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Old Jan 17, 2010, 10:56 AM   #1
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Where to buy pre-unibody macbook (pro)

Does anyone know where I could get a "new" or nearly new pre-unibody macbook pro 15" or macbook 13"?

Are ebay and craiglist my only option?
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Old Jan 17, 2010, 10:57 AM   #2
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Old Jan 17, 2010, 10:58 AM   #3
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You can also try the forums here. That said the unibodies came out almost 18 months ago now, so I imagine it will be fairly tough to find.
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Old Jan 17, 2010, 11:01 AM   #4
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Thanks. I still don't have access to the marketplace here though.

Do you know if it would be possible to install and run Leopard on any the current or upcoming macbooks? There must be a thread here on the topic, I just couldn't find it.
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Old Jan 17, 2010, 11:04 AM   #5
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Do you know if it would be possible to install and run Leopard on any the current or upcoming macbooks? There must be a thread here on the topic, I just couldn't find it.
Any machine that originally shipped with Leopard (so was originally released before Snow Leopard) would run Leopard fine. So older Unibodys will be fine.
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Old Jan 17, 2010, 11:37 AM   #7
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Here is a new one for your review

http://www.microcenter.com/single_pr...uct_id=0283483
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Old Jan 19, 2010, 05:02 PM   #8
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Does anyone know where I could get a "new" or nearly new pre-unibody macbook pro 15" or macbook 13"?

Are ebay and craiglist my only option?
That would be my guess. That way, you can haggle the price.

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Old Jan 19, 2010, 06:31 PM   #9
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eBay is something of a crapshoot these days. Lots more sellers trying to pass off junk as better condition than it is (IMHO).
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Old Jan 19, 2010, 08:42 PM   #10
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you could always try kijiji they have some really great stuff and its not like ebay more like craigs list
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Old Jan 20, 2010, 11:10 AM   #11
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macwarehouse.com possibly or ebay
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They come out on Apple refurb every little while. $799 for the white pre-unibody macbook with the 9400m in it. I almost bought one a while ago...
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Craigslist is probably best. Allows you to check condition in person.
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You could try PowerMAX
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Old Jan 20, 2010, 07:06 PM   #15
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Thanks guys!
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Old Feb 7, 2010, 09:41 AM   #16
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How did you pull this up? I can't seem to find how you arrived at this page, making me think sadly no such product exists, that it's just an old page.

I also would like to pick one of these final non-unibodies up.
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Old Feb 7, 2010, 10:19 AM   #17
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It is only available for in-store pickup at their Silicon Valley store. I want one do, but I don't think I will make the trip from Ohio.
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Old Feb 7, 2010, 10:28 AM   #18
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Just out of curiosity, why pre-unibody? And why Leopard instead of SL?
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Old Feb 7, 2010, 11:08 AM   #19
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All the current macbook pros can run leopard (BUT this probablywont be true about the i5 or i7 update.) Remember, the mid 2009 macbook pros shipped with leopard and people had to order the up to date disc to get SL, as a result I believe leopard can run on any of the machines even if they did ship with SL (because leopard allows installation since they did originally ship with 10.5.7 with a quick update to 10.5.8)
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Just out of curiosity, why pre-unibody? And why Leopard instead of SL?
I'm curious to why you would want this as well. Is it simply a cost thing?
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Old Feb 7, 2010, 02:17 PM   #21
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This is a brand new non unibody. I think it must be one of the last. they had a better deal on them at some point check it out.

http://www.macmall.com/p/Apple-MacBo...24~pdp.ffehefj
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Old Feb 7, 2010, 04:17 PM   #22
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you are probably better off PM'ing this info to him.

As for wanting a non unibody, I can't blame him! I love mine, and don't like the look of the new ones. Its all preference. For what it is worth, I have the same one that ^ posted and love it.

I would buy something in person, as buying electronics on eBay is risky, at best. With craigslist, atleast you can see it and test it. Not to say there are not honest people on eBay (hey i am one of them), but i would try to buy in person..
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This is a brand new non unibody. I think it must be one of the last. they had a better deal on them at some point check it out.

http://www.macmall.com/p/Apple-MacBo...24~pdp.ffehefj
Perhaps it's just me but this just pulls up the homepage of macmall?

EDIT: Upon searching through the site, I found a 15 incher that was unfortunately both refurb'd and an open box item...can't seem to find any true new sealed ones.

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Just out of curiosity, why pre-unibody? And why Leopard instead of SL?
I am also interested in a new one, mine is going to die before to long because I use it ALOT! But I am having a very hard time finding one (especily since it is 2013, but also because the stopped making them five years ago) I think the ones with silver keys are better than the new ones.
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