Aluminum Unibody Macbook - $700?

Discussion in 'Buying Tips and Advice' started by statianzo, Oct 21, 2010.

  1. statianzo macrumors newbie

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    I'm looking to purchase a used mac. Would one of the aluminum unibody macbooks (non-pro) for $700 be an alright deal?

    2Ghz Core2 Duo
    2GB Ram
    120GB HDD
     
  2. alust2013 macrumors 601

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    It is a great computer, and that price sounds ok, maybe just a little on the high side.
     
  3. statianzo thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Maybe I could talk them down to 650.

    Or would it be in my best interest to go for one of the Refurbished 2010 13" for $1019?
     
  4. alust2013 macrumors 601

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    That really depends on your uses and how much you have to spend. If you're on a budget, then the used MacBook wouldn't be a bad idea. If you have the extra money and are willing to spend it, the extra features in the MacBook Pro could be worth it. It will come with 4GB RAM, 250GB HDD, 2.4GHz processor, backlit keyboard, roughly double the battery life, SD card slot, FireWire 800 port, and a better GPU and screen. So you do get a fairly nice upgrade if you go with the Pro.
     
  5. MovieCutter macrumors 68040

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    I just picked up a 2.4Ghz, 4GB, 250GB HDD MacBook with a year left of AppleCare for $700...so you're sorta in the ballpark.
     
  6. statianzo thread starter macrumors newbie

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    I plan on upgrading the ram and hdd. What would be the difference in the screen?
     
  7. SidBala macrumors 6502a

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    The price is a bit high imo. Try $600.

    You can easily get a black macbook with the exact same specs for probably $500. Infact, I recently sold my black macbook with those specs for $500.

    Only difference will be the graphics card.
     
  8. alust2013 macrumors 601

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    It's a wider color gamut, and slightly better quality, so it just looks nicer. Also, you can only put a max of 6GB ram in the MacBook or 8GB in the MBP
     
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    Would also depend on which screen panel was used in that MacBook. The first ones sold for the first few months of release had 3 or 4 different panels. One of these was a lot worse than the others. I cant remember off hand which panel it was but a bit of Mroogle would tell you
     

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