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Im hoping to get a macbook for universaty, if not i will have to get a windows laptop as they are cheaper ( ) but thats a diffrent story.

Can anyone recommened any extra pariferals i may need or find usefull?

All i can think of is:

*Laptop carry bag (satchel style because i will be a student and every student needs a sachel!)
*USB Mouse
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i find it worrying that you can't spell university.

As for carry bag apple's online store have hundreds.

As for usb mouse apple has a usb mighty mouse
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i find it worrying that you can't spell university.

Sorry about that, im dyslexic and have trouble spelling some words. its no excuse but it gets the better of me sometimes. Im not some un-educated git who has just slipped through the entry grades! lol
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A list of accessories I think are very useful to students (college, university):

-a mobile, comfortable, good mouse (like the Logitech VX Revolution)
-a screen protector (Crumpler the Slip)
-USB Hub is a must (at least 4 ports, Belkin USB hub)
-a sleeve (Tucano Second Skin, incase Neoprene Sleeve)
-a nice bag/backpack (incase Sling pack)
-a good keyboard (macally ikey5 or the apple keyboard)

I guess that was it. This is my list of important stuff to have for your Macbook I think.
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My list of accessories would be:

Case/Bag

External mouse & Keyboard (much more comfortable)

Speakers (laptop speakers always suck)

Printer/Scanner (I just got the Lexmark X5470 for £50 which I'm very happy with)

FireWire Hard Drive (but then, my media library is 250GB... I dunno about yours)

USB hub (I have 11 USB ports on my PowerMac and it's still not enough)

I'd also get a second monitor; I couldn't work on a 13" screen for too long.

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Im not some un-educated git who has just slipped through the entry grades!
I find that hard to believe...lol.
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I find that hard to believe...lol.
Well thats compleatly up to you. Also your post has no relevance to this topic.
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Point for him, whohoo
(sorry)

Well I think most handy things are suggested,

But no one ever mentioned a HEADSET! (or am I that stupid that I don't know it's included in the MacBook set? ) haha

And since I do not know what you are going to study out there, might be nice to mention becuase it could come with more accessories

And as final touch,God created the Dutch!
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Thanks, A headset is a good idea so i can talk to the people i will be away from while im there! I will be studying Computer systems security.

Hard drive is a good one, i will order one later today. Speakers are also on the list.

Im going to get a carry bag for it, but is one of the sleeve protector things worth it?
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neopreme sleeves are good, i have one
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I'm also going to college, except with a Macbook Pro, and many people are telling me to get an external hard drive, and a UPS, which, if you're not familiar with it, is a way to safeguard your hardware in the case of a power surge or blackout.
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I think the External Hard Drive is very useful to bring your projects to your school without bringing your entire MacBook,

plug-and-play fun

And as final touch,God created the Dutch!
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Im not some un-educated git who has just slipped through the entry grades! lol
nah, i'm one of those!
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