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# 43565 20-Oct-2009 22:28
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I am looking at buying a macbook. After research Ive come down to these options. 


http://cgi.ebay.com/APPLE-13-BLACK-MACBOOK-2-4GHz-4GB-500GB-HD-APPLECARE_W0QQitemZ130337627404QQcmdZViewItemQQptZApple_Laptops?hash=item1e58ba5d0c#ht_25265wt_872


Good specs and almost 2 year warranty, however it does have the cosmetic damage.


http://cgi.ebay.com/APPLE-13-BLACK-MACBOOK-2-4GHz-4GB-500GB-HD-WARRANTY_W0QQitemZ110447386615QQcmdZViewItemQQptZApple_Laptops?hash=item19b72d5ff7#ht_22448wt_872


Same specs, cheaper, and better cosmetically, only thing is it is lacking a warranty excluding the 30 day one the seller provides with the option of this squaretrade.com 1 year one, not sure about that one though? Also good battery life


http://cgi.ebay.com/Apple-Black-MacBook-2-4GHz-4GB-250GB-3YR-Applecare_W0QQitemZ260491919555QQcmdZViewItemQQptZApple_Laptops?hash=item3ca68740c3#ht_1339wt_959


Warranty but 250Gb less HD




Then finally i have a computer technician friend who is selling his old one, this one is the most expensive, 2.4GHz, 4GB RAM, 320Gb HD 132", and a 3 month warranty, the fact that i know for a fact that it has had a good history is the only bonus it has over the others.


What do you think about the options, pros cons etc and your opinion ?


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  # 265498 21-Oct-2009 00:14
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Have you check the reburbish Mac at Apple Online Store? Sometimes they have great deal too.




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  # 265499 21-Oct-2009 00:15
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Here's the link to refurbished Mac for UK: http://store.apple.com/uk/browse/home/specialdeals/mac?mco=MTA4MzMxODk




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  # 265511 21-Oct-2009 00:49
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Yer ive checked that one out thanks. For the prices i am getting from ebay for the specs i am after, id have to pay an extra £600 for one from the site. I seem to have checked almost every angle. Cheers though

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  # 265549 21-Oct-2009 09:09
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Kermit: I am looking at buying a macbook. After research Ive come down to these options. 


http://cgi.ebay.com/APPLE-13-BLACK-MACBOOK-2-4GHz-4GB-500GB-HD-APPLECARE_W0QQitemZ130337627404QQcmdZViewItemQQptZApple_Laptops?hash=item1e58ba5d0c#ht_25265wt_872


Good specs and almost 2 year warranty, however it does have the cosmetic damage.


http://cgi.ebay.com/APPLE-13-BLACK-MACBOOK-2-4GHz-4GB-500GB-HD-WARRANTY_W0QQitemZ110447386615QQcmdZViewItemQQptZApple_Laptops?hash=item19b72d5ff7#ht_22448wt_872


Same specs, cheaper, and better cosmetically, only thing is it is lacking a warranty excluding the 30 day one the seller provides with the option of this squaretrade.com 1 year one, not sure about that one though? Also good battery life


http://cgi.ebay.com/Apple-Black-MacBook-2-4GHz-4GB-250GB-3YR-Applecare_W0QQitemZ260491919555QQcmdZViewItemQQptZApple_Laptops?hash=item3ca68740c3#ht_1339wt_959


Warranty but 250Gb less HD




Then finally i have a computer technician friend who is selling his old one, this one is the most expensive, 2.4GHz, 4GB RAM, 320Gb HD 132", and a 3 month warranty, the fact that i know for a fact that it has had a good history is the only bonus it has over the others.


What do you think about the options, pros cons etc and your opinion ?



Cheers


I think you better off with this brand new macbook (799 pounds)

1. i will never buy 2nd hand laptop

2. new macbook (2.26ghz & nvidia geforce) comes with graphic card which is way better than the 2.4ghz penryn & intel gma x3100

3. new macbook can have battery lasted up to 7hours. the macbook version you listed here, with NEW battery lasted only maximum of 3-3.5 hrs. generally 2nd hand macbook lasted less than 3 hours (depends on how many cycle the battery has done). Remember, you may need to buy new battery which will cost you ?97 pounds later.

good luck





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  # 265570 21-Oct-2009 10:15
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With today's new announcement of MacBook... I recommend going for new one if you can afford! Honestly.




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