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Posted by on Jan. 2, 2013 at 5:53 PM
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Apple or non-Apple laptop?

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atlmom2
by Susie on Jan. 2, 2013 at 6:18 PM
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Depends on school and major. Dd got an apple.
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drfink
by Emily on Jan. 2, 2013 at 6:31 PM

 

Quoting atlmom2:

Depends on school and major. Dd got an apple.

 yup , mine didn't pick an apple but niece did.Different school and majors.

bexsmum
by Bronze Member on Jan. 2, 2013 at 7:27 PM

Tow of mine have apples and one has a HP. It all depends on the major . DD and Ds number 4 have apples as one is taking broadcasting the other video game design. Number one has a HP as he is an anthropology major

Shopsha0911
by on Jan. 2, 2013 at 7:33 PM

See what the school recommends and then ask the student. My DS should have had a Mac according to his major and the school but he refused stating they are overpriced and he didn't feel a need for it. As the years go on he may change his mind. 

fantasticfour
by Grumpy on Jan. 2, 2013 at 9:12 PM

I can't stand macs but they do have a place in some majors.  If they are going into the arts, mac is probably the best bet, anything else should be windows based.

sabrtooth1
by on Jan. 2, 2013 at 9:32 PM

Most college programs are Windows based, and will run better on a non-Apple product.  And my older dd is an artist, and a HS art teacher, and she HATES Apple products.

my2kidsmom9498
by Bronze Member on Jan. 2, 2013 at 10:21 PM

Ask the college what they recommend for such things. Dd got a HP laptop but an I pad to take to classes.  The smart boards download to the I Pad, but the laptop has more graphics and memory that she needed too.

PurpleHazey
by Angie on Jan. 3, 2013 at 4:41 AM

I swear by non apple but if you ask my kids they tell you the appl pro mac is the best!

PurpleHazey
by Angie on Jan. 3, 2013 at 4:43 AM


Quoting drfink:

 

Quoting atlmom2:

Depends on school and major. Dd got an apple.

 yup , mine didn't pick an apple but niece did.Different school and majors.

I don't understand why a school would have a inpack on this, the apple does a whole lot more then what my computer does.

atlmom2
by Susie on Jan. 3, 2013 at 7:26 AM
Some classes have software not compatable wih Apple.


Quoting PurpleHazey:



Quoting drfink:

 


Quoting atlmom2:

Depends on school and major. Dd got an apple.

 yup , mine didn't pick an apple but niece did.Different school and majors.

I don't understand why a school would have a inpack on this, the apple does a whole lot more then what my computer does.


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