Purchasing Laptop for college?

Discussion in 'Buying Tips and Advice' started by dragade3789, Feb 29, 2008.

  1. dragade3789 macrumors newbie

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    I need a laptop for college. I am perusing art is a major so that is why I am look at Macs. I love playing computer games (counter strike, day of defeat, warcraft, starcraft, basically nothing too high end). I grew up with a PC my life and I love what windows has to offer. Why I want a mac is that there seem to be better programs for video editing/creating and graphics (I will buy adobe software for any kind of graphic design stuff). I have not spent a lot of time with editing/creating films but I may want to get into that.


    Currently I have been looking at the macbooks and not the pros. any suggestions would be great.


    For me, I dont mind (too much) to make the transition between pcs and macs (partially b/c I use the macs at my high school)


    I did try to learn java and that didnt go over so well so I dont think I will never need to program on this laptop. Although I will be doing some web design (some could be more like a lot)


    To note: saving money isn't my 1st goal in what I buy.


    thanks in advance.
     
  2. AliensAreFuzzy macrumors 68000

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    I think you'd be fine with one of the mid range macbooks or even buy one of the last generation macbooks from the refurb store if you want to save a lot of money without losing much performance
     
  3. TEG macrumors 604

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    If you are going to play any games, get a MacBook Pro. Plus, the MBP will remain relevant much longer than the MB.

    TEG
     
  4. Hankster macrumors 68020

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    If you're into gaming the low end MBP would fit you better than a MB.
     
  5. natharvey macrumors member

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    like others have said if your gonna be doing any gaming you should go to a MacBook pro. reason being it has an independent graphics card not a shared graphics card like the MacBook. also you'll get better ram and processor perfomance out of a MacBook pro which will suit all your needs from the video editing and adobe software as well as gaming
     

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