Best value for CD MacBook?

Discussion in 'Buying Tips and Advice' started by bhrose, Nov 15, 2006.

  1. bhrose Guest

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    I'm looking to upgrade from my 1.5GHz 12" PowerBook G4 to a Core Duo MacBook. Apple is hosting a Thank You night in Seattle and has cut prices on non-refurb Core Duo MacBooks (not the Core 2 Duo) and will comp the taxes (which is 8.8% here). I just wanted some advice on what you think the best value for the price is:

    1.83 GHz MacBook $849 (no tax)
    2.0 GHz MacBook $899
    2.0 GHz BlackBook $999

    I'm leaning towards the white 2.0 GHz myself, but if you have opinions on going for the BlackBook I'd love to hear them. Thanks!
     
  2. Unspeaked macrumors 68020

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    Value?

    No brainer...


     
  3. w8ing4intelmacs macrumors 6502a

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    not a no-brainer. the black one seems more palatable for only $100 more (as opposed to $200 more). the black one will have better resale value.
     
  4. Unspeaked macrumors 68020

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    I don't know, other than the Keylime iBook, I don't think colour has made much of a difference in resale value of Macs.

    Plus, there's plenty of people who prefer the white one, even at the same cost. It's totally personal preference.
     
  5. Lucky8 macrumors regular

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    When and where is this Thank You night in Seattle going on?
    My aunt lives there. Might just have her buy it for me.. ;)
     
  6. mini.boss macrumors member

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    As a macbook owner that wouldnt have even switched if it weren't for a non-white apple product then I agree. BUT, by the time you resell both will look like crud. The white is easily scratched and dirt-friendly while the black is a magnet for finger-grease. I love my blackbook but from the looks of it you'd never guess this was less than a month old.
     
  7. clevin macrumors G3

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    definitely white 2.0GHz, only $50 more give you superdrive.
    Black one ask for $100 more while doesn't give u any significant improvement over white 2.0GHz.
     
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    Yea, but I don't think WA residents have to pay an income tax, which is nice.

    Kimo
     
  10. TequilaBoobs macrumors 6502a

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    thats cool...

    ... students like me dont pay income tax, but we incur huge debts which is why i cross statelines into delaware for tax free shopping. I heard WA has good nugs too.;)
     
  11. winchest macrumors regular

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    When is this event? I have been thinking of getting a Macbook refurb...these prices are even better especially with sales tax being comped! I actually would go for the black, but it is less of a value.
     
  12. jalagl macrumors 6502a

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    I would go with the black one, specially since there's only a $100 difference. As stated above, it'll probably have a higher resale value, plus it looks more professional than the white MB.

    That being said, I think the 2.0 White MB is the best bang for the buck.
     
  13. bhrose thread starter Guest

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    Sorry, this deal is only open to UW students, staff and faculty.
     
  14. bhrose thread starter Guest

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    The "Thank You" event sponsored by Apple takes place today at the UW Bookstores in Seattle, and I believe in Bothell and Tacoma as well.
     
  15. dannyboy123 macrumors newbie

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    Hello, I'm in a somewhat similar predicament in being tempted by closeout CD MBs, vs the new C2D models. Can I get a quick straw poll on these two, please?

    2.0GHz Intel Core Duo 1GB/80GB SuperDrive Black, $1069

    -vs-

    2.0GHz Intel Core 2 Duo 1GB/80GB SuperDrive White, $1199

    Which one do you guys think I should go for? The blackbook is definitely cool, but do you think I'll kick myself in the future if I don't opt for a Core 2 Duo system?

    Thanks!
    Dan.
     
  16. kwood macrumors 6502a

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    Tax is 14% here in Ontario (that's GST, and PST), 8.8% isn't so bad in my books.

    I would go for the black one with it being that cheap. When people see a Black Apple computer it turns heads. And in my opinion it is cheap enough to justify it.
     
  17. reflex macrumors 6502a

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    Wondering if I should mention the 21% VAT in Belgium :)
     
  18. kwood macrumors 6502a

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    OK......I'll throw my complaint in the garbage.:p
     
  19. clevin macrumors G3

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    if $130 isn't a big thing for you, i can't think any reason NOT to get C2D.
     

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