Best place in ames to buy laptop

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  1. CSheen

    CSheen Member

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    Or should it not be done? Mine has died, possibly consider a netbook
     
  2. AlleyAddict

    AlleyAddict Well-Known Member

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    I know they're expensive, but I have had my macbook pro 13" for two years and haven't had a single problem when my roommates with PC's have gone through four laptops between the both of them.

    They sell them at the bookstore, but you can get like $200 off online if you're any kind of student or a teacher.
     
  3. hawkeyeh8r

    hawkeyeh8r Well-Known Member

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    surprisingly best buy has some decent prices compared to buying it online. and alleyaddict...your 1 mac probably cost more than their 4 laptops combined
     
  4. CSheen

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    Im a student, and my hp laptop lived three years until I apparently put it in the toilet last night.
     
  5. dualthreat

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    just got the new mac book pros in at the UBS... you get a $100 student discount too.

    or get the old macbook pros.. they're like $300 off now which is a dang good deal imo
     
  6. CSheen

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    How much did that run you?
     
  7. CloneFan4

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    Looks like no tigerblood for you. #notwinning
     
  8. CyCrazy

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    Outstanding work!!!
     
  9. CSheen

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    Oh, i'm winning, just not on charlie sheens budget. ;)
     
  10. Senolcyc

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    #10 Senolcyc, Mar 6, 2011
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    Not even close.

    Original poster: buy a Mac. Unless you think your **** will be bigger with a windows machine.
     
  11. conmebol

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    i just picked up the 399 laptop from bestbuy with decent spec. phenom n830 4gb ddr3 500gb hd. i figured that's not too bad
     
  12. alarson

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    #12 alarson, Mar 6, 2011
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    Lol, considering thats the typical reason mac owners buy theirs, as a status symbol.

    Macs are at least 50% overpriced at any time. Buy a PC. If it dies on you in half the time (it wont), you have the remaining money to go buy a new one.
     
  13. cyfan964

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    Bingo.

    I bought an Acer Aspire One netbook from Wal-Mart for $300. Not $300 off, $300. Macs are fine, but they cost too much for what they are.

    Get a cheap netbook. I save everything on flash drives and this thing runs like a dream. I've had it for 3 years.
     
  14. Senolcyc

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    I buy Macs because they work and they are easy to use. I'm not a computer guy, I'm just a guy. My computer doesn't define me. It's a tool I need, that's all. I want it to be trouble-free and user-friendly. There's no argument for PCs being as trouble-free or as user-friendly for the average household consumer.
     
  15. CSheen

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    I dont think ill buy a mac, they are nice and all, but I think i'd get more utility out of 600 dollars in whiskey I can save by buying a pc.
     
  16. dualthreat

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    #16 dualthreat, Mar 6, 2011
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    im not a mac person either, just make sure you know you get what you pay for
     
  17. Wesley

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    Charley, I would wait for a Best Buy sale on a laptop that has an HDMI connection. I would look at slkickdeals.org and see what the geeks are saying also.
     
  18. alarson

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    #18 alarson, Mar 6, 2011
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    #20 alarson, Mar 6, 2011
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    That said, i will give some credit to apple for their customer service.. i just had a friend of mine who had had tons of problems with her macbook pro 09 model. After taking it in numerous times they're now giving her a new 2011 model as a replacement.

    I will say the MBPs out there right now certainly arent bad computers by any means, especially with the new sandy bridge series processors. A bit overpriced, yes, but not bad computers.
     

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