if you are going to get a mac, which i dont mind, dont get a pro. mac's are overpriced as it is and pro's even more so. plus, pros are usually 17" which pretty much defeats the purpose of the whole "portable thing" Ironically, a reg. macbook is quite small at 13". for some reason when it comes to pc's the 14" inch screens are the most in-demand. mine, however, is 15.4" which, they also have in macpro
people either love or hate macs. there arent many unbiased people like me who can see pros and cons in both mac and pcs. but im assuming for someone like you a macbook pro is completely unnecessary.
only get an air if you plan on buying a few hundred more dollars worth of apple products so you can use anything with it.
Apples are over priced piece of hardware. A PC is just as capable of running great programs for what you're looking for.
If you still want a mac, get the basic. Even though you could get a PC with a lot better hardware for less.
Quote: Original post by AlexandraRai
all the programs that come with a mac are what i need for college, since i'll be majoring in photography/graphic designs.
what about ibook vs. air? does anyone have an air? i haven't heard anything about it. if i were to get the ibook, i'd get a white one with the largest amount of space on it.
you could get a PC with better hardware specs AND buy (or pirate - arrrrr) more professional design software and come out under the price of a Macbook Pro, but you aren't buying it, your parents are, and macs are pretty.
but seriously if you're set on a mac, there isn't really much of a decision to make...get the most expensive one since your parents are paying for it
and get apple care because even though people think macs are invincible, they aren't or else they wouldn't even need warranties, much less an expensive extended one...
Quote: Original post by devon yo all i know is that everybody at colorado has macs and the kids that have pc laptops all hate them. besides vista is kinda weak.
vista sucks (so does every other microsoft OS) but it isn't as bad as people make out
I've been running it since the beta days with little/no problems (the one problem wasn't even to do with vista)
osx is cool but still sucks
osx is built for retards who use their hands to talk, even though they can have the bullshit they say come out their mouths
can't forget the gay ads
although I'm dissing macs rn(well more so the people who use them, since they are generally retards unless they take all the facts into consideration), if I were to buy a high priced laptop I'd get a macbook
I'm not the biggest fan of OSx, or vista
but it can run osx, vista and linux
Ik PC's can these days, but it's such a cunt having to patch everything up
1) you get student discount on them, make sure you use it
2) don't upgrade the ram on the mac website, it takses 2 minutes to do it yourself (even if you're not tech savvy) and will cost about $200 less
3) 15" or smaller
all you need to do is say three magic words and I'll come