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Hi all, I'm thinking of joining the ADC program -- mainly to work with Leopard and for the hardware discount. Does anyone know what the discounts for the notebooks are like (esp. the MBP)?
 

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Trying to put some figures there:
- The select membership is $500 US, how much does this translate in CAD? $750?
- The "significant" discount seems to be around 10% on hardware, right?

Then, the math can be easily done...
 

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Theseus, cool, thanks for the link!

harzack, actually since I'm a uni student so the ADC rate is $99 US. But you're right, after factoring in the membership rate the discount isn't huge for MBP (~$100-200) compared to the normal educational rate.
 

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Glad to help.

I'm entering my 4th year of university, and joined the ADC Student Developer program back in February. Total cost was about $130 Canadian, but you get a free copy of Tiger, and also Leopard once it's released. It'll pay for itself in October!
 

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I'd tread lightly on the October release date :)
 

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Sweet, didn't know the final release of Leopard would be included (assuming it's out by this time next year :rolleyes: ). Makes the ADC deal that much better. I guess the only downside is that the hardware discount is only once per LIFETIME! :eek: But for $130, that's still a pretty sweet deal, considering Leopard will probably cost $100+ after tax anyway. Thanks for the info.
 

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Well, the hardware discount is once per lifetime as a student. If you upgrade to premier/select, they'll gladly give you 10/1 discounts per year.
 

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Glad to help.

I'm entering my 4th year of university, and joined the ADC Student Developer program back in February. Total cost was about $130 Canadian, but you get a free copy of Tiger, and also Leopard once it's released. It'll pay for itself in October!
Hey, I just joined. Where did you learn of the free copy of Tiger, and Leopard? I haven't received anything in the mail yet, will I? I basically joined to take advantage of the hardware discount.

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Hey, I just joined. Where did you learn of the free copy of Tiger, and Leopard? I haven't received anything in the mail yet, will I? I basically joined to take advantage of the hardware discount.

Steve
You'll receive your mailing list contents (including a copy of Tiger 10.4.6 which only works on PPC Macs) 4 to 6 weeks after confirming your student status if applicable.

The big reasons to join the ADC if you're a student are:
a) The hardware discount.
b) WWDC Student Scholarship (Apple will give you a ticket to WWDC, you just have to get yourself there.) If you're a developer it's well worth going if you can check it out, I'll be there again this year.
c) Mailing List, very helpful especially if you're on dialup. You won't have to download the 950MB latest version of Xcode but get it on DVD a couple weeks later if you're willing to wait. (That said this is a moot point if you download updates anyway).

If you go to Select or Premier you do also get access to some seeds of pre-release Apple software (eg. Xsan, Leopard (which is also available to all WWDC goers at the moment), etc.)

That said, if you're a valid ADC member when Leopard is launched you should get your own copy a month or two later.
 
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