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    Inexpensive MacBook for lion?

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    Question Inexpensive MacBook for lion?
    I don't have very much money currently, and am interested in purchasing a MacBook, so I was wondering what the most inexspensive MacBook that will be able to run lion is?

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    Inexpensive MacBook for lion?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Onoz View Post
    I don't have very much money currently, and am interested in purchasing a MacBook, so I was wondering what the most inexspensive MacBook that will be able to run lion is?
    I would go no older than a used 2.0ghz Core 2 Duo MacBook. These are in the 3-4 year-old range...and if you're really lucky, you can get one for around $350 (assuming you're in the United States).

    If you're talking new/refurbished...then this would be about the least expensive currently available (2.4ghz. MacBook, $849.00):

    Refurbished MacBook 2.4GHz Intel Core 2 Duo - Apple Store (U.S.)

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    Inexpensive MacBook for lion?
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    If you're looking at a new computer, Wait until Wednesday and order an 11" Air.
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    Inexpensive MacBook for lion?
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    Quote Originally Posted by 50voltphantom View Post
    If you're looking at a new computer, Wait until Wednesday and order an 11" Air.
    I think that the OP was looking for low cost.

    This can be purchased for $829 ($20 bucks less than the MacBook I linked above):

    http://store.apple.com/us/product/FC...co=MjA2NTk3NzA

    ...but I'm thinking a new 11" model MacBook Air will be a bunch more expensive.

    - Nick
    - Too many "beachballs", read this: Beachballs
    - Computer seems slower than it used to? Read this for some slow computer tips: Speedup
    - Almost full hard drive? Some solutions. Out of Space
    - Apple Battery Info. Battery

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    Inexpensive MacBook for lion?
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    Quote Originally Posted by pigoo3 View Post
    I think that the OP was looking for low cost.

    This can be purchased for $829 ($20 bucks less than the MacBook I linked above):

    Refurbished MacBook Air 1.4 GHz Intel Core 2 Duo - Apple Store (U.S.)

    ...but I'm thinking a new 11" model MacBook Air will be a bunch more expensive.

    - Nick
    I don't mean to derail, but I'm VERY curious how much longer the basic white MacBook will still be around with the 13" MBP's HUGE leap in performance over it and 11" Air being as stunning as it is (I haven't lusted after ANY computer like I do the 11" Air, and I'm a desktop guy at heart). My recent acquisition of the new iPad has re-focused my desires on a new 27" iMac, but still...an 11" Air with Sandy Bridge...
    Mac Specs: 20" iMac 2.4 GHz Core 2 Duo 4 GB RAM 500 GB HD OS 10.6.8 Magic Trackpad- eMac 1.42 GHz (RIP) - iMac G3 Grape 400 MHz 1GB RAM 40GB HD OS 10.4.11 iSub - iPad 2 16GB - iPod Classic 120 GB - iPod Shuffle 2nd Gen 1GB - Apple TV 2

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    Inexpensive MacBook for lion?
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    Quote Originally Posted by 50voltphantom View Post
    I don't mean to derail, but I'm VERY curious how much longer the basic white MacBook will still be around with the 13" MBP's HUGE leap in performance over it and 11" Air being as stunning as it is...
    It's all about pricing when it comes to the basic MacBook. It's Apple's lowest cost entry into the portable mobile computing world (laptops/notebooks).

    Of course if someone can get by with the lower cost iPad...then that would cost even less than a MacBook.

    - Nick
    - Too many "beachballs", read this: Beachballs
    - Computer seems slower than it used to? Read this for some slow computer tips: Speedup
    - Almost full hard drive? Some solutions. Out of Space
    - Apple Battery Info. Battery

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