[dorkbotpdx-blabber] Re: Buying a laptop

markgross at thegnar.org markgross at thegnar.org
Thu Aug 14 11:09:25 EDT 2008


> There are laptop discounts if your an Intel employee. I've looked into it.
> If you want the link search "discount" or some such from circuit.
>
> We do have an apple discount, but from what I found it isn't really that
> much, and if you know a teacher, they could get a better one.

Oh, those discounts.  those are just a buying club discounts that arn't
much better than a sale from a big box store.

I was talking about getting *real* deals, like channel pricing for a CPU
or MoBo.

--mgross

>
> On 8/13/08, mark gross <markgross at thegnar.org> wrote:
>>
>> On Wed, Aug 13, 2008 at 04:23:19PM -0700, Cameron Adamez wrote:
>> >
>> > > What is the primary use? Are you the type of Mac user that likes to
>> pull
>> > > up
>> > > a terminal window and poke at things or do you just want the
>> standard
>> > > application and are happy?
>> >
>> > Well, I have two modes for myself - work mode and etc mode. My
>> previous
>> > laptop (an iBook G3 that went horribly awry after the backlight died)
>> was
>> > used for web dev projects, so I used Coda and terminal windows. In
>> fact,
>> > Coda works really well on a G3 because I constantly harassed Tim at
>> Panic
>> > Inc about the bugs and he ironed them out for me :) So while most of
>> the
>> > time I'm poking at things in the terminal, I also like to be lazy
>> > occasionally and watch Doctor Who. The only Mac program I really need
>> is
>> > Photoshop, and I guess I could use Gimp... :/
>> > A side note - I'm really used to the Mac's IME, Kotoeri, so while I
>> was
>> > contemplating having the laptop run Debian (which I've used before),
>> > Gentoo, or FreeBSD, I would need to figure out how you use their IME.
>> >
>> > I wonder what else my Intel "discount" is good for...
>>
>> I've only been able to get deals on boxed processors and MoBo's.  I've
>> not figured out how to use it to get a laptop yet.
>>
>> --mgross
>>
>> >
>> >
>> > > I will loan you my g3 if you are just needing something now.
>> >
>> > Actually, if any of you don't mind parting with your laptop for an
>> hour
>> or
>> > so at the next Dorkbot meeting, that would help. I need to update my
>> site
>> > and the library computers don't run SSH. (Job-hunting time.)
>> >
>> > Camo
>> >
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