Need a MacBook

Discussion in 'MacBook' started by lanceh5, Sep 27, 2010.

  1. lanceh5 macrumors member

    Sep 23, 2007
    Our daughter in law is taking classes to become a registered nurse and she needs a lap top. I am looking at this refurb from the apple store. Has anyone used this particular model?

    Refurbished MacBook 2.4GHz Intel Core 2 Duo - Aluminum
    13.3-inch 1280-by-800 pixel LED-backlit display
    2GB memory
    250GB hard drive
    8x SuperDrive (DVD±R DL/DVD±RW/CD-RW)
    Built-in iSight camera
    Illuminated keyboard
  2. miles01110 macrumors Core


    Jul 24, 2006
    The Ivory Tower (I'm not coming down)
    Lots of people have used that particular model. What exactly is your question?
  3. lanceh5 thread starter macrumors member

    Sep 23, 2007
    I was wondering if any users were unhappy with that particular MacBook or quite pleased with it? I was wondering if they would have preferred a different model? Is there features of that particular model that is frustrating or annoying.
  4. Hisdem macrumors 6502a


    Jul 3, 2010
    Boca Raton, FL
    It's the only MB to have the Aluminum enclosure, though if she (your daughter) is going to need mobility, I would suggest a newer model as the battery will last longer. That model has advertised 5 hours if I remember correctly.
  5. GfulDedFan macrumors 65816


    Oct 17, 2007
    Fantastic machine! It's my second MacBook and I like the aluminum much better than the polycarbs. I agree that an upgrade to 4GB would make it even better.
  6. Jim1267 macrumors newbie

    Sep 1, 2010
  7. alust2013 macrumors 601


    Feb 6, 2010
    On the fence
    I have one and I absolutely love it. I did a couple upgrades, but it still works very well stock, highly recommend it.
  8. lanceh5 thread starter macrumors member

    Sep 23, 2007
    Thanks for the replies

    Well by the time I ordered this morning ( 9/28/2010) this particular model was not available from Apple. So I oped to get this model

    Refurbished MacBook Pro 2.53GHz Intel Core 2 Duo
    13.3-inch LED-backlit glossy widescreen display
    4GB memory
    250GB Hard Drive
    8x SuperDrive (DVD±R DL/DVD±RW/CD-RW)
    SD card slot
    Built-in 7-hour battery
    NVIDIA GeForce 9400M graphics
    Illuminated keyboard

    This has the better battery.
    Thanks for your responses.
  9. wordoflife macrumors 604


    Jul 6, 2009
    That's a really good upgrade, especially the RAM.
  10. regieferg macrumors newbie

    Jul 21, 2010
    Got one simular like yours. (2010 macbook pro refubished)

    4GB ram
    250GB HD
    320M graphics

    I would recomend getting refubished. Great price and almost completely new with apple care plan. Plus, I would recomend getting macbook pro like mine.

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