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Discussion in 'Community Discussion' started by iphonegeek786, Jan 11, 2010.

  1. iphonegeek786 macrumors 6502

    iphonegeek786

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    I just wanted to know what kind of people use the macbook pro. Are you a high school student(grade), a buisness man, college student, etc. Also what do you use it for? I wanted to see if it is worth getting a macbook pro at this age (early high school)
     
  2. Nugget macrumors 65816

    Nugget

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  3. iShater macrumors 604

    iShater

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    It is my primary system with an external kb/mouse/display. IT guy at work, but use it at home for everything.


    That is just ... :eek:
     
  4. dukebound85 macrumors P6

    dukebound85

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    i am a person who uses it for computer'ish things
     
  5. Max(IT) Suspended

    Max(IT)

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    It's my Mac.

    Well .... actually is one of my two Macs (three considering my iPhone)
     
  6. TheDoctor. macrumors newbie

    TheDoctor.

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    Fine Art Student.
    I use my Macbook Pro for Photoshop, Lightroom and Illustrator and just general usage like web browsing and instant messaging. :D
     
  7. Gabriel GR macrumors 6502a

    Gabriel GR

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    I'm a database analyst. And that's what I use it for.

    I also record music.
     
  8. Habitus macrumors 6502a

    Habitus

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    Excellent question. I am a graduate student, I think, and my day-to-day MBP use consists of iTunes (305GB) and the internet. However, I do write my fair share of papers (brilliant, might I add) and I dabble with large databases. I plan on taking up photography as a hobby, too.

    I love my MBP

    Habitus :apple:
     
  9. Mintin8 macrumors 6502a

    Mintin8

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    I am a student but plan on using macs throughout my future jobs.
     
  10. iphonegeek786 thread starter macrumors 6502

    iphonegeek786

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    College student?
     
  11. Mintin8 macrumors 6502a

    Mintin8

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    Doing higher levels then off to Uni soon. (I live in the UK, the system differs from the US, I gather).
     
  12. UngratefulNinja macrumors 68000

    UngratefulNinja

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    Business WOMAN here :p I'd say it's worth getting one at your age. If you'd have a windows machine at that age, you might as well get a mac instead if you can afford it :)
     
  13. maflynn Moderator

    maflynn

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    I'm a system's administrator, though I don't use my Mac for that job. I use it primarily for my photography and personal use.
     
  14. Erasmus macrumors 68030

    Erasmus

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    Just about to start Year 5 of Bachelor of Aeronautical Engineering + Physics at University. Have had MBP since mid 2nd year. Got a G4 Cube at the end of Year 7 (1st year High School). Before that, I think I was using an LC 2. One of those old, horrid beige macs, anyway.

    Obviously, having a computer at high school is a good thing. If you're wondering if you should get a MBP over a MB, the answer is the same as that to the question: Do you want to play computer games?
     
  15. sporadicMotion macrumors 65816

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    I use it for all my day to day jazz running a behavioural support program for children with lower functioning autism.

    For fun, it does Music creation and a bit of web development.
     
  16. iphonegeek786 thread starter macrumors 6502

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  17. reebzor macrumors 6502a

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    I'm a full time college student and a full time network administrator and I'm 22
     
  18. thatguysmells macrumors regular

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    I'm a college student, and an English/Writing tutor for my school. I use a 13" MBP and love it! And I'm 26.
     
  19. iBookG4user macrumors 604

    iBookG4user

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    I am currently a college student and I use it for coursework and a photography business that I own and operate.
     
  20. Mintin8 macrumors 6502a

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    How are you finding the course? I am actually torn between engineering and general physics. Maybe we could exchange PM's instead of using the thread?
     
  21. aethelbert macrumors 601

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    Someone thought that it would be most effective to license the mac version of Amadeus Altéa, so I'm left using god-awful software in my line of work.
     
  22. Eric S. macrumors 68040

    Eric S.

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    In other words, two. :rolleyes:
     
  23. seb-opp macrumors 6502

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    I got my macbook when I was 16, became a master at Garageband and used it to record music projects. Now Im at University I have less time for that and use it for general entertainment and of cause writing essays. I could get by with a PC these days, but really don't want to go back to one.

    I wouldn't say there's an age when you should be 'entitled' to purchase one, if you have a use for a mac, or just can afford a premium computer, then go for it.
     
  24. instaxgirl macrumors 65816

    instaxgirl

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    I bought one at 16. I still have the same one at 21.

    I should have waited until I went to uni and just used the school computers until then. Then I wouldn't be arguing with myself about whether to update this one now or not and I'd have got more for my money.

    If buying another one when you graduate in 2 years isn't a problem then why not, otherwise you might as well wait. The vast majority of the people I know only bought their own laptop around the Summer before they went to university.
     
  25. nick1516 macrumors 6502a

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    I'm a junior in high school and I bought a used '09 macbook just to see if the computer I buy when I go to college should be one that runs mac os x or a windows pc(right now I'm thinking windows because I like snow leopard and windows 7 equally and that new alienware netbook looks interesting)
     

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