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Getting a new Macbook for college

Discussion in 'Technology' started by PreRunner03, Feb 26, 2013.

  1. Feb 26, 2013 at 7:56 PM
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    PreRunner03

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    This is pretty helpful. Thanks!
     
  2. Feb 26, 2013 at 7:58 PM
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    oh and don't forget, get the extended warranty, and make sure to use the education store so you get the student discount when ordering! And, often towards summer they do there college deals and throw in an ipod touch or something when you get a computer... might want to hold out for that if you want.
     
  3. Feb 26, 2013 at 8:04 PM
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    Go with the pro and here is the best advice I can give....4 Gig of ram is great to buy through apple but you can buy 16 gigs of memory from crucial.com for 100.00. The higher ram is the best mod you can make to the pro....
     
  4. Feb 26, 2013 at 8:08 PM
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    Heck yeah. looking forward to seeing you at State!
     
  5. Feb 26, 2013 at 8:09 PM
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    Will do, thanks again!

    Thanks! Nice first post!
     
  6. Feb 26, 2013 at 8:11 PM
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    Thanks! I'm ready to be there.
     
  7. Feb 26, 2013 at 8:15 PM
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    I Got a MAcbook pro when i went out for college, loved it, some asshole soaked it in mike's hard. I had the extended warranty so i got a new one! Get the Warranty!
     
  8. Feb 26, 2013 at 8:15 PM
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    I love my macbook pro, but the new ones dont have CD drives if that is a deal breaker, if you need windows for any of your classes, you can set up dual boot or something similar and run either one.
     
  9. Feb 26, 2013 at 8:18 PM
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    Planned on this.
    I'll figure something out. Thanks!
     
  10. Mar 4, 2013 at 11:39 AM
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    If you need a CD, just get an external. Bring it out when you need to install stuff, then shove it back in the closet. I use mine maybe once a year tops.
     
  11. Mar 4, 2013 at 6:06 PM
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    My dad said the same thing. Thanks for the advice.

    I've been doing more research. My dad brought a HP Elitebook home from work the other day with Ubuntu on it. Not fond of the idea of having to learn how to program a computer and work with software more than I currently know how just to install something. I'm sure I could learn, I just don't want to. As of right now, I am trying to decide between a Windows 7 Elitebook and a Macbook Pro. Depends on where I can get the better deal when it comes time to buy.
     
  12. May 13, 2013 at 3:55 PM
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    Well, I'm typing this update from my new 13 inch MacBook Pro. Thanks to everyone in here for their advice and help. :thumbsup: to y'all.
     
  13. May 13, 2013 at 3:59 PM
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    If you MacBookPro just for Microsoft Office,Internet, and so on, Why not iPad4?
     
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    First thing would be preference of having an actual laptop. Second would be that I did some research and I will need to use it for GIS software and GPS software.
     
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    i x1000000 the pro. i have a 13” and love it. does everything i need and more. very very rarely does it give me fits. i get more fits and problems from the internet it self not working. also i have dropped it a few times off the bed,and off my lap in the bathroom no problems have come up!
     
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    Why did you take your computer to the bathroom?
     
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    :jerkoff:
     
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    i wouldn't ask if i were you.
    congrats on the macbook, i have a 15'' and i love it.
     
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    This guy beat you to it and thanks :thumbsup: VVV
     
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    I take it and get on here (or FB, or you tube, or other forum) instead of a magazine or news paper. lol. some times you can push it, you got to sit down and relax and just let it come out and some times that takes some time.
     
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