Quick Question on Macbook

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

  1. Casey01 macrumors member

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    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
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16834100101


    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

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

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    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

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    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

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    gpu wont but cpu will
     
  6. akhbhaat macrumors regular

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    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

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    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

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

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