New work laptop: Macbook Pro or Win7?...

Started May 1, 2013 | Discussions thread
Daniel Lauring
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Re: New work laptop: Macbook Pro or Win7?...
In reply to glasswave, May 3, 2013

Go for it.  There is no comparable hardware in a windows based machine.  Macbooks are iron tough.  I dropped my Macbook Air down wooden basement stairs...all the way from the top.  It cartwheeled as it hit every other step till it connected with a stack of iron weights at the bottom.  There is a nasty dent in the corner.  Opened the screen and it was like nothing happened.  No Windows laptop I ever owned would have survived that.

As far as optical drives I yanked the one out of my 17" Macbook Pro because I rarely used it.  Replaced it with a second SSD.  USB optical drives are cheap and work well.

Love the wifi network install.  Used it several times when I changed drives and was messing around with OSX and Windows installs.  I'm now running both using bootcamp.  The only negative is the Windows trackpad drivers are very limited vs. how the trackpad works in OSX.

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