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    Re: MacBook Pro vs ???? (Is there better for uni)?

    Quote Originally Posted by BlueGas View Post
    Is there a program equivalent to MS Paint for mac? I want to be able to crop parts of a photo and resize the image with the pointer (just like in MS Paint).
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    Re: MacBook Pro vs ???? (Is there better for uni)?

    Quote Originally Posted by BlueGas View Post
    When I made this thread, I had already bought the Macbook Pro with Retina 128GB, but it wasn't opened (still in the box) because I didn't know whether to refund it or not. It's a beautiful device but I think it needs time to get used to.
    Fair enough. As long as you like it, it's a beautiful machine and there's a reason why they get great reviews.

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    Re: MacBook Pro vs ???? (Is there better for uni)?

    Also what should I do with the $30 iTunes card that came with the macbook?

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    Re: MacBook Pro vs ???? (Is there better for uni)?

    Is there a way to fix the drag release day? I done my research but better touch tool (the solution I found) is not free anymore so it's not so much a solution now, any ideas?

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    Re: MacBook Pro vs ???? (Is there better for uni)?

    Quote Originally Posted by BlueGas View Post
    Also what should I do with the $30 iTunes card that came with the macbook?
    Put it on to your Itunes account?
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    Re: MacBook Pro vs ???? (Is there better for uni)?

    I need some clarification with charging the battery, I read this post and I need someone to explain this simply, what do I do?

    "Also never let your macbook battery drain below 20%, always plug into the AC power if the battery gets to 20%. Ideally you should let the battery drain to 40-60% once every month so that the electrons in the lithium battery move about; otherwise I keep mine plugged in as I use my MBP as a desktop replacement. If you do let it drain to say 50% each month that means the battery will go through 1 full cycle every 2 months or 6 per year. The fewer cycles the better, but sooner or later you will have to replace the battery, as it is only designed for 1000 cycles."

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    Re: MacBook Pro vs ???? (Is there better for uni)?

    Quote Originally Posted by BlueGas View Post
    I need some clarification with charging the battery, I read this post and I need someone to explain this simply, what do I do?

    "Also never let your macbook battery drain below 20%, always plug into the AC power if the battery gets to 20%. Ideally you should let the battery drain to 40-60% once every month so that the electrons in the lithium battery move about; otherwise I keep mine plugged in as I use my MBP as a desktop replacement. If you do let it drain to say 50% each month that means the battery will go through 1 full cycle every 2 months or 6 per year. The fewer cycles the better, but sooner or later you will have to replace the battery, as it is only designed for 1000 cycles."
    How can I let the battery drain 40-60% once every month when I'm going to be use the macbook everyday? Do I gotta keep the charger plugged in? Isn't that bad?

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    Re: MacBook Pro vs ???? (Is there better for uni)?

    He means at least once a month you should be using the laptop on the battery, but don't use it up to 20% or less left.

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    Re: MacBook Pro vs ???? (Is there better for uni)?

    Quote Originally Posted by seremify007 View Post
    He means at least once a month you should be using the laptop on the battery, but don't use it up to 20% or less left.
    Why? I've decharged it less than 10%

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    Re: MacBook Pro vs ???? (Is there better for uni)?

    Quote Originally Posted by seremify007 View Post
    He means at least once a month you should be using the laptop on the battery, but don't use it up to 20% or less left.
    And how do I use the laptop battery only once a month? Does that mean I should be constantly charging the macbook?

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    Re: MacBook Pro vs ???? (Is there better for uni)?

    Quote Originally Posted by BlueGas View Post
    Why? I've decharged it less than 10%
    It should theoretically increase the lifespan of the battery
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    Re: MacBook Pro vs ???? (Is there better for uni)?

    Quote Originally Posted by Nailgun View Post
    It should theoretically increase the lifespan of the battery
    Decreasing to less then 10% or about 20%?

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    Re: MacBook Pro vs ???? (Is there better for uni)?

    When comparing hardware specifics , Apple Devices are always overpriced, overpriced in comparison to their PC counterparts. As long as you have at-least 4GB DDR3 ram, a quad core i3 or above processor ( AMD A8 etc + ), you will run all software required for HSC and Preliminary courses with ease. In reference to compatibility Microsoft Products by default have more support and software,Microsoft Office and other useful softwares are made for distributions of Macintosh and Unix/Linux

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    Re: MacBook Pro vs ???? (Is there better for uni)?

    Quote Originally Posted by BlueGas View Post
    Decreasing to less then 10% or about 20%?
    Not letting the battery go below 20%
    so if it gets close you plug it in the wall and let it charge
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    Re: MacBook Pro vs ???? (Is there better for uni)?

    Also how does one decharge his macbook to 50% once a month, isn't that bad for the battery because I know that constantly charging the battery doesn't do any good.

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    Re: MacBook Pro vs ???? (Is there better for uni)?

    This sentence is so hard to understand, lol, because of the "because".

    I think you need to do more research because it looks like you ignored or disbelieved what someone said about discharging to 50% at least once per month
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    Re: MacBook Pro vs ???? (Is there better for uni)?

    Quote Originally Posted by parad0xica View Post
    This sentence is so hard to understand, lol, because of the "because".

    I think you need to do more research because it looks like you ignored or disbelieved what someone said about discharging to 50% at least once per month
    It's not that I ignored him, but how would I be able to discharge the battery to 50% on a month? I'm gonna take it to university with me, I'm obviously not going to be able to charge it during lectures. So how does one discharge his macbook to 50% once a month? What should I be doing that I don't know of lol.

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    Re: MacBook Pro vs ???? (Is there better for uni)?

    Quote Originally Posted by BlueGas View Post
    It's not that I ignored him, but how would I be able to discharge the battery to 50% on a month? I'm gonna take it to university with me, I'm obviously not going to be able to charge it during lectures. So how does one discharge his macbook to 50% once a month? What should I be doing that I don't know of lol.
    I was going to answer this but I thought it was obvious.

    Suppose initial state of battery is 100%. Keep using MBP until battery reaches around 50% (for some reason in some post above). Do not plug in the charger if you want to complete this mission.

    Not sure if I read your question right or not, lol
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    Re: MacBook Pro vs ???? (Is there better for uni)?

    Quote Originally Posted by parad0xica View Post
    I was going to answer this but I thought it was obvious.

    Suppose initial state of battery is 100%. Keep using MBP until battery reaches around 50% (for some reason in some post above). Do not plug in the charger if you want to complete this mission.

    Not sure if I read your question right or not, lol
    I'm so sorry, but I just don't understand lol.

    Okay so the initial state of the battery is 100% from day 1, suppose that on day 14 of a month I want to discharge the macbook to 50% to do what the person said, how do I use the macbook from day 1 to day 14 without letting it discharge to 50% since I should only discharge it to 50% once a month. Do you get where I'm coming from?

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    Re: MacBook Pro vs ???? (Is there better for uni)?

    Quote Originally Posted by BlueGas View Post
    I'm so sorry, but I just don't understand lol.

    Okay so the initial state of the battery is 100% from day 1, suppose that on day 14 of a month I want to discharge the macbook to 50% to do what the person said, how do I use the macbook from day 1 to day 14 without letting it discharge to 50% since I should only discharge it to 50% once a month. Do you get where I'm coming from?
    I understand now and the issue you mentioned is that you don't want to charge it 24/7.

    Since I don't know the science behind this, I have no idea
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    Re: MacBook Pro vs ???? (Is there better for uni)?

    Quote Originally Posted by Dibbles99 View Post
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