Laptop for University?

Discussion in 'Mac Help/Tips' started by Tharkûn, Mar 5, 2003.

  1. Tharkûn macrumors newbie

    Mar 5, 2003

    Firstly, I must say that is forum is very helpful and extensive.

    But, now onto the problem.

    I am going to University in about two years, but hopefully I can get a new Mac by the end of this year or beggining of next year. I have a uber crappy 667Mhz Compaq right now which isn't exactly the best. It gets the job done, but poorly and slowly. Anyway, I want to swtich. I would swtich because of Mac's reliabilty, efficiency and of course style.

    However, I don't know which Mac to get. I have pondered it over and over. I'm not really sure if I need a laptop for university or not. If it will just become a hassle or not. I was opting to get a 15 or 17 inch powerbook as a desktop replacement, but found them to be expensive with all the add ons and such. So then I thought I'd rather get an ibook and an iMac and take advantage of wireless networking and extra reliabilty and portability. But now i'm doubting whether or not I should get the iBook. If I decide just to get the iMac, then i can get the best one with an ipod yada yada yada. Moreover, I would be able to get it earlier.

    I'd deifinitely use the computer(s) for word processing, graphics editing, a little bit of everything I guess.

    My budget is about $6000 to $7000 CDN (so about $100 US)

    Any suggestions, help and advice is more than welcome

    Thanks :D ,

  2. timbloom macrumors 6502a


    Jan 19, 2002
    Re: Laptop for University?

    I would suggest you hold onto your money for a little bit, if you don't need the machine for a couple years, your machine will have been updated about 3-4 times in between, and at least one major update.

    Um, Canadian?! The conversion rate can't be that bad, I am guessing it is a typo..
  3. Tharkûn thread starter macrumors newbie

    Mar 5, 2003
    I was just kidding about the conversion rate :D Just to point out the the Canadian dollar is really low. Well at least ti was high for a little bit.

    Anyway, thanks for your input.
  4. 4409723 Suspended


    Jun 22, 2001
    For those of you who want the conversion, I just flashed out Apple's Calculator, updated my exchange rates and $6000 Canadian = $4078.58 US
  5. topicolo macrumors 68000


    Jun 4, 2002
    Ottawa, ON
    you might want to get an ibook, save the rest, and upgrade in another 2 years instead of blowing it all on a 17" powerbook. BTW, wait until you get into university before you get the laptop because then you'll be eligible for an educational discount when you buy from the university's computer store.

Share This Page