Looking to buy a refurb macbook, help on specs? What should I be looking for?
I'm not very tech savvy so I'd like a little help.
I have no idea what an ivy core, Arrandale, Penryn or any of that stuff is...
I'm getting into macs and only have 800 to spend. What are the kind of specs I should be looking for so that I'm not behind? For example what type of processor should I be looking for? Also Are MacBook Pros the newest laptop model?
An analogy of what I'm trying to say is that I don't want to be buying a 3gs iPhone when the 4gs is out. (lets assume the 5 is out of the picture) I want at least a 4 lol.
I'm trying to buy a laptop, one of those thin ones if possible.
Specs you should be looking for depend on you. Are you in need of thin and light notebook without a optical drive (CD drive), or do you want something that can do everything like a traditional notebook. Once you decide on that you can narrow down on what you need to look for.
I can say that, if your looking at a refurbished macbook, your gonna have to accept taking the 3GS or 4 of the macbook world with $800. Do note, I know mac is simpler to operate (less user fiddling required) but if your person who thrives on getting something that stays relevant than just for kicks look up windows laptops. For $800 you can get alot.
Given the price you've mentioned, I would suggest either a 2011 MacBook Air, or 2010-ish Macbook Pro (both being 13"). Though when you say refurb, do you mean manufacture refurbished, or are you looking for basically any macbook that's in good condition for a reasonable price?
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