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He's going to go to a prestigious University and as such, my family is looking to reward him with a laptop for when he's on campus. I've spent the last couple hours looking for "hipster" laptops from Apple's laptop selection but I'm not overly familiar with a good performance-price ratio. He'll mainly be using it for surfing the web, Office applications, and a little Skype chatting.

He's specifically looking for a MacBook Pro, but I'm not digging the price...

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Originally Posted by wumpus View Post
buy one of those PC's that looks like its a mac. problem solved.
Why even post if such a stupid reply will be all you post?

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Originally Posted by ImmortalKenny View Post
Base 13" MBP.
Thanks. That's the one I was looking for, but the price man...$1200

Does Apple offer discounts to students or give out coupons?

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Originally Posted by MaxFTW View Post
This

Or buy any other laptop and put a apple sticker on it
Yeah, OK.

Anyone else have brilliant suggestions like those two? It's going to be Apple no matter what. He's an Apple user (my whole family is) but I'm not overly happy paying $1200 for such specs. At the same time, he does want the best experience computers have to offer, so...we'll figure out how to scrape the money together.
Edited by iPoop - 10/16/11 at 3:50pm
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post #2 of 84
Base 13" MBP.
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post #3 of 84
buy one of those PC's that looks like its a mac. problem solved.
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Edited by iPoop - 10/16/11 at 3:50pm
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Quote:
Originally Posted by wumpus View Post
buy one of those PC's that looks like its a mac. problem solved.
This

Or buy any other laptop and put a apple sticker on it
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post #6 of 84
Just get the base MBP 13"

Also look at other sites than just the main apple store. You can usually find better prices.

Plus, buy the lowest RAM option, then you can easily buy a good set of 8GB GSkill ram for under $50 from Newegg.

Here is some options from B&H. That's where I bought mine.

http://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/search...139+4294948939
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post #7 of 84
PC..... Mac is way overpriced and people only like them because of the name. haha so many people in my programming class complained of having issues because their macs had a hard time running the programs.
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post #8 of 84
Just get the bottom line MBP. For what he seems to be doing, it won't be that bad.

Although I will say that I hate when my class partner has a Mac because there are always problems sharing files between Windows and Mac.
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Clearly no other computer on the market is capable of such demanding tasks like surfing the web and video chatting.
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If all you care about is appearances, just get a macbook air.
    
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