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If you don't have the money and really do NEED a computer (who doesn't?), then you're going to have to borrow or go to Tronix Country (Oh no!).
If you're buying your Mac from Apple, which is what I do, check your credit card's points mall. Apple, if I remember correctly, generally will get you 5% cashback, at least with Chase and Fidelity Amex.
If you get it from Amazon.com, you could probably apply for and get the Amex charge account (not the same as the Chase Amazon card) and get low/no interest for an introductory period.
American Express: Blue Cash Preferred (groceries, 6%; gas, department store, 3%); Gold Delta SkyMiles (Delta Air Lines, 2 miles/dollar, free checked bag).
US Bank: Cash+ (utilities, phone, internet, restaurant, 5%; drugstores, 2%).
FIA Card Services: Fidelity Amex (everything, 2%); Fidelity Visa (everything, 1.5%).
Chase: Freedom (rotating, 5%); Amazon (Amazon.com, 3%); PriorityClub (IHG hotels, 5 points/dollar); Sapphire (not in use).
*All cards are registered with PriorityClub IDine program for 8 points/dollar at participating restaurants.