I'm trying to understand how ADC works for a friend, anybody like to know how he can benefit from it? However, this will be his first mac if he doesn't buy a windows laptop. I would like to know how the discount works because its not just a fixed discount, it varies and because of this i cannot give him a price of a mac laptop with ADC discount. Anybody care to shed some light on this, if he isn't impressed he is going to buy a windows laptop instead because it "can play games" however if the mac is cheap enough i might be able to sway him and he'll use his PC for game playing. He is a student btw and would like to use any laptop he does buy for doing his college work and doing some programming but game could or might be and issue as well, it just depends on the price of the laptop from apple. If its no good he's getting something with windows on it.