Quick Question on Macbook

Discussion in 'MacBook' started by Casey01, Nov 28, 2010.

  1. Casey01 macrumors member

    Nov 28, 2010
    So I'm pretty new to Macs (But not to computers) and I was hoping on getting one this Holiday season. One of the reasons I'm getting it is because my year in school right now is requiring me to write up a lot of stuff and I don't have much due to volunteering. So I need a notebook that I can type my document and such on and I though "Why not a Macbook?".

    So anyways to the point my friends. I have enough money for one of there site. But I was looking around on Newegg.com and I found a black one. Here are the spec:
    OS- OS X10.4 Tiger(I can upgrade to Snow Leopard, no big deal)
    CPU- Core 2 Duo 2.16GHz
    RAM - 2GB
    HDD- 160GB(Don't need much more than this)
    Graphics- Intel GMA950(Can this support Civilization V? the only game I would play on this.)

    The cost is $680, so adding Snow Leopard & iLife '11 it would add $80.
    So total is $760

    Yay? or Nay?

    P.S Even though I do have enough for one from there website(It'd be just the $999 one.) I want to try to save as much as possible and there are no macbooks in the refurbished area of Apples Store.
  2. notblackmac macrumors regular


    Jan 24, 2010
    For that price, you're probably better off buying a refurbished white macbook unibody off of Apples Refurb store.
  3. alust2013 macrumors 601


    Feb 6, 2010
    On the fence
    Only problem is there will be no way to play Civ 5. Neither the CPU or GPU will support it.
  4. Casey01 thread starter macrumors member

    Nov 28, 2010
    Well if only Apple puts a refurbished Macbook on there store then I'll probably get that. I haven't seen a macbook there for a while. Only the Air and MBP.
  5. bestestever macrumors newbie

    Nov 22, 2010
    gpu wont but cpu will
  6. akhbhaat macrumors regular

    Sep 30, 2010
    That's the current (mid 2010) model and that's the best price you'll find for a new one anywhere online (better even than a refurb from Apple, because you probably won't have to pay sales tax).

    Still doubt it would run Civ 5 well, but that's neither here nor there.
  7. DewGuy1999 macrumors 68040


    Jan 25, 2009
    Okay, Apple has refub MacBooks listed on the store right now, the cheapest is the current model for $849.00. The same as the MacConnection (after rebate deal) that I posted above for a new one.
  8. akhbhaat macrumors regular

    Sep 30, 2010
    Nothing wrong with a refurb, but it's definitely better to buy new for the same price.

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