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MacBook Pro - Buying a MBP


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I'm looking to buy a new Mac Book Pro this week. I'm a student working on my masters in architecture. I've complete one year of school with out ever feeling the need for a laptop. This year, i'm actually feeling the need. I've never had one because laptops are expensive and underpowered for what you pay for a desktop. I've worked for 6 years with out having a use for a mobile laptop, but now that i'm in school, i've just been kinda working around that.

I give up, I'm going to buy one, but i want to get something good, and I think I'd like to go Mac. I've never owned anything but PC's, but that's because I can't run autodesk software on macs. it wasn't till i started school that I saw that you can have windows on a mac. I thought that was pretty nifty, and very useful. So, this is where i am now.

My choices are:
1. buy from the apple store. Get $100 off, and a free Ipod Touch. (i have a 1st gen itouch already)

2. buy from the campus computer store, get the 15" 2.53Ghz w/ applecare + a free printer(all-in-one) for $1,738

3. buy from somewhere else. (don't know where else to go) (Fry's? MicroCenter?)


It makes sense for me to buy a mac because right now, i do 75% graphics (adobe CS3) i do my drafting (revit/autocad) super fast on my home PC 64bit.
With windows 7, i could probably do it on the mac easily also.
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That one from the campus store is a great deal.

I thought that promotion with the free iPod for students ended? If it hasn't, you could get the same computer at $2,048.00, plus tax and plus the printer. But if that promotion is still going on (I don't know what gig touch you will get, you can always sell it on eBay and get some money back for it.

You can go to BestBuy, I think that's one of the only chains that sells Macs (prove me wrong, I have no idea.)

If that 15in from your campus store has all your needs, I would go with that.

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MicroCenter sells Macs, and sometimes their prices are a LITTLE lower than other places.
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i checked microcenter. They have a good payment plan, but that is it.

I do like them a lot. Probably better than frys. I go there for my tech needs.

f-best buy. I hate that place.
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The deal at your campus store is quite good. If I were you I would with this deal because the new printer is an awsome bonus.

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you should really check out the refurbished page on apples website. I got a $2000 macbook pro for $1300 a few weeks ago.
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The deal at your campus store is really good.
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I got the one at the campus store. I'll post the specs on the printer later.

also, my buddy next to me bought one too. count 'em, that's 2 switchers today.
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I am always happy to hear this.
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