ibook questions/setup...

Whistleway

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Finally, I am ready to buy my first computer !! Thanks to my savings, I am going today to the local apple shop to decide 12" or 14".

I want an ibook, an all-in-one printer and an ipod deal for the students. And i want to connect them with an airport express with airtunes. My purchase list !

ibook 14" with 80GB - $1,244
ipod mini 4gig - $179 (free after rebate)
hp psc 1610 - $129 (30 after rebate)
belkin usb cable - $15
airport express airtune - $119
tax - $115
shipping - free

total - $1,801 ($1,523 after rebate)
1gig memory - $150?
applecare (i can get within an year) - $183+tax

any comments on the setup? how easy to put ram on the ibook? expensive?
 

AstrosFan

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Jul 26, 2005
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I am not a computer professional, and I found it amazingly easy to install RAM on an iBook. I don't think you'll find it difficult.
I think getting your RAM from a third-party makes a lot of sense.

The rest of your setup looks great - enjoy!
My only comment would be that if you think the iPod mini won't be enough for you to grow into, you could consider paying the difference & stepping up to one of the true iPods (e.g. 20GB).

Congratulations again on starting off with such a great layout!
 

zeeko

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Jul 15, 2005
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look really close at that rebate form about 3/4 of the way through terms and conditions, i'm about 99% sure you can't use it with an education discount computer purchase...
 

homerjward

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Whistleway said:
Finally, I am ready to buy my first computer !! Thanks to my savings, I am going today to the local apple shop to decide 12" or 14".

I want an ibook, an all-in-one printer and an ipod deal for the students. And i want to connect them with an airport express with airtunes. My purchase list !

ibook 14" with 80GB - $1,244
ipod mini 4gig - $179 (free after rebate)
hp psc 1610 - $129 (30 after rebate)
belkin usb cable - $15
airport express airtune - $119
tax - $115
shipping - free

total - $1,801 ($1,523 after rebate)
1gig memory - $150?
applecare (i can get within an year) - $183+tax

any comments on the setup? how easy to put ram on the ibook? expensive?
you can get a usb cable *really* cheap at newegg (i picked up a 15' for my printer across the room for $3 plus shipping (no tax). sounds like a great setup :)
 

Hattig

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Jan 3, 2003
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Unless that is an excellent all-in-one printer with solid reviews, I'd rather get a separate laser printer and a scanner, and use that iPhoto album thing when you need printouts of pictures.

Also that is pretty steep for a USB cable.
 

Steadmuffin

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Jul 10, 2005
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zeeko said:
look really close at that rebate form about 3/4 of the way through terms and conditions, i'm about 99% sure you can't use it with an education discount computer purchase...
The entire purpose of the student union promotion is to offer educational customers a free ipod mini. Of course you can use it with an educational discount computer.
 

chucknorris

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Jun 28, 2005
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zeeko said:
look really close at that rebate form about 3/4 of the way through terms and conditions, i'm about 99% sure you can't use it with an education discount computer purchase...
Huh?? It's called the "Student Union" rebate, it's ONLY for education. You'd be wrong on that one...

Beaten to it!
 

chucknorris

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Jun 28, 2005
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zeeko said:
i was talking about the printer rebate
This rebate is offered on the front page of the education store, as well as when you're checking out with a purchase from the education store. The rep I spoke with while ordering my iBook said I would receive the printer rebate. Unless apple has suddenly turned to deception as a cheap way of skimming extra profit...and I've confirmed. The form does say purchases for educational INSTITUTIONS do not qualify, but nothing about individual education purchases. Sorry, wrong on that too!
 
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