Next laptop for college

Discussion in 'Buying Tips and Advice' started by rye9, Mar 2, 2009.

  1. rye9 macrumors 65816


    Sep 20, 2005
    New York (not NYC)
    Ok, so I have the last revision iBook (late 2005) before Apple went Intel, and I used it for my first year at college this year. Do you think I could get more out of it, or give it to my younger brother and get a new laptop for college next year? I'm leaning towards the latter, since most people got a new laptop for this year anyways... and chances are with more advanced courses I'll need more computing power. Anyways, I still would like a second opinion. Also, is there a likelihood that there will be a MacBook refresh before September? (I'm hoping there'll be one a month or so before the iPod refresh, but Idk....)
  2. enochpeng macrumors regular

    Jan 22, 2008
    for normal college usage, your iBook is enough. the only difference will be how fast it gets the jobs done. I think there won't be a refresh till late september or even october...

    but if money is not a big issue... why not!
  3. ChrisN macrumors 65816


    Aug 27, 2007
    Demarest, NJ
    I say sell it to your brother and get a new MB or MBP (refurb ofc) in the summertime and sell the iPod that you get.


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