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AznTakumi
Jan 25, 2012, 06:32 PM
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I'm thing about picking up a MacBook unibody 2009 and I was wondering if this laptop would last me around 3 or 4 years of college.
http://item.mobileweb.ebay.com/viewitem?itemId=130567788446&index=14&nav=WATCHING&nid=68585578249r

http://item.mobileweb.ebay.com/viewitem?itemId=130635308072&index=7&nav=WATCHING&nid=68585578249

Here are the two I'm thinking of buying. My only problem is that one comes with leapord plus mircosoft office and the other just has loin. I was wondering which one should I get? I'm kind of leaning towards the one with the office install but if I buy and install loin, will office be erased?



wrinkster22
Jan 25, 2012, 06:34 PM
Get the unibody
EDIT: Facepalm! LOLOLOLOLOLO
I would get the newer of the two and the one of better condition.
GGJStudios has a good point- you may want to consider an apple refurb with up to 3 years of applecare.

GGJstudios
Jan 25, 2012, 06:35 PM
I'm thing about picking up a MacBook unibody 2009 and I was wondering if this laptop would last me around 3 or 4 years of college.
Those are not Apple Certified Refurbished Products (http://store.apple.com/Catalog/US/Images/apple_certified.html), which are only available from the Apple Refurb Store (http://store.apple.com/us/browse/home/specialdeals/mac).

AznTakumi
Jan 25, 2012, 06:42 PM
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I'm trying to say if the MacBook itself will last me. Like I the outdated processor will still be usuanle considering if the laptop breaks down or not

GGJstudios
Jan 25, 2012, 06:44 PM
I'm trying to say if the MacBook itself will last me. Like I the outdated processor will still be usuanle considering if the laptop breaks down or not
If you bought an Apple Certified Refurbished MacBook, it should easily last 3-4 years. I can't vouch for the used MacBooks that you're looking at, however.

AznTakumi
Jan 25, 2012, 08:55 PM
Does anyone know of other sites other than apple.com that sell cetafield refurbished?

GGJstudios
Jan 25, 2012, 08:58 PM
Does anyone know of other sites other than apple.com that sell cetafield refurbished?
"cetafield refurbished"??? If you mean Apple Certified Refurbished, as I said, they are only available from Apple's refurbished online store. They are not sold elsewhere. Anything else you buy is used or "refurbished" by some 3rd party, which doesn't have the same guarantees as Apple.

AznTakumi
Jan 25, 2012, 10:19 PM
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But could someone answer my second question please?

GGJstudios
Jan 26, 2012, 12:08 AM
But could someone answer my second question please?
Which question? All your questions have been answered.

AznTakumi
Jan 26, 2012, 12:52 AM
Here are the two I'm thinking of buying. My only problem is that one comes with leapord plus mircosoft office and the other just has loin. I was wondering which one should I get? I'm kind of leaning towards the one with the office install but if I buy and install loin, will office be erased?

GGJstudios
Jan 26, 2012, 12:56 AM
Here are the two I'm thinking of buying. My only problem is that one comes with leapord plus mircosoft office and the other just has loin. I was wondering which one should I get? I'm kind of leaning towards the one with the office install but if I buy and install loin, will office be erased?
Installing Lion doesn't remove apps, although some apps may not be compatible with Lion.

AznTakumi
Jan 26, 2012, 01:16 AM
Kk thanks man, I really appreciate the help.