(Closed) calling all Mac users!

posted 8 years ago in The Lounge
Post # 3
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7975 posts
Bumble Beekeeper

MacBook!

You won’t need a powerbook (and it’s more expensive). MacBook is kind of the ‘basic’ model.

I have one and love love love it. Also, if you want to save a bit of change, check out the refurbished sales – I saved about $350 that way! What’s available changes like daily though, so check back often and buy quickly when you find what you want 🙂

Post # 4
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7975 posts
Bumble Beekeeper

Also, spring for MS Word/Powerpoint/etc. Pages, Numbers, etc are nice, but … just not compatible at this point. It’s frustrating.

Post # 5
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: November 2011

yeah, cheapest macbook would be sufficient.

although if you’re just using it for really basic things like that, why get a mac at all?  don’t get me wrong, i have one and love it, but all that stuff can be accomplished pretty easily on a windows machine for a whole lot less money.

Post # 6
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: August 2010

A macbook would be perfect for your needs!

Post # 7
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Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: February 2011

I’m going to go against the grain and say… pay a little more to go above the base line. I got a bottom of the line mac and I don’t think I do too much odd stuff. I don’t game or anything. But I have had some issues with my computer running out of space and not being powerful enough.

Post # 8
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: October 2010

MacBook.  I have had the macbook pro but I used it for work and if you are just keeping it for home stuff the Macbook is fine.  If you are worried about it “not being powerful enough” most all macs come with room for more memory which is what you typically need.  Check for this.  And as for getting MS products like excel and powerpoint you can just use open office which should be a free download (don’t quote me on that but pretty sure).  Also Apple offers a student discount so if you or someone you care about merely has a univeristy student ID you can get I think 10% off. 

Post # 10
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2011

I love love love my macbook. I bought the basic one but I paid a little extra to add memory because I download a lot of songs and movies. Again I love it!

Post # 11
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: July 2010

I have one of the newer 13 inch macbook pros and I think it is perfect. I use it mostly for browsing, some picture editing, watching videos while I travel etc. The size is awesome for sitting around working with it in your lap, I get about 4-6 hours battery life depending on what I am doing, the screen is beautiful. I did upgrade the hard drive and such when I bought it, so I would have tons of memory.

Post # 12
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2010

I wanted a light computer so I got the smallest Macbook at the time which I think is still 13 inches.  It’s a little heavier than I would like.  But I love, love, love it!

The best reason to own a Mac is you don’t get viruses.  Sure it freezes sometimes, but I have so many less problems than my last 2 PC computers.  That in itself is worth $1000 (about what I paid).  They also have discounts for teachers and students so check that out.

I use mine for just basic stuff and I think I got whatever was slightly above basic.

Post # 13
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: October 2010

Macbook.

There are so many less headaches with a Mac! It is worth every penny! 

Post # 14
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Bumble Beekeeper

@sarahsd: your mac freezes? I’ve never had that problem!

Post # 15
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: November 2009

I’d just buy a MacBook if you’re doing basic things. Don’t waste your money on a Pro unless you just really want the larger screen. I definitely recommend AppleCare. I ended up using mine, and it was worth the money.

@ddw: My Mac freezes as well, but it’s usually just because the OS or Safari needs to be updated.

Post # 16
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567 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2010 - MacLean Park

Don’t let them talk you into the MacBook Pro, it’s for serious designers, not casual users. And, if you know any teachers, have them come with you. My mom taught kindergarten in the 90’s and scored us a 20% discount. Not sure how that works, but yay Apple!

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