I just got told that my school will get me a 12" PB for my use. I've stripped it down as much as possible--no superdrive, and only 512 MB of RAM, to bring the price down to US$1354, and I'll buy a 1 gig stick to put in myself.<br><br><br><br>. . . . . Here's lookin' at [color:red]you</font color=red> kid.
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Congrats,<br><br>But allowing Apple to put the 1G memory in is only 225 bucks edu and it is then under warranty. Plus you are not throwing away the 256MB card they have in. (Think of the environment.)<br><br>90 bucks kicks the drive from 80 to 100GB and combo to superdrive is only 45 bucks. <br><br>Spend the bucks now and you need not upgrade for many many moons. Easy to justify.<br><br>You know you want it.<br><br><br><br><br><br>(__*__) <-- circular sig when standing
I've loved having a PB over the last 3 years. I will always use a laptop now. I love being able to watch TV and surf during commercials or read/post on a Pats fan message board during games etc. I use my optical mouse right on the arm of my recliner.<br><br>But, don't try and fool yourself into thinking you don't need Apple Care. There isn't much on a laptop that you can fix yourself or that is a cheap repair. At one point or another in the last 2 years Apple replaced my closing latch, the hard drive (twice), mother board (after I left it running every night for a week running Fold At Home), power supply/plug, bezel (the paint had worn and I asked so they did it) and lastly the keyboard. The money I spent on the AC was a small small fraction of what those repairs would have added up to. <br><br>
I second the recommendation on Applecare, but with one caveat....don't buy it from Apple. <br><br>Just hit Froogle or eBay, and you can save a fortune on Applecare. You have to be sure the source is legit, but I saved $40 off my iMac Applecare. <br><br>Oh, and I would never own an Apple computer without Applecare. These things are all made in Asia and to be honest, get flimsier with each passing day. I've probably owned 10 Macs since 1998 and they've all had something fixed. <br><br>
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