Steep discounts on MBAs on eBay...

Discussion in 'MacBook Air' started by mcdj, Oct 15, 2008.

  1. mcdj macrumors 604

    mcdj

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    There are a few brand new in box MBAs on the Bay right now for about the same price as a refurb, from reputable sellers. With the current live.com $200 (max) discount, the price becomes $1100-$1200. That's tough to pass up.

    I'm torn between snagging one of these, or spending the extra coin on a Macbook, or waiting for the rev2 MBA, especially with all the heat and other issues I've read about on the first model.

    The MBA would suit my needs as a couch computer, that occasionally gets toted out of town on trips. The Macbook would probably stay home due to its size and weight, but it seems like a lot more bang for the buck.

    I have a DVD drive on my desktop in the next room, so lack thereof on a notebook is not a deal killer (+1 MBA). But I have a SuperDrive in my current 12" Powerbook which gets used all the same (+1 MB).

    Any opinions?
     
  2. Ironic macrumors 6502a

    Ironic

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    In my MBA!
  3. HiFiGuy528 macrumors 68000

    HiFiGuy528

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    I am on the same boat as you. I already have a MB 2.1ghz, 320GB HD so I don't really need a work horse.
     
  4. cantthinkofone macrumors 65816

    cantthinkofone

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    Thats crazy :eek:

    I would still take one of the new macbooks.
     
  5. marvel2 macrumors 6502

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    I would hold off and wait for the next rev. I think apple is slowly giving in to user demands by adding extra ports.
     
  6. nick9191 macrumors 68040

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    Macbook still has 2 USB's and has now lost Firewire 400, one less connection.
    Macbook Pro still has 2 USB's and has now lost Firewire 400, one less connection. Every other Mac still has the same number of ports that it did before hand.

    Why would you think that?
     
  7. Lancetx macrumors 68000

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    Because they just added a Mini DisplayPort to the MacBook Air.
     
  8. glitch44 macrumors 65816

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    and they removed the mini dvi. there are the same number of ports.
     
  9. aleksandra. macrumors 6502a

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    It was micro-DVI ;).
     

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