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Old 17th March 2011, 13:24   #421
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^^ +1 i have been using 13" MBP for last one week plus and am quite happy with it. Speed is super fast and screen is super tight with color rendering etc. One of the best decisions i have made.

Loaded MS Office for Mac and no have full functionality, though its a 2008 version. But for home use am quite happy with it.
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13" is the perfect size IMO for your needs. Been using a 13" Macbook for 1.5 years now - extremely satisfied
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A 13" should be good enough unless you have a fancy for big screens. The 13" will have a better battery life and also lighter and easier to carry around. If the Macbook is going to be used purely at home, a 15" could be considered.
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^^ +1 i have been using 13" MBP for last one week plus and am quite happy with it. Speed is super fast and screen is super tight with color rendering etc. One of the best decisions i have made.

Loaded MS Office for Mac and no have full functionality, though its a 2008 version. But for home use am quite happy with it.
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13" is the perfect size IMO for your needs. Been using a 13" Macbook for 1.5 years now - extremely satisfied
Thanks bunches for all the suggestions. Since everybody says 13", I will keep that in mind.
Note: This lappy will be mostly used by my wife, so will leave her to judge the size.

Just the stock configuration will do or need any extras to be taken?

And is it advisable to get the Mac from Canada, since my dad and mom are visiting my sister there in the month of July. And any new MAC's to arrive in the said period of July to November?
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Any idea when iPad 2 will be launched in dubai?
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Old 17th March 2011, 14:27   #425
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Just the stock configuration will do or need any extras to be taken?

And is it advisable to get the Mac from Canada, since my dad and mom are visiting my sister there in the month of July. And any new MAC's to arrive in the said period of July to November?
Check the online price, us to India was some 15k+ difference. If you can get the flash disc upgrade, it's super duper fast.

And no latest MBP is already out, so no worries for next year atleast.
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Flash disc upgrade, meaning the HDD

If yes, I would stick with the original size, since I already have an EXT. HDD.

Yes, the US price comes to 54k, whereas, Chennai price would be around 70k and 85k. Better to stick with the Canada rite? Need to get some soap to convince my dad, mom and sis

And which proccy should I go for? i5 or i7?

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I have been offered the outgoing models of the Macbook Pro at a good discount. Apart from usual MS office, it will primarily be used to play graphic intensive games such as Halo.

For this is the graphics card of the 13" machine good enough or should I opt for the much heavier 15" with the dedicated video card.

Do advise asap as I have to necessarily pick one today before the stocks vanish.
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I have been offered the outgoing models of the Macbook Pro at a good discount. Apart from usual MS office, it will primarily be used to play graphic intensive games such as Halo.

For this is the graphics card of the 13" machine good enough or should I opt for the much heavier 15" with the dedicated video card.

Do advise asap as I have to necessarily pick one today before the stocks vanish.
If Gaming is very important to you, make sure all your favorite games are available on Mac. For gaming, I'd suggest you go with 15" for bigger screen and dedicated video card.
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Flash disc upgrade, meaning the HDD

If yes, I would stick with the original size, since I already have an EXT. HDD.

Yes, the US price comes to 54k, whereas, Chennai price would be around 70k and 85k. Better to stick with the Canada rite? Need to get some soap to convince my dad, mom and sis

And which proccy should I go for? i5 or i7?
I think he meant the SSD (Solid State Drive) when he said Flash disc. SSDs are very reliable and will probably outlast the Macbook itself. But they cost quite a fortune. A 500GB SSD is $1400 over the normal HDD price if I remember correctly. The Apple online store allows you to configure your Mac the way you want it. My Macbook's HDD crashed after 1.5 years; so I would go for a SSD (if money was no concern) or backup data regularly.

i5 or i7 is a personal choice. The i7 has a faster processor than the i5 but should be a battery hogger.

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Flash disc upgrade, meaning the HDD
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And which proccy should I go for? i5 or i7?
Its Solid state memory instead of HDD. Super reliable and super fast from my experience with MacBookAir. But yes you have to pay higher price.

I don't do gaming and all but for regular browsing, office apps and movies i find the i5 good enough.
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That ends my journey.

MBP 13" with stock configuration of i5 proccy.

Thanks one and all.

Hellloooo sister...here I come.......
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The 13" with the i5 chip will hit stores on Tuesday. Are you referring to the upcoming launch or have you already bought one??
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Ok got the credit card bill, apple price plus taxes in Boston plus currency conversion equals 59,450 INR. So I think I saved 10k from the retail price in India.
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what about warranty Jaggu. Do indian S.S honour US warranty?
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The 13" with the i5 chip will hit stores on Tuesday. Are you referring to the upcoming launch or have you already bought one??
I am yet to get them, most probably will get it from Canada and only in the month of November.

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Ok got the credit card bill, apple price plus taxes in Boston plus currency conversion equals 59,450 INR. So I think I saved 10k from the retail price in India.
Cool pal. yes you indeed saved 10k.
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