What is a good deal for a macbook with the following specs...

Discussion in 'Buying Tips and Advice' started by Bentov, Nov 12, 2008.

  1. Bentov macrumors regular

    Jul 22, 2007
    I was told this is a circa-2006 macbook, what would be a good price for this. I was quoted $600USD, but I don't know if that's good or not.
    Technical Specifications
    In the Box

    60W MagSafe Power Adapter, AC wall plug and power cord
    Lithium-polymer battery
    Install/restore DVDs
    Printed and electronic documentation
    Processor and memory
    2.0GHz Intel Core Duo processor
    2MB on-chip shared L2 cache
    667MHz frontside bus
    1GB of 667MHz DDR2 SDRAM (PC2-5300) on two SO-DIMMs; supports up to 2GB
    60GB 5400-rpm Serial ATA hard disk drive
    o Slot-loading SuperDrive with double-layer read support (DVD+R DL/DVD±RW/CD-RW): writes DVD-R and DVD+R discs at up to 4x speed, writes DVD-RW and DVD+RW discs at up to 4x speed, reads DVDs at up to 8x speed, writes CD-R discs at up to 24x speed, writes CD-RW discs at up to 10x speed, reads CDs at up to 24x speed
    Battery and power
    55-watt-hour lithium-polymer battery with integrated charge indicator LEDs
    60W MagSafe Power Adapter with cable management system
    MagSafe power adapter port
    Graphics and Video Support
    Intel GMA 950 graphics processor with 64MB of DDR2 SDRAM shared with main memory1
    Extended desktop and video mirroring: Simultaneously supports full native resolution on the built-in display and up to 1920 x 1200 pixels on an external display, both at millions of colors
    Built-in iSight camera with 640-by-480-pixel resolution
    Mini-DVI port
    DVI output using mini-DVI to DVI adapter (sold separately)
    VGA output using mini-DVI to VGA adapter (sold separately)
    Composite and S-video output using mini-DVI to video adapter (sold separately)
    Built-in 10/100/1000BASE-T Gigabit Ethernet (RJ-45 connector)
    Built-in 54-Mbps AirPort Extreme wireless networking (based on 802.11g standard)
    Built-in Bluetooth 2.0 + Enhanced Data Rate (EDR) up to 3 Mbps
    Optional external Apple USB Modem
    Built-in stereo speakers
    Built-in omnidirectional microphone
    Combined optical digital audio input/audio line in (minijack)
    Combined optical digital audio output/headphone out (minijack)
    Peripheral connections
    One FireWire 400 port (up to 400 Mbps)
    Two USB 2.0 ports (up to 480 Mbps)
    13.3-inch (diagonal) glossy widescreen. TFT display with support for millions of colors
    Supported resolutions: 1280 by 800 (native), 1152 by 720, 1024 by 768, 1024 by 640, 800 by 600, 800 by 500, 720 by 480, and 640 by 480 at 16:10 aspect ratio; 1024 by 768, 800 by 600, and 640 by 480 pixels at 4:3 aspect ratio; 720 by 480 at 3:2 aspect ratio
    Electrical and environmental requirements
    Meets ENERGY STAR requirements
    Line voltage: 100-240V AC
    Frequency: 50Hz to 60Hz
    Operating temperature: 50° to 95° F (10° to 35° C)
    Storage temperature: -13° to 113° F (-24° to 45° C)
    Relative humidity: 0% to 90% noncondensing
    Maximum operating altitude: 10,000 feet
    Maximum storage altitude: 15,000 feet
    Maximum shipping altitude: 35,000 feet
    Size and weight
    Height: 1.08 inches (2.75 cm)
    Width: 12.78 inches (32.5 cm)
    Depth: 8.92 inches (22.7 cm)
    Weight: 5.2 pounds (2.36 kg)
    Mac OS X v10.5 Leopard (includes Spotlight, Dashboard, Mail, iChat AV, Safari, Address Book, QuickTime, iCal, DVD Player, Xcode Developer Tools) (no disks included for re-install of Leopard, re-install disks have 10.4 Tiger & iLife 06’)
    iLife '08 (includes iTunes, iPhoto, iMovie HD, iDVD, iWeb, GarageBand, iWork 08’ (no re-install disks included for iLife 08’ & iWork 08’)
    Front Row
    Built-in full-size keyboard with 78 (U.S.) or 79 (ISO) keys, including 12 function keys, 4 arrow keys (inverted "T" arrangement), and embedded numeric keypad
    Solid-state scrolling trackpad for precise cursor control; supports two-finger scrolling, tap, double-tap, and drag capabilities
    Apple Remote
    Kensington cable lock slot


  2. Blue Velvet Moderator emeritus

    Jul 4, 2004
    Sorry, is this a machine you're selling?

    Or do you want to buy this machine from someone, and you would like others here to offer their opinion on this $600 valuation?
  3. dr. shdw macrumors 6502a

    Aug 27, 2008
    I'd pay less since you could get a recent refurb for around $850...
  4. Bentov thread starter macrumors regular

    Jul 22, 2007
    Someone is selling it, but it seems that it isn't a very good deal.


  5. maccam macrumors 6502a


    Feb 18, 2007

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