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Aug 3, 2005, 11:04 AM
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Link: Fortune magazine recommends Apple's iMac G5 for back-to-school buy. (http://www.macbytes.com/link.php?sid=20050803120408)

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Aaon
Aug 3, 2005, 01:35 PM
There's also a nice mention of the ibook on the second page, though it was written just before the most recent update.

jkaz
Aug 3, 2005, 03:17 PM
"Laptop computers have many advantages for most students, but desktop systems make much more sense for science, engineering and software programming students because they offer more computing power and greater expandability than most laptops"

did anyone else find this to be over-stepping a generality?

" Prices for the iMac G5 17-inch widescreen model start at $1,299."

apple.com lists it's student price iMac G5 17-inch model starting at $1199.

'great journalism : fast turtle'

Nickygoat
Aug 3, 2005, 03:24 PM
There's also a nice mention of the ibook on the second page, though it was written just before the most recent update.
Also from that page:
Windows or Mac?
a) Windows.
b) Mac.
Correct answer: Left-brain students, the kind who major in accounting, business, or engineering, typically gravitate toward Windows, the standard of the corporate world. Right-brain students, who tend to major in English, art history, and philosophy, are likely to wind up working at Starbucks anyway and thus are better suited to Macintoshes. Macs are relatively unaffected by the viruses and other security glitches that plague Windows machines. Also, iPods and Macs were made for each other.
What? Anybody else disagree? :p

devilot
Aug 3, 2005, 03:33 PM
Also from that page: Right-brain students, who tend to major in English, art history, and philosophy, are likely to wind up working at Starbucks anyway and thus are better suited to Macintoshes.What? Anybody else disagree? :p
Hmm, honestly? I can't see how I can-- considering how I have thought about majoring in English, history, or art, and I have handed in applications to Peet's coffee (now that is real coffee, not Starbux).

mkrishnan
Aug 3, 2005, 03:38 PM
"Laptop computers have many advantages for most students, but desktop systems make much more sense for science, engineering and software programming students because they offer more computing power and greater expandability than most laptops"

Yeah... hmmm... students in those fields also work on a lot of collaborative group projects, because they're fields where one person often cannot do a task by themselves, due to the scale of the task. So laptops are very useful in those fields.

'Sides which, most engineering students, at least when I was in Engineering, were not running Catia or UG at home. Maybe Pro-E once in a while. And none of that will run on an iBook or PB anyway.

But most of them were doing things more along the lines of Office, Mathematica and Matlab at home. Which would work just fine on a notebook.