What would you buy?

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by MaCnation, Aug 26, 2009.

  1. MaCnation macrumors newbie

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    anybody who has read my other posts knows how well I love my G5. The G5 is my very first mac ever and has been an absolute joy to use. Such a joy in fact, that it has led me to consider the possibility that a "less than new" mbp/pb might in fact be the smart purchase.
    So, having said that, I would like to pose this to the forum. What do you think would be the best purchase, in terms of overall performance versus price, in a used, "less than new" mbp/pb?

    The only other option would be to go for the new 13" macbook pro, with the 2.5 ghz core 2 duo processor. At 1499.00$ that would be pushing it pretty hard.

    Thank you everyone for your opinions.
    Anthony.
     
  2. Bill Gates macrumors 68020

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    A used MBP would be fine provided that it's in good condition and still under warranty. I wouldn't buy anything older than an October '08 unibody model though. Models previous to that are susceptible to video card failures at a well-above-normal rate, and I don't see any use in buying the MBP's from 2006 since they're getting quite old.
     
  3. adamvk macrumors 65816

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    Check Apples Refurbished Store. They often have amazing deals there.
     
  4. RDM3 macrumors regular

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    My local Best Buy has an open box 15.4 4 gb RAM 250hd for $1529, that is probably what I would look at getting if I had the need right now.
     
  5. jfyrfytr25 macrumors 6502a

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    depending on the processor, that may not be very good at all.

    the refurb store has last gen MBP for $1299.
     
  6. RDM3 macrumors regular

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    I am not sure which one it had, no less than the 2.4 ghz cure duo
     
  7. adamvk macrumors 65816

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    2.4GHZ is the lowest speed in the last generation Macbook Pros....
     

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