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How come so many people have Macs at Uni?

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    Currently, in year 11, hardly anyone has a mac, at a push people may have iPods or iPads. However, on the Laptop for uni thread so many people have macbooks. What causes so many people to convert at Uni?
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    It's all part of being a super cool student. So poor with my Mac. And my Starbucks...
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    They be hipsters.
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    I bought mine with a couple of months earnings during my gap year, but a few of the Mac users I've met at uni have bought them with their ridiculously huge maintenance loans. I expect this is a case for a lot of people who get all giddy when the government hands them upwards of a grand each term (after fees).
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    I think theres a pretty big student discount on a lot of the apple stuff... not sure though
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    (Original post by Hearty_Beast)
    I think theres a pretty big student discount on a lot of the apple stuff... not sure though
    It's roughly 14%, so pretty substantial considering the prices Macs start at.
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    allll the asian kids on their macs in the design studios heheh
    I have a pic as proof
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    A lot of people I know who have them, got given them as a congratulations present for getting into uni, or saved up on a Gap Year to get them.
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    (Original post by multiplexing-gamer)
    Currently, in year 11, hardly anyone has a mac, at a push people may have iPods or iPads. However, on the Laptop for uni thread so many people have macbooks. What causes so many people to convert at Uni?
    They're expensive (very expensive); which is why you don't see many people with them at school. Going into uni a lot of people have loans, grants, or get bought laptops from parents for the next few years. Due to the popularity of the Macbook (branding, appearance amongst other things) a lot of people go for them at this point.

    That's basically it.
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    Part of the reason is that the student discount brings them down to an affordable price.
    Certainly when I got my 13" Macbook Pro, the student discount brought it down to around the same price as the other laptops I was looking at.
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    (Original post by kaylafrances)
    allll the asian kids on their macs in the design studios heheh
    I have a pic as proof
    Don't be silly, Asians do science, not arts.
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    (Original post by charlie9872)
    Don't be silly, Asians do science, not arts.
    This guy speaks the truth
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    (Original post by charlie9872)
    Don't be silly, Asians do science, not arts.
    You'd be ****ing surprised

    and Korean, Chinese Asians.
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    Doesn't happen much at our campus. Most people here have Windows/Linux computers - it is a computing and engineering campus, so it kinda makes sense that most people can't see the justification for a Macintosh

    Think some of the design people might have them though
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    (Original post by de_monies)
    it is a computing and engineering campus, so it kinda makes sense that most people can't see the justification for a Macintosh
    The vast majority of people on my course (CS at Bath) have macs. No problem with having them for computing based stuff.
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    Because its now become a trend. Im not against macs... But seriously, half the people that have them only use word, safari and itunes. So much wasted software that they could do without and save a load of money.

    BASICALLY - Its more for the aesthetic rather than actual programs.
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    (Original post by de_monies)
    Doesn't happen much at our campus. Most people here have Windows/Linux computers - it is a computing and engineering campus, so it kinda makes sense that most people can't see the justification for a Macintosh

    Think some of the design people might have them though
    What Uni are you at, because supposedly everyone at St Andrews comp sci have macs?
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    (Original post by multiplexing-gamer)
    What Uni are you at, because supposedly everyone at St Andrews comp sci have macs?
    Staffordshire. The Stafford campus
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    (Original post by de_monies)
    Doesn't happen much at our campus. Most people here have Windows/Linux computers - it is a computing and engineering campus, so it kinda makes sense that most people can't see the justification for a Macintosh

    Think some of the design people might have them though
    Almost all of my tutors/lectures for CS have Macs, but then again none of us students do. Not sure what, if anything, that says.
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    (Original post by Fallen)
    Almost all of my tutors/lectures for CS have Macs, but then again none of us students do. Not sure what, if anything, that says.
    That your lecturers aren't that-into PC gaming?

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