My Laptop Dilemma - what to do?!

Discussion in 'Buying Tips and Advice' started by speg, Feb 8, 2006.

  1. speg macrumors member

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    Here's my situation.

    I want a laptop for school so I don't have to move my entire theatre system 500km every 4 months.

    I go back to school in May (say May 1st).
    I am working (for Apple) until March 30th (1 day before April 1st! :()

    I get a 25% discount while I work for Apple. 10% student discount otherwise.

    Do I get a PPC iBook? MacBook Pro? Wait and see if Intel iBook comes out before I go back?

    I don't really need a Pro model for student use but I don't like the idea of buying a PPC at the end of it's lifecycle.

    Someone else make this decision for me :p
     
  2. adk macrumors 68000

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    whatever you do, don't let that 25% discount slip away. That's at least $500 on an MBP.
     
  3. speg thread starter macrumors member

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    I ended up going back to Apple for my next co-op term that Fall and got a black Intel Macbook in December '06. Served me very well!
     
  4. KaliaHaze macrumors newbie

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    10 years later this is amazing omg.
     
  5. ddmcnair macrumors member

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    A PPC iBook, I wouldn't. The PPC is outdated, and fading fast. I understand the nostalgia, but often I say, "Nostalgia smells musty". Use your discounts and get something like a MacBook (not an MB Air). MacBooks can have the memory and hard drive upgraded. They can also run the latest version of Mac OS X.
     
  6. keysofanxiety macrumors 603

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    ...the first post was in 2006. OP was following up a decade later :)
     
  7. maflynn Moderator

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    Wow, 10 years on a laptop - that's great.
     
  8. AFEPPL macrumors 68000

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    You could go down to the apple store and try them out - D'oh!!
    Try the new MS surface book.
     
  9. KaliaHaze macrumors newbie

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    I meant he posted a reply to his original post 10 years later.
     
  10. Tech198 macrumors G3

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    haha.. i'll try about but can't promise anything...

    It's all about what u need it for,...

    I guess that grows based on deceives u will be using. So easy to say, hard to do.

    - uni/school mac (easy one) = Macbook Air, or 12-inch Macbook,, Apple won't switch back to PPC, that will be "Apple - doing the unbelievable"

    Most posts on MR were started 10 years ago, so i dunno why we're complaining :)
     

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