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Shaz
03-29-2008, 07:18 AM
I'm looking to get a laptop in the near future, and quite like the macbook, I don't need a macbook pro. I plan to put Windows on it anyway, I just prefer the macbook laptops for the shape when closed and the decent size you get.

I'm in the UK... so US retailers aren't really an option. Is the apple store the cheapest or can I go elsewhere and find one cheaper? I prefer the black but white is an option.

lowfat
03-29-2008, 10:07 AM
Apple prices are regulated so you won't find much of a difference in price unless it was refurbished or a display model.

Zytek_Fan
03-29-2008, 12:54 PM
Just do as little "upgrades" you can possibly do on the Apple Store.
RAM you can buy and do yourself cheaper. It's easy and it doesn't void the warranty ;)

Deux
03-29-2008, 03:23 PM
I recommend the refurbs on apple's website. They are always essentially brand new and come with a full warranty. They are significantly cheaper too.

lowfat
03-29-2008, 04:40 PM
I recommend the refurbs on apple's website. They are always essentially brand new and come with a full warranty. They are significantly cheaper too.

agreed. I paid $450 less on my macbook pro than a new one.

Shaz
03-30-2008, 02:29 PM
Link me to those...

Deux
03-30-2008, 03:57 PM
Refurb
http://store.apple.com/1-800-MY-APPLE/WebObjects/AppleStore.woa/wa/RSLID?mco=44BD9AA1&nclm=CertifiedMac
Clearance
http://store.apple.com/1-800-MY-APPLE/WebObjects/AppleStore.woa/9824002/wo/ic28hpAj8FBZ3CGzdtj1eG3JOCa/2.0.0.26.9.5.7.1.3.1.1

Shaz
03-30-2008, 08:09 PM
I just found them on the UK. I think I'll go with that when I get one. Tax Rebates...

Shaz
03-31-2008, 09:01 AM
Also, how difficult, if possible at all, is a graphics upgrade in a macbook?

Deux
03-31-2008, 09:33 AM
I know it's impossible in the Macbooks and IIRC it's impossible in the Macbook Pros too.

Zytek_Fan
03-31-2008, 01:27 PM
Also, how difficult, if possible at all, is a graphics upgrade in a macbook?

You can in an iMac, but not in a Macbook Pro yet. The GPU is kind of soldered on... :(

Shaz
04-01-2008, 09:42 AM
Ahh...

Damn. That would of probably made it more appealing, I don't game anyway, I just don't like integrated graphics. It's tolerable I guess, how well does that chip work with Aero?

Deux
04-01-2008, 10:34 AM
The Penryn ones work fine but the previous ones can get a bit slow.