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post Aug 18 2014, 03:27 PM
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Well, around £900!! Daughter's wanting an Apple Mac book for Uni. Correct me if I'm wrong but can't you get very good laptops for much less than that money? unsure.gif Told her mum that if she gets her it then she's dafter than I thought!! rolleyes.gif According to Madam many students have these as they're the best.

Anyone here have one? Pros? Any cons?


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post Aug 18 2014, 03:36 PM
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I could find some good laptops on the market today, share some specs and maybe she'll find a cheaper one that she likes if she doesn't want exclusively Mac.
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post Aug 18 2014, 03:50 PM
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Well thanks but she seems to want a Mac and is rather stubborn. I just think it sounds a lot of money when they've supposedly come down a lot in price over the years. Maybe it's just me, tight old Yorkshire git. biggrin.gif Just wondered if it has any negative points though it shouldn't have for that money
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post Aug 18 2014, 03:51 PM
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i LOVE my macbook. it really doesn't compare to a standard laptop. just so much better.
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post Aug 18 2014, 03:54 PM
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I bought a decent laptop the other week for less than £400. Does she need an expensive laptop for a reason? My parents bought my sister a £700 one for uni because she was doing film studies and needed good editing software or something.
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post Aug 18 2014, 03:54 PM
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THis topic reminded me I really need to get on with finding a laptop for my uni laugh.gif
Any suggestions?


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post Aug 18 2014, 03:59 PM
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QUOTE(*Tim @ Aug 18 2014, 04:54 PM) *
THis topic reminded me I really need to get on with finding a laptop for my uni laugh.gif
Any suggestions?



Yes, an Apple Mac. blink.gif
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post Aug 18 2014, 04:08 PM
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I'd believe it to be worth the difference, other laptops tend to slow down a lot more quickly in my experience whereas Mac's seem to be more built to last.

Plus they look 1,000x prettier. <3
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post Aug 18 2014, 04:16 PM
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I have never seen the point in a Mac (or its price tag) but that's probably because I've never owned one and am unfamiliar, it gets rave reviews from nearly everyone I know who's owned one.

But normal £500-ish laptops are perfectly good machines, if they have a good processor and all they'll handle what you need for being a student (unless it's super-specialist stuff or whatever that I don't know about). I know plenty of students who have a Mac but just as many who seem very happy with their normal Windows-running laptop.
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post Aug 18 2014, 04:28 PM
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The only time I've used Macs is for doing editing for digital/visual assignments in the uni, if you have to do a lot of them, then it's a good bet, but I wouldn't money on them otherwise. They're aesthetically sensational ofc., but there's just something about them I don't like and I find them a bit confusing to operate outside of editing programs.

I'm probably too used to Windows but eh, my current HP Windows laptop's lasted four years, has had little problems and it's still going very strong


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post Aug 18 2014, 04:55 PM
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My entire household has converted to Apple! I adore my MacBook Pro and it was joined just the other month by an iMac. I personally prefer the Mac operating system to windows, especially the abomination that is windows 8. It's so nice to use on a daily basis. I would never go back to windows.
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post Aug 18 2014, 06:34 PM
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My macbook is like another child to me. Once you go Apple you can't go back - Windows is so awful in comparison. The £900 is definitely worth the investment, I've had mine for ~4 years and have never had a problem and still runs the same as the day I bought it.
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post Aug 18 2014, 06:45 PM
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I would say a normal Windows laptop is just fine, as long as it's a good make. I would only buy a Macbook if I had the money. They're annoying as well as you need to buy a different Word/Excel/Powerpoint for them. Understandable but annoying.
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