Macintosh Laptop or PC laptop ?

<p>I was wondering for those people that have ibooks if they are easy to connect and work with in college as far as saving papers, printing things and etc... I'm going to buy a laptop and i love how the ibooks look... but i'm not sure if they are as practical as a regular pc laptop... any suggestions?</p>

<p>I have a powerbook, and I am very happy with it. I've always been a mac user, and I wouldn't change for the school, but it hasn't been an issue at all. I do have a printer in my room, but I hardly print things. Also, if you get Microsoft Office for Mac, then you can email things to yourself and then print them in the library or a campus computer lab, if you don't plan on having a printer in your room.</p>

<p>I have an iBook at college and have had absolutely no problems with connectivity or compatability. In fact, I've noticed that probably close to 50% of students on campus have an apple computer. However, you need to choose your computer based on what you like, because OSX (the current mac operating system) is very different from a PC OS, so you need to make sure that you will be happy with it before you spend your money.</p>

<p>i have an ibook and its awesome. i spent weeks scouring the market for the old ibook models (clamshell and colored) and upgraded it so it has the capabilities of the new ibook, and i love it! right now im at highschool and connectivity is no problem, plus our computer roms are half macs half pcs. the airport card works like a dream, and macs are just more attractive. when worst comes to worst, i just email a document to myself and print it off a pc.</p>

<p>I also have a Mac powerbook and I am in LOVE with it. it has yet to give me trouble this semester. also, customer service is AMAZING! i busted my ethernet jack on the first day and apple was awesome about sending it back to them - they sent me a box with pre-paid shipping and it was back within a week (slowed down by the flooding in the south from the hurricanes), i didn't have to pay anything.</p>

<p>in terms of compatibility, just make sure you buy microsoft office for mac and all of your documents will be compatible with PC computers, in case you need to e-mail assignments.</p>

<p>unless your intended school specifically says not to, go ahead and buy one. they're amazing!</p>

<p>thanks for all ur imput.. i'm planning on getting either an ibook or powerbook. I do agree they do look and feel so much better than windows operated laptops..</p>

<p>i would recommend a powerbook. the standard features are a bit better and they're easier to upgrade, plus, in my opinion, they look much cooler :)</p>

<p>i got a pc laptop for college and i'm really wishing i had an ibook or powerbook instead. mac's are soooooo much better and easier to deal with.</p>

<p>Daughter was always a PC user (got a new laptop last christmas). This september, she got a powerbook and just loves it. says it is problem free, we send stuff back and forth to each other and she has no problems with it</p>