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Exeter Laptop Question

Snowman66Snowman66 Registered User Posts: 24 Junior Member
We need to purchase new laptops for our kids starting at Exeter. Should we purchase MAC's?

Replies to: Exeter Laptop Question

  • Bunny8280Bunny8280 Registered User Posts: 116 Junior Member
    For the most part, no. Unless, you have a Stipend, you shouldn't get it. I currently have the 2017 MBP with touchbar, and a dell. After two months of using both, I found myself using the dell. I find the Mac to be limiting. Firstly, you can't even plug in a regular USB, and I was forced to buy an attachment that converted the MBP thunderport cable to USB. Plus, MBs usually have less GB than traditional windows computer. Plus, if you want to buy a GB extended on your MB, it may cost an extra $60 off Amazon. If you are considering to buy a desktop, don't. It is extremely inconvenient as you are mostly traveling around with your computer, and it's difficult to do that with a desktop(whether it be an Apple or Windows). Overall, if money is not really a concern, and you can afford a $2000 ish computer with a solid amount of GBS, then sure MBs are good with school as they are generally lighter and easier to carry around. But if money is a concern, you can buy a dell laptop for like 800-1000 dollars which will have at least 800 GB, while Apple computers have around 256 GB. Plus, dell computers or HP computers around the 800 dollar range usually has a better integrated graphics card( good for any classes involving 3D drawing or something of the sort, and a much better processor(will run faster).
  • CenterCenter Registered User Posts: 2,225 Senior Member
    My son has a macbook air/pro or something like that. Never had any issues. It seems like most kids use them
  • momof3swimmersmomof3swimmers Registered User Posts: 378 Member
    MacBook Air is what we got! We have had dells, hp and macs in the past and I would never buy anything but a Mac again. If you get the air, they have t changed the ports yet so they have regular USB I belive.
  • skieuropeskieurope Super Moderator Posts: 37,499 Super Moderator
    edited August 2017
    Should we purchase MAC's?
    It really boils down to personal preference. IME, most kids have some type of Apple product (not that you need to get what everyone else has), but there are others who swear by their non-Mac. It's totally up to you/your kids.
  • vegas1vegas1 Registered User Posts: 409 Member
    Honestly, it really boils down to your kids preferences. One of mine loves his Asus computer and our daughter loves her MacBook Air. Both work equally well at Exeter. 2 in college love their MacBooks too.
  • applejuice007applejuice007 Registered User Posts: 168 Junior Member
    I have a Macbook Air. I'm selling it to get a new one though because it's kinda small, so if ur getting one I would advise the 13"
  • Snowman66Snowman66 Registered User Posts: 24 Junior Member
    We decided to purchase a Macbook Air 13" for both. Thanks for your help everyone.
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