Originally Posted by HarryT
It seems far from clear to me. The $1000 she could save by going for a mid-range Windows laptop could probably be much more usefully spent for a cash-strapped student.
MacBook Air 11" with student discount = $949
Please let me know where I can buy a mid-range Windows laptop for minus $50, I'll take ten!
apple has bought up so much production capacity in china, that other manufacturers are struggling to match their prices, particularly in the "ultrabook" range.
i agree that a brand-new 15" macbook pro is way overkill for 90% of students. but a second-hand macbook air is pretty hard to beat...