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    This is one for the mac fans amongst us

    I currently have a rather wonderful last generation alu macbook pro. It's great, flawless, wonderful etc.

    The new ones have an all in one body shell, a glossy screen, bit faster, new keyboard which I'm not sure if I like as much hmmmmm

    BUT I've just realised that my macosx developer discount runs out soon and it's 20-25% on a system so it's a bit of a waste not to spend it. Now I could get a lovely imac but it'd be slower than my several years old mac pro :/ I could upgrade my mac pro but even at several years old, I don't really feel the need! (that's macs for you!)

    So do I use the discount to upgrade the mbp :/ I'm undecided because Im just not sure about that new keyboard
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    Keith,

    I don't know for sure which MBP you've got but my older model 17" MBP is still going strong. Can see no reason to replace it.

    I think, if I were in your position, I'd just grab a 24" iMac and be done with it. I'd hate to let the discount expire and not use it. Besides... all that screen real estate! Be able to run xcode, ib, instruments and still see your email. All without Spaces! What a deal!

    Tom (... who wishes he had Keith's discount)

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    I think its time you upgraded to a Vista machine TBH

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    Quote Originally Posted by Skywatcher, post: 118826
    I think its time you upgraded to a Vista machine TBH
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    Quote Originally Posted by catrancher, post: 118823
    I don't know for sure which MBP you've got but my older model 17" MBP is still going strong. Can see no reason to replace it.
    It's the one with the alu keys rather than the little black ones and really is perfect. 2006 model I guess.

    I think, if I were in your position, I'd just grab a 24" iMac and be done with it. I'd hate to let the discount expire and not use it. Besides... all that screen real estate! Be able to run xcode, ib, instruments and still see your email. All without Spaces! What a deal!
    that's my thought too. The 24" imac whilst not the most powerful machine in the world is absolutely beautiful

    Tom (... who wishes he had Keith's discount)
    It's only the ADC discount Tom. 1 system a year at a nice price but as you say, it seems a shame to waste it
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    well.... if you are considering sellingyour 'old'one let me know :)

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    Quote Originally Posted by Skywatcher, post: 118833
    well.... if you are considering sellingyour 'old'one let me know :)
    will do!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Skywatcher, post: 118826
    I think its time you upgraded to a Vista machine TBH


    Tom (... hmmm.... wonder how he REALLY feels?)

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    Quote Originally Posted by Keith, post: 118830
    It's the one with the alu keys rather than the little black ones and really is perfect. 2006 model I guess.
    Ohhh... same as mine!

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    I think one of the reasons i haven't made the leap to macs is that a lot of the astro software isnt compatible

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