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Is the 11" MacBook Air really worth it?

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Post by iBenji on Sat Aug 20, 2011 1:29 pm

So Im saving for my first Mac. Do you think the 11" MacBook air is reall worth the $999. That is about the highest I'll be willing to spend and it must be a Mac. My other option would be a refurbished MacBook Pro. I know the specs of the MacBook air aren't that great (64GB Hard Drive, 2GB Memory, Dual Core). What do you think I should get?
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Post by Guest on Sat Aug 20, 2011 6:09 pm

MacBook pro is my vote. More expensive but way more functional.

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Post by iJasonTATE on Sat Aug 20, 2011 6:20 pm

MBP.

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iJasonTATE wrote:MBP.

Yay. Smile

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Post by iBenji on Sun Aug 21, 2011 12:05 am

I really want to pro but the price is the only concern. Maybe I'll look at getting w refurbished one. That would be about $1000

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Post by matbook101 on Sun Aug 21, 2011 11:57 am

iBenji wrote:I really want to pro but the price is the only concern. Maybe I'll look at getting w refurbished one. That would be about $1000

Not to be offensive or anything but if you're looking for a mac you should really stop being "cheap". Mainly because apple product aren't "cheap". Spend the extra $200 and get a MBP. If not just go get yourself a $1000 pc and hackintosh.
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Post by Guest on Sun Aug 21, 2011 3:36 pm

You would be way happier.

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Post by iBenji on Sun Aug 21, 2011 8:07 pm

I think i might get this- http://store.apple.com/us/product/FC374LL/A?mco=MTgwOTc3Mjg

The reason why i am being "cheap" is because Im 15 and have no job. My goal is to get a mac. Not a hackintosh. I am going to save but its not easy to save $1200 when you only get $15 a week.

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Post by matbook101 on Sun Aug 21, 2011 8:09 pm

iBenji wrote:I think i might get this- http://store.apple.com/us/product/FC374LL/A?mco=MTgwOTc3Mjg

The reason why i am being "cheap" is because Im 15 and have no job. My goal is to get a mac. Not a hackintosh. I am going to save but its not easy to save $1200 when you only get $15 a week.

Well then get a job. Pretty simple stuff.
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Post by iJasonTATE on Sun Aug 21, 2011 8:09 pm

Be sure you "pounce" on them when they get back in stock.

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Post by iBenji on Sun Aug 21, 2011 8:17 pm

matbook101 wrote:
iBenji wrote:I think i might get this- http://store.apple.com/us/product/FC374LL/A?mco=MTgwOTc3Mjg

The reason why i am being "cheap" is because Im 15 and have no job. My goal is to get a mac. Not a hackintosh. I am going to save but its not easy to save $1200 when you only get $15 a week.

Well then get a job. Pretty simple stuff.

The state I live in has very strict laws about working at a certain age. Only limited places let you work at 15 and the pay is extremely low and you can only work 10 hours a week. I looked and none of those places that hire at 15 are currently hiring, I wish it was that simple. Trust me, I want a job bad. Ive been mowing lawns and washing cars to try to make money but its hard to earn $1200+ 8% tax from doing that.

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Post by matbook101 on Sun Aug 21, 2011 8:23 pm

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iBenji wrote:I think i might get this- http://store.apple.com/us/product/FC374LL/A?mco=MTgwOTc3Mjg

The reason why i am being "cheap" is because Im 15 and have no job. My goal is to get a mac. Not a hackintosh. I am going to save but its not easy to save $1200 when you only get $15 a week.

Well then get a job. Pretty simple stuff.

The state I live in has very strict laws about working at a certain age. Only limited places let you work at 15 and the pay is extremely low and you can only work 10 hours a week. I looked and none of those places that hire at 15 are currently hiring, I wish it was that simple. Trust me, I want a job bad. Ive been mowing lawns and washing cars to try to make money but its hard to earn $1200+ 8% tax from doing that.

