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Computer for my Mom

Mom has an old Gateway (because the store was near her house) and she is a
Professor at some sort of collage. (sic) 🙂

So I'm thinking she should get an academic discount......where should I shop
and what should I buy her? She mostly grades paperwork on it (emailed word
docs). Should I get a Mac? Maybe a Mini?

She doesn't even do wireless now and I don't know that she cares
to.....laptop maybe though?





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Re: Computer for my Mom

If she's not beholden to a M$ environment - go with a Mac, and if she needs
mobility, get a Macbook, otherwise a nice iMac will work just peachy.

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Re: Computer for my Mom

Faculty discounts are typically through the college book store.

-Bob C.


"Craig" <ElRushbo@eibnet.com> wrote in message
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> Mom has an old Gateway (because the store was near her house) and she is a
> Professor at some sort of collage. (sic) 🙂
>
> So I'm thinking she should get an academic discount......where should I
> shop and what should I buy her? She mostly grades paperwork on it
> (emailed word docs). Should I get a Mac? Maybe a Mini?
>
> She doesn't even do wireless now and I don't know that she cares
> to.....laptop maybe though?
>
>
>
>
>



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Re: Computer for my Mom

A lot of online site offer education discounts too though. Apple does too


"Wallgames.com" <rpcarrollNOSPAMPLEASE@NOSPAMPLEASEwallgames.com> wrote in
message news:6EDQl.1250$rb5.694@kovat.provo.novell.com...
> Faculty discounts are typically through the college book store.
>
> -Bob C.
>
>
> "Craig" <ElRushbo@eibnet.com> wrote in message
> news:m8DQl.1230$rb5.598@kovat.provo.novell.com...
>> Mom has an old Gateway (because the store was near her house) and she is
>> a Professor at some sort of collage. (sic) 🙂
>>
>> So I'm thinking she should get an academic discount......where should I
>> shop and what should I buy her? She mostly grades paperwork on it
>> (emailed word docs). Should I get a Mac? Maybe a Mini?
>>
>> She doesn't even do wireless now and I don't know that she cares
>> to.....laptop maybe though?
>>
>>
>>
>>
>>

>
>



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Anonymous_User Absent Member.
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Re: Computer for my Mom

Craig,
> Mom has an old Gateway (because the store was near her house) and she is a
> Professor at some sort of collage. (sic) 🙂
>
> So I'm thinking she should get an academic discount......where should I shop
> and what should I buy her? She mostly grades paperwork on it (emailed word
> docs). Should I get a Mac? Maybe a Mini?
>

Her collage [sic] probably has negotiated academic discounts with Dell,
Apple and/or HP. You may be able to find out the particulars (including
whether the academic discount ends up being more expensive than shopping
around for a deal) on their respective websites.

> She doesn't even do wireless now and I don't know that she cares
> to.....laptop maybe though?
>


A few weeks ago my GF bought a Macbook which she absolutely loves. That
same week, FW bought a very fancy HP Pavilion which has already had to
be reimaged because it caught a virus.

Yeah, I know, if you get a virus on your Windows box it's your own fault
for not downloading and installing half a dozen protective programs and
keeping them updated. Do you want to be responsible for that, though?



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Re: Computer for my Mom

Excellent point!

I think we have a Mac in mind now.

Should I do a mini or laptop?


"DougB" <dougdotblack@gmaildot.com> wrote in message
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> Craig,
>> Mom has an old Gateway (because the store was near her house) and she is
>> a Professor at some sort of collage. (sic) 🙂
>>
>> So I'm thinking she should get an academic discount......where should I
>> shop and what should I buy her? She mostly grades paperwork on it
>> (emailed word docs). Should I get a Mac? Maybe a Mini?
>>

> Her collage [sic] probably has negotiated academic discounts with Dell,
> Apple and/or HP. You may be able to find out the particulars (including
> whether the academic discount ends up being more expensive than shopping
> around for a deal) on their respective websites.
>
>> She doesn't even do wireless now and I don't know that she cares
>> to.....laptop maybe though?
>>

