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    Usually I don't especially need a computer but since starting EPQ I do because it is all electronic and was thinking about getting an iMac air, which is £700 from the student Apple store (would be fine because I have about £2000 at the moment) but it hasn't escaped me that I'd already been bought a laptop (an Asus something), so I know it would seem extremely ungrateful for one thing and for another my parents would just say it was a waste of money. Today a saw someone using one and I can say it would be well worth the extra money to get one so actually desirable as oppose to irritating, cumbersome and slow as this one is. Does anyone have any suggestions or want to share that something this anoying ha also happened to them
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    (Original post by Gott)
    Usually I don't especially need a computer but since starting EPQ I do because it is all electronic and was thinking about getting an iMac air, which is £700 from the student Apple store (would be fine because I have about £2000 at the moment) but it hasn't escaped me that I'd already been bought a laptop (an Asus something), so I know it would seem extremely ungrateful for one thing and for another my parents would just say it was a waste of money. Today a saw someone using one and I can say it would be well worth the extra money to get one so actually desirable as oppose to irritating, cumbersome and slow as this one is. Does anyone have any suggestions or want to share that something this anoying ha also happened to them
    Well for one iMacs, although thin, do not have an Air version. What do you feel that the Mac has to offer you as a user. I'm a Mac OS X and Windows 10 user so I can be quite helpful in explaining this to you
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    Solution; sell old laptop, on eBay or wherever and then buy new macbook air.

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    Well for one iMacs, although thin, do not have an Air version. What do you feel that the Mac has to offer you as a user. I'm a Mac OS X and Windows 10 user so I can be quite helpful in explaining this to you
    I think OP meant a macbook air as they were talking about laptops
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    https://www.apple.com/uk/macbook-air/
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    (Original post by aoxa)
    Solution; sell old laptop, on eBay or wherever and then buy new macbook air.



    I think OP meant a macbook air as they were talking about laptops
    I figured that
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    If you want to stop your parents feeling bad tell them your course requires specialist software available on Mac OS so you're buying one and that they can have the other laptop. Sorted.
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    Well how long ago were you bought the laptop? If it's only a year or two old I'd hold onto it unless it's absolutely unusable. Any older and it's your property, your money, and your decision imo. My laptop will be 3 years old this summer and when I've saved up the money I'll have no guilt over replacing it with a newer model
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    (Original post by Messiah Complex)
    If you want to stop your parents feeling bad tell them your course requires specialist software available on Mac OS so you're buying one and that they can have the other laptop. Sorted.
    Wish they were that gulable in a way, although they would just ask what it was and I don't even know there could be. Perhaps if it had something like Google scholar but better
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    (Original post by Gott)
    Wish they were that gulable in a way, although they would just ask what it was and I don't even know there could be. Perhaps if it had something like Google scholar but better
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    IMACS are a waste of money.


    experience - wasted 1200+ recently on something that isn't 'much' better then a typical windows 8 laptop.

    I love my new laptop now.


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    (Original post by alexschmalex)
    Well how long ago were you bought the laptop? If it's only a year or two old I'd hold onto it unless it's absolutely unusable. Any older and it's your property, your money, and your decision imo. My laptop will be 3 years old this summer and when I've saved up the money I'll have no guilt over replacing it with a newer model
    Less than a year, personally I'd have no guilt because they should have told me and now I'm just annoyed more than anything. I suppose conceivably I could say that I'd probably continue to use it at University or I could sell my moped and then say I only sold it so as to get it but those are my only ideas thus far
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    (Original post by Gott)
    Less than a year, personally I'd have no guilt because they should have told me and now I'm just annoyed more than anything. I suppose conceivably I could say that I'd probably continue to use it at University or I could sell my moped and then say I only sold it so as to get it but those are my only ideas thus far
    In that case I guess it depends on your parents, I personally wouldn't be able get away with it on something that new but maybe you're luckier than me If you sell it and put it towards the new laptop it isn't that much of a waste imo, and going to uni is always a great reason to get new stuff. However, it's been like 10 months since the Airs have been refreshed and there have been a lot of rumours over brand new ones being released this year so it might be worth the wait if it's not an immediate need
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    (Original post by alexschmalex)
    In that case I guess it depends on your parents, I personally wouldn't be able get away with it on something that new but maybe you're luckier than me If you sell it and put it towards the new laptop it isn't that much of a waste imo, and going to uni is always a great reason to get new stuff. However, it's been like 10 months since the Airs have been refreshed and there have been a lot of rumours over brand new ones being released this year so it might be worth the wait if it's not an immediate need
    Do you know how much I'd get for it, it cost about £300 and there was a warranty put on it (which was just rubbing it in), it's an Aspire E15 500GB
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    (Original post by Messiah Complex)
    If you want to stop your parents feeling bad tell them your course requires specialist software available on Mac OS so you're buying one and that they can have the other laptop. Sorted.
    I have to say I'd probably feel pretty upset if I bought my son or daughter a laptop and they told me they didn't want it and I could have it instead. Sorry to say it, but it does reek of ungratefulness.

    Also, OP, why does the EPQ require a Mac? Personally, I think you should keep the laptop you've been given and not replace it until it starts to become slow, laggy and a pain to use.
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    (Original post by Gott)
    Usually I don't especially need a computer but since starting EPQ I do because it is all electronic and was thinking about getting an iMac air, which is £700 from the student Apple store (would be fine because I have about £2000 at the moment) but it hasn't escaped me that I'd already been bought a laptop (an Asus something), so I know it would seem extremely ungrateful for one thing and for another my parents would just say it was a waste of money. Today a saw someone using one and I can say it would be well worth the extra money to get one so actually desirable as oppose to irritating, cumbersome and slow as this one is. Does anyone have any suggestions or want to share that something this anoying ha also happened to them
    Firstly, don't make up excuses like "I need a mac for my EPQ". Unless it's something where the software you need is only available for Macs (very unlikely), the real reason you want a mac is because you just want it. The only reason why a Windows laptop would get slow is if you don't know how to use it properly. I'm not going to apple-bash here but to claim that pound-for-pound apple products are faster is just wrong. If you want a mac then that's fine, but don't come up with false excuses!
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    (Original post by Chlorophile)
    Firstly, don't make up excuses like "I need a mac for my EPQ". Unless it's something where the software you need is only available for Macs (very unlikely), the real reason you want a mac is because you just want it. The only reason why a Windows laptop would get slow is if you don't know how to use it properly. I'm not going to apple-bash here but to claim that pound-for-pound apple products are faster is just wrong. If you want a mac then that's fine, but don't come up with false excuses!
    Completely agree, you don't need a flashy mac just to write a silly essay.

    I don't think OP even realises you can't get word on a mac without messing around with it.
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    Completely agree, you don't need a flashy mac just to write a silly essay.

    I don't think OP even realises you can't get word on a mac without messing around with it.
    Huh?
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    Having £2000 doesn't mean it's worth spending £700 on a slightly better laptop. £2000 is not a lot of money - if anything you want to be saving up twice that amount before you start university.

    I've had the same £300 Dell Windows 7 laptop for five years now, and I'm doing a degree involving computer science - I can't believe you really need a Mac for an EPQ. It's your money, but my very, very strong advice is don't buy it.
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    (Original post by Chlorophile)
    Huh?
    You didn't use to be able to :confused:
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    After burning out my second Mac desktop tower workstation in two months I got a refund from Apple.

    In short......

    Over priced
    Under functioned
    All in a good looking case

    A laptop needs to be functional more than anything else. A 1500 quid Mac vs 500 quid for a laptop that will happily keep up with it.
 
 
 
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