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457 Views 7 Replies Latest reply: Oct 10, 2007 3:17 PM by Kane Dixon
I love my MacBook and don't regret the purchase at all.
Most of what you'll see here are people posting about problems. That's just the nature of support forums. There are thousands and thousands of people who never have any problems, but you won't likely see them posting on these support forums.
I don't read the MacBook Pro forums, but I'm sure they have problems too. Whether or not they have more problems than MacBooks, I don't know.Dual 1.8 Powermac G5 (Jul 04) & 13" MacBook (Oct 06), Mac OS X (10.4.8)
This list is a "clinic", a hospital group. The majority of the topics here will involve problems. Since it is a global world-wide message exchange site, you'll see a lot of traffic.
Go to Dell's message forum and you'll see even more traffic. One would think that Dell couldn't even build a computer, if you were to use the messages there as an indicator.
These kind of lists should not ever be used as a guide on the reliability of any computer, not matter what brand.MacBook - 4H621 - 2.0 Gbyte RAM, Parallels VM,, Mac OS X (10.4.8), G4 Tower, Atari ST with Mac Plus emulator, Dell 8400 Tower, Dell D600 laptop
The price was good, but I had to send it back to fix the trackpad button, then send it back to fix the superdrive scratching discs, then I had to send it back to fix the random shutdown. Now I noticed the left side of the computer is loose. It has been less than 6 months. I give my Macbook experience a C- grade, barely worth it.Crapbook, Mac OS X (10.4.6)
I did a few months research in buying the MacBook. A long time Windows user, I've operated/repaired about a dozen models of laptops, so I've seen a lot of what's out there to offer from Dell, Gateway, Fujitsu, Sony, HP, IBM, Toshiba, etc. I still bought a MacBook. Why? The reputation of Apple, the general quality of the MacBook, the power and flexibility of the new Intel chip: 64-bit, Dual core, runs Mac and Windows - anyone looking at this who has ever wanted a Mac would do the same. Best of both worlds. This is simply a forum for folks to air their issues, and learn/teach others. A great place. I'm very happy with my purchase. You will be too. Enjoy!Black Core 2 Duo, 2GB, 120M HD, Mac OS X (10.4.8), Various Windows PC's, G4 Tower, G4 iMac, eMac 700
Yes definitly! I had an iBook before this and this machine blows the doors off that one. Fast, quiet, reliable, easy to use, and does everything I ask it to. My wife has one and I have a Macbook. We both had the RSD, got it fixed and no more issues. The new ones will not have the RSD issues as it has been fixed. Go do yourself a favor and get one right now!!! You will not find a better machine at this price!
PS. Up the RAM to one or two gigs and your computer will all the more happy as will you!2 Macbooks 1 Gig RAM, Mac OS X (10.4.8), Mac Mini, G5 Tower, G4 Tower
If you're looking for a consumer-oriented notebook (I still use it in my lap, damnit!) with advanced features and the ability to run OSX, I'd say it's definitely worth the price of admission. Certainly some have proven defective, but I think overall the MacBook is as solid a machine as any that have come out of Apple (PowerBook 5300,anyone?).
The MacBook Pro is an awesome machine too. Time will tell if I miss the ability to hook up to a 30" display (or any display at a resolution higher than 1920x1200 over DVI), or to FireWire 800 disks for HD video creation. Something tells me that by the time this becomes an issue for anyone owning a MacBook, it will be time to buy a new computer anyway.MacBook C2D 2GHz (White), Titanium G4 1GHz, iBook Rev. A (Blueberry), Mac OS X (10.4.8)