Suggestion on what to get?

Discussion in 'Buying Tips and Advice' started by swordth, Jul 1, 2008.

  1. swordth macrumors newbie

    Jun 25, 2008

    I'm going into a science major, and I'll be carrying the laptop to all my classes to take notes (and of course use it to not pay attention to whats actually happening). I'll also use it as my main computer at home.

    I won't be doing alot (if any) gaming on it. I'll use photoshop occasionally (not for real work, just for fun).

    I'd still like it to be fast, and able to last about 4 years for me, and to have a decent battery life.

    Which should I get? MB? MBA? MBP?

    Thanks a lot
  2. bertpalmer macrumors 6502

    Apr 12, 2007
  3. AppleFan333 macrumors member

    Jun 21, 2008
    You may need the MBP's dedicated graphics if you're going into science. Maybe check with the science department to see if you'll need that power. Otherwise, go for the MacBook.
  4. DaveF macrumors 6502a

    Aug 29, 2007
    If you're a science major, you won't be taking notes on a computer. Too many sketches, symbols and equations for straightforward typing.

    You'll want some good mechanical pencils and notebooks.
  5. dibara2003 macrumors 6502

    Aug 18, 2007
    i would say get a macbook, but your bookstore may have good deals on pros. I know mine had 17" macbook pros with applecare for $1700.
  6. Chandler Adaway macrumors 6502a

    Chandler Adaway

    Jun 29, 2008
    Beaumont, TX
    100% MacBook.
    No doubt about it.

    Your a science major anyways,
    you should invest in a badass pencil. :p

    Sense it's your only computer, MBA wouldn't be a wise decision,
    and unless your just rolling in cash, I wouldn't pick up the pro either.
  7. macworkerbee macrumors 6502

    Jun 14, 2008
    If you only plan on using Photoshop every once in a while as a hobby then go with the macbook. I agree that you should check with your program to see if they recommend having better graphics, in that case go with the mbp.
  8. sargent bannana macrumors member

    Jun 12, 2008
    black book (black mackbook)

    and a pencil that has a apple logo on it if u can find 1:D

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