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MacBook or MacBook Pro
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PostPosted: Thu Oct 19, 2006 4:33 pm    Post subject: What kind of MacBook should i get Reply with quote

I am just finishing high school next year and will be going into engineering i was wondering which MacBook should i get The MacBook or the MacBook Pro, i would love to get a pro but i am wondering which one will be affordable, Also i could sell my Mac Mini 1.66 ghz Core duo but i would rather not.
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PostPosted: Fri Oct 20, 2006 4:00 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Well, even a maxed-out MacBook costs less than a MacBook Pro. But I would go with the entry level MacBook Pro for $1,800 with an educational discount since you are student.

Some of the my reasons.
1. Bigger screen with higher resolution. I don't think I could work on a 13" screen everyday.
2. Better video card.
3. Better keyboard. I'm not crazy about those chicklet-style keys on the MacBook.
4. Better speakers.
5. ExpressCard/34 slot.
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PostPosted: Sat Oct 21, 2006 2:19 am    Post subject: well I got PC's Reply with quote

I would say the MacBook, unless you're going into a career that would call for a MacBook Pro. I would only use a MacBook for media mostly, since I could, just build a powerful PC for less (which I am actually) as long as you are used to the environment it's not that bad on Windows however, I'm switching over to Linux on this laptop when I build a decent PC.
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PostPosted: Sat Oct 21, 2006 3:14 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

You're just finishing high school. For sure I would say Macbook. You're not going to need anything more than that for an Engineering course and both will be obsolete by the time you're done school.

There are way better things to put you money towards at your age. Like beer and babes Smile
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PostPosted: Sat Oct 21, 2006 9:15 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Bandit Bill wrote:
You're just finishing high school. For sure I would say Macbook. You're not going to need anything more than that for an Engineering course and both will be obsolete by the time you're done school.

There are way better things to put you money towards at your age. Like beer and babes Smile


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PostPosted: Sat Oct 21, 2006 11:31 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

While i dont have a girlfriend yet that could be because i live in a town of 6500+ and almost everybody knows me but when i go to others places i can a girl instanly almost its crazy i dont know how i do but i have skill with people i dont know....while to get back on topic i would like my Macbook to have 2 gigs of ram 1 gig is the lowest i would i know i would never use the 2 gigs fully but i like to have extra also i wont be getting this till august or september of next year so by then the c2d will be out and everything will be cheaper hopefully
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PostPosted: Sun Oct 29, 2006 8:54 pm    Post subject: hopefully Reply with quote

RAM is a bitch to buy now, it's at a standstill, DDR is pricey since it is becoming outdated technology, then DDR2 for desktops is unbelievably pricey for higher clock speed. Now with Laptop memory DDR is cheap, and DDR2 is slighty cheaper than desktop, since it is all basically one or two kinds being used for Intels and AMD Turions 64 X2's, so the market isn't as flooded with types you could potentially need to buy.
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PostPosted: Sun Oct 29, 2006 9:04 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Now i want to get a macbook pro instead of a macbook because it is cheaper with 2 gig of ram then a black macbook with 2 gig of ram and a 120 gb harddrive

Black Macbook:


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all prices are cad without edu discount when i buy it i will get edu discount
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PostPosted: Sun Oct 29, 2006 9:35 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

with edu discount the macbook pro is even cheaper, hurray for me $2338(black macbook same specs edu discount) and $2190 (macbook pro same specs edu discount)
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PostPosted: Sun Oct 29, 2006 10:44 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I say if you have the money.. get the best you can afford, you'll probably enjoy it more.

I think with engineering, you will have to give examples of what you would use it for.

-If it was for just taking notes in class, I'd say MacBook.

-But if you are running engineering specific programs, which might be mostly Windows, I'd rather run Boot Camp or Paralles on a MacBook Pro over a MacBook.

So you gotta realize how much power you will really need before purchasing.
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PostPosted: Mon Oct 30, 2006 12:21 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

it would be for either electric or computer engineering using it for:
taking notes
modelling stuff
and other engineering specific programs
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PostPosted: Mon Oct 30, 2006 12:36 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Futa_Mill wrote:
it would be for either electric or computer engineering using it for:
taking notes
modelling stuff
and other engineering specific programs
Well if they are Windows specific, I'd personally use a MacBook Pro for Boot Camp/Parallels duty. I only say that, because it has a faster processor and more powerful options (GPU, more screen real estate, bigger hard drives, etc).
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PostPosted: Mon Oct 30, 2006 12:38 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

ya im not quite sure if the programs are windows specific because when i was at the uni for a smart kids evening(90% ave or better) the guy who i talked about engineering had a 12" powerbook and he suggested that i get a mac laptop for uni
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PostPosted: Mon Oct 30, 2006 12:39 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Even still, more power and more screen real estate would equal a better experience.
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PostPosted: Mon Oct 30, 2006 12:41 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

ya thats why i have decided to go with a macbook pro i will buy one next july august or september
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