Macbook Pro for College

Chromas

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Jun 12, 2012
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Hi
I'm am looking at a macbook pro for college. As a graduation gift I was told that I could get what ever I wanted in terms of laptops so money isn't a problem. However I don't want anything I don't really need just because I have the ability to. I am aware of the new releases yesterday and would like some opinions on what to get. This decision is between the 13 and 15 inch models retina display model included. Also for anyone who knows enough about this I would appreciate suggested specs too. If possible reasoning behind all suggestions would be appreciated.

Thanks,

Chromas
 

CausticPuppy

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May 1, 2012
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Hi
I'm am looking at a macbook pro for college. As a graduation gift I was told that I could get what ever I wanted in terms of laptops so money isn't a problem. However I don't want anything I don't really need just because I have the ability to. I am aware of the new releases yesterday and would like some opinions on what to get. This decision is between the 13 and 15 inch models retina display model included. Also for anyone who knows enough about this I would appreciate suggested specs too. If possible reasoning behind all suggestions would be appreciated.

Thanks,

Chromas

You were told you could get whatever you want and money is not a problem, so therefore you need to get the retina Macbook Pro with maxed out BTO options.

My suggestion: 15" Macbook Pro w/retina display, 2.7GHz quad-core i7, 16GB memory, 768GB flash storage, Applecare warranty

Reasoning: it's not your money so why hold back
 

melterx12

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college is pretty general.

If you are going to major in computer science, you will want (but not necessarily need) a laptop with a decent amount of screen real-estate. A 15" macbook pro or retina macbook pro.

As far as processing power, any of the current available macbooks should be able to handle any college level work without any problems.


You were told you could get whatever you want and money is not a problem, so therefore you need to get the retina Macbook Pro with maxed out BTO options.

My suggestion: 15" Macbook Pro w/retina display, 2.7GHz quad-core i7, 16GB memory, 768GB flash storage, Applecare warranty

Reasoning: it's not your money so why hold back
that's some bad reasoning. it's still his parent's money (I assume). Theres absolutely no reason to get the maxed out retina macbook pro for college. Beyond the larger hard drive nothing provided in the more expensive option would provide any benefit whatsoever.
 

Auzburner

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Apr 11, 2008
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Definitely go for the Retina MacBook Pro. You'll want the latest and greatest going into school. If you feel ambitious, upgrade the options with RAM and drive space. Otherwise, the upper build to order Retina MacBook Pro will be an easy choice. As a college student, go for the Retina.
 

baypharm

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College is place to learn academics. Therefore save your parents' money, thank them for their suggested generosity, and go with a bottom of the line model. You are not making a living with your computer so you don't need a top of the line model. Show some prudence, responsibility, and that will go a longer way in your college career.
 

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