New or Used MB13

Discussion in 'Buying Tips and Advice' started by mic575, Feb 24, 2010.

  1. mic575 macrumors newbie

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    I’m wondering if there are any opinions on which 13" would be preferable from those that know them well? The most taxing thing I will likely be running often is fusion with Windows 7 and office 2007. I am particularly interested in the computers long term durability and usability. Any thoughts?

    Current White Macbook for $899 new
    Or
    For $700-$750 a used
    MB466II/a – the previous generation, which is aluminum, 2.0 GHz core 2 duo, 2GB 1066MHz DDR3 SDRAM supports up to 4GB, 160GB hdd etc
     
  2. MrCheeto macrumors 68030

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    Go plastic. Won't dent, and it's more powerful.
     
  3. Hellhammer Moderator

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    I would check refurb store as there are some great deals on previous generation Macs such as alu MacBook. They come with same warranty as new ones and are in same condition, great value IMO
     
  4. kenobe23 macrumors member

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    Buying a used computer seems crazy to me, especially when you can get a new computer for basically the same price. No question, buy new. Refurbished will be way better than used- you get a fresh computer from Apple with a full warranty, Probably no more expensive than used, too.
     

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