Don't worry about the army of Macbooks, be a HP.
Lauren Walker
CampusTales Contributor
University of Leeds
November 13th, 2017


It's hard not to notice the army of Macbooks in every lecture and seminar I seem to attend, and I used to feel a bit inferior and intimidated by them when I was sat there with my old faithful Acer Windows 7 laptop - BUT NO MORE! I've decided that a lot of students, after careful research and observation (aka ear-wigging, which if you don't understand that reference because you're not from Northern England is listening in on someone else's conversation) that there are two common factors that coincide with the army of Macbooks.

1) They're either on finance or the owner's parents bought them it as a leaving home (good riddance) present

2) They're the property of a Southern English student - and as a proud Northern, I'd rather then not have one

Now, by no means am I saying I'm a Yorkshireist and I am not trying to mock Southerners - but one way or another you have to acknowledge the inevitability of the Northern/Southern divide at EVERY university across Great Britain. It's a fact. So, I suppose what I'm trying to say is if - like me - you're a typical Northern lass, with a old reliable laptop you got about 10 years ago at Christmas from your parents DO NOT WORRY! There's nothing wrong with not being part of the Macbook Mafia, you have to pay £250 extra for Microsoft word anyway (because pages - the Apple equivalent - is RUBBISH!!!)
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Don't worry about the army of Macbooks, be a HP.
Lauren Walker
CampusTales Contributor
University of Leeds
September 30th, 2017
It's hard not to notice the army of Macbooks in every lecture and seminar I seem to attend, and I used to feel a bit inferior and intimidated by them when I was sat there with my old faithful Acer Windows 7 laptop - BUT NO MORE! I've decided that a lot of students, after careful research and observation (aka ear-wigging, which if you don't understand that reference because you're not from Northern England is listening in on someone else's conversation) that there are two common factors that coincide with the army of Macbooks.

1) They're either on finance or the owner's parents bought them it as a leaving home (good riddance) present

2) They're the property of a Southern English student - and as a proud Northern, I'd rather then not have one

Now, by no means am I saying I'm a Yorkshireist and I am not trying to mock Southerners - but one way or another you have to acknowledge the inevitability of the Northern/Southern divide at EVERY university across Great Britain. It's a fact. So, I suppose what I'm trying to say is if - like me - you're a typical Northern lass, with a old reliable laptop you got about 10 years ago at Christmas from your parents DO NOT WORRY! There's nothing wrong with not being part of the Macbook Mafia, you have to pay £250 extra for Microsoft word anyway (because pages - the Apple equivalent - is RUBBISH!!!)
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