Going to buy the Macbook today!

Discussion in 'Buying Tips and Advice' started by ib4walrus, Aug 4, 2008.

  1. ib4walrus macrumors regular

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    Going today to the Apple store to get the white mid-range Macbook and Ipod Touch. This is going to be my first Mac and I'm super excited :D. But before I go, is there any anything I should know/get while I'm there? Is there any other discounts I could get?
     
  2. NotFound macrumors 6502a

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    Student discount, free printer, free ipod you are set

    dont forget Apple care
     
  3. neiltc13 macrumors 68040

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    If you are a student at a qualifying Higher Education institution then you get AppleCare for free.
     
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    :confused: How do I find out if my school qualifies for that?
     
  5. neiltc13 macrumors 68040

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    Visit http://apple.procureweb.ac.uk from a computer on your University's network. If you see "You are not authorized to view this page" then you're not eligible.
     
  6. zer0tails macrumors 65816

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    they give free Apple care to students in the UK? Wow..lucky! We still have to pay for our Apple care over here :(
     
  7. ib4walrus thread starter macrumors regular

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    just got it

    And I must say it has to be the most beautiful thing ever ;).
    Snapped on the Incase hardshell and now I'm asking should I wait till the battery fully charges before turning it on? And what would be the quickest way to transfer my media files from my Dell (ugh) desktop? I do have an external hard drive but is there a way to connect the two directly?
     
  8. SchneiderMan macrumors G3

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    i would hold on that buddy, unless you still want a plastic macbook
     
  9. ProwlingTiger macrumors 65816

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    Read above post: too late.
     
  10. ib4walrus thread starter macrumors regular

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    I realize that there is the macbook update where the case would be in aluminum. However, I doubt that it would be released by tomorrow and don't really care much for the waiting game. Plus I needed a new mp3 player :)
     
  11. jroller macrumors regular

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    Congrats and Welcome to the Mac!

    If you have an ethernet crossover cable, I think you can direct connect the two. Never done it that way myself, but I would think it is possible. Maybe someone else can verify. Also, if you have a wired (or wireless) network, you can connect that way.
     
  12. ib4walrus thread starter macrumors regular

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    I do have a wireless network (7mb/s over Netgear RangeMaxx G network) and I can't find my ethernet cable right now but I'll buy another if necessary. I need to transfer about 60GB of files so I'm looking for the quickest way.

    Edit: Transferred all with an external.
     
  13. RainForRent macrumors 6502

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    Photos that show up on the front page doesn't make them fact. This is, after all, MacRumors. Enjoy your fantastic plastic Macbook, and don't let this stuff bother you. Enjoy your shiny new Mac. Besides, my favorite macs I've owned have been plastic: G4/G3 iMacs, G4 Cube, Clamshell and white iBook.
     
  14. Nieval macrumors 6502

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    Congratulations on your purchase. I've been waiting on the new macbook but not because i'm patient but rather that i haven't saved up enough yet. Again, congrats and enjoy!!
     
  15. SchneiderMan macrumors G3

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    i wasnt talking about what i saw here on the forums..
     

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