What would you reccomend for 6th form...

Discussion in 'MacBook' started by HazRutter, Apr 19, 2009.

  1. HazRutter macrumors regular

    HazRutter

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    I don't know what the American equivalent is, but here is the deal:

    I have a 20" 2.66ghz iMac and a throwaway cheap laptop pc (which is now broken so I can't really move it..

    I will be starting my A levels in 6th form in September and I think a laptop would help with my studies, to take in to classes, for example.

    So, i'm thinking about getting either a MB or a MBA to take in with me, what would you recommend, money would be quite tight...

    Also, has anyone used the apple pay per month service and can shed any light on it?
     
  2. sk8mash macrumors 6502a

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    I bought an iMac at the beginning of sixth form, but more recently, about half way through my second year, I got a MacBook which is alot more useful for school. Depends what your taking. I'm doing music tech, so a MBA wouldn't be powerful enough for me.
     
  3. HazRutter thread starter macrumors regular

    HazRutter

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    Oh yeah, i forgot to say what im (hopefully) doing..

    1) Maths - Mechanics
    2) Economics
    3) Physics
    4) Biology

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    Japanese (not a full A level)
     
  4. Spares macrumors member

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    Go with the macbook, i carry mine to and from school everyday and its perfect size and weight, plus its more power for your dollar.
     
  5. genmic macrumors regular

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    Apple doesn't offer any "pay per month service," but Juniper (division of Barclays Delaware) does offer an iTunes visa with promotional mac financing. The deal they have right now (1 year no interest) is decent as long as you PIF by the end of the year, but the card is sub-prime and really not worth having. If you need financing, you are much better off with a prime bank card, (Chase/BoA/Discover/Amex) or SL.
     
  6. JoeDRC macrumors 6502

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    http://www.apple.com/uk/financing/consumer/
     
  7. HazRutter thread starter macrumors regular

    HazRutter

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    Maybe its not available in the US, but the guy above was talking about what I meant..

    There is also the possiblity of getting a netbook or a cheap laptop PC?

    I would use it for internet surfing, word proccessing, and other stuff, it doesnt have to just be for school :D
     
  8. Apple all life macrumors 6502

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    macbook air is good for that stuff, but it seems you also want more. I say macbook 2.4 ghz, you have a bigger hard-drive + more than the air. Macbook won"t disappoint.
     
  9. JD92 macrumors 6502a

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    If money is tight then the Macbook Air is probably out the window before we even start.

    The Macbook is perfect for a student, I've been using it throughout 5th year at home for school work, and I'm planning on using it both in school and at home for my 6th year (Scottish equivalent-ish of Sixth Form).

    I've got the 2.4GHz machine but if money's tight then the 2.0GHz machine will be fine too.
     
  10. HazRutter thread starter macrumors regular

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    I only included the MBA because in the UK refurb store they are roughly the same price..

    I also have an iMac that I will use mostly, as I mentioned above.
     
  11. JD92 macrumors 6502a

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    I'd go for the Macbook in that case, because you never know when you might fancy a bit of extra CPU power or a DVD drive when you're on the go.
     
  12. andalusia macrumors 68030

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    I think the Macbook 2.0Ghz is adequate, just get a bigger hard drive. Not from Apple though, their prices are extortionate. You'll be very happy with the Macbook :) Believe me. You don't sound like you'll be doing processor heavy tasks anyway, at least not often.
     
  13. Mintin8 macrumors 6502a

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    Get the Macbook 2.4GHz. I think you'll miss the illuminated keyboard when working in dark places. You should upgrade the RAM from 3rd party companies. Don't get the macbook air. A student needs a lot of ports etc and you'll never know when you could do with that superdrive. (I'm 15).
     

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