Going to college, need a laptop

Discussion in 'MacBook' started by Anthony T, Jul 29, 2008.

  1. Anthony T macrumors 6502a

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    Ok, so I'm going off to college this September and I'd like to become either a Pharmacist or a Radiologist.

    I've never owned a Mac before, but I have used one and I think this time I'd like to get a Mac over a PC.

    I will mostly use it for school work, and basic things like surfing the internet, watching videos, downloading music, storing my photos, word processing, etc.

    What would be the best laptop for me to get that is under $2000?
     
  2. Tallest Skil macrumors P6

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  3. alphaod macrumors Core

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    Well you could get the base model 15" MBP, but it would put you over by $100-150 if you buy AppleCare also. If you don't buy AppleCare with tax and stuff it should cost you around $2000.
     
  4. wickedawesome31 macrumors member

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    I'm also in the same boat, I'm going to buy my first mac in the middle of august (just incase they are able to update by then, although it's looking like it might be september now).


    I agree, I would buy the 2.4GHz white, unless you wanted the bigger hard drive and black plastic (then buy the black! ;) )
     
  5. Tallest Skil macrumors P6

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    Where do you live that you get $1 tax on a $1,999 purchase... because I'm moving there as of NOW.
     
  6. eidrunner247 macrumors 6502

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    Many states have a no tax weekend. Start packing.
     
  7. dmw007 macrumors G4

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    Go for either a refurbished 15" MacBook Pro or a MacBook. Go for the MacBook Pro if you want a larger screen and a dedicated GPU, otherwise, go for the MacBook. :)
     
  8. cambridge1807 macrumors member

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    Oregon?
     
  9. Apple-Man23 macrumors regular

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    i believe he is assuming that an individual going to college is eligible for the :apple: education discount.
     
  10. muldul macrumors 6502

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    Go for the Black macbook, it is the best one of the macbooks and looks sooo much nicer than the white one
     
  11. iOrlando macrumors 68000

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    I like the white ones.

    I would get the base model macbook with memory upgrade.

    Use the extra money for a) airport express b) itunes movies/music c) apps for your free ipod touch
     
  12. M4CBOOK macrumors regular

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  13. pinktank macrumors 6502

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    base macbook, new one might come out 2nd week of september, so pretty much your call
     

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