Which macbook lasts the longest? (previous generations)

Discussion in 'MacBook' started by Merzie, Jun 17, 2009.

  1. Merzie macrumors member

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    I remember there being a site that would answer this sort of question. Oh well.. I'll just ask what you guys think. So which macbook is least likely to need repair?

    I'm looking for a used macbook on ebay preferably with applecare. If it didn't have applecare--it would have to be the model that lasts the longest.

    Thanks
     
  2. Eidorian macrumors Penryn

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  3. treyjustice macrumors 65816

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    ive had mine for 2 years no problems

    i have the 2.16 GHz intel Core 2 Duoo2 GB 667 MHz DDR2 SDRAM
     
  4. tayloralmond macrumors 6502

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    I still see some refurbished MacBook Pro's (non-unibody) on the Apple Store. You might want to keep an eye out for one of those. You may be paying a little more than you want, but you'll still have a solid laptop that's going to last.
     
  5. Merzie thread starter macrumors member

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    you mean non-8600m gt mbps, right? the 8600ms can be defective.
     
  6. Buskape macrumors 6502

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    I'd say white macbook with nvidia 9400m, perfect long lasting machine.

    It is a very good and fast computer for usual tasks and more. The components will last you long with proper use. It is a top notch machine.

    They have proven their reliability since 2006.
     
  7. RedTomato macrumors 68040

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    +1 to whitebooks. they're solid little goers. Sometimes plastic chips can come off the casing (like on mine) but that's the only problem, and it's only cosmetic.

    Don't get Core Duo whitebooks. Only C2D and above.
     
  8. morrisman1 macrumors 6502

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    people only say the white, because it has been around for longer than the unibody

    I would think that if you dont throw hammers at the screen, the unibody 13" is going to be one of hte best lasting macbooks. There are no real defects with them, their chassis is immortal.

    If you are after something to last then get a unibody. It wont show its age like the white macbooks do.
     
  9. heatmiser macrumors 68020

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    Don't get a white Macbook, as it *will* crack in time. Get a unibody and call it a day.
     
  10. RedTomato macrumors 68040

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    Come back in 2 years time, and see what we say about the unibody. Until then, don't make a fool of yourself.
     

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