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Discussion in 'Buying Tips and Advice' started by solaris7, Aug 5, 2008.
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Yep - MacBook is all I use at college although there are times when I wish I had a desktop but I don't need one
MBP for me, but yes, it's my only computer (I could have gone with a macbook and have been fine, but I wanted a larger screen).
I agree with the post above me, there are sometimes when I miss having a desktop, but the ability to have a laptop to take to class when need outweighs that greatly.
Sometimes I wouldn't mind the power of an iMac, but the screen is big enough for my work & play, and I connect it the TV for movies. MacBook is great for college.
For normal college needs, the macbook always worked perfectly for me.
I do connect it to an external monitor when at home, but that's certainly more of a luxury than a necessity.
Macbook air in the hizzy for sheezy in the weezy.
Contemplating a superdrive to watch dvds, but happy so far with everything.
Seriously, for masters level course work, all you need is safari, powerpoint (or keynote), and word (or some word processor). And Itunes.
I have a mbp as a desktop and thinkpad x61s for a portable in school. I can't find my choice in that poll!
i selected "YES, the macbook fits my portable needs and the screen is just right!" although i do have a family pc at home.. but i only use it for itunes/limewire
Yep, MacBook's it for me, school, home, and around. I don't really care for a desktop, I have a 22" monitor and no need for the extra graphics power. But I would like a Mac Mini as a home server/router, beats the heck out of a Base Station!
Yeah I have a blackbook and I'm happy most with it's design and it's exclusiveness. I don't think I'm much of a power user and the screen I just hook up to a widescreen which makes it perfect. I'm a sophomore in college
I used a macbook exclusively (with an external LCD at home) for quite a while. Eventually I supplemented it with a used core solo mini just for movies and music, but could have done without.
My MacBook is my only personal computer. It is fantastic.
I have a 17" MacBook Pro w/ 24" LCD at work, however.
Use the MBP at class and at the office. Back home I use the Mac Pro and some Linux/Windows boxes.
I've been using my Macbook as my only computer for over two years now and I've never felt like I needed something else. I don't use an external monitor, also.
had this macbook for a year now, got it a few months before i started uni, its perfect.
i was tempted to get a macbook pro, but im glad i didnt. i dont even notice the screen is smaller, i watch movies and tv on it and its fine. obviously as its smaller, its more portable, can just carry it round like a book.
you can probably get education discount as well, like £100 or more off, so check that out too.
i love my macbook. lol
my macbook pro is perfect for my college needs and then some... i also use it for my music and DJ needs which handles everything perfectly!
I still have my old toshiba laptop, which is grounded and acts like a desktop, in which handles the activities that i dont want my MBP doing
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it was until yesterday, when I got an iMac. I used the macbook with an external KB/mouse/monitor, and it worked very well. Still, it's no iMac!
i always have had the macbook, but i did have an ibook g4 which got stolen at school, so my parents bought me another mac laptop after a period of 3 months. its light and portable, whereas the 15" is not as portable, although I will be buying one hopefully when the new chassis comes out. but yea, im a high school student and the macbook is perfect for me, but i'm probably going ot have a macbook pro for college since I'm planning on a CS major.
Macbook Pro for me with an external Dell UltraSharp 2408WFP. However if you aren't concerned with gaming I would see no reason that a MacBook wouldn't be sufficient.
I used my MBP for film school. It was the only computer I used. I did use an external hd for the raw footage and another one for final projects.
yes, it's my only computer. Does all I need to do. may down the road get a pro if i want to do more video editing, but for now my macbook works
No but I could live with it as my only computer.
I don't fit into any of those catagories...
I have a macbook, which I use without an external moniter, and I have an IBM ThinkPad, which sits under my bed in a horrible mess of broken power cords and barely spinning harddrives. But I still own it.
This is the perfect college setup as far as I'm concerned. I own 14 computers but I only have 2 with me, my macbook pro and an eeePC. Even when I go home I dont touch the other computers since mac runs windows also I do everything on my MBP. Back in my living area (you see it in the picture) I have my mbp, monitor, and external harddrive. At my office I have the same setup but with a smaller external drive. Not only do I have the portability of a laptop to drag with me wherever I go, but I also have the convenience of a desktop. Its a great setup and I recommend it to anyone. You will have room in your dorm because my living area is smaller then any college dorm I've been in.
Long live the Pismo Feel the power of 450 whole megahertz and dual battery bays.
As you would imagine I also use a PowerMac at home.