>
> A few weeks ago my GF bought a Macbook which she absolutely loves. That
> same week, FW bought a very fancy HP Pavilion which has already had to be
> reimaged because it caught a virus.
>
> Yeah, I know, if you get a virus on your Windows box it's your own fault
> for not downloading and installing half a dozen protective programs and
> keeping them updated. Do you want to be responsible for that, though?
>
>
>



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Re: Computer for my Mom

Check HP's smallbiz website; I received a flier from them this morning for a
15.4" laptop classed as "business" for $399 after a hundred dollar rebate.
Model in the ad was a n HP Compaq 6735s business laptop. May not be perfect,
but the price is sure right......



"Craig" <ElRushbo@eibnet.com> wrote in message
news:m8DQl.1230$rb5.598@kovat.provo.novell.com...
> Mom has an old Gateway (because the store was near her house) and she is a
> Professor at some sort of collage. (sic) 🙂
>
> So I'm thinking she should get an academic discount......where should I
> shop and what should I buy her? She mostly grades paperwork on it
> (emailed word docs). Should I get a Mac? Maybe a Mini?
>
> She doesn't even do wireless now and I don't know that she cares
> to.....laptop maybe though?
>
>
>
>
>


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Re: Computer for my Mom

Someone here said the same thing. But the premium may be worth it to go for
virus-free mac?


"Brent Wolfe" <wolfesysNO@SPAMearthlink.net> wrote in message
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> Check HP's smallbiz website; I received a flier from them this morning for
> a 15.4" laptop classed as "business" for $399 after a hundred dollar
> rebate. Model in the ad was a n HP Compaq 6735s business laptop. May not
> be perfect, but the price is sure right......
>
>
>
> "Craig" <ElRushbo@eibnet.com> wrote in message
> news:m8DQl.1230$rb5.598@kovat.provo.novell.com...
>> Mom has an old Gateway (because the store was near her house) and she is
>> a Professor at some sort of collage. (sic) 🙂
>>
>> So I'm thinking she should get an academic discount......where should I
>> shop and what should I buy her? She mostly grades paperwork on it
>> (emailed word docs). Should I get a Mac? Maybe a Mini?
>>
>> She doesn't even do wireless now and I don't know that she cares
>> to.....laptop maybe though?
>>
>>
>>
>>
>>

>



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Re: Computer for my Mom

Nothing is virus-free, but without the premium you can get that system, wipe
vista, and load openSuse 11.1........
Just sayin', the "premium" for a locked-in propriatary system just isn't
worth it to me, especially since their latest "patchs" seem to have broken
more than they fixed....


"Craig" <ElRushbo@eibnet.com> wrote in message
news:TdhRl.2025$rb5.1286@kovat.provo.novell.com...
> Someone here said the same thing. But the premium may be worth it to go
> for virus-free mac?
>
>
> "Brent Wolfe" <wolfesysNO@SPAMearthlink.net> wrote in message
> news:1RHQl.1441$rb5.772@kovat.provo.novell.com...
>> Check HP's smallbiz website; I received a flier from them this morning
>> for a 15.4" laptop classed as "business" for $399 after a hundred dollar
>> rebate. Model in the ad was a n HP Compaq 6735s business laptop. May not
>> be perfect, but the price is sure right......
>>
>>
>>
>> "Craig" <ElRushbo@eibnet.com> wrote in message
>> news:m8DQl.1230$rb5.598@kovat.provo.novell.com...
>>> Mom has an old Gateway (because the store was near her house) and she is
>>> a Professor at some sort of collage. (sic) 🙂
>>>
>>> So I'm thinking she should get an academic discount......where should I
>>> shop and what should I buy her? She mostly grades paperwork on it
>>> (emailed word docs). Should I get a Mac? Maybe a Mini?
>>>
>>> She doesn't even do wireless now and I don't know that she cares
>>> to.....laptop maybe though?
>>>
>>>
>>>
>>>
>>>

>>

>
>


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lcurrie Absent Member.
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Re: Computer for my Mom

If she needs to be mobile, go with the Macbook.
I have one and love it.

