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Back to School? Pack the Mac!

backtoschoolWith Winter Intersession underway and Spring Semester on the horizon, here’s some helpful tips for your educational, Mac-eccentric pleasure!

First off, “If you’re a college student, a parent buying for a college student, or a member of the faculty, administration, or staff of a college or K-12 school, simply visit the Apple Store for Education. Discounted prices will appear automatically as you shop.” – 9th. 2009

That’s right – discounted prices on computers, software and more at the Apple Store for Education!

While not all students go Back to School in the Spring – I have felt the heavy sigh that echoes through the galaxy when Winter Break begins to dwindle to an end.

For some of us, Back to School may also mean time for a new Mac! If that’s the case – make sure to look into Apple’s Education Discounts! Simply navigate over to Apple’s ‘Shop Mac’ page for the specific model you’re interested in and click on “Get an Educational Discount”.

You will first be asked to identify your school. If eligible, you can find $50 off laptops even $200 off Mac Pros!

I was surprised to see the new MacBook 2.26GHz Intel Core 2 Duo (with 2GB DDR3 memory with a 250GB hard drive and NVIDIA GeForce 9400M graphics ALSO using the new Built-in 7-hour battery) drop from $999 to just $899!!

For those wielding a Mac already, going Back to School is also a good time to back up all those new TV shows, movies, games and other media you likely collected during the break – in order to make room for that all important new software and/or coursework.

Well anyway, you can! OWC offers portable storage solutions that would happily accompany you on your purely educational journey!

Personally, I recommend the Mercury On-The-Go Pro for its FireWire 800/400 + USB 2.0 ‘Triple’ interface from $99.97

Lastly, it just wouldn’t feel right if I don’t express that even your ‘School Computer’ needs the TLC only a faster hard drive or more RAM can provide to your beloved Mac. Be sure to drop by MyOWC to see all the latest and greatest upgrade options available for your computer – just in time to load it down with coursework.


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  • I am not certain if Apple will run that promotion again – but it was for the Fall semester last year (2009) and I believe it began mid-summer for the US.