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Will upgrading my mid-2010 Macbook Pro solve all of my problems?

My mid-2010 Macbook Pro doesn't handle streaming video or huge Excel files well. Would a comprehensive upgrade solve my problems, or am I better off buying a new computer? [more inside]
posted by acidic on Mar 18, 2014 - 18 answers

Is the 13" MacBook Air the right laptop for me?

Needing to get a new portable, because the battery in my workhorse laptop is borked, I ordered a refurbished 13" MacBook Pro - which I am typing on at the moment. So far, it seems fine for what I need, but I was wondering whether the hive mind could think of a better solution. Generic snowflake detail inside. [more inside]
posted by running order squabble fest on Jan 24, 2014 - 10 answers

My MacBook is dying, do I replace or go desktop?

Hi there, I have a mid-2009 MacBook Pro, which is getting noticeably slower, the battery needs replacing and the fan is extremely noisy. All this has lead me to believe that this laptop is coming to the end of its "natural" lifespan and I will soon be due an upgrade (however I accept I may be wrong here). Coupled with this, I am about to move into a new place, meaning I will have a lot less need for a portable laptop, since I will be working from home most days. With this in mind, I was thinking about getting a desktop iMac as my "main" computer and using my old MacBook as and when I needed to. So my question is, should I... A) Attempt to prolong my MacBooks life by having it serviced / refurbished, and buy a desktop monitor to plug it into when I work from home. B) Buy a new MacBook Pro, and a desktop monitor (because this would be cheaper than the third option, which is to...) C) Buy a desktop iMac, and continue to use my old MacBook as a spare / portable option. Thanks.
posted by FuckingAwesome on Apr 14, 2013 - 15 answers

Plastic protective covering for 17" Macbook Pro (not unibody)

Where can I find a plastic protective cover for this model of Macbook Pro 17"? [more inside]
posted by raspberry jam and clothes iron on Feb 22, 2013 - 1 answer

Can you help me upgrade my MacBook Pro (late-2008) hard drive?

Need advice on how to update an older MacBook Pro with a new hard drive. I have a late-2008 MacBook Pro: 2.53 GHz, 320GB hard drive, 8GM RAM (4GB in two slots). My drive is getting full and I don't have the cash at the moment for a brand new laptop. Should I replace the optical drive with a SSD? Or just upgrade the regular hard drive with a new one with 750GB or 1TB? [more inside]
posted by barnone on Nov 23, 2012 - 16 answers

Spilled water on my MacBook Pro and it's still making noise. What's happening?

Spilled water all over MacBook Pro. I turned it off to dry it out, but it's making horrible crackling sounds. What's going on? [more inside]
posted by serialcomma on Oct 27, 2012 - 26 answers

Why is there a new user account on my laptop?

I shut down my Macbook Pro last night and stored it in my locker at uni. When I booted it up this morning there was a new Guest Account option (which is now not an option) and my user icon changed from my personal picture to a baseball. What's going on here?
posted by iamkimiam on Jul 25, 2012 - 13 answers

Best option for emergency mac replacement

Need specific mac buying advice: I marinated my 2008 MacBook in coffee this morning and will likely need to replace it after work today or tomorrow. [more inside]
posted by midmarch snowman on Nov 30, 2011 - 19 answers

MBP 2011 Speaker Pop

My MacBook Pro 2011 13" is making an odd noise through the speakers/headphones. Has anybody come across this before? [more inside]
posted by anaximander on Oct 15, 2011 - 8 answers

Is this a fair price for a used Macbook Pro?

Is this a fair price for a late-2007 17" Macbook Pro? [more inside]
posted by arkhangel on Aug 11, 2011 - 11 answers

Wrist cooling solution for laptop user?

I'm overheating because my MacBook Pro's wrist areas get very hot. What's the best way to fix this? [more inside]
posted by gentle on Aug 4, 2011 - 12 answers

I want to use my monitor and prolong the battery!

