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Cheapest 13" Apple product I could find

http://www.cowboom.com/product/129007

And since it's a C2D, it should be able to run OSXLion.
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Snipe one on eBay, or buy the base 13" MBP from Micro Center for $1100 total.
    
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post #53 of 84
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Originally Posted by GuardianDuo View Post
Cheapest 13" Apple product I could find

http://www.cowboom.com/product/129007

And since it's a C2D, it should be able to run OSXLion.
For a similar price, he could get a better PC as that PC is out of date.

Anyone suggest hackintosh yet?
post #54 of 84
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For a similar price, he could get a better PC as that PC is out of date.

Anyone suggest hackintosh yet?
He has pointed out that he only wants suggestions for the MBP. So it has only mostly been Apple Products.
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Anyone suggest hackintosh yet?
That is so much more trouble than it's worth.
    
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post #56 of 84
The 11" or 13" Air fits the bill. The 2011 model is very snappy. Plus light and nice form factor. The student discount on that is $50. Or shop around in the refurbished category.
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post #57 of 84
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So I've got some good news!

I kind of spoiled the Apple laptop story to my mother, explaining to her that there are some great alternatives to Apple's in the $300-400 range that offer superior parts and equal performance. He wasn't too happy and he had an argument with my mother and me about how it was going to be "embarrassing" that all his friends have Apple & he doesn't. *eyeroll* I told him I'll install Ubuntu which is like OS X. However, near the end of the argument he calmed down and agreed to a "normal" laptop (until he saves up money for a MacBook, at which point I get the laptop ) but demanded an iPod Touch with it *eyeroll*.

As before, he'll need it for VERY simple things. Also, if someone could find an Apple sticker, I'll paste it onto the top of the laptop when it arrives .

My friend bought an Athlon II based laptop (Radeon 4250) and he's extremely happy with it ($350). I'm thinking just stick to something like that?
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He wasn't too happy and he had an argument with my mother and me about how it was going to be "embarrassing" that all his friends have Apple & he doesn't.
    
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I portray him as being spoiled in my previous post, but it's because he lives his life differently than we (OCNers) live ours. He's not very into technology and is mostly obsessed with appearance, clothing, cars, and girls.

Basically, he kind of earned an Apple laptop, BUT we really shouldn't stretch ourselves too thin to pay it off for him.

When we were struggling financially, he bought himself a red 2004 Camaro which my mother and I paid insurance on, without ever driving. That's really the only "spoiled" move he's ever pulled.
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post #60 of 84
This thread can't be serious...

I rewarded myself for going to community college with a $2,700 MBP. Although now that I'm looking at the prices in the thread I'm not sure how I pulled it off. (Student discount is about equal to the ~10% tax I pay)
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