Mac look alike?
p.echols at comcast.net
Sat Nov 28 17:30:42 UTC 2009
On 11/27/2009 08:21 PM, M. Milanuk wrote:
> Patton Echols wrote:
>> I may just do that, But I'm trying to figure out whether she "needs"
>> it, or if it is just extra "bling." If the latter and she can have it
>> for free, well, then when she gets out of college she can get her own
>> mac book!
> I recently went through the same thing with my step daughter going off
> to college. We talked it over, and decided to go with a HP laptop for
> now. The biggest concern being not so much the daughter, but in my
> experience their *friends* are the biggest liability around to any
> electronics, from phone to iPod to stereos to computers. It's always
> some 'friend' who fiddles around, does something stupid, and manages to
> break said device. And then can't pay to do the right thing: fix it or
> replace it. I'd much rather they screw up a $700 HP laptop than a
> $1200-1300 (loaded) Macbook, however much I think the Macbook is a
> better computer and OS X is the better OS (as compared to Vista).
Agreed. We are also dealing with the need vs. want phenomenon. Her
Dell laptop is still working, (assuming as I am that the CD writer
problem she's having is software and can be fixed) But it is a few
years old, the OS is in that "old windoz gets slow" stage, and if
frustrates her. So she is interested in the cool Mac like her friend
has and . . . She has been quite responsible with her current machine
and I am less worried about the friend thing than I would have been when
she was a freshman. But that is one more factor to consider.
At this point, I think that this thread is way, way OT. I really
appreciate all the feedback and am willing to continue the discussion,
but I think we should take it off line.
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