Reliable sources for buying Macbooks

Discussion in 'MacBook' started by militaryman911, Apr 24, 2011.

  1. militaryman911, Apr 24, 2011
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    militaryman911 macrumors member

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    Hey I'm looking into buying a preferably new Macbook or Macbook Pro. I need one soon as I'm moving out for my freshman year of college. The things I'm mainly concerned about is 500+GB, 4GB RAM, and 2.4+Ghz. I was wondering what might be some good places to begin looking for the right laptop.

    Maybe something like this?
    Or this? (2nd option, for $1,499.00)

    Also how important is the Processor? What should I look for? Currently I have a Intel Core 2 Duo, but I know theres new ones such as Quad, i5, i7, etc.
     
  2. Socratic macrumors member

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    If buying new, from apple.com with the edu discount, or an apple store with the edu discount...
     
  3. iLucas macrumors 6502

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    4GB processor? Hopefully you mean ram :eek:

    You can always look on Apples web site for new or refurb. Mac Of All Trades also has a good selection of used MacBooks for fair prices.
     
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  5. militaryman911, Apr 24, 2011
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    militaryman911 thread starter macrumors member

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    hows something like this?

    Here
    Or this? (2nd option, for $1,499.00)

    Might get the second, i've heard great things about i7. Also i've heard wifi is better on MB because the aluminum interferes on the MBP?
     
  6. iLucas macrumors 6502

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    If you're willing to spend that much then why not just get a baseline 2011 MBP?

    The Intel i series of the new MBPs will be far better than that C2D found in that macbook. See here
     
  7. Next Tuesday macrumors 6502a

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    Just buy my late 2010 core i7 15" mbp. Lol.
     
  8. militaryman911 thread starter macrumors member

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    Hahaha thats weird, you quoted me right before I changed that post to include what you're talking about.
     
  9. iLucas macrumors 6502

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    With a MBP you get a newer processor that won't be outdated nearly as fast as a C2D. You also get thunderbolt. It may not mean anything to you now since there are not that many thunderbolt devices but there will be in the future, and you get a better graphics card in a MBP than in the MB. You get Intel HD 3000 in the MBP and NVIDIA Geforce 320M in the MacBook. The Intel has 384MB whereas the NVIDIA has 256MB
     
  10. militaryman911 thread starter macrumors member

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    well then I think its settled. I'll get the 13" 2.7Ghz MBP for $1500.
     

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