What state do you live in that's like that? New York? Also, just order on amazon and don't pay tax.
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Post by matbook101 on Sun Aug 21, 2011 8:26 pm

iBenji wrote:
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iBenji wrote:I think i might get this- http://store.apple.com/us/product/FC374LL/A?mco=MTgwOTc3Mjg

The reason why i am being "cheap" is because Im 15 and have no job. My goal is to get a mac. Not a hackintosh. I am going to save but its not easy to save $1200 when you only get $15 a week.

Well then get a job. Pretty simple stuff.

The state I live in has very strict laws about working at a certain age. Only limited places let you work at 15 and the pay is extremely low and you can only work 10 hours a week. I looked and none of those places that hire at 15 are currently hiring, I wish it was that simple. Trust me, I want a job bad. Ive been mowing lawns and washing cars to try to make money but its hard to earn $1200+ 8% tax from doing that.

Or you could get the student discount. Then it would be $1100.
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Post by iBenji on Sun Aug 21, 2011 8:27 pm

I live in Texas. I used to have a job for working for "NBC Universal" but the show I worked on is off. Im just waiting until I'm 16 to get a job. Ill have a lot more possibilities and be able to work a lot more.

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Post by matbook101 on Sun Aug 21, 2011 8:31 pm

iBenji wrote:I live in Texas. I used to have a job for working for "NBC Universal" but the show I worked on is off. Im just waiting until I'm 16 to get a job. Ill have a lot more possibilities and be able to work a lot more.

Student discount = $1,100. Do that.
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Post by iBenji on Sun Aug 21, 2011 8:32 pm

I think Ill do that. Its only $100 and a lot better than the 11" air. I didn't know the student discount was for high school as well as college. How do i prove to them im a student? Will highcschool ID work?

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iBenji wrote:I think Ill do that. Its only $100 and a lot better than the 11" air. I didn't know the student discount was for high school as well as college. How do i prove to them im a student? Will highcschool ID work?

Well if you go into an apple store yes, student discount works no matter where you are a student (seriously though it even works for elementary students and i've seen them use it). If you order online at the apple store you just checkmark something that says if they find out that you're not a student they'll *EDIT* you over and over again.
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Post by matbook101 on Sun Aug 21, 2011 8:37 pm

iJasonTATE wrote:It's college only. You need college I.D.

No, you don't.
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I deleted your last message. Very rude. Here comes the ban hammer.

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Post by aleph_nulll on Mon Aug 22, 2011 5:17 pm

In my experience, refurbished units are great. I would definitely pursue that.

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Post by iJasonTATE on Mon Aug 22, 2011 5:56 pm

Never had issues with an "Apple Certified" refurb product.

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Post by iBenji on Mon Aug 22, 2011 6:39 pm

My iPad is refurbished and it works great! I think I might consider a refurbished pro or just get an air.

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I have a refurbished iPad as well.

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Post by aleph_nulll on Mon Aug 22, 2011 10:50 pm

And again when it comes to Air vs. MBP, it all depends on what you plan to get out of the Mac and how you plan to use it. If it's just for simple things and occasional YouTube videos, then the Air is fine. If you plan on gaming, programming, etc, then the MBP is best.

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Post by iBenji on Mon Aug 22, 2011 10:52 pm

My main thing I want to do on it is programming for iOS/Android apps along with some HTML. Do you think the pro would be better fit for that?

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Post by aleph_nulll on Mon Aug 22, 2011 11:12 pm

Definitely.

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Post by iBenji on Mon Aug 22, 2011 11:20 pm

Okay. I think I might save up for a refurbished soon. I'm thinking of getting an old g4 to mess around with.

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Post by rebel.russell@gmail.com on Wed Aug 24, 2011 7:29 am

yessssss.

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Post by Guest on Wed Aug 24, 2011 9:05 am

The 13" MacBook Pro is cheaper and better then the 13" MacBook Air. If you need a laptop I would stick with the Pro. For everything else buy an iPad Smile

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