Trying to switch over


macrumors newbie
Original poster
Sep 12, 2006
I have been trying to switch over from windows to mac for a while now. However, I don't know where to go from here and it would be great if any of you guys could help me out with a few things.

Right now, I have a

dell dimension 4600 (xp pro)
Intel(R) Pentium(R) 4 CPU 3.00GHz
2.99GHz, 512 MB of RAM

I can't go buying a $2k computer though however .. my budget is pretty low ;\

I am looking for a laptop that won't be slow, but still reasonably fast for computer use .. I will use it for every day activities .. probably install xp on bootcamp meaning it will have to be an intel mac for occasional games and programs needed to be ran on xp

I won't really be able to spend more than $1k on it so if there is any possibly way that you think I would be able to enjoy the good qualities of a mac that is under a grand .. shoot me to the right direciton.


macrumors G5
Jun 27, 2007
Well you can go with Apple Certified Refurb. It comes with full warranty, just as new machines. MacBook will fit within your budget.

Go to
Near the bottom right corner there is a link for Special Deals
On the next page, select Mac

The listing changes. Sometimes there are nothing, sometimes there are a number of items. Current example,
Refurbished MacBook 1.83GHz Intel Core 2 Duo Combo drive is $849

You can also call a local Apple store and ask to see if they have any refurb MacBooks. Hope this helps.


macrumors newbie
Original poster
Sep 12, 2006
thanks guys, I'll probably be looking into these refurbished laptops .. though I need to save a little bit more money :)


macrumors 65816
Mar 18, 2007
You might be able to find a used macbook pro on ebay for around that or within a couple hundred of it. :apple: