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Are (Were) You an Apple Student?

Last week at the Apple Event in Cupertino, CA, Apple Chief Operating Officer, Tim Cook, announced an interesting fact; that Apple had surpassed Dell to become the top supplier of notebooks in colleges and universities. In previous years, fifteen percent of students had Apple notebooks, now the number is closer to fifty percent. Tim then popped this pic up on the big screen and challenged the audience to find a PC. I myself was a Dell Inspiron girl in my early days of University, and I rarely lugged it to class with me — still a paper and pen note taker back then. What about you? Did (or do) you take a laptop to class with you? And if so, was it a Mac or a PC?

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LilGlamDiva LilGlamDiva 7 years
I had a pc all through high school and college.... but I think I'm getting ready to make the switch. My dell is beginning to anger me.
kaitlynhanna kaitlynhanna 7 years
I'm a music major and having a Mac was a requirement for our major! Now I'll never go back- I bring my MacBook with me everywhere (which is starting to become a hassle because the battery is 3 years old and tends to not hold charge well). It's great during lectures because I can look up things that interest me while I'm taking notes. I also use my computer to fact-check a few of my professors, they've said quite a few wrong things!
jmichelle jmichelle 7 years
I'm a bit of all three... I was a PC user up until my last semester of college. I used my refund check to buy my beautiful black Macbook. And, most students don't really use/bring their laptops to class- the university has a ways to go as far as wi-fi and internet access in classrooms. So good old pen & paper for me. And I'll be that picture was taken at a college in Northern CA- just a hunch.
nowari_101 nowari_101 7 years
im mac-aholic !
nowari_101 nowari_101 7 years
im mac-aholic !
allieperez allieperez 7 years
When I started college almost 10 years ago it was a Gateway desktop, then I updgrade to a Compaq laptop in my third year and in my senior year I had to replace my Compaq for yet another Compaq laptop. I never took my laptop since it was so heavy, bulky and noisy. But I recently went back to college for my second bachelor's and this time around it's mac and it definitely goes with me to my classes. Don't know what I'd do without it.
Pink-Crowns-90 Pink-Crowns-90 7 years
Im a MacBook kinda gurl! but i dont have one yet :(
Calimie Calimie 7 years
I've never used a laptop in class, everyone else used pen and pencil. Libraries are different, though. Anyway, I've barely seen any Mac over here (in Spain and Northern Ireland), most used Windows.
margokhal margokhal 7 years
I started out with a horrible Toshiba PC...after it couldn't hold a charge WITH the power cord plugged in, I had to switch to something durable. I bought a 12" Powerbook G4 3.5 years ago, and I haven't been happier with its performance. I took it everywhere, took lecture notes, made awesome projects...except many professors banned laptops in class (cheating, too much distraction), so people can't get the full functionality of a laptop now. Pretty much everyone I know is a Apple Student. PC's just don't work as well...too bad the school has mostly PC's (Dell). I want a new (previous gen) MacBook Pro [no more space for RAM upgrades on the PB], but the price point is waaay too high for me right now. I wish the student discount was a REAL discount!
tvjunkie45 tvjunkie45 7 years
I bring my Macbook to class all the time, though I very rarely use it in class. I mostly use it while studying or working on papers after classes. At my University while those with laptops are increasingly mac users, it seems overall laptop usage has gone down over the years. In most classes no one has a laptop.
greekgirle greekgirle 7 years
Could not afford a pc until later in my uni days since I paid for college on my own and my first bought computer was a a ruby imac. Even if I could take my current macbook to class I wouldn't. I still love pen and paper and try to send as much as real mail as possible. Dont get me started on my love for pens and moleskines and stationary.....
kcwebgirl kcwebgirl 7 years
i couldn't afford a computer in college until my junior year. but i went to drake, at the time considered one of the most wired schools in the country because we had the mac in a room program where all residence rooms had a mac. they ended the program my junior year and i used my summer job to purchase my own desktop. it was an emachine. haha. i didn't buy a laptop until i was a working adult.
TawniRo TawniRo 7 years
I have a MacBook that I take to class with me all the time, but I also have a Dell desktop at home. It's actually extremely helpful to have both :)
KristinDaBomb KristinDaBomb 7 years
I am going to be starting college in January, and when I do, it will be one year since I got this laptop. It is a Sony. I think it is more practical for the things I need to do. Plus it's pink lol.
haydee haydee 7 years
couldn't afford a Mac when I was a student
iLauren iLauren 7 years
I love my Powerbook! No offense to anyone but I think I'd be too embarrassed to take my PC laptop to class...heck I don't like to tell people I own one (its from my "parents bought it and it was cheaper than an Apple" days). Its like the crazy uncle no one speaks of...hahaha. But I think it was more in the past year have I see Apples on campus. Until recently I actually thought I was the only person on campus who had one!
neko neko 7 years
I was in college in the early 2000s, and had a 12" G3 iBook, then a 12" powerbook (the first aluminum one!). I was often the only person in my class with a laptop, or one of a maximum of three.
PiNkY-PiNk PiNkY-PiNk 7 years
if i had a laptop, i'd bring it EVERYWHERE with me! especially class. so... dell or mac...either one is fine by me!
nikki_ nikki_ 7 years
Before the MacBook Air came out, I brought my trusty MacBook to class for maybe a year, then I got the Air, and that's what I bring now, mainly because all I do during my free time is type away some random writing..
sparklestar sparklestar 7 years
Nobody takes a laptop into my classes. If I took one in then I'd play WoW, guaranteed!
intensebandgeek intensebandgeek 7 years
Started off with PC, but switched to Mac this past summer. I'm currently sitting in my music building's courtyard typing away on my Macbook :D
Anniina Anniina 7 years
We don't use laptops. I'd be nothing but happy to bring my Mac.
darkangeldaria darkangeldaria 7 years
I'm a graphic/web design/web development student who's constantly getting crap for my PC love. I proudly bring my DELL XPS Laptop into the Mac filled labs. I've grown up using both Macs and PC's. My family owned a computer repair shop that repaired both. I know both OS' fairly well and after all that...I'd still rather be on my PC...That's just me.
angieee angieee 7 years
I went to design univ, and the school was flooded with macs.
amerikanbeanhead amerikanbeanhead 7 years
I <3 my macbook but I hardly ever take it too class I do on rare occasion, but not usually I do see a fair 50/50 of macs to dells on campus though
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