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Is a macbook pro good for a high school student

Last response: in Laptops & Notebooks
September 9, 2012 12:38:44 AM

I am looling buying a macbook pro 2012 edition for high school for 1200 dollars and i was wondering if it would last me the 4 years im in high school so i can sell it after that time.
September 9, 2012 1:01:24 AM

It'll be good for a high school student, and it'll last you 4 years. But you'll be lucky to get $400 for it after 4 years time.

That said... $1200 is a lot of money to be spending as a high school student. Save it for college or a car. Trust me... I just graduated from college and wish I had saved more for college and had a car that wasn't 23 years old.
September 9, 2012 1:15:41 AM

For high school, anything that can run microsoft office and connect to the internet would do the job, in my mind.

Unless you're into some serious extra-curricular media stuff, then no, just get a cheap laptop.
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September 9, 2012 6:17:42 AM

For a high student, I wouldn't even buy MS Office. I would prefer OpenOffice which is free.
September 9, 2012 6:50:54 AM

Why do you even need a laptop let alone a MacBook Pro for high school?
Any old laptop/desktop can do the powerpoints / term papers etc for high school.

Save the money up for college like seriously. I saved $3k up thanks to not buying much during my high school days and it helped pay off for those damn $100-200 textbook. Tuition is going to absolutely kill you with 4 years colleges running $20-30k+ per year. So why spend $1200 on a macbook when in 4 years you'll no doubt need a new one for college...??

a c 406 D Laptop
September 9, 2012 7:42:07 AM

Actually a laptop can be useful for high school. It is even encouraged in elementary schools, at least according from some fellow co-workers who have children in elementary school. Granted their children are attending "high end" public schools in semi-wealthy to wealthy communities. Lessons are actually taught using the laptop with e-book textbooks and classroom / homework assignments are e-mailed to the teacher.

Is this the case for the average inter-city public schools? Probably not. The necessity of a laptop seems to depends on demographics. Therefore, it is possible that a laptop is necessary for the OP.