Apple Stores - $899 for "old" Macbook - Opinions

Discussion in 'Buying Tips and Advice' started by bryanc28, Oct 20, 2009.

  1. bryanc28 macrumors 6502

    bryanc28

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    :confused:Just got back from my local Apple Store. Have been waiting for the macbook announcements for a few weeks now (been using a netbook since my 18 month old Dell's battery died). Couldn't decide what to get - the newly announced Macbook, the $1199 Mac Pro or the "old" Macbook - they only had 7 left in stock and lowered the price $100. I left with the previous gen macbook with replaceable battery. Haven't opened it yet.

    Of my 3 choices do you all think I made the right one??
     
  2. thegoldenmackid macrumors 604

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  3. Peace macrumors Core

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    The choice you're happy with is the "right" choice.;)
     
  4. clyde2801 macrumors 601

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    A hundred bucks off to skip all the new features? What are they smoking? Unless you have to have firewire, take the danged thing back!
     
  5. aaquib macrumors 65816

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    It's a new unibody build, 7 hour battery, LED backlit display, and multitouch trackpad for just $100. I'd say go with the newer ones.
     
  6. Disarm macrumors member

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    Sounds like you want someone to justify your purchase ;)

    First thing i would ask is what do you generally use it for? If it is just for writing love letters here and there, scrolling the internet endlessly, then yes you made the right choice; however, i could give you a more direct answer if you just told me what your normal daily actions are with it :)
     
  7. 2contagious macrumors 6502a

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    I'd get my money back and get a new one. Never had any problems with batteries in Mac laptops and the new features are definitely worth 100 dollars.

    If you have friend who's a student, you could try getting a new one for less :)
     
  8. kellen macrumors 68020

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    No firewire.
     
  9. aaquib macrumors 65816

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    Ah, sorry about that :eek:. Fixed.
     
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