Basic Macbook

Discussion in 'Buying Tips and Advice' started by gym class zero, Sep 12, 2006.

  1. gym class zero macrumors newbie

    gym class zero

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    Hey guys, I just wanted to get any opinions on the Macbook I plan on purchasing later this week. I actually just cancelled my order for an HP dv2000t because I want a macbook. A little info: I'm a college student browsing the market for a portable machine. Daily tasks would include typical use.. writing papers (office), web browsing, e-mail, instant messaging, itunes, VERY LIGHT photoshop work, movies, etc. I'll still have a Windows XP desktop in the dorm just in case I need it for a class.

    Here's the system:
    The total price of the system including the educational discount is about $1,277.00 excluding tax. I plan on purchasing a stick of 1GB of ram from Newegg shortly after I place my order.
     
  2. breakfastcrew macrumors 6502

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    Perfect for what you need small portable and super duper fast. :D just wondering how did you get apple care for so cheap?
     
  3. gym class zero thread starter macrumors newbie

    gym class zero

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    I'm not sure. It's listed in the cart as $183 (the macbook is $1,094 by itself). Maybe because of the educational discount?
     
  4. miles01110 macrumors Core

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    Looks good. Instead of Photoshop you could look for GraphicConverter. It does a lot of the typical things one might do in Photoshop a lot faster.
     
  5. gym class zero thread starter macrumors newbie

    gym class zero

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    Thanks for the software tip, miles.

    BTW, I just pulled the trigger and ordered the macbook. I'm very excited as this will be my first Apple computer :cool:
     
  6. breakfastcrew macrumors 6502

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    I got mine on august 8th and I am running out of things to do on the mac already. I am just waiting for school to start so I can actually do something productive on it. :p
     
  7. FFTT macrumors 68030

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    I JUST purchased a MacBook 2.0 GHz White for my daughter leaving it stock
    and adding a Brenthaven Edge 1 bag for another $49.95
    With tax the total came to $1311.40 shipped. (edu)

    If you ad ANYTHING BTO like a larger HD it's going to delay your shipment.

    I'm starting her off with the faster stock machine and then adding 2 GB RAM and a larger HD
    later as needed.

    Since she will need an external back-up drive anyway, I'm not worried about the 60GB stock drive.
     
  8. miles01110 macrumors Core

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  9. Paulhammer macrumors newbie

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    agreement here with graphic converter, great little program.

    also, congratulations! I'm currently waiting for my 2.0 white macbook to arrive, and i can't wait! begone windows!:)
     

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