Which of these two Macbooks should I (a student) buy?

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  1. Seamoose17 macrumors newbie

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    Neither. For 150£ more, you can get a refurb from Apple which comes with FULL warranty and is basically a brand new piece of hardware. The MacBook is currently out of stock but it should appear soon

    http://www.refurb.me/index.php

    Also, if you're a student, especially if you're higher education student, buy it from Apple as you get 3-year warranty when purchasing from UK HE store
     
  4. Seamoose17 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Thanks

    I'll have to have a think.

    I don't really mind buying one of these if it'll save me a fair bit of money.
     
  5. brucem91 macrumors 6502

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    it may save a little bit of money now, but what is the current state of applecare on those machines? With a refurb, you get a year of applecare. Out of applecare repairs can get expensive, if something happens to go wrong.
     
  6. sheppy1 macrumors 6502a

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    I'm also a student and I bought a Unibody Macbook with exactly the same specs as the one in your first link and upped the RAM to 4GB, it's extremely fast, will just have to wait and see if it's any good for doing Uni work on (I start in a few days)
     
  7. Seamoose17 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    How much is the student discount and does it apply to the refurb store as well?
     
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    That depends on country and level of education. You should call Apple and ask or visit their site. Students don't get discount on refurbs
     

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