Check out this awesome computer package

Discussion in 'Buying Tips and Advice' started by berkleeboy210, May 10, 2006.

  1. berkleeboy210 macrumors 68000

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    that berklee is offering their students beginning in the Summer Semester

    Apple MacBook Pro computer with 15.4-inch TFT Display (1440x900 resolution), 2.0GHz Intel Core Duo with 2MB shared L2 Cache, 667MHz frontside bus, ATI Mobility Radeon X1600 with 256MB GDDR3 memory, 1GB (single SO-DIMM) 667MHz DDR2 SDRAM, 100GB 5400rpm Serial ATA hard drive, Slot-load SuperDrive (DVD±RW/CD-RW), AirPort Extreme wireless networking (802.11b/g), Gigabit Ethernet, USB 2.0, FireWire 400, and optical digital and analog audio in/out, dual-link DVI video out, full-size backlit keyboard
    Special three-year AppleCare Protection Plan Extended Warranty. Note: The AppleCare Protection Plan is subject to terms and conditions, which are provided on the AppleCare Protection Plan website at http://www.apple.com/support/products/proplan.html
    OSX Operating System*
    iLife (iMovie, iDVD, iPhoto, iTunes, GarageBand)*
    Finale*
    SmartMusic Studio*
    Microsoft Office*
    NoteTaker*
    Reason*
    Logic Express*
    Filemaker*
    Oxygen 8 v2 Keyboard/MIDI Interface
    First year of theft or damage insurance ($100 deductible)

    Around $2800 for all of this stuff... Good deal huh?
     
  2. kimcheeboi65 macrumors member

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    how did you get that kind of good deal? was it bought under education?
     
  3. FF_productions macrumors 68030

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    If you read closely, the OP said berklee, so that's probably some kind of college discount...

    It is a good deal by the way!
     
  4. ero87 macrumors 65816

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    That's a music school in boston, I have a couple friends who go there.

    Is this discount anything special/different from the basic edu discount?
     
  5. FFTT macrumors 68030

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    That's a sweet system, but if you're already in that catagory, I'd honestly recommend upping to the 17" MBP for quieter operation and less heat with audio production in mind.
     
  6. mjstew33 macrumors 601

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  7. w8ing4intelmacs macrumors 6502a

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    Probably "No installation disks included."

    Read that however you want.
     
  8. Arnaud macrumors 6502

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    There might be limited options (from Berklee, as well as from the students' wallets!), but I'd support the idea of a bigger/wider screen: when it comes to writing music, the screen fills up quickly.
     
  9. berkleeboy210 thread starter macrumors 68000

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    The screen sure does fill up quick. on my 15" MBP it'd difficult opening both a Finale file and garageband/reason. I'm thinking of getting an external display for home use.
     
  10. debrey macrumors member

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    I don't know what that software costs... At UCLA right now you can get a 15" MBP 2 Ghz Model for 1999. That's 300 off the education discount price for a total of $500 off the street price.

    I'm starting to think I went into philosophy for the money.

    -- David
     

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