Will connecting an external monitor to a new Macbook Pro wreck the battery life? [more inside]
posted by DiscourseMarker on Jul 28, 2011 - 6 answers

Things That Go Click All The Time

What is this noise coming from my Macbook Pro? [more inside]
posted by ChrisR on Nov 21, 2010 - 6 answers

I don't know why I can't make this decision myself.

Special snowflake "Should I buy this used macbook pro?" question. [more inside]
posted by typewriter on Sep 16, 2010 - 9 answers

Is a Macbook Pro worth the extra $150?

What's the advantage of a Macbook Pro over a Macbook? Does it justify the extra $150? [more inside]
posted by synecdoche on Jul 10, 2010 - 30 answers

Re-rucksack me.

Beyond JanSport: another "tell me about backpacks that meet my absurdly precise specifications" question. This involves a 17" MacBookPro, a bicycle, unpredictable weather, and my lower back. [more inside]
posted by escabeche on May 1, 2010 - 17 answers

Why should I get a new Macbook Pro?

Why should I get a new Macbook Pro? [more inside]
posted by Joseph Gurl on Apr 18, 2010 - 10 answers

Yet another Macbook Pro question

Help my friend figure out what to do about his laptop (Macbook Pro) situation. [more inside]
posted by peacheater on Mar 9, 2010 - 6 answers

Which apple should I bite?

Macbook vs. Macbook Pro: are FireWire and the aluminum exterior worth the extra $200? Is there another difference I'm missing? [more inside]
posted by lunasol on Feb 22, 2010 - 17 answers

Pick the Perfect Mac Laptop

Which Mac laptop should I buy? Needs and specs inside. [more inside]
posted by misha on Oct 20, 2009 - 19 answers

MacBook Unibody Floppy-Hinge Hacks?

The hinge on my partner's new unibody MacBook Pro is just-loose-enough to make using it in bed annoying. Solutions, cases or a hack welcomed. [more inside]
posted by lonefrontranger on Sep 19, 2009 - 24 answers

When will we see new MacBook Pros? When should I buy mine?

I will have $3000 saved by the end of this month. I am hoping to spend it on a high-end 15" MBP. I am currently a high school senior, and am looking to replace my aging P4 desktop with a laptop that will last me into college. When is it likely that Apple will release new MBPs? [more inside]
posted by nokry56 on Sep 9, 2008 - 58 answers

MacBook Pro damage: I REALLY need a hug

Work gave me an awesome laptop. Which fell out of my computer bag 3 days later. Now what? [more inside]
posted by NikitaNikita on Sep 9, 2008 - 22 answers

what would you do to verify the condition of a used laptop ?

What should i watch out for in a used macbook pro ? [more inside]
posted by SageLeVoid on Nov 12, 2007 - 19 answers

Suggest ideas to help me paint my MacBookPro case.

Speck (clear) case for my MacBookPro (15"). I want to do something really cool - paint it. What should I paint it (and how best to accomplish such?) [more inside]
posted by Towelie on Jul 2, 2007 - 5 answers

Laptops: Apple MacBook Pro versus Sony Vaio/Dell/Toshiba. Please help me choose.

It's time for a new laptop. I have very strong thoughts on this subject, but I need your help, suggestions, and guidance. [more inside]
posted by davidinmanhattan on Jun 7, 2007 - 29 answers

I have "Alien" sweat!

Help me save my theoretical new MacBook Pro from my Sweat of Doom! [more inside]
posted by Alterscape on Jun 7, 2007 - 20 answers

Finger + Trackpad = Friction

How can I reduce the friction between my finger and my MacBook Pro track pad? [more inside]
posted by hsoj on Mar 15, 2007 - 7 answers

MacBook Pro PRIMARILY for use with Windows?

Please comment on the wisdom of buying a MacBook Pro PRIMARILY for use as a Windows computer. [more inside]
posted by scarabic on Jul 29, 2006 - 26 answers

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