To MBP, or not to MBP...

Discussion in 'Buying Tips and Advice' started by draggy, Oct 28, 2008.

  1. draggy macrumors newbie

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    I might be able to get a MBP for, what I think, is an excellent price. It exceeds my initial budget a bit, so I was wondering if a MBP was really worth the expense.

    It would be 1400$ for a demo 2.4ghz 15'' MBP at my university store. These macs usualy go for 1500$ CAD but they are willing to le it go for 1400$ since it's a demo. I'm not too fond on buying demo stuff, but apart from the dust on the screen, I could've never told it had been used.

    I waited since june to see the new MacBooks (and eventually buy one), but they're not as interesting as I thought they would be. So no new MBs for me. I don't want to buy a whitebook either because the graphics chip is not quite what I needed. So I'm left with this: I either buy this MBP, or look for a less expensive PC laptop.

    I thought my decision to buy a mac was clear, but now that it's time to pull the trigger, I find myself quite hesitant... A little comforting please? :p
     
  2. synth3tik macrumors 68040

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    If you do a search there are tons of threads about the pros and cons of picking up a MBP.
     
  3. Tosser macrumors 68030

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    Not much comforting from me. I will be going Thinkpad next.

    The only comforting I will give you is that seen from here (Denmark) 1400CDN is a very, very good price.
     
  4. Scepticalscribe Contributor

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    The MBP is a superb machine, powerful, great performance, attractive aesthetics, a superb screen and, in the example you are looking at, a very competitive price. You will get several years out of it; I switched last April and I'm very happy with my (refurb) MBP. Get it and enjoy it.
    Cheers
     
  5. draggy thread starter macrumors newbie

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    About the refurbs... What is Apple's policy about aesthetics? Does the laptop have to be just like new, or will they ship refurbs with a few very minor scratch? Or could you get a laptop that smells like cigarette?
     
  6. themoonisdown09 macrumors 601

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    I don't know if this helps any, but this is from Apple's website on their refurbished computers: http://store.apple.com/Catalog/US/Images/apple_certified.html
     

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