laptop buying advice for forum newbie/mac person oldie

Discussion in 'Buying Tips and Advice' started by teachpro, Apr 21, 2010.

  1. teachpro macrumors newbie

    Apr 15, 2010
    I'm a special ed teacher who uses her mac a lot with students. Current machine is 3+ year old macbook (2Ghz Core duo/1GB 667MHz DDR2 SDRAM) which has been dropped, spilled on, had optical drive (superdrive) and case replaced--thank you AppleCare!--and is finally on its last legs with unusable optical drive, peeling case, occasional keyboard freeze, etc. Fortunately, It's insured, programming and all.

    Now the question: I got a check for $1850 (!!!!) from insurance to replace it. Any suggestions? I'm really tempted to upgrade to low end 15" macbook pro. Way too much computer for what I do, but.....

    Suggestions on how to spend the money burning a hole in my bank account?

    I can still let "my" kids use this machine, as it obviously still works.

  2. macpluslaptop macrumors 6502

    Jun 5, 2007
    I like the extra screen real estate - the 15" really makes a difference.

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