New Mac!

I started having trouble with my iBook last week. The problem could be the logicboard. The cost of replacing it would just about be what the iBook is now worth. So, of course, I talked myself into buying a new Mac. I chose the MacBook which is the laptop replacing the iBook. I got the one with the Superdrive (to burn cds and dvds). I also chose white because Apple wants $200 more for the black model.

Apple, as usual, had a sweet deal. I got a free printer and a free iPod Nano. The printer is great. It has a copier and a scanner. I paid for the printer and I’m now waiting for my rebate check.

The signs at Apple indicate that college students who buy a new Mac get a free Nano. The saleschild (they are all very young) said that the deal is also for educators. So, I got a Nano. The 2GB Nano (500 songs) because the rebate is for $179 and the 2GB Nano is $199 but $20 is knocked off because of the educator discount. I will also get that money back in a rebate check.

I also purchased Applecare to extend my warranty to three years. Some money is also knocked off Applecare because of the educator discount.

The MacBook comes with a glossy screen instead of the old matte screen. The screen is shorter than the iBook screen and that makes for a very nice, compact laptop. The screen is 13.3” wide. I am, yet again, a very happy Mac customer.


3 Responses to “New Mac!”

  1. 1 Mrs. Strausbaugh August 19, 2006 at 10:13 pm

    My school has one PowerMac in the Video Production Room. One fifth grade student recorded his voice reading “The true story of the three little pigs.” I would love to start podcasting with many of my k-5 students next school year. Some other Media Specialists in Rochester have done so with their .mac account. I love using GarageBand. But, how can I post a podcast without having a .mac account?

  2. 2 User August 23, 2006 at 7:32 pm

    Saleschild!! I loveit! The nMac sounds great. Good info on the discounts and rebates.

  3. 3 Judy Hauser August 23, 2006 at 9:25 pm

    Mrs. S – Yes, you can put your podcasts in iTunes without a .Mac account. I don’t believe they are stored there but they are linked to your podcast wherever it is stored on the web. I know that there are free storage sites like, gcast, etc.

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