Mac Portable Observation: College

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by paul.b.davis, Feb 7, 2008.

  1. paul.b.davis macrumors 6502

    paul.b.davis

    Joined:
    Oct 24, 2007
    Location:
    Over the hills and far away...
    #1
    I remember when I first came to college with my PowerBook G4 back in 2005, I was one of two people in my residence hall to have a mac, and almost the only one to ever have one in almost all of my classes. This semester alone, I have started to notice that in my classes, if I look around I will se at least 5 white apples glowing at me.

    I also used to be the only Mac user in my fraternity. I now see at least 4 other brothers using Macs, and 4 out of our 10 pledges have MB's or MBP's

    I guess the point of this is that I am seeing first hand how pervasive Macs are becoming on college campuses, and it makes me happy.
     
  2. AliensAreFuzzy macrumors 68000

    AliensAreFuzzy

    Joined:
    May 30, 2004
    Location:
    Madison, WI
    #2
    I go to UW-Madison and I have noticed there are a ton of Macs used by people on campus. In my dorm I'd have to say 2/5-1/2 of the people have macs. Even in my science and engineering classes there are quite a few white glowing apples when I look back.
     
  3. skyrider007 macrumors 65816

    skyrider007

    Joined:
    Aug 5, 2007
    Location:
    Bangkok
    #3
    About 20-25% of the students at my uni use a Mac. This is from my own estimation. Nobody uses a laptop in lectures here though.

    P.S. i like ur music
     
  4. Brianstorm91 macrumors 65816

    Brianstorm91

    Joined:
    Sep 30, 2007
    Location:
    Cambridge, UK
    #4
    It's quite interesting how the white MacBooks outnumber BlackBooks at my college probably 200 : 0
    The MacBook Pro is a lowly figure, maybe 10?
    Discounting any owned by the college, that is.
     
  5. Mac OS X Ocelot macrumors 6502a

    Mac OS X Ocelot

    Joined:
    Sep 7, 2005
    #5
    I would put that at least 50% of my college uses Macs. Seriously. It's almost like a fad.
     
  6. tremendous macrumors 6502

    tremendous

    Joined:
    Jan 16, 2008
    Location:
    UK? Yeah I'm OK. Stop asking.
    #6
    my bro's in the frat used to have a bunch but they stuck them up the ass of some poor kid who got a little too hazed :(
     
  7. paul.b.davis thread starter macrumors 6502

    paul.b.davis

    Joined:
    Oct 24, 2007
    Location:
    Over the hills and far away...
    #7
    funny about the blackbooks, 2 of my pledges have them

    and yeah, you hardly see any MBP's, but I am still happy to see macs.

    p.s. Thanks skyrider
     
  8. Neil321 macrumors 68040

    Neil321

    Joined:
    Nov 6, 2007
    Location:
    Britain, Avatar Created By Bartelby
    #8
    Here in the UK things are getting the same,when i first started teaching IT
    at college there wasnt a Mac in sight now 8months on there started to appear
    Same goes for another college i have to visit sometimes white macbooks
    popping up all over the place
     
  9. ewxlt macrumors regular

    Joined:
    Jan 25, 2008
    #9
    But aren't Macs still only something like 4% of the market? That 4% must be in college still.
     
  10. skyrider007 macrumors 65816

    skyrider007

    Joined:
    Aug 5, 2007
    Location:
    Bangkok
    #10
    It's actually around 7% now. And there are like tens of million computers out there, so the number is pretty significant. And young people tends to like Macs, that's why you see more of them in school/college/uni.
     
  11. Beowulf666 macrumors regular

    Beowulf666

    Joined:
    Nov 26, 2007
    #11
    Wanting to own a machine of great quality is a fad? :confused:
     
  12. Mac OS X Ocelot macrumors 6502a

    Mac OS X Ocelot

    Joined:
    Sep 7, 2005
    #12
    All the emo kids are doing it.
     
  13. paul.b.davis thread starter macrumors 6502

    paul.b.davis

    Joined:
    Oct 24, 2007
    Location:
    Over the hills and far away...
  14. heatmiser macrumors 68020

    Joined:
    Dec 6, 2007
    #14
    Yeah, it's trendy to own Macs now. No big deal.
     
  15. Beric macrumors 68020

    Beric

    Joined:
    Jan 22, 2008
    Location:
    Bay Area
    #15
    I go to school right in Cupertino, and there are quite a few Mac users, but not as many as you would expect. There's also too many Dells in the computer lab, though there are like 20 20" iMacs in the Library
     
  16. ripplet macrumors member

    Joined:
    Sep 6, 2007
    #16
    i think it's because Macs makes each and every user more productive than other computers.

    With all the integrated software and other freeware available for productivity, i regret not switching when i started school. :D
     

Share This Page