Its time to buy!!


macrumors newbie
Original poster
Apr 12, 2009
Im finally buying my first Mac!!!! I plan on getting the macbook but I just need a little more information on what additional things toget on it.
The three things I wasnt sure about were iWork, Microsoft Office, and the Apple protection plan. Should I get them?
Im a college student, so I need my Mac for documents, photos, music, photoshop, etc. Any last words before I put my credit card in?


macrumors 65816
Apr 19, 2004
I prefer MS Office over iWork, but maybe you should try Open Office first. It's free and might be all you need. I've never bought Apple care for any of my computers but I think you can buy it anytime within the first year. Not sure though.


macrumors 6502a
Jan 31, 2009
Dallas, TX
Definitely get apple care if not right away then in a few months just don't forget and I use iwork, its all I've ever used on Mac (I used MS on PC) and haven't looked back.
Hope this helps :)


macrumors newbie
May 26, 2007
protection plan is a must, not something u have to buy right away since it comes with a year warranty, but its something u dont exactly want to put off and then forget. Now i dont know how much they've changed but sadly the warranty prices for laptops are kinda on the pricy side so if money is no object buy it when u get it, if it is… buy it when u can.

As for office or iwork personally i love iwork…*u can do everything to my knowledge with it as u can with word and what not. You can save files in both pages/ keynote format or in word/ppt so its a multi-versatile product, plus…*its cheep compared to Office. But it really comes down to if u know office and are comfortable with it than buy it. But before u do the computer comes with free trials of both office and iwork for 30 day so give them both a shot and see what u think after that
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