If mobility is not an issue go with an iMac.

Mac Mini is okay, but you can't expand it. I found that with mine that I ended up have a cluttered desk anyway with external USB devices, etc....

A lot of it depends on what she also wants to do with it.

I use Netflix and the last that I checked, the instant play only works with Windoze.
However, if this is an issue then you can get one of the Netflix boxes to hook to your computer and then this is no longer an issue.

Lin



Craig;1793991 wrote:
Excellent point!

I think we have a Mac in mind now.

Should I do a mini or laptop?


"DougB" <dougdotblack@gmaildot.com> wrote in message
news:ZRDQl.1264$rb5.77@kovat.provo.novell.com...
> Craig,
>> Mom has an old Gateway (because the store was near her house) and she is
>> a Professor at some sort of collage. (sic) 🙂
>>
>> So I'm thinking she should get an academic discount......where should I
>> shop and what should I buy her? She mostly grades paperwork on it
>> (emailed word docs). Should I get a Mac? Maybe a Mini?
>>

> Her collage [sic] probably has negotiated academic discounts with Dell,
> Apple and/or HP. You may be able to find out the particulars (including
> whether the academic discount ends up being more expensive than shopping
> around for a deal) on their respective websites.
>
>> She doesn't even do wireless now and I don't know that she cares
>> to.....laptop maybe though?
>>

>
> A few weeks ago my GF bought a Macbook which she absolutely loves. That
> same week, FW bought a very fancy HP Pavilion which has already had to be
> reimaged because it caught a virus.
>
> Yeah, I know, if you get a virus on your Windows box it's your own fault
> for not downloading and installing half a dozen protective programs and
> keeping them updated. Do you want to be responsible for that, though?
>
>
>

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Re: Computer for my Mom

Good point, too. 🙂


"Brent Wolfe" <wolfesysNO@SPAMearthlink.net> wrote in message
news:FkiRl.2036$rb5.844@kovat.provo.novell.com...
> Nothing is virus-free, but without the premium you can get that system,
> wipe vista, and load openSuse 11.1........
> Just sayin', the "premium" for a locked-in propriatary system just isn't
> worth it to me, especially since their latest "patchs" seem to have broken
> more than they fixed....
>
>
> "Craig" <ElRushbo@eibnet.com> wrote in message
> news:TdhRl.2025$rb5.1286@kovat.provo.novell.com...
>> Someone here said the same thing. But the premium may be worth it to go
>> for virus-free mac?
>>
>>
>> "Brent Wolfe" <wolfesysNO@SPAMearthlink.net> wrote in message
>> news:1RHQl.1441$rb5.772@kovat.provo.novell.com...
>>> Check HP's smallbiz website; I received a flier from them this morning
>>> for a 15.4" laptop classed as "business" for $399 after a hundred dollar
>>> rebate. Model in the ad was a n HP Compaq 6735s business laptop. May not
>>> be perfect, but the price is sure right......
>>>
>>>
>>>
>>> "Craig" <ElRushbo@eibnet.com> wrote in message
>>> news:m8DQl.1230$rb5.598@kovat.provo.novell.com...
>>>> Mom has an old Gateway (because the store was near her house) and she
>>>> is a Professor at some sort of collage. (sic) 🙂
>>>>
>>>> So I'm thinking she should get an academic discount......where should I
>>>> shop and what should I buy her? She mostly grades paperwork on it
>>>> (emailed word docs). Should I get a Mac? Maybe a Mini?
>>>>
>>>> She doesn't even do wireless now and I don't know that she cares
>>>> to.....laptop maybe though?
>>>>
>>>>
>>>>
>>>>
>>>>
>>>

>>
>>

>



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