New macbooks, splurge or save?

Discussion in 'Buying Tips and Advice' started by bc008, Nov 17, 2008.

  1. bc008 macrumors 68000

    bc008

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    okay so I am selling my iMac for something a bit more portable.

    I am hoping to get around $1500 once i get a buyer.

    my question is, should i get the 2.0 model, and have money for accessories like a case, mouse, etc, or should i get the 2.4 model and wait til christmas and ask for these things?!?

    I browse the internet, use itunes, run windows (vista), etc.
    I would like the benefits of a backlit KB, but would also like to get something nice for my family this christmas :p

    what should i do?
     
  2. themoonisdown09 macrumors 601

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    When I buy computers, I always try to get the best that is currently out because it will last longer. If I were you, I would get the 2.4 model and get all the other accessories for Christmas.
     
  3. Lexoticstylez02 macrumors 6502a

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    What he said, go for the 2.4 you can always upgrade the RAM and HDD but you can't upgrade the CPU.
     
  4. bc008 thread starter macrumors 68000

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    thanks guys, thats what i was thinking for the backlit keyboard alone.

    okay, what serial numbers should i look for for the best screen? also anything specific i can look at in store besides slanted keys?
     
  5. themoonisdown09 macrumors 601

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    I must be missing something. I've never looked at serial numbers to determine the screen quality. If you purchase it at a store, just check it out and make sure everything looks good and in tact.
     
  6. bc008 thread starter macrumors 68000

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    oh, i thought a part of the serial number had where the screen was made/maker etc. i might be wrong :confused::p
     
  7. svndmvn Guest

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    the LCD code is in the "about this mac",i believe..
    but as long as you turn it on and it looks decent keep it..another "issue" according to some is the battery cover,take it off and see if it is stable once back on.
     
  8. bc008 thread starter macrumors 68000

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    okay thanks. ill be sure to check
     
  9. ucfgrad93 macrumors P6

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    Agreed, but for me, it is always the best I can afford.
     
  10. bc008 thread starter macrumors 68000

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    thanks for all the advice guys.

    im buying the computer black friday at the michigan avenue store! my first in-store mac purchase! the fact that i get to get it in chicago is even better!
     
  11. SnowLeopard2008 macrumors 604

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    ^ same with me. i might get the MBP this year hopefully. lol
     

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