Laptop advice for a college student.

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  1. xJus10x macrumors regular

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    Hey, I know I'm going to need a new laptop for college. I'm going to wait until July or August to buy, but I was wondering what you guys would suggest - MacBook or MacBook Pro. I'm most likely gonna study accounting. I do have an interest in computer science, but I doubt I'm gonna dive into that. Would I even need the more powerful graphics card for computer science? Right now it looks like I'm gonna get the black MacBook whenever it's updated, is that a wise choice? This will be my first year of college. Thanks!
     
  2. dukebound85 macrumors P6

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    get the mb. its more than enough for what you need. i got trhough engineering with an emac and mb and no complaints!

    plus you save a lot of mula
     
  3. xJus10x thread starter macrumors regular

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    Cool thanks, plus I'm gonna like the black exterior opposed to my 4 year old PowerBook's aluminum.
     
  4. xJus10x thread starter macrumors regular

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    Do you think that the MacBooks will be updated before August?
     
  5. dukebound85 macrumors P6

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    hard to tell. you can always use this as some sort of reference
    http://buyersguide.macrumors.com/
     
  6. xJus10x thread starter macrumors regular

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    Yeah it doesn't look like there's gonna be an upgrade. Never know about WWDC though, maybe mult-touch or something
     
  7. thinkband macrumors regular

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    Don't expect any updates for a while if Apple's past has anything to do with it. Lately they have been waiting 2 months to update the processor after it is announced. If we are looking at a new package for the MB and MBP, expect even a longer delay. I doubt you will see an update before school starts.
     
  8. amac4me macrumors 65816

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    Get the MacBook, you won't need the Pro if you're studying accounting. Good luck with your decision and subsequent purchase.
     
  9. Warstrong macrumors newbie

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    well if you must get a new laptop the macbook will certainly be plenty...

    but why does apple take so damn long to update their products? I find it outrageous...
    and does anybody else see the deteriorating quality of apple in general? Don't mean to hijack the thread, but I think the question has kinda been answered already...
     
  10. xJus10x thread starter macrumors regular

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    Thanks for the replies. Looks like I'll be getting the black MacBook after my open house.
     
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  12. thatguysmells macrumors regular

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    Why would you need a powerful graphics card for computer science? My friend who studied programming just wrote html all day, and used java, css, etc. You don't need a powerful graphics card for that. I recommend you just get a base 13" macbook pro. I think the specs are beyond what you need, but the added cost over the macbook is worth it, because the build quality is exceptional. I think it would be money well spent. Just take care of it please, don't be like my friend who uses his powerbook while in the jacuzzi. :D
     
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    LOL, yeah, nice top posting something from April 2008, and worse, you guys just posted an "answer"

    Post whores, just trying to pad your post count... :p
     
  15. thatguysmells macrumors regular

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    Haha oh no, I just realized that. Why do people bring these things back from the dead? LOL :D
     
  16. thegoldenmackid macrumors 604

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    Pot meet Kettle.
     
  17. Matthew Yohe macrumors 68020

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    Hrm. I'm not sure how this happened. I usually only follow Forum Spy, why would this come up?
     

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