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    Hi - I wonder if any of you IT buffs can help me out. It's coming to THAT time of the year again when, as parents, we have to think about Christmas presents. My son is a student in the UK and needs to replace his elderly computer. He is considering a MacBook which the family will club together to buy, but is unable to judge whether he shoud go for the MacBook or the MacBook Pro.

     

    As a bit of background, he will be using the machine for all the standard things but more inportantly using Logic Pro for recording/mixing sounds for theatre/performance arts as part of his Uni course.

     

    I am an ex-IT person myself so am pretty computer literate, but my area is application software on PCs so I don't feel up to giving him any advice on Macs apart from the general. Is there anyone out there with any specialist experience/knowledge who can give us any information that will help us to make this decision?

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    Im no specialist....but own a MacBook Pro and would thoroughly reccommend them!!

     

    I would go pro as it just more powerful, has a sturdier body and a few tweaks here or there!!!

     

    Dan

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    I'd go Pro every time but the only down side is the vast increase in cost.

     

    Perhaps have a read of some Mac forums etc and see if you can glean a better view of the important stuff needed for your son in his studies. If its on the Macbook perhaps its all he needs. They are still great computers :)

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    Hi - I wonder if any of you IT buffs can help me out. It's coming to THAT time of the year again when, as parents, we have to think about Christmas presents. My son is a student in the UK and needs to replace his elderly computer. He is considering a MacBook which the family will club together to buy, but is unable to judge whether he shoud go for the MacBook or the MacBook Pro.

     

    As a bit of background, he will be using the machine for all the standard things but more inportantly using Logic Pro for recording/mixing sounds for theatre/performance arts as part of his Uni course.

     

    I am an ex-IT person myself so am pretty computer literate, but my area is application software on PCs so I don't feel up to giving him any advice on Macs apart from the general. Is there anyone out there with any specialist experience/knowledge who can give us any information that will help us to make this decision?

     

     

    Hiya,

     

    i have some friends who are DJs/music producers and i will ask them what they reckon to one or the other....:D

     

    HG

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    Hiya,

     

    i have some friends who are DJs/music producers and i will ask them what they reckon to one or the other....:D

     

    HG

     

    Forgot to mention i have a mate who dj's who just uses a macbook....but would happily swap his arm for a pro!!

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    Whichever you opt for, one thing I'd always say, ensure you also invest in a decent external HD for backing up to on a daily basis. Worth its weight in gold when using a laptop.

     

    We have 3 in our house, 2 for hubby's MB Pro and one for my iMac.

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    LOL! After a recent incident he has learned his lesson with respect to backing up! Has a 320GB external drive but wasn't using it to back up despite all my advice - but hey I'm only mom, aren't I?

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    LOL! After a recent incident he has learned his lesson with respect to backing up! Has a 320GB external drive but wasn't using it to back up despite all my advice - but hey I'm only mom, aren't I?

     

    O dear :|

     

    It really is such an important thing as you can never trust a computer to not die/get dropped/coffee spilt into laptop keys etc. Ours our set to back up automatically daily at least.

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    My son is a student in the UK and needs to replace his elderly computer. He is considering a MacBook which the family will club together to buy, but is unable to judge whether he shoud go for the MacBook or the MacBook Pro.

     

    Just a short note...

     

    If your son is a student he gets discount on the Mac you are going to get him.

     

    If he takes his student card into the Mac shop they will give him the discount.

     

    Student Discount - Apple Store (UK)

     

    You can not follow the link all the way unless you ISP is from the uni/school.

     

    Hope it saves you some money.

     

    Rob and Mel

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    Personally I don't think the pro is worth the extra and I was told in an Apple store when I bought my MacBook that the pro is no quicker and you're paying for the aluminium body, backlit keyboard and card slot.

     

    That was my experience anyway. The only thing is that the MacBook only comes in 13" so if he wants a 15" or 17" then he will need to go pro.

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