Is this the right MacBook for me?

Discussion in 'Buying Tips and Advice' started by Lipstick, Jun 16, 2009.

  1. Lipstick macrumors member

    Jun 9, 2009
    Riverside, California
    College student, just need a laptop for classes for the next 3-4 years. Writing papers, iChat, music, and general browsing. I don't really play games. Here's what I have configured:

    2.26Ghz 13" MacBook Pro

    Tell me what you think? Please, and thanks.
  2. jackiecanev2 macrumors 65816


    Jul 6, 2007
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    Upgrade the HD and ram on your own; its easy and much cheaper. If you're going to get it through apple, you might as well get the 2.5 stock, which comes with both upgrades. Student discount price =1399 + a free ipod and printer. And for what you want, it'll be fine. The only thing against it will be time.
  3. joeypk07 macrumors newbie

    Jun 16, 2009
    I wouldn't worry too much about upgrading those components on your own... you're only looking at $45 for the Hard drive upgrade and $90 for the RAM, and you'll know that you'll be taken care of by Apple in the first year if you have any issues, or up to 3 years if you pick up AppleCare. I definitely think you'll be happy with that amount of RAM and the HD though.

    The 13" is a great portable machine... I envy your battery life!

    Like the other poster wrote make sure you take advantage of the Back-to-School offerings Apple has like $100 off of eligible printers and the free iPod touch!
  4. AdamLikesMusic macrumors 6502

    Jun 3, 2009
    I think it's great.

    I'm in the exact same position as you (I'll be starting college this Fall), and last week, I ordered literally that exact configuration. The upgrades weren't badly priced, and I'm extremely happy with my purchase.

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