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tenniskillz
12-26-2008, 08:49 PM
I am going to be a freshman in college in the fall of 2009. What computer would you recommend for someone like me? (all things considered...i.e. quality vs. price)

TokyopunK
12-27-2008, 06:16 AM
Mac

Mac

Mac

Mac

Tofi
12-27-2008, 06:33 AM
http://www.bestbuy.com/site/olspage.jsp?skuId=9013872&type=product&id=1218008375005

try that or

http://www.bestbuy.com/site/olspage.jsp?skuId=8977823&type=product&id=1218004381499

http://www.bestbuy.com/site/olspage.jsp?skuId=9013827&type=product&id=1218008593424

if you want a laptop i'm sure that site has some good ones. btw bear in mind i'm not from the usa.

max
12-27-2008, 06:47 AM
Mac, just a better made machine with fewer possibilities of problems.

tenniskillz
12-27-2008, 09:08 AM
Sorry, I forgot to mention that it should be a laptop...
Also, seeing as a lot of you recommend macs, could you please be more specific as to which model? I don't want to spend too much money but still want to have a reliable and easy to use computer.

Tofi
12-27-2008, 09:15 AM
http://www.bestbuy.com/site/olspage.jsp?skuId=9125537&type=product&id=1218028404703

this looks sick. click on more images.

Nanshiki
12-27-2008, 09:20 AM
A cheap, cheap laptop for surfing the net in class, and a hand-built desktop ($1000 will buy you a super-computer) for surfing the net at home.

Fee
12-27-2008, 09:29 AM
Sorry, I forgot to mention that it should be a laptop...
Also, seeing as a lot of you recommend macs, could you please be more specific as to which model? I don't want to spend too much money but still want to have a reliable and easy to use computer.

If you can wait until you actually get accepted somewhere, your campus might have specific recommendations. They might also have a discount program.

Booyah
12-27-2008, 09:29 AM
hp laptop..

tenniskillz
12-27-2008, 09:40 AM
If you can wait until you actually get accepted somewhere, your campus might have specific recommendations. They might also have a discount program.

I already know where I'm going, and I just checked, they do have certain discounts. Thanks.

Motahari
12-27-2008, 09:54 AM
It really depends, do you just plan to do school work and stuff like that, or are you also into gaming? Also, have you ever used a mac before and do you like them, or have you never touched one?

zapvor
12-27-2008, 10:01 AM
one with a lot of hd space. because download speed in college is outstaning.

uni
12-27-2008, 10:05 AM
I just got the new macbook for college

max
12-27-2008, 10:34 AM
Nonshiki's got a good idea with that custom built computer notion. Not a bad idea at all!

Matty G
12-27-2008, 10:45 AM
Iv just got a Lenovo N500 for x-mas it is one pretty sweet laptop! Take a look at it!

the wise wizard
12-27-2008, 10:52 AM
Mac, just a better made machine with fewer possibilities of problems.

i agree. my brother has a macbook and loves, and i've got iMac and havent had any problems yet

Voltron
12-27-2008, 11:11 AM
If you can wait until you actually get accepted somewhere, your campus might have specific recommendations. They might also have a discount program. I agree, wait till you get accepted, then use Apples college discount through your campus bookstore. As for models, I'd recommend the Macbook rather than the Pro model, unless you're going to be doing graphic design or lots of video editing.

tenniskillz
12-27-2008, 12:43 PM
I agree, wait till you get accepted, then use Apples college discount through your campus bookstore. As for models, I'd recommend the Macbook rather than the Pro model, unless you're going to be doing graphic design or lots of video editing.

I already know where I'm going to college... but from what I saw, the student discount is only $50 for something like $1299, which still is quite a pricetag.

Can someone explain as to what makes a MacBook so good? What's the difference between the MacBook that's $999 n the $1499? Btw, I have no experience with any of the new Macs.

Fee
12-27-2008, 01:00 PM
I already know where I'm going to college... but from what I saw, the student discount is only $50 for something like $1299, which still is quite a pricetag.

Can someone explain as to what makes a MacBook so good? What's the difference between the MacBook that's $999 n the $1499? Btw, I have no experience with any of the new Macs.

If you are really interested in getting a Mac, then I would suggest you try to find an Apple store so that you can go there and play around on them. Or try one out at computer lab somewhere. If you have been using PC's up to this point, it will be quite a change for you. Some people appreciate the difference and absolutely love it. Some never adjust to it. Would be better to figure that out in advance before you spend a penny on something you don't really want.

xtremerunnerars
12-27-2008, 01:05 PM
A cheap, cheap laptop for surfing the net in class, and a hand-built desktop ($1000 will buy you a super-computer) for surfing the net at home.



This guy has it. Only don't spend so much on the desktop that you pick the parts for.


Don't buy a dell for either machine.

Mansewerz
12-27-2008, 01:05 PM
Macs are cool computers. Some things are different, but they're still fun to use. I use them for Newspaper at my school.

atatu
12-27-2008, 01:09 PM
Just switched to a mac from my PC, and I'll never go back, awesome computers !

EPaps
12-27-2008, 09:20 PM
Run Windows Vista on a MacBook Pro like I do.

adams_1
12-27-2008, 09:27 PM
Run Windows Vista on a MacBook Pro like I do.

Why bother? You can get something else with better specs at a lower price if you want to do that.

EPaps
12-27-2008, 09:31 PM
Why bother? You can get something else with better specs at a lower price if you want to do that.

Because I wanted to..

prestigeprolover
12-28-2008, 11:03 AM
depends on what you're planning to do in college. if you're just going to do papers, powerpoints, etc then you'll be fine with any laptop out there. if you're going to be in any of the engineering or sciences you may need a little more power.

imo, college should be spent with as little time behind the computer as possible