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New aluminium macbook or Old white macbook.

by marijui / April 14, 2009 2:49 PM PDT

hello. Im switching to Mac laptops and I was wondering what would be best for college, coz im an incoming college freshman. Im deciding whether to get the new one or the old macbook. what's better for me?
Oh! And if you would not recommend Apple, what laptop would you recommend?

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Before thinking on buying a Mac...
by FrankQC / April 14, 2009 2:56 PM PDT

...You should go to your college's IT department and ask them for your course requirements. Some courses will require you to have Windows because of program compatibility and such.
Know what I mean?

p.s. I think both look good =)

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thank you
by marijui / April 14, 2009 9:39 PM PDT

i think they both support mac and pc. it didn't state any preffered OS. but anyways, what do you think has more bang for the buck. the $999 macbook or the $1299?

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What are you going into and what are you going to use it for
by FrankQC / April 15, 2009 12:42 AM PDT
In reply to: thank you

Because there's a huge difference. If you're going to edit a lot of files (Graphic files i.e. videos, or audio files), get the $1,300 one. If all you're going to do is write down some notes, then I would get the $999 macbook and keep the remaining $300 to help pay the school's tuition.

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by marijui / April 15, 2009 1:09 AM PDT

Well, I do need to write down many many notes. Especially since my course is social sciences. But i'm also using adobe photoshop for my pictures. I don't do video editing and music editing that much, but only when needed. I also need a laptop to carry all my songs. hmm. thats about it i think.

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by FrankQC / April 15, 2009 1:12 AM PDT
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Get the one with the most storage and the faster processor. In this case it's the most expensive one. You don't want to edit photos and have your computer go slow on you Silly

So then, my suggestion, the faster one. Plastic or aluminum... As long as it works and the aluminum doesn't melt (haha), you're good.

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by marijui / April 15, 2009 2:05 AM PDT
In reply to: Then...

Thanks a lot for your help. Now i can know what factors to consider. Thanks alot!

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You should also consider..
by FrankQC / April 15, 2009 2:08 AM PDT
In reply to: thanks!

Battery life
Screen size

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New Aluminum
by Renegade Knight / April 15, 2009 4:53 AM PDT
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The Video Power in the new MacBook was ramped up quite a bit. Photoshop will use that. Your songs just take hard drive space (so do photo's for that matter).

I think the newer will work better. Besides the white is ugly. Wink

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by FrankQC / April 15, 2009 4:57 AM PDT
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"Besides the white is ugly.

One hopes to not take this the wrong way haha

White or aluminum, both look nice still. Beats most laptops out there.

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basic programs installed in a macbook
by marijui / April 19, 2009 12:22 AM PDT

hello, it's me again. I'm wondering, what are the basic programs installed in a macbook. 'cause you see, i was supposed to have iWork preinstalled but my relative from the US received my order late(and thus can't order online, because of the 1 to 3 working days of shipping) so it got me worried. a little help please? thanks.

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Here's a link
by FrankQC / April 19, 2009 12:54 AM PDT
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it's me again!
by marijui / April 21, 2009 10:48 AM PDT
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hey, i just got a new macbook. and i'm still setting it up! i can't get past the voiceover practice screen! help? please? thankyou

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by FrankQC / April 21, 2009 10:50 AM PDT
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You best ask that in the Mac section. I don't use Macs.

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