Advice on buying Macbook

Discussion in 'Buying Tips and Advice' started by Xcaos, Jun 19, 2009.

  1. Xcaos macrumors newbie

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    Hi,

    I currently have the possibility to buy a brand new white Macbook with the following configuration:

    Processador: Intel Core2 Duo 2,10GHz
    Cache: 3MB L2
    Memory: 1GB DDR2-667 (2x 512MB), Máx. 4GB
    HDD: 120GB SATA (5400rpm)
    Drives: SuperDrive 8x (DVD±RW/CD-RW) Double Layer
    Screen: 13,3" Glossy WXGA 1280x800
    Graphics Card: Intel Graphics Media Accelerator X3100

    for €599 aprox: $835.

    I know that this Macbook will be replaced or is outdated and that the store is just cleaning shop but I was wondering if this would be a good opportunity.

    I appreciate any advice that I can get :)
     
  2. pjo macrumors regular

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    i'm tempted to just say "go for it" but the bigger question is what do you need it for?
     
  3. Fizzoid macrumors 68020

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    Having no idea where you are, it's hard to say, but I'd have to say no based on the fact you can get a 2Ghz unibody refurb for $949 so for that price you should probably be able to pick up the later MacBook with the Nvidia chipset
     
  4. flopticalcube macrumors G4

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  6. flopticalcube macrumors G4

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    Oops. I misread euros for pounds. The point still stands unless refurbs are not available in your country.
     
  7. Xcaos thread starter macrumors newbie

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    I'm from Portugal so refurbished Macs are hard to find...

    Regarding the needs for the Mac it would be for normal stuff (email, internet, Word and Excel). The demanding thing would be MatLab (Windows or Mac) which makes me a little nervous. Anyone has experience or knows if MatLab will run ok?

    To give you an idea on the price a new Macbook from the Apple Store is €949 aprox: $1320 and the low end Macbook Pro €1149 ($1600)
     
  8. angemon89 macrumors 68000

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    If I were you I'd really try to find one with the Nvidia 9400m. The new MacBooks are much better performers. They are also a lot more future-proof and they will run Snow Leopard a lot better.
     
  9. macrumorsMaster macrumors 6502

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    Is that the alum mb or the white one?
     
  10. Xcaos thread starter macrumors newbie

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  11. johnnyapple1 macrumors newbie

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    You should be able to get a macbook with the Nvidia chip for $749 at the Applestore.com Seems kinda high.
     
  12. J&JPolangin macrumors 68030

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    ...at this point, that whitebook is 2 or 3 versions old so I'd say don't do it...unless you can get it much cheaper than that price...
     

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