Re: Should i?
Originally Posted by jmendel33
I agree, if the price is right, do it. 50 cycles on the battery is still brand new. I have 660 cycles on my MacBook Pro, and 86% battery health remaining. I switched back to Mac 3 or 4 years ago, and I couldn't be happier. I had a Dell Inspiron laptop running XP (I refused to use Vista) prior to my MacBook Pro, and the difference was night and day.
Originally Posted by kch50428
I use my roommates Sony VIAO laptop from time to time, and I now just find the whole PC experience frustrating by comparison. Waiting for boot up. Waiting for programs to open. Just general lag and stutter. He's completely wiped his hard drive and reloaded Windows twice in the year I've been living with him, trying to smooth out performance. He laughs at how impatient I am when it comes to his laptop doing, well, anything... but I'm just used to the smooth speed and reliability of Mac.
*Forgot to add: Worst case scenario, you end up not liking the Mac... resale value on them is very good. Depending on how good of a deal your friend gives you for the initial purchase, you might be able to make money if you end up selling it.