Buy or wait?

Discussion in 'MacBook' started by kraunsky, Jul 13, 2009.

  1. kraunsky macrumors member

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    Hello,
    In the next couple weeks its my birthday, and Im wanting to get a Macbook.
    Should I get a used White Macbook straight away, or put the money away and get a refurb Alu Macbook?
    Opinions.

    Thanks.
     
  2. rgarjr macrumors 603

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  3. Shake 'n' Bake macrumors 68020

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    Get the plastic one. It has FireWire, which comes in handy a lot.
     
  4. kraunsky thread starter macrumors member

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    Yes, thats whats making me lean towards the White one.


    Also, if I was going to get a White one, i'd save up and get a new iMac or Mini, dunno yet.
     
  5. MacMini2009 macrumors 68000

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  6. kraunsky thread starter macrumors member

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  7. MacMini2009 macrumors 68000

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    Oh, well you can keep checking daily the refurbs on Apple.com and look for a great deal.
     
  8. kraunsky thread starter macrumors member

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    Yeah, Although the Refurbs from Apple are a "save up for" price. I'm looking to get a Macbook for about AUD$800-900, Anything past that, and i'll have to wait and save up:)

    BTW, I'm only 15 ;)
     
  9. MacMini2009 macrumors 68000

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    I don't know the exchange rate, but I think you can get that white Macbook I showed you for around 900-1000AUD.
     
  10. 5280m macrumors member

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    try and go for the baseline 13" pro. it has firewire and the awesome battery life.
     
  11. kraunsky thread starter macrumors member

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    firewire isnt important for me. but is useful. battery life, i have no care for it what so ever. although i would like to be able to say to someone i got a mbp for my birthday, that'd never happen, at a cost of AUD$1900 :|
     
  12. michael.lauden macrumors 68020

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    if you can afford it, buy the MBP 13" baseline.

    spending a little less to get a MacBook wouldn't be worth it - when for a little more you get everything you need and more.

    i don't see why you should wait unless you just don't have the $$

    if battery life isn't important to you.. then that's kind of strange.
     
  13. clyde2801 macrumors 601

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    Refurbed whitebook with nvidia graphics card is a heckuva little machine for the money. Relatively a bargain by apple standards.
     
  14. andalusia macrumors 68030

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    Maybe he'll be using it primarily as a desktop, and for what he needs it for portability, doesn't require much battery?
     
  15. kraunsky thread starter macrumors member

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    yup. exactly. i'll only use it at school for about 90 minutes a day. the rest, it'll be sitting on my desk, or bed, plugged in.
     

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