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i've had my macbook for 9 months and brought it for the same purposes as you have (university ... aka usa college) and well it does everything that i have needed it for and never let me down, i've had two other windows laptops before and both have surcum to breaking (non windows but the actual build quality)
Ignore all of the mac haters that have posted, there is nothing wrong with trying something new.
the only recomendation i would say is wait for the latest apple conference to go through cause there should be hardware updates which is always noce to wait for ... and when you buy go to a apple store and use student discount, and which ever mac you get, cough up for the 2GB ram, makes a difference.
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post #33 of 44
I THINK you want a Apple laptop so you can look cool.....save $500 and get a thinkpad that will last longer
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I see so many people at my school with macbooks and what not... It makes me sad. If you really want to "try" something, try linux. It seems like it would have more try in it than a mac. But if you want to get a mac, all the power to you!
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Originally Posted by neonlazer View Post
I THINK you want a Apple laptop so you can look cool.....save $500 and get a thinkpad that will last longer
My iMac lasted through 8 years of use. It actually still works now I just don't use it anymore.

How about not making false claims.
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post #36 of 44
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Ya a MAC Book is nice for taking notes and such, and you shouldn't be wasting time troubleshooting stuff like on Windows sometimes, don't get me wrong, Windows > OSX any time but sometimes Windows is too much time consuming and you have no time for troubleshooting in college...
How can you justify a <$1000 notepad? Pen and paper do wonders. It's been around for YEARS. Try it sometime.

I mean jesus christ. If all you are going to do is take notes, browse the web, and watch movies why spend more than you have to? I damn sure wish I had that kind of money to just throw away.
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post #37 of 44


That should take notes just fine
lol.... Thats what my dad had to use when he was in journalism, in fact I think its in his basement somewhere

Anyways, my uncle has some Mac laptop, its ok i guess. I have no clue what model it is. Sorry lol
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Originally Posted by jaclipse View Post
Buy a pc laptop that can run leopard and pay half the amount
you pay half the money for half the quality. im no apple fan boy but i refuse to buy another pc laptop ever, in general they are built poorly compared to there apple equivalents. yes apple is over priced for the respective hardware, but for a good reason.

plus apple has much more 'elegance' haha then pc laptops
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post #39 of 44
I say go with the 13.3" macbook and don't look back. There's no way to get a comparably spec'd PC notebook of the same size as the macbook--and you said you wanted portability, so there.

In response to the Asus EEE PC--that's a terrible idea. Why pay money for that thing? Tiny screen, slow, little-to-no storage--this is for college, and that EEE probably won't last him (or her) out very long. And the 2-hour-ish battery life is laughable...

So, yes, one can find a cheaper dell/HP/compaq/Toshiba/gateway notebook, but you'd be stuck with a heavier, bulkier, and lower-spec'd machine. I have a 2 year-old gateway notebook and I love it--never let me down. I used to ****-talk mac notebooks all day long, but at the end of the day, there's no way to get a similar-spec'd PC-based notebook for the same price. That being said, if it were me, I'd go for the cheaper solution 'cause...well...I'm a grad student and spending $1100 on a new mac doesn't sound appealing when I can sacrifice a bit of performance for a bit of money. But what the macbook offers in spec's, it's the best deal unless you find massive rebates/coupons for other manufacturers...
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post #40 of 44
Buy the cheapest Macbook you can get. DO NOT upgrade the RAM through Apple. Get it here instead: http://eshop.macsales.com/shop/memory/MacBook/DDR2/

Ignore all the haters. Anyone on OCN that has a Mac actually knows their strengths and how powerful a Mac can be.

Most people don't buy Macs to "look cool" either. They buy them because they're not computer-gurus like some of us. They don't know how to clean internet cache, or defrag a harddrive, or install drivers, ect... so they need something easy to use. With a Mac, you literally turn it on and go. Everything is installed right out of the box. They also perform maintenance tasks weekly, monthly, and yearly so the user never has to worry about defragging or cleaning anything out.

Secondly, NO viruses and NO spyware. No need for Avast, Norton, AVG, Spybot S&D, Adaware, or any of that crap. He can use his Mac in class, then browse whatever the hell he wants on the internet (even crap-tons of pr0n if he wishes) and not have to worry about any of the junk thrown around on the internet bogging down his system. He can practically download any file, or open any eMail attachment without it injecting some back door trojan. I sure as hell wouldn't do my online banking from my PC.

My desktop rig (primarily gaming) will always be PC, just because I know how to build them for cheap. However, my laptop (work, other important stuff) will always be a Mac because I can trust them on their reliability and security.

Get one, you'll love it!
 
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