I'm Going To The Darkside; I'm Copping A iBook

Discussion in 'Gear' started by KamikaZ, Aug 15, 2007.

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  1. KamikaZ

    KamikaZ Ex-Hall of Famer

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    I've finally had it with PCs. I'm sick of the problems and the crashes. My Dell Latitude D90 just crashed, my 2nd laptop to have a poor life-span in about 3 years. I've heard a lot of great things about the Mac, so I'm deciding to give the MacBook a try. I'm not sure which one I will choose (I know I don't have the budget for a Pro, nor do I need one), but I'm thinking of the 2.0GHz Intel Core 2 Duo model (Priced at around $999 with my student discount). Any recommendations on what if I should upgrade with my purchase or what software I should purchase (I was thinking about getting iWork). Any suggestions or input would be great.
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  2. TitanJeff

    TitanJeff Kahuna Grande Staff

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    It depends on what you want to do.

    Each of my students get CS3 so I recommend they spend a little more and get more ram than comes standard with the model you are looking at.
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  3. Starkiller

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    I think you mean you are turning away from the dark side... :ha:

    Yeah, extra purchases really just depends on what you need to do with it. If you need any kind of office software for serious word processing, spreadsheets, or presentations, the new iWork is supposed to be excellent for the cost (not sure if you get a educational discount there, too).

    The good news is that you can always go back and buy any software you need later on if you can find good free software on the internet that fills your needs.
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  4. Slackmaster

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    Like communism, the cult of Mac has take over our educational systems.

    This trend must be stopped!
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  5. KamikaZ

    KamikaZ Ex-Hall of Famer

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    Just an update, I went to the Mac store, bought the basic 2.0GHZ Interl Core, 80GB hard drive (I'll probably be buying a seperate harddrive down the line, so it seemed reasonable). I also purchased Microsoft Office for Mac, a 3-year warranty, and a printer, all for roughly $1,200 with discounts and rebates. Hopefully, I won't be going back to PC anytime soon.

    I don't use my computer for anything fancy; schoolwork, presentations, music and video storage (hence the need to buy a separate hard-drive later), and internet. Pretty basic, so I think I made the right choice going with the more basic model.
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  6. Starkiller

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    Did you get a educational discount on Office below the normal $150? My uncle, who is a professor, got it for about $50 through his school.
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  7. Starkiller

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    :blah:
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  8. Blazing Arrow

    Blazing Arrow The 12th man

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    Have fun unplugging your "computer" every time it crashes .....

    I am also in agreement with the TV space monster.
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  9. KamikaZ

    KamikaZ Ex-Hall of Famer

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    I got a rebate for about $50 bucks, yeah.
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  10. Puck

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    my thoughts exactly
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