Fortune magazine recommends Apple's iMac G5 for back-to-sch...

Discussion in ' News Discussion' started by MacBytes, Aug 3, 2005.

  1. Aaon macrumors 6502

    Jun 30, 2004
    There's also a nice mention of the ibook on the second page, though it was written just before the most recent update.
  2. jkaz macrumors 6502

    Feb 3, 2004
    Upper Mid West
    "Laptop computers have many advantages for most students, but desktop systems make much more sense for science, engineering and software programming students because they offer more computing power and greater expandability than most laptops"

    did anyone else find this to be over-stepping a generality?

    " Prices for the iMac G5 17-inch widescreen model start at $1,299." lists it's student price iMac G5 17-inch model starting at $1199.

    'great journalism : fast turtle'
  3. Nickygoat macrumors 6502a


    Dec 11, 2004
    Also from that page:
    What? Anybody else disagree? :p
  4. devilot Moderator emeritus


    May 1, 2005
    Hmm, honestly? I can't see how I can-- considering how I have thought about majoring in English, history, or art, and I have handed in applications to Peet's coffee (now that is real coffee, not Starbux).
  5. mkrishnan Moderator emeritus


    Jan 9, 2004
    Grand Rapids, MI, USA
    Yeah... hmmm... students in those fields also work on a lot of collaborative group projects, because they're fields where one person often cannot do a task by themselves, due to the scale of the task. So laptops are very useful in those fields.

    'Sides which, most engineering students, at least when I was in Engineering, were not running Catia or UG at home. Maybe Pro-E once in a while. And none of that will run on an iBook or PB anyway.

    But most of them were doing things more along the lines of Office, Mathematica and Matlab at home. Which would work just fine on a notebook.

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