I need some help buying a laptop!

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by intempo808, Aug 29, 2007.

  1. intempo808 macrumors regular

    Jun 7, 2007
    For college, im 15 at the moment, I will need a laptop... and my Dad has been constatly trying to persudae me to spend £300- £400 on a Windows based laptop, however, I have tried the Mac's and OS X at my local Apple Store and have been stunned and amazed at the quality and stuff like that of eveything.

    In some ways my Dad is right about Windows laptop's... they're cheap... they work (just)... everything I have at the moment on the PC will work on a Windows laptop... and I totally agree with all of this...

    But I don't want to be like everyone else... with a tacky, standard, slow, plain Windows Laptop... I want to be different... and I love Mac's and if I were to get one I would buy a MacBook...

    The only problem is the money... as I am only 15, it is very hard to find a job, and most of my money I get is used to go ou with friends.

    Does anyone have any suggestions on how to get £700 within the next year?

    Thank You Sooooooo Much
  2. GAS macrumors regular

    Nov 8, 2006
    Yes, save the money you get and get a job somewhere (I worked when I was 15).
  3. sain macrumors member

    Jul 17, 2007
    Throw a birthday party and invite A LOT of people.
  4. GAS macrumors regular

    Nov 8, 2006
    And tell them you want a card with money or they aren't allowed in.
  5. zepharus macrumors 6502a


    Aug 7, 2007
  6. mac000 macrumors 6502a

    Sep 6, 2005
  7. nateDEEZY macrumors 6502a

    Jan 24, 2007
    San Francisco, CA
    Hahaha, I haven't read something in a while that actually made me laugh out loud.

    Definitely, if you have that much money right now save it till you can afford a refurbed macbook, iMac or, mac mini which ever you prefer!
  8. WhySoSerious macrumors 65816


    Jun 30, 2007
    Dallas, TX
    you win the "most worthless post of the year" award! use your own common sense and you should be able to answer this "question" on your own w/out having to post on an internet forum asking for help.

    geeezzzz...education system must be hurting really bad these days...
  9. Adokimus macrumors 6502a


    Jun 2, 2007
    Boston, MA

    Let's see... you're 15, AND you want to be original. That's shocking. And I bet your parents "just don't get you."

    Three things:

    1) Have you ever been to a coffee shop? And you still think a macbook will make you look original? Really?

    2) If you really must have it, the above poster makes a good point about making lots of money by turning tricks. Do you live near a church?

    3) As for actual advise, if you really want a macbook, I would buy a refurb (but it might not be much less than with your student discount). Talk to your dad about Boot Camp ( http://www.apple.com/macosx/bootcamp/ ) to ease his compatibility worries at no additional cost. Try working more hours and going out with friends slightly less, then see if you can get your father to give or even lend you the rest and pay him back in increments. Putting more effort into this and making some sacrifices will likely get you more support from your parents.

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