To buy the mac book?

Discussion in 'Buying Tips and Advice' started by Blowtoes, Dec 11, 2006.

  1. Blowtoes macrumors newbie

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    Well, I am thinking of buying a refurb mac book (one off of apple website) for 850$, and then adding 2 GB of RAM. I am just not sure to get this, because I don't want to spend 1,000+ dollars, and have the mac book break down quickly. So I am curious how long the avrage mac laptop lasted you, and if I should buy it or not. Thanks ahead of time!
     
  2. michaelsaxon macrumors 6502

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    I have a black Macbook and it has had only one problem (the battery) which Apple fixed same-day. So far, I'm a happy customer.
     
  3. shawsinio macrumors regular

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    I have a MacBook, and it's been great. This is my first mac laptop, so I can't speak from experience, but I don't think mac laptops (or desktops for that matter!) slow down much as they age, at least not compared to windows laptops I have had in the past, which, despite all having nescessary virus and spy/malware protection, they've eventually been bogged down by something. I really would recommend the MacBook, it's really pretty quick, and looks great too. Let us know what you decide to do! Good luck!

    shawsinio
     
  4. BenHoleton macrumors regular

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    Donn't forget you'll have to buy the RAM third party, as Apple will not do upgrades on refurbs. Otherwise, I have a G3 iBook that has lasted me well over 6 yrs and hasn't stopped yet. It will be a sound investment. One suggestion: If you're going to make that kind of investment, figure on getting Applecare sometime in the first year. Good luck!
     
  5. Scarlet Fever macrumors 68040

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    i have a 2001 TiBook which is still working great. The screen hinges has broken, though. This shouldn't happen on any more recent i/power/mac-books because of the new hinge design.
     
  6. Blowtoes thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Thank you everyone! I am probably buying one today, I made up my mind! I'll post a few pics once it arrives.
     
  7. Irish Dave macrumors regular

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    Sound decision. You won't be disappointed. My wife and I both have MacBooks and absolutely no complaints.

    Well done.

    Dave :)
     
  8. shawsinio macrumors regular

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    Good choice, you'll be glad you've bought it, I am!

    shawsinio
     
  9. AppleIntelRock macrumors 65816

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    Your macbook should last you 2-3 years without being a "really" old. Get it.
     

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