Is this the right MacBook for me?

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

  1. Lipstick macrumors member

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    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
    4GB
    250HDD

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

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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

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    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

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    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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