Would a Macbook do for me?

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by gadgetgirl85, Jan 25, 2008.

  1. gadgetgirl85 macrumors 68040

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    I just want a portable laptop that I can take to uni sometimes, do assignments on, email, Itunes etc. Would a Macbook be enough?
     
  2. heatmiser macrumors 68020

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    Yeah. Any Windows laptop would be enough. Heck, a G3 iBook would be enough.
     
  3. ViveLeLivre macrumors regular

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    More than enough. They're practically desktop class machines in a tiny little form factor.
     
  4. basesloaded190 macrumors 68030

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    yeah the macbook is going to be great for what you want. i wouldn't do anything more or anything less
     
  5. gadgetgirl85 thread starter macrumors 68040

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    I was thinking about a PC laptop but I have a little Asus eee PC to take care of that want

    Since I live in Australia, I am eligible for the nano rebate. Could someone explain the benefit of that to me? I don't quite understand how it works
     
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    Replace your 'uni' with my 'travelling' and I'm exactly the same as you.

    I bought the 'bottom of the line' MacBook for emails, iTunes, blogging, iPhoto, etc and it's perfect. Small & lightweight, powerful, looooong battery life and bloody lovely looking!

    :)
     
  8. kretzy macrumors 604

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    Buy a Mac laptop and you get a free 2GB nano or $199 off the price of any iPod you buy in conjunction with the laptop.
     
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    This deal for the free 2gb nano is only in Australia? What about the US?

    And are these 2G nanos or 3G video nanos?
     
  11. CalBoy macrumors 604

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    Our sale begins in June and usually centers around the $200 model of nano/mini.

    As for the OP, I think a macbook is more than fine.

    If weight is a concern, the MBA might be nice, but that's a lot of cash to throw to save yourself another 2 lbs.
     
  12. Beowulf666 macrumors regular

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    A macbook would be more than perfect for you. A lot of people (from what I've seen) have bought the macbook pro, and just do the basics (email, internet, word processing) and i can't help but wonder why they spent the extra cash? i dunno, but yeah, the macbook should be great.
     
  13. robanga macrumors 68000

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    Truly i bought the MBP because I primarily liked the aluminum :) Although the LED backlit screen was a small factor. It's probably overkill for my mobile needs. The Macbooks are very nice.
     
  14. gadgetgirl85 thread starter macrumors 68040

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    Would it also be capable of running Vista via bootcamp? Im thinking of the middle white macbook model or the black
     
  15. heatmiser macrumors 68020

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    Yeah, any of them will do that. Remember, an Apple laptop is basically a PC laptop with a chip that allows it to run OS X. With Vista, it'll behave just like any other PC laptop with equivalent specs.
     
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    I used a MacBook for loads of uses before, even video editing and it was fine. PhotoShop runs well. So for your intended use, it is more than enough. Good luck!
     
  18. SamNeeds macrumors regular

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    Yes, a Macbook would be fine. Only when you'll need to start editing images, video etc, will you need to start considering the Macbook Pro.

    My Macbook is always with me now (during the working week) because it's great for carrying around.
     
  19. gadgetgirl85 thread starter macrumors 68040

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  20. skyrider007 macrumors 65816

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    I say invest on an addition 2GB stick of ram, it costs like nothing and you'll certainly benefit from it (i,e, multi-tasking without slowing down).
     
  21. iCeFuSiOn macrumors 6502a

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    The MacBook should be more than enough for what you're looking for. As far as the RAM, get the 1 GB of RAM and then bump it up to 2 GB after-market if you can to save some money (although the last time I looked, bumping to 2 GB of RAM directly from Apple wasn't too bad). Mac OS X absolutely flies on 2 GB of RAM.
     
  22. gadgetgirl85 thread starter macrumors 68040

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    How many slots does the macbook have if I got the standard 2 512 sticks could I just buy another 1GB and put it in or do I need to have 2 1GB sticks? and are they difficult to put in yourself
     
  23. CalBoy macrumors 604

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    There are 2 slots in the macbook and macbook pro.

    You can replace either or, but with RAM so cheap, you might as well just buy one time and get 2 1GB sticks.

    It's very easy to do and doesn't take much at all. :)
     

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