Mac-broke buying question

Discussion in 'Buying Tips and Advice' started by tcox100, Oct 15, 2008.

  1. tcox100 macrumors newbie

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    Oct 14, 2008
    #1
    Hi,

    First time Mac Buyer..and need some advice. I am interested in buying one of 3 macs. Sorry if this is a duplicate post new to this forum.

    15" Mac 2.4hz Pro $1999
    or

    17" refurb
    Refurbished MacBook Pro 2.5GHz Intel Core 2 Duo
    17-inch widescreen display
    2GB memory
    250GB hard drive
    8x SuperDrive (DVD±R DL/DVD±RW/CD-RW)
    NVIDIA GeForce 8600M GT with 512MB of GDDR3 memory
    Built-in iSight Camera
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    • Save 26% off the original price
    Original price: $2,799.00
    Your price: $2,099.00


    Any thoughts?

    I plan on using this as a replacement to my PC desktop. I want to do some light video editing on Ilife 08' and I play some games (World of Warcraft) and some surfing? And something that will last me a few years before another purchase, and don't want to over-spend on a Mac for something I don't need.

    Can the new Mac (9400M) handle the 3D games? (not a hardcore gamer)

    2.4GHz
    * Intel Core 2 Duo
    * 2GB DDR3 Memory
    * 250GB hard drive1
    * NVIDIA GeForce 9400M graphics

    * Ships: 1-3 business days
    *
    * Free Shipping
    * $1,599.00
     
  2. jon08 macrumors 65816

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    Nov 14, 2008
    #2
    Hey, where will you be buying your Mac from? I'm actually getting one soon as well, and I'm looking for the most inexpensive option... :)
     

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