I'm about to go to college. In fact, my classes start in three weeks. I'm going for a degree in advertisement design, involved are several typography, visual communication, graphic design and computer information classes. I dont own a computer. (My last was an 08' macbook of which my nephew obliterated with grape juice) I'm getting a substantial amount of student loans, and have asked a group of my tech savvy design friends if I should use the money to purchase a MBP. Of course, their answers were all the same, yes. But, they are all MBP owners, as well. My question is; should I use the aid to purchase the MBP I want? Or settle for a windows machine? Or, should I not use my loans at all to buy a computer, and just try to save for one between rent and bills? I've heard the adage... dont use borrowed money to purchase items that devalue. But under the circumstances?