I'm New... Please Help

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by ipodtouchy333, Jan 28, 2008.

  1. ipodtouchy333 macrumors 65816

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    Hello, I am considering getting a mac in a few months or so. I have narrowed it down between the middle macbook or the macbook air (revision 2). I am a student in HS and will probably just do the basics- use it for projects, internet, downloading/watching movies-nothing too heavy such as video editing. I am wondering, since this will be my first mac in awhile, what software/programs I will need for studentish stuff. Thanks!
     
  2. MacNut macrumors Core

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    Don't expect the second generation MBA for quite some time. If you are doing movies the Mac Book will be a better choice as it has the DVD drive. All you would really need for software is Office.
     
  3. LinuXtreme macrumors regular

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    Before buying office, try out NeoOffice. I've been using it for about 3 months and (so far) it seems to be backwards compatible with all of my old Office documents. Best of all, it's free!
     
  4. letswastetime macrumors regular

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    i would definitely suggest going for the middle range macbook. it will probably be better for the basics compared to the macbook air. im in college and i have a middle range macbook and absolutely love it, i do all the things you mentioned and it works perfect for that.

    as for programs office 08 is great, i just got it. or neo office if youre looking to save some money.
     

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