Macbook or not

igotswings

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Jan 27, 2008
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I am currently using a 4 year old laptop running Ubuntu with 800mb of ram and 1.8ghz.
The only things I do with this laptop is light browsing(dA, news, email) and gimp.

I like the Macbook but the only reason I came up with getting one is because it looks nice =/.

Would it be worth it for me to buy one?

*I was thinking about the Mini few weeks ago but it really didn't tickle my fancy*
 

UsedMacGuy

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Apr 5, 2010
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I am currently using a 4 year old laptop running Ubuntu with 800mb of ram and 1.8ghz.
The only things I do with this laptop is light browsing(dA, news, email) and gimp.

I like the Macbook but the only reason I came up with getting one is because it looks nice =/.

Would it be worth it for me to buy one?

*I was thinking about the Mini few weeks ago but it really didn't tickle my fancy*
I think we need more info.
What do you do?
 

Dolorian

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Indeed, provide some reference of what you will be doing with it to get better opinions.
 

iMav

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Jun 20, 2008
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Web browsing and Gimp is what he said. :)

if you think it "looks nice" and that is sufficient justification in your mind to buy one, go right ahead! They are great laptops and you'll enjoy owning one.

There is something to be said about treating yourself...if you can afford it, and would like to do so, by all means, do so.
 

maflynn

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While ubuntu is not a resource hog as OSX is, I'd still say go for a newer model. One reason is configuring newer versions of ubuntu will be easier on newer hardware.

4 years on a laptop is a long time and your current laptop doesn't owe you anything. I'd say go for a new MB and enjoy. :)
 

Arrandale

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Feb 24, 2010
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I am currently using a 4 year old laptop running Ubuntu with 800mb of ram and 1.8ghz.
The only things I do with this laptop is light browsing(dA, news, email) and gimp.

I like the Macbook but the only reason I came up with getting one is because it looks nice =/.

Would it be worth it for me to buy one?

*I was thinking about the Mini few weeks ago but it really didn't tickle my fancy*
The macbook is really excellent for the purposes you've described.

If you have the money, go for it.
 

jacdem

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Apr 9, 2010
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buy it

I have got a white macbook early 2009. I must say I love it. If you have the money, go for it. You won't regret it. Mac computer are very good.