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Re: 13" Macbook air or 15" MBP Retina for HS Science S
said by ilikeme:No it's not, that's fact ...
Thats a personal opinion. Depending on what they do then they might. I would personally go with the 15" retina display.
They're 9th graders, not rocket scientist. If they were rocket scientist they would have enough money to buy their own laptop, and they most certainly would know which one they wanted.
Now if one wanted my personal opinion, then I would say there isn't a high school (public or private) that teaches a curriculum so advanced that it would necessitate Apples top of the line laptop period. If this were to be the case, then the school itself would inform you of the minimum requirements necessary of a laptop for you to provide your child.
If for some reason you still think your high schooler needs to carry around a Apple laptop as some sort of "status symbol" so they fit in with all of their friends, then may I suggest a refurbished 13" Macbook Pro for $929 »store.apple.com/us/browse/home/s···k_pro/13 it will provide your student with everything they need like the Apple Logo on the front of the case, and you with the piece of mind that it will have more than enough computing power for little junior to play around with.
Anyone doubting what I just said neither has kids, or lives in the real world.
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said by not quite right:exactly. when i started college in 2006, my laptop was a four year old ibm thinkpad t40. it had 2gig of ram, 80gb hard drive, and a pentium-m at 1.6ghz. it ran linux and it worked for me through four years of electrical engineering study, including c++ and mips assembly, matlab, mathmatica, and circuit analysis and design suites such as "spice" simulators, agilent ads, and ansoft hfss.
Now if one wanted my personal opinion, then I would say there isn't a high school (public or private) that teaches a curriculum so advanced that it would necessitate Apples top of the line laptop period.
sure -- i had to wait for things to complete -- but it worked.
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