Should I get a certified refurbed PB?

Discussion in 'Buying Tips, Advice and Discussion (archive)' started by phreakout13, Oct 24, 2004.

  1. phreakout13 macrumors 6502

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    I was looking at them at PowerMax.com. I wanted a 15" 1.33 GHZ powerbook from apple with a combo drive 60 gig HD, and 512 ram, and it was about $2300. PowerMax has 1.25 inch 15" PBs with 80 gig HDs, super drives, and 512 ram for about $2100. Will I see a huge difference between 1.25 and 1.33 Ghz? Also, has anyone ever ordered from PowerMax before? Thanks :)
     
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  3. jsw Moderator emeritus

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    I'd say the extra 20GB and the SuperDrive are well worth the 80MHz speed difference - especially since it's $200 cheaper.

    Haven't ordered from PowerMax before, so I can't give you an opinion on them....
     
  4. phreakout13 thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Were the 1.25GHz Powermacs the high end ones when they were out? I really want to have a backlit keyboard.
     
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    Yes, the 1.25ghz PBs have the backlit keyboard.
     
  6. phreakout13 thread starter macrumors 6502

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    oh thank god! Honestly, paying tons more for a feature that cool would be worth it, but now I know i wouldn't have to :)
     

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