New to Mac - What kind of laptop to buy

Discussion in 'Buying Tips and Advice' started by lh5w, Jul 11, 2008.

  1. lh5w macrumors newbie

    Jul 11, 2008
    I haven't used a Mac in like, 10 years, mostly because my parents never bought one and there weren't any in my school. So now I'm thinking of buying a Mac laptop. I don't want to, nor can I invest more than about $500 in a laptop. I've been surfing Ebay, but don't know what kind of old school laptop to buy. Any suggestions? Someone told me the Mac Book was a good beginners computer.
  2. Tallest Skil macrumors P6

    Tallest Skil

    Aug 13, 2006
    1 Geostationary Tower Plaza
    You'll only be able to get a refurb or older generation MacBook with $500. You won't regret it, though.
  3. lh5w thread starter macrumors newbie

    Jul 11, 2008

    Yeah, and that's fine with me. I wasn't sure if I'm better off getting a G3 or G4 or a Powerbook, or some other type and if the Mac Book really is the best kind for me. I'm afraid of going to the Apple store because I dont want a "hard sell" on a brand new one.
  4. scienide09 macrumors 65816


    May 5, 2007
    Save your money a little longer and wait until you can afford a refurb MacBook from Apple. It will serve you better (and longer) than a PPC-based system.

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