Is this system worth 1500?

Discussion in 'Buying Tips and Advice' started by erichian, Sep 27, 2007.

  1. erichian macrumors newbie

    erichian

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    I want to buy a MBP, the seller is asking 1500. My only concerns is that it only has 1 gig of ram, and its a 2.0 dou core, not a core 2 duo, is this worth the price. MY other option is a new 2.1 macbook with 2 gigs of ram.

    BTW the warranty has run out, so I can not get apple careis and there is a small dent on the cover.
     

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  2. Eidorian macrumors Penryn

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    You can get the Core 2 Model for $1,499 refurbished and the latest Santa Rosa one for $1,699.
     
  3. iToaster macrumors 68000

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    It doesn't seem like a horrible idea to buy it, but unless you need the dedicated GPU for something (games, 3D design, you get the idea) you'll be fine with the MacBook, which is undoubtedly faster in non-3D intensive things.
     
  4. ricgnzlzcr macrumors 6502a

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    Bad deal. Get a refurbished core 2 duo on Apple's website.
     
  5. CalBoy macrumors 604

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    Agreed. Seeing as how there is no Applecare, there is a dent, and that for the same price you can get a better machine (with a random chance of upgrades), the refurb site is much better deal.
     
  6. Drile macrumors member

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    This is the way to go. Especially because you would still be able to add Applecare.
     
  7. Blueprint macrumors member

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    I would say the same, and I normally recommend people to only buy new but I would take the refurb over that
     
  8. ktbubster macrumors 6502a

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    lol.

    I have a Core Duo 2.0 that I got from the apple refurb site directly over 7 months ago for 1349....

    That guy needs a reality check. He is charging way too much for that thing. A dent and no apple care? Is he nuts? WITH apple care and everything I payed just around 1650 total for my whole system.

    Crazy. My bf got his 2.16 CD 2 months ago on clearance for 1229... That comp is worth maybe... 1200.
     
  9. bc008 macrumors 68000

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    i ordered a core duo or core 2 duo on apples website for 1500 on thursday. I just looked at the big specs, and snatched it up before anyone else did.

    within an hour the two 1500 mbps were gone out of the refurbished store. I really acted fast, but i know it will be worth it.
     
  10. phungy macrumors 68020

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    You can get the latest SR MBP 2.2Ghz 2GB RAM 120GB HD for $200 more ($1699 refurb).

    That MBP is worth $1100 - $1200 at best.
     

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