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post #41 of 84
Macbook air 13 inch base...
or specially if he is doing just basic things...
you could get him a tablet that will do the same things biggrin.gif

How much are they willing to drop on a mac?

I have a macbook air 13 inch late 2010 model you could look into finding one on the refurbished section of apples site
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I would get the humancentiPad if i was him...


http://www.southparkstudios.com/full...-humancentipad
    
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post #43 of 84
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Originally Posted by iPoop View Post
...but I'm not overly happy paying $1200 for such specs.
So you're paying for it now?

Also, half of the posts in this thread make me ashamed to be apart of this community. Get a grip, people. The OP's brother obviously wants a Mac, so why bother posting in this thread?
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post #44 of 84
apple and bang for the buck ain't comaptible. this just doesn't fit.


If you really need to find a mac... Don't worry you won't find anything ''great ( great could be a sandybridge but cheap nooby mac's only use integrated gpu on the sandy's so that's not rrreeeaaallllllyyy great)

Other than that, go for asus, they make great looking laptops. Like lamborghini edition one =D
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post #45 of 84
well whats the difference if he is just going to play maybe some wow why even get a newer mac anyways find the lowest end one on ebay or something and go with it
get a nice lil case for it and bam done....

but if still wanting one go with this

http://store.apple.com/us/product/G0...co=MjEwNTg3Njg

same one i have...works does what i want it to has win7 on it for bc2 and other games but mostly on the osx side (snow leopard will not go lion i dont like not being able to get free programs) youll understand when you start looking for them

thats whats hip..specially at my school everybody has a mac got mine for free though so not complaining at all bout it...
would rather have a sager 8150 with a gtx 580 and a i7 2760 or something of that just becuase ya that comp is beastly (will game like a boss)
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post #46 of 84
You could just steal one...... haha definitely don't do that.
In response to your requirements, gnna be extremely hard to find a 17" MBP for your price, 15" easier but still a challenge. Also note that you could always buy one of the last gens off the apple website, they have some good prices and are pretty much new save for the packaging. Also if you buy a new MBP it automatically comes with Lion installed. Playing WoW, base model could probably do it but im not sure how well, search it on YouTube.
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post #47 of 84
I would go on ebay, find something with a Core 2 Duo in it. Should be fine for his needs.
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post #48 of 84
If you must have a mac I would probably suggest this: http://store.apple.com/us/product/FC...co=MjEwNTY4ODE
It's a refurbished 15" macbook pro. Will have no problems running the latest OSX, my 2006? G4 Macbook is running Lion, albeit slowly. Your best off going refurbished because like others have said the new SB models come with Intergrated graphics, which won't cut it if your brother wants to play WoW.
post #49 of 84
Quote:
Originally Posted by iPoop View Post
I've got math homework to do so I won't be on for a little while.

He wants 15+ inches (17 preferably). I can probably convince him 13" is fine.
I want to spend $1000-1400. We can probably go up to $1800-2000.
If at all possible, it should be able to play a little WoW.
I'd love to have the latest Apple OS X installed on it.
If there are discounts besides those already posted, please share!


I'll be back later and will hand out reps+ to those who constructively help this thread.

Thanks! iPoop.
How was this hard?


-15 Inch
-2.0GHz i7 Quad Core
-4GB RAM
-500GB HDD

$1799 minus $100-$200 student discount

$1599 brand new MacBook Pro with free shipping from APPLE, new warranty and OSX Lion
Edited by L D4WG - 10/16/11 at 4:48pm
post #50 of 84
Quote:
Originally Posted by L D4WG View Post
How was this hard?


-15 Inch
-2.0GHz i7 Quad Core
-4GB RAM
-500GB HDD

$1799 minus $100-$200 student discount

$1599 brand new MacBook Pro with free shipping from APPLE, new warranty and OSX Lion
Don't forget the additional $150 or so in Tax. Apple Charges sales tax. So it might be around $1,750 or so after tax.

Here is one from B&H for $1,673 out the door with Free Shipping.

http://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/produc..._Notebook.html

Here is a 13" MBP for $1,389 out the door with Free Shipping:

http://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/produc..._Notebook.html

Same one I have. I pulled out the stock ram and purchased this for $44 with Free Shipping:

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16820231342

Shipping was extremely fast from B&H. But, they are on "Holiday" until the 23rd.

The 13" is great for a student. Fast, light and the battery last forever. Also, student usually can get the latest Microsoft Office Pro for free.
Edited by Biscuits_N_Gravy - 10/16/11 at 5:30pm
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