
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    th3bigk0

    th3bigk0 [OP] GETTN IT

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    selling my old macbook from 08 and getting a new one,thinking about getting a macbook air since they dont make normal macbooks anymore,or the lowest end MB Pro but it looks like they dont come with Lion,and whats the deal with the new flash memory on the Air
     
  2. Aug 9, 2011 at 7:34 PM
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    Got a macbook air and its great!
     
  3. Aug 9, 2011 at 7:35 PM
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    They don't make regular macbooks anymore? That blows.


    Flash memory, IIRC uses ultraviolet light to read/write on the HDD, as opposed to a mechanical spinning metal disk with a moving arm and all of that jazz. Flash memory has been out for well long enough for it to be doubly effective, I wouldn't sweat it.

    The lowest-end MB pro should be packaged with Snow Leopard or Lion. If it comes with Snow Leopard, you should be able to upgrade to Lion for free.
     
  4. Aug 9, 2011 at 7:35 PM
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    rossk35

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    Only one that don't make is the white macbook (can only buy it for education purchases actually). Honestly for what you pay for the air just get the macbook pro. You get much more for your money.
     
  5. Aug 9, 2011 at 7:36 PM
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    Don't know about the flash memory on the air, but apple will send you a code to update from snow leopard to lion after you purchase the computer.
     
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    I'd go for the low end Macbook Pro before I went with a MB Air. Much more performance for your money IMO. On the Apple site, it says if your computer doesn't ship with OSX Lion, you can get it for free via the "Up to date" program.
     
  7. Aug 9, 2011 at 7:43 PM
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    i really like the mini 11inch mb air but its the same price as the pro by the time i get the specs i want,i think im gonna go with the mb pro 4gb memory and 320gb HD
     
  8. Aug 9, 2011 at 7:46 PM
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    Just get the low end MacBook Pro, I love my 15".

    If you have any Mac or any computer related questions just PM me! :D.
     
  9. Aug 10, 2011 at 10:07 AM
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    I was in an Apple store last week and they still had the white ones....even one of the guys was asking me if I wanted to buy that one.
     
  10. Aug 10, 2011 at 10:13 AM
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    x2. Even if you have to pay for the Lion upgrade, it is only $30 if you are going from 10.6.6 or later.
     
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    I had an Air for a few months and upgraded to a 15" MBP. Its much better, but I did upgrade the drive to a flash drive. Its sweet!!

    And you should be able to easily upgrade to Lion quickly!
     
  12. Aug 10, 2011 at 10:57 AM
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    If you're buying a new MacBook from the Apple Store, they should already have Lion preloaded on to them...

    If not, then just go here for the free Update if your mac doesn't. http://www.apple.com/macosx/uptodate/

    It will download via the Mac App Store, mine took about 1HR to download the 4GB~ file. Now the awesomeness of this is that if you have other Macs you own, or you plan to purchase another mac that for some reason still doens't have lion on it, You can open the Mac App Store on your new Mac and download lion again.

    You can also make a bootable DVD from the Download of OS X Lion, Just has to be done before you install Lion because after the install the Lion Installer deletes it's self. I created one, even though Lion created a recovery partition, Hard Drives can fail..
     
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