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Plan to avoid them
Authored by: Shawn Parr on Aug 15, '06 08:45:20PM

My Macbook is such a step up from what I have been using, I'm going to actively avoid using desktop machines from now on.

Why?

Well, if I don't know what I'm missing then I won't miss it. It is very valuable to me to be small and portable these days, and while those Mac Pro's look really beefy, and while I will always utilize all the power available, I'd prefer to live in ignorance then have another item that I have the gear lust for.

I think my wife prefers it this way also. :)

Maybe in a year or two I might get what is in the Macbook slot at that time so that I can give my current Macbook to the wife, but until then I'm very happy.



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Plan to avoid them
Authored by: FenrisUlf on Aug 16, '06 03:20:10PM

I too feel that way. I have a G4 tower and a G5 tower, but I really don't see the need for me to get a Mac Pro. The expandability comes at quite a price, but that's expected of cutting edge hardware. Those Macbook Pros certainly are nice, though. I have to admit, the internals beat the pants off the G5 (mostly because the Xeons don't need all that heatsink space....) 4 drive bays, ridiculously accessible to boot, and ram on a riser... it seems like a super machine.

I bought a MacBook Pro instead. It sails along, with no wires... I don't think I'll bother with a desktop now or in the future. My G5 will become my iPod movie compressor and server. :)

I love the new MacBook Pros. I also really enjoy the Macbooks too. Not having been much of a laptop guy in the past (last laptop I owned was a Celeron 466 Thinkpad)... I am seriously impressed by the Macbook line.

It's not that I don't like my G5, but now that I'm not tethered to a desk, it's opened up a whole new world of computing... heh.

Now, when VMware comes out, I'll be ready to run Linux on here... :) This is truly the best of all possible worlds... and it's first and foremost a Macintosh. It's a great time to be a Mac user. :)





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