Cornell Class of 2012

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Re: Cornell Class of 2012

Postby sheltron5000 » Thu Apr 23, 2009 2:55 pm

missv463 wrote:cool, thanks!

i'm going to use my old netID... i think it still works =). is it worth buying this AppleCare protection plan?


It depends on how much you spend/how rough you are on your computer. Apple has great warranty service and the student discount makes it pretty cheap. But it comes with a 1 year warranty and something like %90 of all failures happen in the first year. However, if you break your comp and they won't cover the damage, the warranty is also refundable at a prorated amount.

It's a personal choice but my thinking goes: Macbooks, yes ('cause you carry them around everywhere) Desktops, no ('cause you don't).

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Re: Cornell Class of 2012

Postby treschic » Thu Apr 23, 2009 2:58 pm

missv463 wrote:cool, thanks!

i'm going to use my old netID... i think it still works =). is it worth buying this AppleCare protection plan?



I've had mine for almost three years and it's never had a blip, but I also take pretty good care of it and haven't dropped it, leaked water on they keyboard, etc. Macbooks typically run a good 2-3 years without any problems if you're careful. The downside is, everyone I know that has Macs, if something goes wrong with it, it's a problem that you can't fix yourself. Also, it's pretty expensive to fix. You may want to go with it for peace of mind, that way if something happens in law school, you know you can get it fixed straightaway. But at $249, it's about 25% the price of the cheapest model...

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Re: Cornell Class of 2012

Postby missv463 » Thu Apr 23, 2009 3:00 pm

cool, good to know. i think i'm going to get the discounted plan for $183... don't know what can happen during 1L :wink:

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Re: Cornell Class of 2012

Postby sheltron5000 » Thu Apr 23, 2009 3:03 pm

ah, but if you buy now you'll be covered for 1L, it's 2L you have to worry about ;)

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Re: Cornell Class of 2012

Postby Other25BeforeYou » Thu Apr 23, 2009 3:11 pm

treschic wrote:Anyone planning on having two? I already have a macbook from college, was thinking about getting a netbook or something to carry around to class because they're a lot lighter... The macbook actually isn't that light =/

I'm thinking of doing this. I don't think my macbook's heavy, but it'll be three years old my 1L and, though I love it, I've had enough problems that I'm nervous about relying on it for schoolwork. I think I might get a light PC to use just for school stuff, and then use my macbook for play.

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Re: Cornell Class of 2012

Postby spike » Thu Apr 23, 2009 3:25 pm

missv463 wrote:cool, good to know. i think i'm going to get the discounted plan for $183... don't know what can happen during 1L :wink:

An alternative is to buy a warranty from someone else. I purchased coverage for my iPhone from squaretrade (http://www.squaretrade.com/) primarily b/c they give you the option to buy accidental damage insurance (e.g. fix cracked screen from dropping it) . It was much cheaper than Apple's coverage plan and covers so much more.

That said, I had a friend in college whose macbook didn't work after it slid out of his messenger bag and tumbled down a flight of stairs. He had the apple coverage and apple did cover all the repair costs. :o

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Re: Cornell Class of 2012

Postby danielfgator » Thu Apr 23, 2009 3:43 pm

I bought my Macbook a couple years back refurbished. http://store.apple.com/us/browse/home/s ... co=MTE3NjY

I paid $799 instead of the $1,199 I should have paid given the configuration and features. It came exactly like a new one (no scratches, all plastics and styrofoams, acessories, etc), the only difference was the box. It also comes with the same one year warranty and I could have gotten the apple care protection if I'd wanted to, but I'm a little cheap.

FYI, they have a couple of good deals on Macbook airs right now. $999 and $1099 for 1.6 and 1.8 GHz respectively. I might end up getting one of those.

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Re: Cornell Class of 2012

Postby sheltron5000 » Thu Apr 23, 2009 3:49 pm

PLEASE NOTE: applecare does NOT cover water/liquids damage. I speak from tear-filled experience :(

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Re: Cornell Class of 2012

Postby treschic » Thu Apr 23, 2009 4:05 pm

sheltron5000 wrote:PLEASE NOTE: applecare does NOT cover water/liquids damage. I speak from tear-filled experience :(


Oyy!! That's my worst nightmare :?

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Re: Cornell Class of 2012

Postby sheltron5000 » Thu Apr 23, 2009 4:07 pm

yeah, it was pretty tragic, but macs have such great resale value I was able to sell it for parts and got enough to cover my netbook purchase ;)

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Re: Cornell Class of 2012

Postby como » Thu Apr 23, 2009 4:07 pm

Yea, I spill coffee on everything. I hope none of you are assigned to sit next to me :oops:

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Re: Cornell Class of 2012

Postby hieveryone » Thu Apr 23, 2009 4:12 pm

your feasts should at least pay for part of the damages...

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Re: Cornell Class of 2012

Postby thesouthside » Thu Apr 23, 2009 4:42 pm

I'm getting a Lenovo ThinkPad X200 Tablet + 3 year warranty.

