New MacBook; Good investment??

By AMDIsTheBest010 ยท 55 replies
Jun 27, 2006
  1. SNGX1275

    SNGX1275 TS Forces Special Posts: 10,742   +421

    The Imac is not the same thing as the MacBook, its also not the same as the MacBook Pro.

    A few of you guys posting in this thread seem to be going off of ideas you've had for a while in your head rather than reading any of the posts in this thread or doing any research at all on the laptop he's considering.

    Also, if anyone is getting a laptop "for college" of course they don't need the best thing around, I guarentee you right now I could go through getting my BS and MS with the same comp I began college with back in 1998. You don't need much at all in a computer to get through college. Even if you are an engineer.

    The MacBook he's considering is a fine choice for reasons I've already stated. Anyone can and it seems will in threads like this always suggest waiting a bit for the next gen to come out so the current gen drops in prices, thats just stupid in my opinion. If you did that you'd never buy anything because there has always been something better that is about to get released. You just have to man up and buy it, accepting that what you just bought is worth less than what you paid for it.
  2. AtK SpAdE

    AtK SpAdE TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 1,495

    Wow, I did not even read the Imac part. We have been discussing Macbooks so much, I just assumed that was what he posted.

    Well Ill make an educated assumption that is directed to me (just please say it next time, I like feedback) and I am reading the ideas you and the others have been posting, and I am just trying to sort things out. For him and myself (I have had to make the same discision he has to make)
    And if you think what im saying is an idea in my head, well you sir are right.
  3. AMDIsTheBest010

    AMDIsTheBest010 TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 398

    wow, sorry i got everybody so confused
  4. tokyo-joe

    tokyo-joe TS Rookie Posts: 45

    Mac wins every time

    Go for the MacBook of course, but I'd hold off on the Applecare - you can buy it any time in the first year - i.e. wait 11.5 months then buy it - why give them the money all that time?

    Secondly I'd get iWork, which has Pages (compatible with Word) and Keynote, which is like PowerPoint, but only costs $80. If you really want M$ Office I'm sure your college will have a cheaper deal.

    I'm not sure why you're criticizing Open Office - it works perfectly well, is compatible and FREE. AbiWord is another free Word-compatible word processor app that works fine.
  5. SNGX1275

    SNGX1275 TS Forces Special Posts: 10,742   +421

    Buying Applecare doesn't matter when you get it, but it only covers 3 years from the time of purchase. So holding off for almost a year only means you delayed paying for it for a year, but the coverage is the same amount of time and the price is the same.
  6. tokyo-joe

    tokyo-joe TS Rookie Posts: 45

    Yup, that's stating the obvious. I was merely suggesting it as a way for the poster to avoid paying some of the money now - I mean, the computer's already under guarantee for the first year so why bother stumping up the extra cash until you need to, i.e. in 11 months?
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