What to do?

Discussion in 'Apple, Inc and Tech Industry' started by solom, Aug 27, 2012.

  1. solom macrumors newbie

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    Aug 27, 2012
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    I worked so many overtime hours for just one purpose.*to buy a new Mac.
    This is going to be a work machine.
    1. Air or Pro ?
    2. Used or refurb ?
    3. Or just search for the best new deal?
    4. My budget is $1000
    5. As a Chef I have to use EXcel
    6. Also my company uses software that only works on internet explorer so I will have to use Bootcamp or a VM machine.
    7. Overtime hours on a 55 year old are very hard all help will be greatly appreciated,please and thank you.
     
  2. elistan macrumors 6502a

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    Denver/Boulder, CO
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    First, help me understand something - the concept of working OT so that you can purcahse work equipment. Shouldn't your employer be supplying this?

    Second, if all you need are Excel and Internet Explorer, I say get a cheap Windows clone from Sams/Walmart or wherever. Dell has a $299.99 model, not including monitor - that even includes "Microsoft Office Starter: reduced-functionality Word and Excel with ads. No PowerPoint or Outlook." I imagine there are other sources of even cheaper PCs.

    But really, I think your best bet is to find another employer to be a chef for.
     

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