need dome help deciding. Between new used MacBooks

Discussion in 'Buying Tips and Advice' started by SMkdesigns, Aug 21, 2008.

  1. SMkdesigns macrumors regular

    Oct 2, 2007
    ok so I have the option a used black MacBook 2.0ghz processor 1gb ram 120 hd with AppleCare until 2010 for 800 no box or manuals but leopard is installed.

    Or a new one base line the white 2.16 or whatever on apples site for 1050 with tax 1 year limited warranty.
    bill me later is what I would use

    What do you think
  2. Schtumple macrumors 601


    Jun 13, 2007
    I think the 2ghz models only had GMA950 (I could be wrong here), where as the newer macbook will have the faster integrated graphics.

    If the used macbook is over 1 year old you will not be able to get the extra applecare for it.

    Have you thought about getting a refurbed macbook from apple?

    You can make a fair old saving that way.
  3. soberbrain macrumors 65816


    May 9, 2008
  4. SMkdesigns thread starter macrumors regular

    Oct 2, 2007
    the used one has AppleCare till 2010 already on it as for the graphic chip I have no idea
  5. GoCubsGo macrumors Nehalem


    Feb 19, 2005
    Does the first one have the leopard discs? No box and manuals...ok, but no discs, I would never buy.

    I would probably go with a refurb from Apple myself. Slightly newer tech and I'd bet it had the better gpu.
  6. mwpeters8182 macrumors 6502

    Apr 16, 2003
    Boston, MA
    The 2.16 has the GMA950 as well. That's the machine I have.

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