07 MacBook vs. New MacBook pro

Discussion in 'Buying Tips and Advice' started by Jcox925, Jun 12, 2011.

  1. Jcox925 macrumors newbie

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    I have the option to buy an 07 MacBook for $700 vs. A new MacBook pro for $1300.

    The MacBook is in great quality, has Microsoft office, and other perks added as well.

    I'm having troubles deciding what would be a better buy. I'd rather save the $600 but would want the best buy, any help would be great!! Thanks!!

    Justin
     
  2. alust2013 macrumors 601

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    $700 is too much for an 07 MacBook. You could buy a refurb 2009 MacBook for $759 or a refurb 2010 for $849, both of which are far better deals than an 07 for $700. Depending on which model you're looking at, the MBP is probably the better deal of the two.
     
  3. sjinsjca macrumors 68000

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    +1. Listen to the smart man.
     
  4. cloroxbleach4 macrumors 6502a

    cloroxbleach4

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    Get the Macbook Pro. Look for refurbs on apple or look into the Microcenter deal for $999 if you have one near by.
     
  5. Hankster macrumors 68020

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    Absolutely agree. A 2007 MacBook is worth around $500-550. If you get a used MB get a 2010 used one, you can find them for well under $1000. Check Craigslist too, there are always Apple users upgrading.
     
  6. Young Spade macrumors 68020

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    Well what are the specs? It's easy to assume that it's a baseline model; if it is then I agree with everyone here. I got a deal on mine; an 08 blackbook with upgraded internals. If the parts are upgraded then sometimes it might be worth the cost.

    But yea unless it's something really crazy I wouldn't go for it. Just offering some food for thought.
     
  7. gmans46 macrumors regular

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  8. DeepIn2U macrumors 68040

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    COMPLETE Agree.

    I bought my immaculately used Al_uMB 2008 under originally warranty for $850 CAN back in January 2010! 2.4Ghz C2D, 4GB RAM, 250GB HDD with a hardly used Battery. Add Apple care for $179 (discounted) and I'm still set until April 2012! Great machines but if you asked me now to purchase this Late 2008 machine now I wouldn't pay more than $550-600CAN for it!

    Save the extra dollar and purchase the 2011 MBP ... the CPU performance and longevity of OS updates is MORE than worth it: along with Applications supported.
     

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