I'm a student at a local community college taking classes full-time and working full-time to cover costs of school and living. Most of my classes are online, and my Windows PC has pooped out on me... Microsoft has been letting me down for years now, and this is terrible timing! Regardless, I've been thinking about switching over to Mac, but I have NO money to fix my windows laptop or purchase a mac (I've been looking into the mini).
My question to you would be this, Will a Mac satisfy a college student in comparison to Windows? Other computing interests I've had in the past are some gaming, photo, and video editing. Are these computers easy to use? (I have had linux computers before, but never a mac. I love ubuntu)
And lastly, are there any programs that can help me pay for a new computer when in need now? I have a very low credit score, and apple financing seems to have failed me. Monthly Payments would be great!
It's okay if you've got nothing for the financial aspect, I ask on lockergnome for input regarding the OS and software availability, but if you have any tips for purchasing that would be awesome!
If you are doing basic college work and some gaming then you are ok. I say go for it. It's a good investment and shouldn't poop out on you though it is very pricey for students. I'm in college too and I cant justify paying so much for a mac and I'm going for design. Mac is a small learning curve from windows but it is fairly easy to use since Apple's OS is very linear
Go for it if you have the money. You can get a small student discount for Macs at the apple store/online so it should help a little bit out with price. Try Amazon for monthly payments or Macmall, maybe you will have luck there