in major need of buying advice.

Discussion in 'Buying Tips and Advice' started by megatot, Feb 8, 2008.

  1. megatot macrumors newbie

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    so i am making the decision to get a notebook and really want a macbook. however, i hate to spend $1100 on a new one when i dont really need it to do very much (we have an iMac which is our primary computer... i just basically want something for internet, itunes and photos) ... i have done a fair amount of research and noticed that ibooks get rave reviews and they are all over ebay, amazon, etc... i would prefer to not spend over $800... can anyone guide me in the right direction? would it make sense to buy an ibook off of ebay and then upgrade its features (i am not a computer whiz but my husband is). thank you so much! :eek:
     
  2. ziwi macrumors 65816

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    I would look on ebay or the refurb shop before going to iBook - the move from the PPC architecture to intel is why I say this - going back to the g4 or g3 when you can probably get an intel is most likely a bad idea when thinking about the future / current applications you might use.

    Look around I am sure you can find a macbook in your price range - it may not be the latest one, but find one you can.
     
  3. toneloco2881 macrumors 6502

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    Agreed. You can get a 1.83ghz intel core 2 duo off of Apple's refurb site for $799. This would be a much faster machine, and much more viable for years to come; not to mention come with a full 1 year warranty.
     
  4. clevin macrumors G3

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    if you have to get a mac, then refurb is the only choice.
     
  5. Batt macrumors 65816

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    Yeah, refurb Core Duo. Check the refurb store early and often. They go fast (the cheapest ones), so be prepared to buy on sight.
     
  6. rowath macrumors newbie

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    Yeah, I agree with everyone. Just grab a refurb from the Apple site and you should be good to go. Stock changes, so if you don't see something, just check back a bit later.
     

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