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2.0 out of 5 stars Apple is not that good, 9 Aug. 2012
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This review is from: Apple MacBook Pro 17 inch Laptop (Quad-Core i7 2.4GHz, RAM 4GB, HDD, 750GB, HD Graphics, Radeon HD6770M SD) (Personal Computers)
Great. It is fast for music programs. For Ableton it beats anything else. But unfortunately you have to out put up with other restrictive Apple policies. iTunes is a very poor quality music player and compresses your music so that 75% of the is lost file (quality is lost). You then need to download an alternative MP3 or WAV player that Apple makes it difficult to use.
If you want to use an Android phone well good luck, Again the video won't download on to your Apple Mac if the sound quality is poor but it will download on a PC or to Youtube.
If I pay this much for a Laptop I expect better.
Good luck to Samsung and Sony.
Mike
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Initial post: 22 Sep 2012 23:19:30 BDT
CarlOz says:
Much as I dislike iTunes, that thing about the compression is simply not true - you can set the preferences to import (rip) CDs in various formats, including a lossless one, which to my ears sounds perfectly fine. I submit that my hearing isn't what it used to be, but still I can tell a rubbish recording when I hear one, and I do tend to listen through decent enough amps, speakers or headphones to notice. As to video conversion for Android, there are free apps which will do that for you (I think MPEG Streamclip works, and VLC has various export/transcoding options.) On this model, you can use OS X 10.6 (Snow Leopard) which is, in my opinion, better than the more recent Lion - less restrictive. You can also run various flavours of Linux, and (if you must) Windows - either in virtualizers like VirtualBox or Parallels, or natively on the bare hardware.

I do agree that they're very pricey for the spec, but they are very nicely made, and quite delightful to own and use, I think.

Posted on 30 Nov 2012 17:01:00 GMT
J. Porter says:
What a load of rubbish - one of the formats that iTunes uses is so good that it's used for HD TV!

Posted on 20 Mar 2015 18:23:20 GMT
grez868 says:
Your comment is not even a verified purchase so we cannot trust you even own a mac or even know what you're talking about.

Macs have no restrictions outside of your own settings which are all easily changable. I have used Android phones with my mac with no issues - all it takes is to actually download the software from the phone manufacturer's website....
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