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MacBook Pro Anxiety
Friday. 2.15.08 12:52 pm
I feel so neurotic right now.

I bought a MacBook Pro about two weeks ago (the so-called 'low-end' version) because it was on sale for $1599 at the bookstore on campus. However, I can't help but feel a little uneasy because for an extra 5 benjamins I could have gotten the 2.4 with twice as much vram; Honestly, I don't think I would ever need to drive a 30' monitor along with the laptop, nor do I see myself running GPU intensive applications like Motion or Maya, yet I just feel like since I was already making a small investment I might as well have put my funds into the higher-end model?

Maybe I just wanted to future-proof my investment a bit more, or maybe I'm just ridiculous. The higher-end MPB was on sale for $2099 with the purchase of AppleCare which would make it out to be about $2200 with taxes. I bought the one I have now for about $1700. I have a friend who still uses a Powerbook G4 from his 1st year in college because it suits him just fine. But I can't compare apples to oranges (no pun intended).

I don't know. Sometimes I just rock my world with absurd and oftentimes unnecessary excess baggage in the form of mental constructs and verbal obstacles when I know the MPB I just procured is definitely more than enough for what I will be using it for in the coming years to come (the occasional Doom 3, Quake 4, Sims 2, Photoshop, iMovie, and maybe Final Cut).

Whatever Marc, build a bridge and get over it. Seriously.

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3 Comments.


I am totally going to buy a mbp eventually. I can't wait to have it and run bootcamp(or whatever it is called now) on it and i will buy an ipod touch and i will be soo mactacular and better than everyone else. ! :p

Maybe in my griping at hp I can get them to spring the money for a mpb, haha... :(
» ikimashokie on 2008-02-15 01:37:13

It's weird, I haven't touched a Mac in years...not since elementary school when they used Macs in the puny computer lab.

I'm using a Gateway with Vista. I got it for Christmas, but my parents got it for fairly cheap (when considering the overall grade of laptops at least) on Black Friday.

I think I would've gone for the "lower end" one too...investment or not, $500 is still a good amount of change, especially if it's on something you don't REALLY need.
» The-Muffin-Man on 2008-02-16 12:18:30

I have no idea what's the difference in laptops or the things inside of them.
» Nuttz on 2008-02-16 09:33:51

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