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The MacBook Purchasing Megathread  


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October 8, 2018 6:09 EDT AM  

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Dave Hamilton
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October 9, 2018 8:40 EDT AM  

I'm looking at one for my son, as he needs a decent laptop to use for high school. Honestly, a MacBook would do it, but I'll likely get him a 13" MacBook Pro just to give it some longevity. 

We were in the same scenario with our daughter two years ago, and bought a refurb 13" MBP at the time. That has served her very well, both completing high school and now into her first year at college.

Refurb is almost always the path I take, unless there's something about the latest/greatest that I feel I "need". In this case, though, that's almost certainly not important so.. refurb it will be.

But I'll wait until October ends and we see new iPads and [whatever-else] before pulling the trigger.