Is This a Good Deal

Discussion in 'Buying Tips and Advice' started by dhmnuts, Aug 22, 2012.

  1. dhmnuts macrumors newbie

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  2. vistadude macrumors 65816

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    It's warm at best. If that laptop were sold new, it would cost around $700. It's 3 or 4 year old processor. Also the AC adapter is not the original, it's the old type that frays easily.


    Considering the software it comes with, it's a good deal, but most likely pirated software.
     
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  4. BiteMyApple macrumors member

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    5 years even. Mine has a 2.2Ghz processor and it came out late 2007. Still works great though! Not so sure about the price tag on that Craigslist ad, seems a little pricey to me... Try to get it down to $400.
     
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    Honestly, I wouldn't buy a machine that old - you can't run Mountain Lion on it and I can bet my ass it will need a new battery ($100+).

    If you need a mac that badly but don't have the money for an entry laptop, buy a Mini - they are a tidy machine that you can just hook up to any HDMI TV.
     
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    It's probably okay for college, but at that price I would probably get a new windows netbook instead.
     
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    Thanks for the replies; I will take it into consideration. Mac Mini is what I have been thinking of anyway.
     
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