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I know it's irrelevant, but I wonder what kind of screen they used.
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    I know it's irrelevant, but I wonder what kind of screen they used.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Apple. View Post
    i also get a warranty
    best customer service
    and i dont have to worry about driver issues..

    You may have spent $900 for building the PC

    but what about the monitor?

    thats another $200-$500

    I had a pc, i had a macintosh, but it feels so generic..i went with the original..

    My 15' MacBook Pro i5 HD graphics card...

    and i love it..

    $1799

    my life savings and my grad money combined spent on it
    I'm pretty sure they had a monitor from the old computer.

    And intel HD graphics suck! nvidia 330M ftw! Get GFXcardstatus for you MBP.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Apple. View Post

    $1799

    my life savings and my grad money combined spent on it

    $1,799 was your LIFE savings and your graduation money COMBINED? ....You could have built TWO cardboard hackintosh's!!! But instead you bought a MBP at full retail. Now you're dealing with emotional conflict and external stressors by concealing the true motivations for your impulsive spending through the elaboration of justification by means of rationalizing. I hope you learned your lesson... before you consider walking into that shiny Apple retail store and dropping your next life's savings and grad money on a beautiful new Mac, consider dropping a couple parts into a cardboard box from Amazon ".... and you're done."

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    Lol I built my pc like 2 years ago and all parts came in except for my case. So I put the mobo's anti-static plastic at the bottom and built my pc inside a box like this in the mean time while my case arrived. I ran it like that for about 2 weeks no problems...

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    Hmmm...PC hardware in a cardboard - OH ****!! IT'S ON FIRE!
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    Perfect concept. Build the Mac in a box, then put it out in the trash on your way to buy a PC. haha
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    Your an ignorant moron!
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    Quote Originally Posted by ronfin44 View Post
    Perfect concept. Build the Mac in a box, then put it out in the trash on your way to buy a PC. haha
    All they did was build a PC and hackintosh OS X on it.

    Oh and also, I own a PC that was made by Apple! You wanna know how? PC stands for "Personal Computer"!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Eagleye View Post
    $1,799 was your LIFE savings and your graduation money COMBINED? ....You could have built TWO cardboard hackintosh's!!! But instead you bought a MBP at full retail. Now you're dealing with emotional conflict and external stressors by concealing the true motivations for your impulsive spending through the elaboration of justification by means of rationalizing. I hope you learned your lesson... before you consider walking into that shiny Apple retail store and dropping your next life's savings and grad money on a beautiful new Mac, consider dropping a couple parts into a cardboard box from Amazon ".... and you're done."
    keyword..savings.
    if i was an impulsive spender, i wouldn't have a savings..
    second of all, i can spend my money on whatever i please..
    i was stating my opinion just like everyone else in this thread..yet haters still find a way to hate
    i could afford the macbook pro, since the savings were put aside for my college..
    and i needed a laptop for college so i went with the best non-microsoft option I FELT was available.

    If you feel that building your own PC and installing OSX onto it is better for you..then do so..

    i can build a PC myself and ive done it before, and ive installed OSX leopard on it..
    and it feels generic..but thats my personal opinion..if im going to spend money trying to EMULATE something i might as well save up to buy the real thing..thats the way i look at it..

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    uhmm it is the real thing. infact its even better than the real thing and also cheaper

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    Quote Originally Posted by Apple. View Post
    keyword..savings.
    if i was an impulsive spender, i wouldn't have a savings..
    second of all, i can spend my money on whatever i please..
    i was stating my opinion just like everyone else in this thread..yet haters still find a way to hate
    i could afford the macbook pro, since the savings were put aside for my college..
    and i needed a laptop for college so i went with the best non-microsoft option I FELT was available.

    If you feel that building your own PC and installing OSX onto it is better for you..then do so..

    i can build a PC myself and ive done it before, and ive installed OSX leopard on it..
    and it feels generic..but thats my personal opinion..if im going to spend money trying to EMULATE something i might as well save up to buy the real thing..thats the way i look at it..
    Chill dude, im just pullin ur chain! I have a MBP and a Mac Pro.. lol. And as a designer, I appreciate Jon Ive's beautiful casing designs vs. a cardboard box. So ya, im a hypocrite... sue me.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Apple. View Post
    i also get a warranty
    best customer service
    and i dont have to worry about driver issues..

    You may have spent $900 for building the PC

    but what about the monitor?

    thats another $200-$500

    I had a pc, i had a hackintosh, but it feels so generic..i went with the original..

    My 15' MacBook Pro i5 HD graphics card...

    and i love it..

    $1799

    my life savings and my grad money combined spent on it
    $1799 is not a life's savings, but otherwise, great investment. Enjoy your outdated computer next year, ask customer service about upgrade options.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Apple. View Post
    keyword..savings.
    if i was an impulsive spender, i wouldn't have a savings..
    second of all, i can spend my money on whatever i please..
    i was stating my opinion just like everyone else in this thread..yet haters still find a way to hate
    i could afford the macbook pro, since the savings were put aside for my college..
    and i needed a laptop for college so i went with the best non-microsoft option I FELT was available.

    If you feel that building your own PC and installing OSX onto it is better for you..then do so..

    i can build a PC myself and ive done it before, and ive installed OSX leopard on it..
    and it feels generic..but thats my personal opinion..if im going to spend money trying to EMULATE something i might as well save up to buy the real thing..thats the way i look at it..
    if you call those "savings", then I would say that you are an implosive spender.....

    anywho, good purchase. But for the love of God, don't go around saying "my computer has intel HD graphics", because every super *** computer in the world has integrated graphics (which suck for anything other than email and web browsing). It's basically there so that it gets a better battery life when it's not running PS, games, Flash, or some other thing.


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    Hmm... I seem to remember something different about the burning temp. of paper/cardboard... http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedi...neheit_451.jpg - Granted if your PC, hackintosh or not gets ANYWHERE near 450 degrees... yikes. You'll have long since fried the CPU/RAM/etc. before it bursts into flame. But hey, $30 more gets you a nice cheap case, so it's STILL a <1000 core i5 powermac. Awesome job.

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