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Old 09-08-2012, 07:48 PM #1
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iMac or Macbook Pro

My parents were considering buying me a macbook pro or an imac for high school. I will be in marching band so I will be staying after school for a while, but I like the iMac because I have always been fond of desktops. So what do you think is best? Also I have never owned a mac and have always had windows. But is there an amazing windows computer for the same price?

Help me out please.
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Old 09-08-2012, 07:50 PM #2
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FOR high school? you don't even need your own computer for that. And depends on what you need.
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Old 09-08-2012, 07:52 PM #3
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Well I need it because I will be staying after school a lot and my high school involves a lot of computer related projects
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Well I need it because I will be staying after school a lot and my high school involves a lot of computer related projects
then why is it even a question? You plan on carrying an imac around school all day to be able to use it after school?
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Old 09-08-2012, 07:59 PM #5
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Macbook lol why would i carry around an 1000+ dollar computer thats weighs like 20 lbs everywhere
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Old 09-08-2012, 08:13 PM #7
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Old 09-08-2012, 08:14 PM #8
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Old 09-08-2012, 08:41 PM #9
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This. I found the winning combination of a tablet for whatever you need in class then a desktop for heavy winning. You would be grossly undernusing a MBP but its not my money getting thrown around.
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There are amazing laptops and desktops for less than what Apple offers, sometimes even a thousand dollars less for essentially the same level product.


Unless you have to have OSX for specific programs, which I doubt you do, I'd go with a windows laptop.

Your school probably already has computers good enough for you to use. Put that misappropriated educated budget to use son!

Also, rail all the JB you can while you're in high school.
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Old 09-08-2012, 11:57 PM #12
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My parents were considering buying me a macbook pro or an imac for high school. I will be in marching band so I will be staying after school for a while, but I like the iMac because I have always been fond of desktops. So what do you think is best? Also I have never owned a mac and have always had windows. But is there an amazing windows computer for the same price?

Help me out please.
If by iMac you mean a desktop, that doesn't make any sense as it's not portable and it seems like you want something to use while you're waiting to start other activities after school. If you were referring to the tradition MacBook as an iMac, I understand what you're trying to ask. However, they don't make the MacBook anymore. Your only option is the MacBook Pro. Believe me, you won't be disappointed.

I was a firm PC-over-Mac guy because I thought you could get the same device for half the price and that was that. Truth is, I never gave Apple a chance. When I graduated high school in 2009 I bought a brand new Dell XPS which at the time was a $1,000 computer. 3 years later that same computer has had multiple issues including a hard drive failure, replaced batteries (none of which ever really held a decent charge in comparison to what a MacBook Pro can hold), and little quirky issues such as the left trackpad button sticking. I'm currently posting this from a 2010 MacBook Pro that I just purchased a few days ago used from a member here. It's worlds better than that PC and it's only a year newer. I decided to keep this until I finish my bachelor's this year (mostly because I can take it to class because of the superior battery life) and consider buying myself a brand new one for grad school.

Just remember you need to make the decision that is best for yourself. Some people think that Apple products are a waste of money, I disagree. Others are extremely ignorant and claim that Macs "can't get viruses" which is incorrect. Do some research and get what you'd like. I know this post was a little to serious for ST, but hopefully it helps.
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It was desperately needed, don't worry.
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Old 09-12-2012, 01:06 PM #15
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I would say get the macbook if your going to be away from your home and needing it alot. It depends on how you plan your life out and what you want to do. But you could easily get either one but which one can you use where ever and it does the same or greater ??? A macbook pro!!! I love them
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Old 09-12-2012, 05:46 PM #18
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Did he make some other entertaining thread? I didn't see one.
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