Just scored a free remote for my MacBook.

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by dopey220, Apr 11, 2007.

  1. dopey220 macrumors 6502


    Jul 19, 2006
    So, I lost my Apple Remote months ago. Today I was at school and asked the Network Administrator if the remotes for our school's new iMacs were just lying around somewhere. He said they were, and gave me one without even hesitating. Sure beats the hell out of spending $25 on a new one.
  2. Jasonbot macrumors 68020


    Aug 15, 2006
    The Rainbow Nation RSA
    Your school has macs :eek: My school is so primitive, all we get is new Celeron PC boxes...
  3. daneoni macrumors G4


    Mar 24, 2006
    Ditto.....takes like 4 minutes to launch a freaking browser. Booting up is another story...might as well go have a game of tennis whilst its booting, you'll probably come back to find it at "Loading personal settings..."
  4. psycoswimmer macrumors 65816


    Sep 27, 2006
    Wow, that's a nice find. I wonder what they do with all of those extra remotes...?

    My school had Power Macintoshes. I want to say it was something like 5500/225? We still have one in the computer lab. Then we got Pentium III Gateways running Windows 98. (This was in 2000...) They run awful. I finished my Word assignment a couple weeks ago in class and asked if I could go on the old Mac. I opened Photoshop (version 4 or 5) and it ran beautifully. Well, pretty fast for that Mac. I ran a couple of filters and everything and it worked nice. I can't imagine running Photoshop on my school's current computers though.
  5. AVID macrumors member


    Mar 30, 2007
    Our uni has about 30 powermac G5s dual core lined up just for our department. (alas, no remote controls) :D
  6. Collin973 macrumors 6502

    Mar 29, 2006
    My department uses all kinds of macs. All the professors are given an iMac and each of the classrooms have a titanium powerbook connected to a projector in the ceiling. And last semester in the lower computer lab, there were 25 or so G5's with nice 20" apple displays and now there are 20" intel iMacs. I was really pleased to see the use of macs at my university.

    I wondered what they did with those G5's. I wouldn't mind find 1 or 25 in a dumpster!
  7. Shaduu macrumors 6502a


    Jan 31, 2007
    Probably gave them back to Apple in return for a discount on the iMacs.
  8. Collin973 macrumors 6502

    Mar 29, 2006
    well I guess I don't need to walk past the dumpsters anymore...:(
  9. dopey220 thread starter macrumors 6502


    Jul 19, 2006
    It's because I'm a graphic design major. For a community college, it's a great program. We have Core Duo iMacs in the labs (Mac Pros in the room where my 3D modeling class is), along with the latest software. It puts the design programs of surrounding universities to shame.

    The iMacs are actually replacing the eMacs we had until a couple semesters ago. When they were replaced, they were sold to the students for $75 apiece. Check out my sig for specs.
  10. wardc03 macrumors newbie

    Jan 18, 2009
    free remote

    I came across this topic and I DO realize that it is old. But I just wanted to tell everyone that I called Apple today to see if my new MacBook Pro came with a remote and they said, "No, but ya know what? We'll just give you one!" So they just shipped it out with free overnight shipping! I couldn't believe it. They just straight up gave me a free remote for my MacBook Pro. I have used mac for quite some time now but now I think that I am a Mac Junkie for life.
    MacBook Pro 15.4 2.4Ghz 200GB
    iBook G4 12"
    iPod 5th Gen. 30 GB
  11. alphaod macrumors Core


    Feb 9, 2008
    We still have iMac G5s, but they said they are due for an upgrade this summer. We do have Mac Pros, but that's just in some clusters.
  12. Greenhoe macrumors regular

    Dec 17, 2008
    My College Upgraded just a year ago to Single Quad Core Mac Pro's with 23in Cinema Displays.

    All the Graphic, Web, Computer Based Classes now have the Mac Pros, where all other classes have old Pentium Dells with 512 Ram which take 20 mins to load up.

    I'm very happy we got the Cinema Displays as we use to have to work on 17in Monitors with the G5s.
  13. ChrisN macrumors 65816


    Aug 27, 2007
    Demarest, NJ
    The library and computer lab at my school both have iMacs and they are great but they automatically boot into Windows and I usually forget to go to Mac :/

  14. kastenbrust macrumors 68030


    Dec 26, 2008
    North Korea
    Sometimes they do that because once they made a mistake and wrote on the Apple site that all computers come with a standard remote included.

    Infact i think its still on the site somewhere, maybe in a video by that guy who always starts saying "Hi im john and i work in one of the Apple retail stores"

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