Buying a Macbook and need help on what to get with it

Discussion in 'Buying Tips and Advice' started by tvbuster, Jul 26, 2008.

  1. tvbuster macrumors newbie

    Jul 26, 2008
    Hi guys-

    I'm going to get a Macbook today at my local apple store. I am making a jump from a HP PC to a Mac.

    I am a student and will be getting the free ipod touch and printer with the mac.

    I will be getting the middle model (2.4ghz, 2gb RAM, 160gb harddrive, etc.) My main question is should I purchase the iWork software or can I somehow put microsoft word and excel on the mac?

    I think I have chosen the model with a good amount of memory and power for my needs but any opinions are welcome.

    I should be going to purchase it this afternoon at the applestore....

    Also is Applecare worth the money?


  2. Samarium macrumors 6502a


    Jan 6, 2008
    @ home.

    Yes you can. It's called Microsoft Office for Mac.

    Yes. In my opinion, you should purchase it here. There are places where you can get it cheaper though.
  3. aethelbert macrumors 601

    Jun 1, 2007
    Chicago, IL, USA
    no no no. It's cheaper to get it direct through Apple with the student discount, which the OP obviously qualifies for.
  4. Indohottie macrumors 6502


    Mar 1, 2004
    you can check out free open source office suite..

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