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viezu 02-20-2011 05:50 AM

6 week review of my MBP running WinXP
After some serious thought, 6 weeks ago I purchased my first MBP, I did this through eBay which turned into a nightmare but it was soon solved and I decided to buy a new one from Apple Store.
The one I chose was a 15" with 3ghz processor, 4gb ram (upgraded to 8gb), 1gb grafix card and 1tb hard drive.

I needed the pc for processing work which has killed many normal pc's over the years due to the processors burning out over time. The work I do is code breaking and coding, this takes on average 6-8 minutes on a pc.
I installed parallels onto the mac and ran windows xp, this has proven to work flawlessly, coding is down to anything between 4 seconds and 30 seconds and EVERY piece of software I used on the pc works fine on the mac with parallels.

I have to say that the extra cost of the MBP is worth it, the machine is a time saver and does everything I can throw at it.

Only bummer is that I wished id done it years ago.

RustProofCorn 02-20-2011 11:10 PM

What 1tb hdd do u have?

MYmacROX 02-20-2011 11:27 PM


Originally Posted by RustProofCorn (Post 1189134)
What 1tb hdd do u have?

Must be an external. Largest MBP-compatible internal is less than that.

osxx 02-20-2011 11:37 PM

I am also wondering about that video card thought 512 was it.

6string 02-21-2011 12:03 AM

Oddly enough in the specs under the avator it has what appear to be what sounds right....
512MB and 500GB.

viezu 02-21-2011 07:40 AM

Sorry, my mistake, the hhd is 500 with an external 1tb and the grafix is 512mb.

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