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my daughter wants something to watch dvds on, do homework, play games (friv etc) she would like an apple MacBook but I couldn't afford more than £300, can anyone tell me if its worth buying a refurb M… Read More
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4m, 3w agoPosted 4 months, 3 weeks ago
my daughter wants something to watch dvds on, do homework, play games (friv etc) she would like an apple MacBook but I couldn't afford more than £300, can anyone tell me if its worth buying a refurb MacBook? ive been looking at A1324 but as I know ZILCH about these I was hoping someone here could point me in the right direction please. :-)
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4m, 3w agoPosted 4 months, 3 weeks ago
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#1
She can do all that on a standard Windows laptop.

Why pay over the odds for a macbook when a Windows laptop will do all the same for much less price.

You can buy a decent NEW Windows laptop for the same price as a refurbished macbook.
banned#2
A second hand £50 laptop will do all you ask.
#3
All can be done on Windows, but Apple is far better and worth every penny. I still have MacBook from 2006, so 10 years old and still runs fine. Never ever had a single problem with it, never ever needed any fine tuning and my parents using it everyday now.
Refurbished are fine. They all have new housing, keyboard ,new battery and screen. If you can afford Apple MacBook - go for it and don't look for windows laptops.
#4
Rimi
All can be done on Windows, but Apple is far better and worth every penny. I still have MacBook from 2006, so 10 years old and still runs fine. Never ever had a single problem with it, never ever needed any fine tuning and my parents using it everyday now.
Refurbished are fine. They all have new housing, keyboard ,new battery and screen. If you can afford Apple MacBook - go for it and don't look for windows laptops.

thank you, is it still fast enough to open various programs etc? the one I was looking at was 4gb with el capitan
#5
Geennaa
Rimi
All can be done on Windows, but Apple is far better and worth every penny. I still have MacBook from 2006, so 10 years old and still runs fine. Never ever had a single problem with it, never ever needed any fine tuning and my parents using it everyday now.
Refurbished are fine. They all have new housing, keyboard ,new battery and screen. If you can afford Apple MacBook - go for it and don't look for windows laptops.
thank you, is it still fast enough to open various programs etc? the one I was looking at was 4gb with el capitan

Fast and worry free. 4GB of RAM will do and older macs allows RAM upgrade if needed.
#6
I have a MacBook A1278 late 2008 mode running OS Sierra unsupported but there is a way to install it.Everyday tasks and Photoshop handbreak run fine.Could maybe pick one for around £300
#7
Rimi
Geennaa
Rimi
All can be done on Windows, but Apple is far better and worth every penny. I still have MacBook from 2006, so 10 years old and still runs fine. Never ever had a single problem with it, never ever needed any fine tuning and my parents using it everyday now.
Refurbished are fine. They all have new housing, keyboard ,new battery and screen. If you can afford Apple MacBook - go for it and don't look for windows laptops.
thank you, is it still fast enough to open various programs etc? the one I was looking at was 4gb with el capitan
Fast and worry free. 4GB of RAM will do and older macs allows RAM upgrade if needed.

great thank you for your help
#8
I always had windows laptops which usually last 2 or 3 years max before they start falling apart and the battery dies in them. I recently had access to a MacBook pro from 2009 and the thing was still looking brand new and running really well with el capitan. The build quality of Macs is what you pay half the cost for as they do tend to last a lot longer. I still won't buy a MacBook simply because I can't afford one so I'll just renew PC laptop every 2 or 3 years at £400 each.
#9
stevemona
I always had windows laptops which usually last 2 or 3 years max before they start falling apart and the battery dies in them. I recently had access to a MacBook pro from 2009 and the thing was still looking brand new and running really well with el capitan. The build quality of Macs is what you pay half the cost for as they do tend to last a lot longer. I still won't buy a MacBook simply because I can't afford one so I'll just renew PC laptop every 2 or 3 years at £400 each.

That would depend on which laptop, their are most certainly laptops that are just as well made as most Macbooks for much less money.

Technology also changes and you'll probably be ready to upgrade every few years anyway.

Macbooks are way over priced.
#10
Depends which on, if it's one of the ones that Groupon are advertising then no they're not worth it. Overpriced and way out of date.
#11
i was looking at crs then read reviews so am now on ebay , has anyone got a model number i should look for, it must play dvds.
#12
I have a Macbook Pro in very good condition (apart from battery which is not great), boxed + spec shield + keyboard overlay (so the keys haven't really been touched).
intel core i5 GT 330M mid 2010 15.4inch with 8 GB ram, built in super drive for £375 delivered.
#13
A1278 will do for you . Should be around £200 for it.
#14
DVS_Dee
I have a Macbook Pro in very good condition (apart from battery which is not great), boxed + spec shield + keyboard overlay (so the keys haven't really been touched).
intel core i5 GT 330M mid 2010 15.4inch with 8 GB ram, built in super drive for £375 delivered.

where did you buy it from please?
#15
New Macs are horribly overpriced no matter what anyone says, but Mac OS means way less hustle to run than Windows. Used Macs are way to go as they are usually well-preserved and run without issues for longer. We replaced all our Windows machines with used Macs at home and life has been much more peaceful since. What is really great is that you can register a single apple account and install anything you bought on all of your machines without having to pay extra licences. 2013 MacBook Air i5s can be found on Gumtree for £350, can dual boot windows/osx and are awesome for students. Oh, and forget DVDs on Macs. Most newer machines don't have the player and dvds on older ones are bound to be iffy.



Edited By: jevtamsn on Nov 27, 2016 21:49
#16
jevtamsn
New Macs are horribly overpriced no matter what anyone says, but Mac OS means way less hustle to run than Windows. Used Macs are way to go as they are usually well-preserved and run without issues for longer. We replaced all our Windows machines with used Macs at home and life has been much more peaceful since. What is really great is that you can register a single apple account and install anything you bought on all of your machines without having to pay extra licences. 2013 MacBook Air i5s can be found on Gumtree for £350, can dual boot windows/osx and are awesome for students. Oh, and forget DVDs on Macs. Most newer machines don't have the player and dvds on older ones are bound to be iffy.
thanks for your advise , that helps a lot :-)
#17
Geennaa
DVS_Dee
I have a Macbook Pro in very good condition (apart from battery which is not great), boxed + spec shield + keyboard overlay (so the keys haven't really been touched).
intel core i5 GT 330M mid 2010 15.4inch with 8 GB ram, built in super drive for £375 delivered.
where did you buy it from please?

I bought it from the apple store in the Beverly Center in LA (So it's a US model), I've got the original receipt.
#18
guilbert53
She can do all that on a standard Windows laptop.

Why pay over the odds for a macbook when a Windows laptop will do all the same for much less price.

You can buy a decent NEW Windows laptop for the same price as a refurbished macbook.


The windows os is diabolical for some (I'll never go back to windows)

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