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The spawn only wants one thing for her birthday: "Just a little tiny Apple laptop".

I had to tell her that the smaller the technology, the more likely I'd have to sell my car to get it.

Anybody have a laptop they wanna sell? C'mon now.

Any mac users have any advice as to how to get just a basic mac laptop without killing myself? It's the ONLY thing she says she wants, which puts me in a little bind. That, and to go on a road trip.

Woo. My life. One. BIG. PARTY.

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ayoub
Jun. 16th, 2008 04:38 pm (UTC)
It's a waste of money!

(Get her the regular macbook instead... cheaper, and nicer)
none_too_subtle
Jun. 16th, 2008 04:40 pm (UTC)
Link me. I'm probably going to have to get a laptop (ugh) and it's going to KILL me financially. I've seen the macbook, and it's expensive as well. ORDER ME ONE AND I'LL PAY YA. Or something.
mintytrina
Jun. 16th, 2008 05:16 pm (UTC)
Don't get the MacBook Air! It has no CD/DVD drive!


I love love love my MacBook Pro but I'm STILL paying for it.

You can look on Apple.com and try to get a refurbished, regular white MacBook (those are the cheapest) but the refurbished are honestly only about a hundred or so bucks cheaper....and when you're spending over a thousand bucks on something, well, it just doesn't seem like much, lol.
none_too_subtle
Jun. 16th, 2008 06:51 pm (UTC)
Yeah, that's the diff between a PC and mac. Cost. A couple of hundred means nada when you're spending crazy money.
mintytrina
Jun. 16th, 2008 05:17 pm (UTC)
She could get a really nice PC laptop for around $500 though...if you can convince her to take that over a Mac.
none_too_subtle
Jun. 16th, 2008 06:52 pm (UTC)
She wants it for music/graphics. Mac's the best optoin, IMHO, don't you think.
mintytrina
Jun. 16th, 2008 06:59 pm (UTC)
If she means she wants to make music/use graphic programs....then yes, Mac is best :)

But just using music programs...I actually had better luck with WinAmp on my PC than I've had with iTunes on my Mac.

Photoshop, InDesign and the like work like a dream on macs though!! :D
none_too_subtle
Jun. 16th, 2008 08:19 pm (UTC)
I hate it, but I have to cheap out on her laptop. I'm thinking she should feel lucky just getting one at all, considering she'll get a new one when she goes to college. lol :)
lefthand_path
Jun. 16th, 2008 07:17 pm (UTC)
the best music program, imo (and i've tried a shitload) is logic pro, for the mac. it costs about five hundred, but peter gabriel (among other musicians i admire) uses it. need i say more?
none_too_subtle
Jun. 16th, 2008 08:17 pm (UTC)
Peter Gabriel has more money than I do. Big changes have occurred since this entry, and I've made a compromising decision regarding the laptop which I feel will serve her well. I hope.
lefthand_path
Jun. 16th, 2008 08:52 pm (UTC)
cool. i hope everything worked out okay.
none_too_subtle
Jun. 16th, 2008 08:58 pm (UTC)
Ya never really know about these thangs.
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none_too_subtle
Jun. 16th, 2008 06:52 pm (UTC)
No joke! I'm VS's biggest customer. lol :>
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none_too_subtle
Jun. 18th, 2008 10:11 am (UTC)
Not just the undies; I love their clothes! You should see my closet :D
lefthand_path
Jun. 16th, 2008 07:14 pm (UTC)
wow. your looking at most likely at least a grand. apple shit ain't cheap, but it works.
none_too_subtle
Jun. 16th, 2008 08:18 pm (UTC)
I know. The one I was going to get (with the things added that she needs) was going to be $1,500+. UGH NOES.
lefthand_path
Jun. 16th, 2008 08:53 pm (UTC)
i love those macbook airs, but there's no way in hell i'd pay over a grand for something without a cd/dvd drive. i know, you can get an external one... but laptops are supposed to be portable, and self-contained.
none_too_subtle
Jun. 16th, 2008 09:04 pm (UTC)
That was one of the deciding factors. No way to burn cds/dvds, so no thanks.
twitchhitter
Jun. 17th, 2008 12:34 am (UTC)
Lots of used laptops on Craigslist :)
none_too_subtle
Jun. 17th, 2008 06:04 am (UTC)
That didn't even OCCUR to me! But how do I know I can trust them? I've never used Craigslist before...
twitchhitter
Jun. 17th, 2008 10:13 am (UTC)
Craigslist is mostly just regular people selling their stuff - it's just like buying anyting else used...you have to check it out and make sure that the computer works and has what you need and then you pay them for it :)
none_too_subtle
Jun. 17th, 2008 11:27 am (UTC)
I can't BELIEVE that after hearing about Craigslist for so long, I've never explored it until now.

Doh! lol :)
blue_j
Jun. 17th, 2008 02:24 am (UTC)
Just a little tiny Apple laptop, eh?

I may have found a loophole:
none_too_subtle
Jun. 17th, 2008 06:01 am (UTC)
lolol!

How I wish it was that easy. I was tempted to go get her a nice Washington red, and just throw a PC at her. :>
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