Buying a MacBook, Needs To Be Cheap With 3-4 GB RAM

Discussion in 'Buying Tips and Advice' started by rhcp1253, Jul 18, 2009.

  1. rhcp1253 macrumors member

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    I am looking at buying a MacBook new or last old gen with a fast processer and 120-200 gb HD. I am willing to spend a max of $1200 but I am 12 so that would liquidate my assets. If anyone has any ideas I'm new to buying computers.
     
  2. dukebound85 macrumors P6

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    you can buy a brand new one for less than 1200
     
  3. Eidorian macrumors Penryn

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  4. rhcp1253 thread starter macrumors member

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    I was looking at that, is that fast enough to run iTunes parallels transmission and safari at the same time (example)
     
  5. Eidorian macrumors Penryn

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    Every Mac made in the past 5 years can do that. 3 if you want to do Flash playback.
     
  6. rhcp1253 thread starter macrumors member

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    Does it have trackpad flicks and double taps and options?
     
  7. SnowLeopard2008 macrumors 604

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    No white MacBook has multi touch, but all Macs within the last 5 years have double tap for right click. And also tap to click. So just to be clear, no 3-4 finger gestures on the white MacBooks. For $1200, you can get one of the 13" MacBook Pro (aluminum, and has glass trackpad therefore multi touch and "trackpad flicks") or a refurb one with the glass trackpad if you really want multi touch trackpad gestures.
     
  8. J&JPolangin macrumors 68030

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    ...FYI, there's a few threads about people not liking the multi touch gestures after they've used their uMB/uMBP's that have started to crop up...

    The whitebook does do 2 finger scrolling and tap to click...
     
  9. Gumbercules macrumors member

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    Do you have a link for these?:)
     
  10. Hellhammer Moderator

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    If you really want to save money, get used from eBay or Graiglist. As Eidorian said, every Mac in past 5 years can do iTunes and Safari. iTunes sucks in PCs, that's why I think you're suspicious. Even my friends gaming rig struggles with it.
     

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