I Want New Macbook

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  1. ModestINK macrumors member

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    Hi, Im from canada and i want a macbook terribly ive looked on ebay and didnt find anything I want a white macbook with...

    Superdrive

    Good Processor

    and my price range is 1320$

    Any advise would really help advise on which websites to search.. or is it even possible with this price range
    Im going to make movies this summer. i need a portable notebook.

    thanks,
     
  2. lamina macrumors 68000

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    Hello and welcome to the forums!

    The student price for a white MacBook with superdrive is $1349 plus tax.

    I may be wrong, but if you're looking to do semi-serious movie editing, you may want to consider the MacBook Pro, which starts at $2000... far beyond your budget, but the screen size and independent video processor with its own RAM will likely show a noticeable improvement when editing video (correct me if I'm wrong)
     
  3. Daveway macrumors 68040

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    Finding one new at that price point will be very difficult if not impossible without a student discount

    You could probably fetch a slightly used Rev. A or B for that price. You can also keep watch on the refurbished section of Apple.com for deals.
     
  4. ebouwman macrumors 6502a

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    actually the price of macbooks just went down, so nows a good time to buy one new if you want, also apple's pre-owned refurbished laptops are a good deal.
     
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    Im kinda scared that the refurbised macbook could easily breakdown
     
  7. lamina macrumors 68000

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    I'd say that a refurb is less likely to break down, since they are tested much more rigorously than a 'new' one. All refurb products I've seen from Apple have been top-notch, and a great deal. I forgot about the refurb store. It's a great idea if you're looking to save some money and get a good-as-new Apple product.
     
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    Anyone have a link for the refurbished macbooks.??
     
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    on the apple site all refurbished macs have 1yr warrenty right ???
     
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    Go for a refurbed blackbook or mid-range white macbook. They generally restock the refurb store on tuesday and friday from my experience. I paid about your budget for my Blackbook earlier this week.
     
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  15. skwij macrumors 6502

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    Apple.ca doesn't really have any good deals on the "old" MBs, but Staples does!

    MB C2D 2.0

    Futureshop also has em, but they seem to have the 1.83 rather than the 2.0 C2D

    For the record, mine's a C2D 2.0 and I added 2 @ 1G RAM for an extra $200 (from Canada Computers). It absolutely flies, burns DVDs great, does everything I toss at it with no complaints at all.
     
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  17. ebouwman macrumors 6502a

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    well ya, that only makes sense because the video card doesn't help with processing/rendering.

    So regardless of the graphics card ,all that having a nice graphics card will do for editing, is give you a tiny bit more RAM,.
     

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