Need help convincing my dad...

Discussion in 'Macintosh Computers' started by realityisterror, Sep 2, 2003.

  1. realityisterror macrumors 65816


    Aug 30, 2003
    Snellville, GA
    Hey all,

    I need help convincing my dad (and mom) that I need my own computer. I'm looking at the eMac Combo model. Also, I am 13 and my "current" day-to-day computer is a P4 1.6GHz with 256 RAM, 80GB 5,400RPM HD, non-functioning (thanks to my cousin) CD-RW, and DVD. I also have a 17 year old sister that is addicted to forums....

    Any help as to why I need my own computer and/or why it should be a Mac?

    I do basic e-mail, IM, web, HTML, light video editing, MP3 playback, etc., etc.

  2. Mr. Anderson Moderator emeritus

    Mr. Anderson

    Nov 1, 2001
    Anyway to earn money doing odd jobs to help pay for it. I don't know your situation, but in many cases, showing responsibility and effort go a long way to proving how important this might be for you. An emac isn't that expensive, so if you can come up with something you don't have far to go to get some extra cash.

    Good luck,

  3. MacsRgr8 macrumors 604


    Sep 8, 2002
    The Netherlands
    I assume your sister is not addicted to THESE forums.... otherwise you would have had a "sister-in-arms" so to speak :D

    Asking for an eMac / Combo is very sensible. Judging by your post this would be our first ever Mac (ehh.. computer, even), and your Dad could never tell you that it would be too expensive.
    Why you need a comuter?
    -Every teenager, growing up to be ready for the "real world" should be able to handle the "real tools". A computer is definitely nr.1 on the reality tool list! You just gotta know how to use one, and even better, you gotta have an opinion on it too! Getting to your other question;
    Why need a Mac?
    -To be able to have an opinion, you will have to be able to compare the goods you want an opinion on. So, you already can use a PC (running Windows, I assume), so now it's time to get to know a Macintosh. As your Dad should too! Mac OS X is the future! You'll have to get ready for it.

    Good luck!
  4. realityisterror thread starter macrumors 65816


    Aug 30, 2003
    Snellville, GA
    sorry i didn't make it clear...

    i have the money and i'm not sure i'll have a problem since it is my money, but my dad always asks when i bring up buying a computer. he just wants to know why i think/know i need one. so money is not really a problem...

  5. OutThere macrumors 603


    Dec 19, 2002
    Take your dad to an apple store so he can feel the coolness factor of the mac environment and so that you can show him the great mac styling and operating system. Then ask someone there to explain why macs are so great. When you are at the store you can check out each thing that the person points out as he says it. When he mentions something just go over the to emac and point out what it is. :)
  6. Rezet macrumors 6502a


    Apr 21, 2003
    Connecticut, United States of America

    -YEP... That sounds like a typical excuse to access porn... :D

    Man... For you, emac is the way to go. Get one with a student discount... will be like $799 for 1Ghz model.
    I personally prefer Imac... but i'm guessing it's too expensive for you to ask them about....
    As for PC vs Mac, whatever you feel like fits you best is the way you should go. I'm guessing you won't be doing heavy stuff, so either pc or mac would work...
  7. macphoria macrumors 6502a


    Nov 29, 2002
    Yes, take him to Apple Store and have Mac sales person or Mac Genius guys tell him all about the advantages of Mac.

    eMac or iMac, you can't go wrong.
  8. Daveman Deluxe macrumors 68000

    Daveman Deluxe

    Jun 17, 2003
    Corvallis, Oregon
    Would you people STOP telling high school students to get educational discounts? HIGH SCHOOL STUDENTS DO NOT QUALIFY FOR APPLE EDUCATIONAL DISCOUNTS.

    Faculty and staff of any K-12 or higher education institution qualify for discounts on personal purchases.

    Students of higher education institutions ONLY qualify for discounts on personal purchases.
  9. realityisterror thread starter macrumors 65816


    Aug 30, 2003
    Snellville, GA
    actually i'm only in middle school but that's okay :D
    BTW i totally agree, everyone keeps telling me to get the student discount.. I CAN'T!!!

  10. jelloshotsrule macrumors G3


    Feb 7, 2002
    do you plan to do any stuff with photos, video, web pages, etc?

    if so, there are obvious reasons to get a mac (iApps..)

    what all do you plan to use it for?
  11. iJon macrumors 604


    Feb 7, 2002
    tell him they dont make kazaa for mac (dont mention poison), and since they dont have kazaa for mac you cant look at porn. and tell him that since your mac is so cool and you will be to busy downloading the latest builds of panther instead of jenna jameson. this always makes them happy. but seriously, explain to him that out of the box with the mac you can get into video editing, get into unix, and get .mac with it and you can start making your own web page. its amazing how much stuff you can do out of the box with a mac, thats why many avergage mac users i encounter never have the need to buy extra software, jaguar comes with so much, and panther will add to that.

  12. cb911 macrumors 601


    Mar 12, 2002
    BrisVegas, Australia
    and also tell him that Macs don't crash so often, and they're alot more productive, you can get alot more done, and learn alot more with a Mac. :D
  13. billyboy macrumors 65816


    Mar 15, 2003
    In my head
    Definitely definitely tell your dad that Apple software will help you learn how to do lots of interesting multi media projects that would be a bit of a faff on a PC.

    Apple software also protects you from the nasty outside world. ie when surfing with Safari or Camino there are no pop-up ads, in Mail the junk filter is well impressive, the firewall built in will stop anyone breaking in to your computer, you dont have to worry about viruses.

    These probably dont sound too sexy to you, but for parents who give a **** but just assume all the crud that comes via Windows is just the way it is, that would sound a good reason to go for a Mac.

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