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Macbook Advice PIAG

Posted by on Jan. 2, 2013 at 11:27 PM
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I'm starting a full courseload on Monday. I'm taking 5 courses (18 credit hours) and my netbook has been overcharged twice now and it only lasts 45 min before going down to 50%. When I first bought it, it used to last 1hr 15 and it would only be down to 85% ish. I was told to get the Macbook Pro. 

I'm only looking at the 13 inch one, but I'm confused at some details...

There are two kinds, the regular kind and the one with retina display. I'm not really looking for anything fancy. I just want something that has a battery that lasts more than at LEAST 2 hours, and people swear theirs stays charged up to 80% with a couple hours of use and if they use it all day it can go up to 4 hours on the maximum performance (like high contrast, applications running, browsing on wifi, etc)


How do your Macbooks treat you? Also, is it better to go with the higher storage capacities? I know the basic 13 inch comes with 128 GB but there's a 13 inch with 256 as well. I just want something I can use Microsoft Word with and surf the web. I don't use it for any fancy music/photo/video editing.


Thanks!

by on Jan. 2, 2013 at 11:27 PM
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happymommy1105
by Gold Member on Jan. 3, 2013 at 3:06 AM

Who cares when you have this sweet boy.

I have no clue about a mac book.

I just wanted to show you Nate Nate. he is 7 weeks now!!
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Mommyto2LilMen
by Tina on Jan. 3, 2013 at 8:52 AM
No idea.....here is a bump.
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victoriahearts
by on Jan. 3, 2013 at 10:24 AM

I have a Macbook Pro for work and although it's great for work since I'm in the PR business and need good storage for large media files and for viewing pictures and poster on a better screen. The battery life is ok, I can go a day without needing to charge it but I have had to change the battery back out twice in the three years I had it. I also have a Toshiba that I bought for $350 for my personal use at home, and to be honest with you I find that this laptop works 10 times better then my Macbook which is thousands of dollars. The storage capacity is wonderful, battery last for days even though it's 5 years old, I can run all my Microsoft programs and new add ons with no problem as opposed to my Macbook every time I get an update it ends up deleting something or changing my setting it pisses me off. So I'm not sure if  you are willing to consider other laptops brand out there but I feel like you could get more bang for your buck going with something that isn't a apple laptop. Just my personal opinion. 

Mocking.Jay
by ★Krista★ on Jan. 3, 2013 at 11:50 AM
Gajdhdgshakkahshs!!!!! My ovaries just burst!!!!

He is gorgeous!!


Quoting happymommy1105:

Who cares when you have this sweet boy.



I have no clue about a mac book.



I just wanted to show you Nate Nate. he is 7 weeks now!!
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happymommy1105
by Gold Member on Jan. 3, 2013 at 12:32 PM
Want to see his crazy face?

Quoting Mocking.Jay:

Gajdhdgshakkahshs!!!!! My ovaries just burst!!!!



He is gorgeous!!




Quoting happymommy1105:

Who cares when you have this sweet boy.





I have no clue about a mac book.





I just wanted to show you Nate Nate. he is 7 weeks now!!
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Mocking.Jay
by ★Krista★ on Jan. 3, 2013 at 1:31 PM

Heck yes!

Quoting happymommy1105:

Want to see his crazy face?

Quoting Mocking.Jay:

Gajdhdgshakkahshs!!!!! My ovaries just burst!!!!



He is gorgeous!!




Quoting happymommy1105:

Who cares when you have this sweet boy.





I have no clue about a mac book.





I just wanted to show you Nate Nate. he is 7 weeks now!!


happymommy1105
by Gold Member on Jan. 3, 2013 at 1:34 PM

Ben and Nate at the doctors yesterday
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Mocking.Jay
by ★Krista★ on Jan. 3, 2013 at 1:36 PM

OMG cuteness overload! Your kids are GORGEOUS.

Quoting happymommy1105:

Ben and Nate at the doctors yesterday


happymommy1105
by Gold Member on Jan. 3, 2013 at 1:41 PM
Thanks. I take a million pics of them.

I'm slightly obsessed......


Quoting Mocking.Jay:

OMG cuteness overload! Your kids are GORGEOUS.

Quoting happymommy1105:

Ben and Nate at the doctors yesterday


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happymommy1105
by Gold Member on Jan. 3, 2013 at 1:44 PM

Okay one more just for good measure!
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