Advice Needed: Purchasing a Macbook Pro

Discussion in 'Buying Tips and Advice' started by flupo2, Apr 25, 2009.

  1. flupo2 macrumors newbie

    Apr 25, 2009
    hey Everyone;

    Eric here..

    My birthday is coming up soon, and I found out my french teacher's husband works at a local Apple store, and she said he could set me up with an old Macbook Pro. (Pre-Aluminum).

    I don't need it for much except schoolwork, and the odd gaming :D

    Reasons I didnt consider a Macbook:

    -Might not be able to support High-End graphics
    -Smaller Screen size than Preferred.

    So, the real question is:

    Do I get the MacBook Pro from my Teacher's husband? or do I save for the Aluminum one.

    Post Script*

    The MacBook Pro I am considering getting from my teacher is Refurbished.
    If that changes anything.

    Thanks, -Eric
  2. J&JPolangin macrumors 68030

    Jul 5, 2008
    Thule GL @ the TOW
    #2 need to find out more specific specs on the machine before you can make a good decision...
  3. flupo2 thread starter macrumors newbie

    Apr 25, 2009
    to be Honest,

    this is My first personal computer, so I'm not entirely sure what I'm looking for.
  4. Illicit macrumors 6502

    May 14, 2007
    Waterloo, ON
    ask him what cpu, how much ram, video card, and hard drive capacity it has and a list of things you need it to do for you and maybe we'll be able to help you out better.
  5. miles01110 macrumors Core


    Jul 24, 2006
    The Ivory Tower (I'm not coming down)
    Why does this matter? Any intel Mac will run "schoolwork" programs perfectly fine. For the "odd gaming", the newer the better.
  6. fokket macrumors regular

    Apr 13, 2009
  7. clyde2801 macrumors 601


    Mar 6, 2008
    In the land of no hills and red dirt.
  8. fokket macrumors regular

    Apr 13, 2009
    like, "Voulez-vous coucher avec moi ce soir"?

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