Originally Posted by andrews2547
Does anyone know how Chris Pirillo get a discount from Apple or how to get a discount from him (for the UK) because in some of his videos he gives away Apple vouchers. The price of the Macbook that I need cost Â£1,629.00 (which is Â£1629 more than I actually want to pay but no one gets a free lunch lol). The reason why I need a Mac is because in college I develop websites, make logos with graphic software and next year I will be doing video editing and my part time job is doing 3D CAD drawing and at the moment I don't have a computer that can run the program I need so I have to use my employers computer and both he and I would prefer if I do it from home because that way I don't have to spend 2 hours a day getting to his house and he doesn't have to wait for me to get there as he spends most of his time going to peoples houses getting measurements for the 3D CAD (I have to take a bus to the center of a town at rush hour and you can imagine the traffic). The other reason I want a Macbook is because I like the way that they are made, things like the screen hinge, its made out of solid aluminum, the battery life is a lot longer than other laptops the same size and power, the track pad and basically all of the hardware and i really like Mac OS X.
Um what? The macs are weaker than things in the price range in "power". The battery life is because they jam a higher WHr battery in the thing.
Honestly, you can find something more powerful for the same price. You are paying for appearances and that battery with a mac.
But I have no idea what you're asking about on the voucher thing. The only time I've seen "discounts" have been through a university email. And at most it shaved $100 off. I've gotten steeper discounts through dell.
I'd recommend looking into alternatives if you can't afford the mac. There's more than just OSX and Windows you know.