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LSUlunatic
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Looking to buy a discounted/used MacBook


Should I trust sites like EBay and Craigslist or just buy a new one?






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GaryMyMan
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re: Looking to buy a discounted/used MacBook


Split the difference and buy a refurbished one from Apple. You'll save a couple hundred bucks and still have a factory warranty.

Refurb store



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LSUlunatic
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re: Looking to buy a discounted/used MacBook


Thanks. Btw, what are the key differences between the air and the pro?





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BilJ
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re: Looking to buy a discounted/used MacBook


air is lighter and uses flash storage





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Lester Earl
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did you ever buy one bigj?





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Marty McFrat
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re: Looking to buy a discounted/used MacBook


I have a pro and love it





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GaryMyMan
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re: Looking to buy a discounted/used MacBook


The Pro has much better specs, but the air is infinitely more portable. I have last year's 13" Air and its the best computer I've ever owned. I use MS Office, Firefox, Adobe and a few other basic programs and I don't need anything more than what the Air has. I'm sure there are people who need more, but the Air suits my work just fine. The Pro used to have an optical drive but I don't think the new ones do - I've never missed having one. I picked mine up from Best Buy; at the time they had a deal that was about $100 cheaper than the Apple store, so check them out too.

For $1000 this is tough to beat: LINK



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TrueTiger
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speaking of, what is the max battery life I can expect from an MBAir?

3 years? 4?






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Lester Earl
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do they give warranties with refurb?





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LSUlunatic
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re: Looking to buy a discounted/used MacBook


Looks like it comes with a 1 year warranty





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BilJ
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Si





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McLemore
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quote:

what are the key differences between the air and the pro?


you need to pull up one of the comparison charts because it's all over the place depending on options.

i have a 2009 17" Pro and it has been awesome except for one glaring issue--when it gets really humid (which it of course does every summer in south), it likes to type Z spontaneously, so i have to just dock it and use external keyboard and mouse.

i just got a new 13.3" Air for $999 no tax no shipping zero % financing for two years (NO BRAINER), and it's the best computer i've ever had. only drawback is the SD card doesn't go all the way in--it protrudes, so you can't just leave a 128gig card in it (for e.g.) all the time without risking damage.






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McLemore
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quote:

I use MS Office, Firefox, Adobe and a few other basic programs and I don't need anything more than what the Air has


i'm currently running all of that, including Adobe Creative Cloud. If you do design, photo, video, music, etc., the educational Creative Cloud is a must-have. $20 a month, and you have software that costs $2500 out of box, and it doesn't go obsolete.

Anyway, i run that on the Air without issue. Heavy video editing would be an issue though--rending nightmare i'm sure. But the thunderbolt drives are plenty fast for serious editing (processor is issue).






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