refurb imac+mb instead of mbp...thoughts?

Discussion in 'Buying Tips and Advice' started by dcp063, Dec 16, 2007.

  1. dcp063 macrumors member

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    I was initially going to buy a 15" 2.4ghz mbp and a 30" monitor from dell...but then i got to thinking and started leaning towards a refurb 24" 2.4ghz alum. iMac and a the entry level white mb.

    the price of the refurb imac+ newwhite mb= $2582 (EPP store)
    the price of the mbp+30" display= around $3500

    I also have a 20" ACD that i could hook up to the imac...and if i go with the imac+mb i would have enough money left over to pimp them out with 4gb ram. I think i just talked myself into buying both while writing this :D

    think it's a good idea?
     
  2. je1ani macrumors 6502

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    before you drop that much cash seriously consider Craigslist in your area... I've never once bought from the Apple Store and damn proud of it :D
     
  3. dcp063 thread starter macrumors member

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    or should i go with the 20" 2.4ghz imac, save $300 and get applecare for everything? so many choices!
     
  4. heatmiser macrumors 68020

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    If I were going to get both an iMac and an MB, I'd get them both refurbished--either at Apple or at another reseller. I'd also think about why I wanted two computers, and if I'd use both of them enough to justify having them. In the end, I'd probably go with one or the other, as I've had multiple computers before, and don't feel comfortable owning more than one.
     
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  6. ob81 macrumors 65816

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    I would get the Macbook Pro and the sweet external.
     
  7. jnc macrumors 68020

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    MacBook Pro and 30" ACD, for sure.

    Sell the 20" you have for some extra bucks toward.
     
  8. dcp063 thread starter macrumors member

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    the mbp and 30" is probably the best option...but i'm going to get dell 30" instead of ACD. I just put my 20" ACD up on craigslist for $400...that sound like a decent price? seems to be what they are going for on ebay
     

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