need your help with macbook buying options

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  1. SMkdesigns macrumors regular

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    ok i have about to buy macbook.

    1st choice is a macbook white 2.0 ghz 1 gb ram 80 hd with no warranty for 600 with box

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    2nd a 2.1 new processor current model macbook 1 gb ram 120 gb harddrive new used for a month or two with box and everything 850 under warranty till next year

    please help thanks
     
  2. tmelvin macrumors 6502

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    For another $49 you can get the same 2.1 on their refurb site, with a full 1 year warranty.
     
  3. zer0tails macrumors 65816

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    You definitely want the one with warranty. It's a much smarter option, although it's a bit more. Try and see if you can bargain for 800, as that should be a good deal.
     
  4. SMkdesigns thread starter macrumors regular

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    yea but people always forget apple charges tax and craigslist does not lol
     
  5. tmelvin macrumors 6502

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    True, but Apple doesn't scam people on their web site either...lol
     
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    Go with the warranty, better still the refurb with the warranty, rather than the Craigslist one. Anyway, I'm a big fan of the concept of the warranty, and would never commit to a major purchase unless one was offered. If anything goes wrong with the product you have purchased, you have rights with a warranty. Generally, I have found them to be both necessary and useful.

    Besides, Apple honours their warranties. This is one of the chief reasons I switched to Apple, as over two years ago, two successive iPods died while still under warranty. They were each replaced without a fuss which impressed me. Good luck. Cheers.
     
  8. SnowLeopard2008 macrumors 604

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    I never buy from CL if I could help it, I always buy new or refurbished if new is too expensive. Refurb has warranty, and any chance of defects, are covered by warranty. Used ... well you take more risk and save about 50 from what another poster said.
     
  9. SMkdesigns thread starter macrumors regular

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    please help about to purchase a macbook

    ok a black macbook 2.0ghz with 1 gb ram and superdrive with applecare warranty until feb 2010 $ 800 without box great condition




    or a white macbook newer model 2.1 1gb ram with combo drive under warranty until march 2009 $ 850 with box lightly used
     
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  11. BanjoBanker macrumors 6502

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    Buy the BlackBook. The SuperDrive alone is worth the extra 50. :cool:
     
  12. sculfort macrumors member

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    Black one in a heartbeat. longer apple care, $50 cheaper
     
  13. Applepwns macrumors member

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    black one you get superdrive and another year warranty. what more could you ask?
     
  14. annk Administrator

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    And with the money you save by going with the blackbook, you can get another gig of RAM.
     
  15. jojo13 macrumors 6502

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  16. Expired macrumors newbie

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    Well, if you're looking for longevity you could get the newer MacBook and upgrade the AppleCare so that you have another two years on top of the one that's already there. If you don't plan on doing that though, I would go with the Black MacBook because it has a SuperDrive.
     
  17. theMaccer macrumors 6502a

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    Hands down the blackbook. What do you need the box for anyway?
     
  18. SMkdesigns thread starter macrumors regular

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  19. SMkdesigns thread starter macrumors regular

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    the white newer model has the new peryn processor and a new graphics chip so wouldn't that be better an faster
     
  20. Vulcan macrumors 65816

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    Short and sweet, nothing noticeable.
     
  21. Batt macrumors 65816

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    I don't think it's a Penryn w/new graphics chip. Isn't it a 2.16? No noticable speed difference.
     
  22. SMkdesigns thread starter macrumors regular

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    could be i am not sure. so then the 2.o black is going to be just as fast, plus it has the warranty. however i am buying it so when the new one does come out in September i can sell it for a decent value with apple care
     
  23. Cheffy Dave macrumors 68030

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    then just wait 2 weeks! Save yourself some hassles, buying selling,buying ,selling:rolleyes:
     
  24. iknowyourider macrumors 6502a

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    the 2.1 is a 2008 penryn with newer graphics. It supports 4 gb ram. The 2.0 is feb 2007 and I think it only supports 3 gb ram. The black one may be a better deal with the extended warranty and then you can sell it later. Check my sources at everymac.com
     
  25. SMkdesigns thread starter macrumors regular

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    I checked the sources it's a 2006 model. Is it still a better deal what fobyou think
     

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