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Postby Boston » Tue Nov 16, 2010 11:18 am

raise the flags / stop the presses / have Shannon Sharpe call the National Guard

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I think it's time for me to move over to the Darkside and get a Mac for Christmas.

Thinking a 13-inch MacBook Pro.

http://www.microcenter.com/single_produ ... id=0334909

Don't think I need an Air and they seem to trade off quite a few things for the size/weight

Will this be obsolete in a couple months Giggles? BLuc?

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Postby Giggles » Tue Nov 16, 2010 11:26 am

The Pros have a better obsolescence cushion than the lower end models. I like that pick. It doesn't look like you can upgrade the RAM down the road but at 4GB it's doubtful you'd really ever have to. What are they charging on that website for it? It won't let me see.

Basically that's a machine that you'll be happy with for 4-5 years, minimum.

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Postby Boston » Tue Nov 16, 2010 11:40 am

Giggles wrote:Basically that's a machine that you'll be happy with for 4-5 years, minimum.


this is most important to me and was my thinking

On that site it's $1199 - $200 instant savings
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Postby Giggles » Tue Nov 16, 2010 11:43 am

Do it.
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Postby Boston » Tue Nov 16, 2010 11:45 am

nice
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Postby mcm » Tue Nov 16, 2010 11:54 am

Boston, its not worth giving up your right-click privileges.
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Postby Giggles » Tue Nov 16, 2010 12:13 pm

Dude, just get a mouse with more than one button for $6.

Jeez man.
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Postby mcm » Tue Nov 16, 2010 12:14 pm

why would you use a mouse with a laptop. thats insanity
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Postby Giggles » Tue Nov 16, 2010 12:24 pm

the first thing that came up on a one second google search wrote:Mac 101: Right-click on a laptop

Oh, the one-button mouse. You either love it or you hate it. Veteran Mac users adore the elegance and simplicity; switchers bemoan the loss of a second (or third) mouse button. Of course, the problem is easily fixed by either holding down the Control button or -- wait for it -- buying a two-button mouse.

On a laptop, you've got another option. MacSupport points out this simple method of using a "two-finger tap" in place of a right click. To set things up, follow these steps.

In the Keyboard & Mouse preference pane, select "Trackpad Gestures" under the Trackpad section. From there, select "Tap trackpad using two fingers for secondary click" and you're all set. Now, tapping the trackpad with two fingers will execute a right click.
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Postby KW » Tue Nov 16, 2010 12:33 pm

A grand for a laptop with a 13-inch screen...is this 2001?
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Postby midd » Tue Nov 16, 2010 1:03 pm

you can also just click the right side of the trackpad for a right click too.

never used a mouse, nor held a key to pull up a right click.
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Postby midd » Tue Nov 16, 2010 1:05 pm

Also, don't bother with the air. size/weight of the regular model isn't obtrusive.

giant PC laptop with giant screen is overrated.
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Postby Giggles » Tue Nov 16, 2010 1:06 pm

I was gonna say the air I noticed has only one USB port.

I don't like that.
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Postby Boston » Tue Nov 16, 2010 1:11 pm

Giggles wrote:I was gonna say the air I noticed has only one USB port.

I don't like that.


that's what threw me off, checked them out at Best Buy on Saturday.

The MacBook Pro 13-inch as is would already be lighter than my current laptop, so I would rather keep the functionality and not trade off with an Air.
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Postby KW » Tue Nov 16, 2010 1:21 pm

If you need a lighter laptop, maybe you should be asking Big Sasha's advice in this thread:

http://www.barstoolsports.com/bb/viewtopic.php?t=28460
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