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Okay so I just sold my unibody MacBook for $825, now I'm looking to get another one.

I'm probably going to get the new 13"

from Amazon and an . The advantages of this one over the one below is 720p iSight, Sandy bridge, Thunderbolt, it's more compact, it's new and it's the latest generation.

Then I saw this on craigslist. The advantages of this one are a more powerful processor (although not sandy bridge), bigger screen (somewhat advantage), more RAM, better graphics card and comes with a 128GB SSD.

If you add the SSD into the 13" the prices come out to be very close, plus I could probably talk the guy on craigslist down.

Which would you choose?
    
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Usually the used-mac books have either bad battery life of dead-pixels on screens
i'd just get the new one because of a new warranty and that pleasure of breaking the
seal on one of those beautiful boxes.
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Usually the used-mac books have either bad battery life of dead-pixels on screens
i'd just get the new one because of a new warranty and that pleasure of breaking the
seal on one of those beautiful boxes.
I agree and that's what I'm leaning more towards. There's nothing like opening new electronics. The other one is under warranty too but I really don't have time right to be messing with getting it replaced if something is wrong.
    
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New
i don't buy used whole computers only parts but i wouldn't buy a mac but that is beyond the scope of this thread
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Definitely new. Buying used from a trusted member on a forum is one thing, but CL. Ehhhh...
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Definitely new. Buying used from a trusted member on a forum is one thing, but CL. Ehhhh...
You're right. That price just seems too low. There's got to be a catch somewhere.

Looks like I'll be ordering the new one tomorrow. Thanks guys.
    
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Don't buy a Mac unless you have to , you can get a better windows equivalent for less.That said , i wouldn't take a quad unless you have the battery life and graphics card to complement it.

Depending on your usage , i'd rather take the used one because of the better specs.
    
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New all the way. Look into the education discount to get $100 off.
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Don't buy a Mac unless you have to , you can get a better windows equivalent for less.That said , i wouldn't take a quad unless you have the battery life and graphics card to complement it.
Everybody knows this. I like the Mac OS for school, not for my main computer. Yes I can achieve the same thing with either OS. Plus, the build quality is sturdier than 95% of Windows laptops, with the exception of the Toughbooks and the new HP laptops are decent too.
    
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