Advice Needed: Purchasing a Macbook Pro

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

  1. flupo2 macrumors newbie

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    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

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    ...you need to find out more specific specs on the machine before you can make a good decision...
     
  3. flupo2 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    to be Honest,

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

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    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

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    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

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  7. clyde2801 macrumors 601

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  8. fokket macrumors regular

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

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