2 questions - Edu Discount & Gaming

Discussion in 'Mac Pro' started by whistler222, Nov 13, 2007.

  1. whistler222 macrumors 6502

    Nov 8, 2007
    Two rather random questions.

    how much education discount apply to a new mac pro? 10%?

    gaming - how is mac for gaming? i mean we can run windows now, so we can run pretty much any game. how does a macpro stack up for gaming? how about say an Imac?

  2. Eidorian macrumors Penryn


    Mar 23, 2005
    I own a MacBook and an E4500 based minitower for gaming.
  3. krypt macrumors newbie

    Nov 12, 2007
    Mine is 9%. I don't know if they vary.

    (first post!)

  4. darthraige macrumors 68000


    Aug 8, 2007
    Coruscant, but Boston will do.
  5. dkoralek macrumors 6502


    Sep 12, 2006
    $200 on a mac pro here (the same as the edu price online). Upgrades are also discounted, but i don't recall what the amount was.

    Software is a different story, the apple store educational pricing is substantially higher than the university store price: e.g. leopard was $69 vs. $116 from apple at educational pricing; aperture is $99 vs. $149; ilife and iwork are each $39 vs. $71 (makes it worth thinking about buying iwork), logic express $99 vs. $171; final cut express $99 vs. $149; final cut studio $499 vs. $699. Definitely a better deal, imho. i don't understand apple's packaging system, either. when i picked up leopard the monday after it was out I saw a bookstore employee pulling each retail box out of an individual cardboard shipping box. yikes. (kind of reminds me of the large shipping box that the replacement for my mini vga-vga adapter for my ibook came in).

    i don't do much more than casual gaming on the mac pro, so i can't comment much other than it is fine for me, but the main reason i have the pro is to do some hard core number crunching (welcome to dissertation hell for me).


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