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After seeing this deal on a refurbished Mac Book Pro, my finger clicked for the purchase before my wallet had time to react. I really want to replace the one desktop I have with something mobile, but I also want to run XP and Vista. Plus, […]

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After seeing this deal on a refurbished Mac Book Pro, my finger clicked for the purchase before my wallet had time to react. I really want to replace the one desktop I have with something mobile, but I also want to run XP and Vista. Plus, as I alluded to in prior comments, I want to be a more well-rounded computer user. I think this meets all those needs…let the journey begin!

  1. Copycat!

    Not only did I purchase a 15.4″ McBook Pro last week at the Apple Refurb Store, I posted about it to friends with the same subject line (I just pulled the trigger on a MacBook Pro).

    I bought it for much the same reason. Plus, as an IT support manager, I’m kind of getting tired of Windows patching .

    I guess like minds think they’re great.

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  2. Such impetuousness! Whatever will your good lady wife say?

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  3. Dude, I’m not completely clueless….we went ring shopping this past weekend. Doesn’t that qualify me for a free mobile tech pass?!?! ;)

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  4. I currently use a 17″ G4 PowerBook (the latest before they switched to Intel) and an HP TC4200 tablet. The combination is proving to be very nice, and I’m thinking of switching the tablet down to a smaller lighter slate only, UMPC, or small size like the Fujitsu P1610.

    Macs aren’t perfect, but you will find they are much less irritating than their Windows counterparts and are far more stable – resets only happen periodically, as opposed to once a week (or once a day!).

    You’ll love it. Happy computing.

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  5. Dude, I was totally releived to see that you wrote that article. For a minute I thought JK was bringing yet another gadget into the house! So it’s with great relief that I say, “Enjoy your new toy when it arrives!”

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  6. WooHoo, now we can record the podcast with GarageBand, maybe even from my garage with my MacBook Pro.

    I just upgraded my hard drive to 160GB and loaded Vista in Parallels, which works like a champ so far! I was going to do a dual boot with Boot Camp, but with Parallels constantly improving the features and functionality I did not find the need at this time.

    Last time, I bought my Samsung Q1, Qbacca, because of all your posts so it is nice to see you bought something after I already had one and talked a bit about it :)

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  7. The Wife of JK: gee….I guess now is a bad time to mention it was a Buy One Get One deal too….jk owes me half of the purchase price… ;)

    Matt, the REAL reason I bought this is to make you feel better by buying something YOU already had. :)

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  8. Hey KCT,
    Congrats on the purchase! I’ve been really happy with my MacBook Amateur model. I went back to boot camp on it because I tried using Parallels with the boot camp partition and that was a bust on a laptop. I put the computer to sleep and screwed up my ability to boot in either OS. I run Parallels on my Mac Mini at work in a virtual drive and it runs flawlessly, albeit a little slower than Boot Camp.

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  9. Kevin, come back to the dark side! It’s not too late. And see what you did for me getting a MB Pro? I’m screwed, dude. :(

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  10. After a few mobile tech roundups JK will get one. Thats my bet, any takers?

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