Did I make a good buy? Previous Gen MB...

Discussion in 'MacBook' started by phillymacuser, Dec 5, 2008.

  1. phillymacuser macrumors regular

    Dec 5, 2008
    My Powerbook G4 12" died a couple of weeks ago, hard drive went into failure. I really thought about just replacing the hard drive, but the itch for a new computer got to me. I bought a BlackBook 2.4Ghz and 250G for $1099 with discount from Apple Education Store while they were still on clearance. I only do web surfing, word processing and some basic family photo editing. But now I am wondering if I should have bought the new MB for a little bit more to have the latest technology. I also purchased some productivity software that is calling for more memory than my previous Powerbook had.
  2. PeterQC macrumors 6502a


    Jun 30, 2008
    What are the "productivity software" you're talking about?
  3. hogfaninga macrumors 65816


    Aug 16, 2008
    Chestnut Tree Cafe
    The Blackbook you bought is more powerful (besides graphics which is mostly for games--if you do that get the new one) than the entry level new alu Macbook. Both have way more than enough power for what you do.

    You can buy 4GB's for it for $25-30 from Fry's (Crucial--really good RAM) if you want to max it out.

    You got a good deal.
  4. phillymacuser thread starter macrumors regular

    Dec 5, 2008
    I got QuickBooks 2009 for Mac because my accountant uses Quickbooks.
  5. Surely Guest


    Oct 27, 2007
    Los Angeles, CA
    Very good deal. Nice pick up.

    Definitely max out your RAM as hogfaninga suggested. I've got 4GB in my MacBook, and it's a beast.
  6. descartes macrumors 6502

    Apr 24, 2006
    looks like a good deal. ram is so cheap you might as well max it out.
  7. molala macrumors 6502a

    Oct 25, 2008
    Cambridge, UK
    It's a good deal.

    I got the same laptop (refurb from UK Apple Store) and maxed the RAM to 4GB. It's much faster.
  8. phillymacuser thread starter macrumors regular

    Dec 5, 2008
    ok sounds good so i will look for the ram to max out!!

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