Apple EDU Store: Macbook special $728

Discussion in 'Buying Tips and Advice' started by submariner, Dec 29, 2009.

  1. submariner macrumors newbie

    Dec 29, 2009
    I was just browsing through my school's (Univ. of Maryland) apple store, and saw a special on the macbook for $728.

    I did a search and didn't come up with anything (on this site or google).

    Just wanted to give a heads up to anyone wanting to purchase one. I'm not sure if this works with other schools or if its limited to mine.

    try this:
  2. Abyssgh0st macrumors 68000


    Jan 12, 2009
    WOW! That is quite a deal. I just checked for my school (and former schools), USC, Harvard, etc, and none of them have this crazy price. All others are $899.

    A real steal here!
  3. nuke123 macrumors newbie

    Dec 28, 2009
    That is a deal i would buy it right away for that price. [​IMG]
  4. -Ryan- macrumors 68000

    Jan 28, 2009
    Wow, that is an amazing price! I'd snap it up straight away :D
  5. RaZaK macrumors regular


    Jul 13, 2008
    Can't seem to customize with raising base price

    It's a great deal, but for some reason, if I try to change options (like add more RAM) the price is increased to the regular Education Store price plus the price of the accessory.

    No biggie, i'll just have to buy the RAM somewhere else and install it myself. :D

  6. applemike macrumors 6502


    Aug 6, 2008
    Thats amazing, buy me one!!!

    Ill send you cash Via Paypal :D

    An Epic Price for an epic product!!!
  7. Perrumpo macrumors 68000


    Jul 12, 2008
    Hah, i just came over here to see if anyone had posted this yet. Great deal!
  8. macrumorsMaster macrumors 6502

    May 20, 2008
    do u think that this is because of a product launch due soon?
    Just not sure about the 4gb limit...I want to do video editing:p
  9. applemike macrumors 6502


    Aug 6, 2008
    Video Editing on a mac, youll definately be fine with 2GB.

    The OS on a mac doesnt take up 1GB so you can use more of it.

    Think about it, people on these forums are running crusty old iBooks and stuff, and alot of them have comments about running photoshop and premier pro better than a current windows Laptop.
  10. mpetrides macrumors member

    Feb 10, 2007
    Amazing price

    Now that is one amazing price! I just picked up a 2.16 GHz MacBook (not unibody) from the bookstore at my university (Mizzou) a few weeks ago for $699 and thought that was a terrific price. But this is an almost comparable price on the latest model MacBook--the unibody one. I'd scarf this up while the scarfing is good! :):D

    Oh, and I verified what others have posted. Mizzou still lists the price for this (current, unibody) model at $899.
  11. macboy4 macrumors regular

    Feb 17, 2009
    Anybody know how they decide which schools get the larger discount and which ones don't? I'd really like to pick one of these up, but it's only $899 for my school.
  12. Abyssgh0st macrumors 68000


    Jan 12, 2009
    If you don't mind about lying, click his link at the top of the page and buy it. They don't check your student I.D. or call the school or anything.
  13. LPZ macrumors 65816

    Jul 11, 2006
    For real?

    Just seems odd to see

    Ships: Within 24hrs
    Free Shipping
    Was $999
    Students save $100

    when in fact students save $271.
  14. LPZ macrumors 65816

    Jul 11, 2006
  15. macboy4 macrumors regular

    Feb 17, 2009
    Uh, I just clicked on your link and it says $728, not $899.

    EDIT: nevermind... it was just pulling that last education store I looked at.
  16. cheapa55 macrumors 6502a

    Oct 29, 2007
  17. eddiehaskell macrumors regular

    Jan 25, 2008
    Never thought I'd buy another white plastic macbook, but for this price I'm in. :cool:
  18. thegoldenmackid macrumors 604


    Dec 29, 2006
    dallas, texas
    Math...not so important.
  19. macrumorsMaster macrumors 6502

    May 20, 2008
    Any concidence that it happens to finally appear today in the refurb store?

    I'm just trying to decide between it and the $499 mac mini that usually appears. I already have a monitor, but would have to shell out $20 for a keyboard&mouse.
    Not sure if I really need portability or not, but would hate myself later if I did:eek:

    Btw i'd be using it for:
    FCS, Adobe AE,Photoshop, Illustrator.
  20. FastEddie macrumors newbie

    Dec 29, 2009
    I just bought this this afternoon! With the discount. It's a good thing I got it when I did, because I checked back a few hours later and the link didn't work. Can't wait!
  21. Edubble macrumors newbie

    Oct 5, 2009
    San Diego
    I took advantage of this deal. Been looking to get away from PC's, so I took the plunge. Looking forward to learning about my new Macbook, and a lot of advice from Mac Forums!!:)

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