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Re: Cornell Class of 2012

Postby panda » Thu Apr 23, 2009 4:45 pm

como wrote:Yea, I spill coffee on everything. I hope none of you are assigned to sit next to me :oops:


+1000..
but mine is worse..it's contagious..
i drop coffee on everything...and if people are drinking coffee around me..they drop it too...
i wish i was kidding...but i have a 100% success (or lack thereof?) rate...

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Re: Cornell Class of 2012

Postby sheltron5000 » Thu Apr 23, 2009 4:57 pm

Houston, we may have a problem...

I don't typically spill coffee but I am a clutz, if what panda says is true... :shock:

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Re: Cornell Class of 2012

Postby amr105 » Thu Apr 23, 2009 5:41 pm

como wrote:I'm talking about getting the really good discount.

http://www.store.cornell.edu/tc/tcordering.html#Apple



does anyone know how much the discount is? is it a percentage or a certain amount of money off?

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Re: Cornell Class of 2012

Postby studymaster » Thu Apr 23, 2009 6:48 pm

About the computers for exams... I think I recall something about being able to use a school computer for exams... but I went to alot of ASW's so I could be mix and matching

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Re: Cornell Class of 2012

Postby vtha » Thu Apr 23, 2009 7:27 pm

how many did you go to????

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Re: Cornell Class of 2012

Postby studymaster » Thu Apr 23, 2009 7:28 pm

vtha wrote:how many did you go to????

Ok I didnt go to THAT many... but enough that I want to double check on the computer for exams thing...

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Re: Cornell Class of 2012

Postby studymaster » Thu Apr 23, 2009 7:28 pm

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Re: Cornell Class of 2012

Postby sheltron5000 » Thu Apr 23, 2009 8:09 pm

Asked in the questions thread.

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Re: Cornell Class of 2012

Postby paraducks » Thu Apr 23, 2009 10:08 pm

i have definitely:

a) dropped my laptop from a lofted bed onto the floor.

b) sat on my laptop, thereby closing the screen down on my car keys

and unrelated to computers but not to general stupidity

c) gotten out of my car while it was still in reverse and let it roll down a hill and into another vehicle.

god help anyone within a 20 mile radius of me.

panda wrote:
como wrote:Yea, I spill coffee on everything. I hope none of you are assigned to sit next to me :oops:


+1000..
but mine is worse..it's contagious..
i drop coffee on everything...and if people are drinking coffee around me..they drop it too...
i wish i was kidding...but i have a 100% success (or lack thereof?) rate...

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Re: Cornell Class of 2012

Postby panda » Thu Apr 23, 2009 10:20 pm

paraducks wrote:i have definitely:

a) dropped my laptop from a lofted bed onto the floor.

b) sat on my laptop, thereby closing the screen down on my car keys

and unrelated to computers but not to general stupidity

c) gotten out of my car while it was still in reverse and let it roll down a hill and into another vehicle.

god help anyone within a 20 mile radius of me.

panda wrote:
como wrote:Yea, I spill coffee on everything. I hope none of you are assigned to sit next to me :oops:



+1000..
but mine is worse..it's contagious..
i drop coffee on everything...and if people are drinking coffee around me..they drop it too...
i wish i was kidding...but i have a 100% success (or lack thereof?) rate...


haha...despite having had an awful day...you just made me laugh nonstop for a good five minutes..
thank you for that... :D if you can do that often..i wouldn't leave your 20 mile radius..

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Re: Cornell Class of 2012

Postby paraducks » Thu Apr 23, 2009 10:27 pm

panda wrote:
paraducks wrote:i have definitely:

a) dropped my laptop from a lofted bed onto the floor.

b) sat on my laptop, thereby closing the screen down on my car keys

and unrelated to computers but not to general stupidity

c) gotten out of my car while it was still in reverse and let it roll down a hill and into another vehicle.

god help anyone within a 20 mile radius of me.

panda wrote:
como wrote:Yea, I spill coffee on everything. I hope none of you are assigned to sit next to me :oops:



+1000..
but mine is worse..it's contagious..
i drop coffee on everything...and if people are drinking coffee around me..they drop it too...
i wish i was kidding...but i have a 100% success (or lack thereof?) rate...


haha...despite having had an awful day...you just made me laugh nonstop for a good five minutes..
thank you for that... :D if you can do that often..i wouldn't leave your 20 mile radius..


it's good to know that, if nothing else, my life can serve as a warning to others.

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Re: Cornell Class of 2012

Postby paraducks » Fri Apr 24, 2009 10:32 am

it's probably really obnoxious for me to post this here, but, eh...

i, along with two others, am looking for a fourth roommate for a house that is right next to a tcat stop that goes straight to campus and otherwise a 15 minute walk.


i can answer any questions and have lots of pics if anyone is interested. just pm me!

you must be ok with spiders, snakes, and other reptiles....

... just kidding about that last part.




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