Is this MacBook Pro a good deal?

Discussion in 'Buying Tips and Advice' started by serenitey, Oct 13, 2009.

  1. serenitey macrumors newbie

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    Hello,

    I have come across a refurbished MacBook Pro laptop with the following Specifications:
    Display: 15-inch LCD
    Processor: 2.16GHz Intel Core 2 Duo
    System memory: 2GB
    Hard drive: 120GB
    Optical drive: DVDRW
    Sound: Speakers, microphone/headphone jack
    Network: Integrated 10/100 LAN
    Operating system: Apple OS X Tiger

    for a little over $1000. Assuming this laptop works, is this a good deal? I am a new Mac user wanting to change from a pc.

    Any advice would be appreciated!

    Thank you!
     
  2. superspiffy macrumors 6502a

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    When was it manufactured? It helps to know the CPU and platform type
     
  3. serenitey thread starter macrumors newbie

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    I believe the computer was made in 2006.
    All the specs that I have are listed in the email.

    Thanks!
     
  4. bagelche macrumors 6502

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    I'd say no. It's a perfectly reasonable computer that will meet most needs, but I'd opt for a newer model. It's amazing what older macs still sell for. For $1299 you can have a much more recent MBP from the Apple refurb store when it pops up. Considering you're going back a number of iterations, I'd say it should be under $1000 easy.
     
  5. pukifloyd macrumors 6502a

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    +1 for the unibody...

    buy a base unibody with almost the same specs for $899 in apple online refurb store and upgrade the RAM or the HDD according to your needs...or you can also buy a new external display if you need bigger screen...

    buying from apple refurb store gives you the normal 1 year warranty...and its also checked for any damages(as its refurbished)...it would be better if you buy unibody 13inch...cheers and good luck!

    :)
     
  6. nigameash macrumors 6502

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    nope def not worth it! u can get a refurb for a few hundred dollars with way better specs ;)
     
  7. serenitey thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Thanks everyone for your input. I will take your advice and not get this computer!

    Have a beautiful day everyone!
     

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