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    Thinking about getting a mac.
    Is there a Mac laptop that is less than $700?
    If so, What's a good one?

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    I dont know about less than 700 but 700 for sure. Right now is a really good time to buy because the market is filled with used MacBook's because people are wanting to get the new MacBook. Check Ebay and Craigslist and you will find tons of great deals right now. Do it quick because the "Hype" for the new macs will ware off and people will just stick with there macs because they cant sell them.

    Hope this helped.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mjc.americor View Post
    I dont know about less than 700 but 700 for sure. Right now is a really good time to buy because the market is filled with used MacBook's because people are wanting to get the new MacBook. Check Ebay and Craigslist and you will find tons of great deals right now. Do it quick because the "Hype" for the new macs will ware off and people will just stick with there macs because they cant sell them.

    Hope this helped.
    1.It can't be quick, it would have to be something I can save money for.(I'm only am 14 years old.)
    2.I won't buy from Ebay, the only online stores I will buy from are Amazon or ones for local stores(Such as BestBuy, Circuit City, Walmart, Staples)

    I have a question, how good is the battery on those? The longest laptop battery I have right now lasts 1-2 hours.

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    Quote Originally Posted by TDave View Post
    I have a question, how good is the battery on those? The longest laptop battery I have right now lasts 1-2 hours.
    there is a widget mac application, istat-pro (islayer.com) that gives me battery status such as: health=81%, cycles=250
    i have a 1year+ macbook pro

    the retail outlets you mentioned will only have new product. if not ebay than craigslist or apple.com if they have a rebuilt section.

    look at a dell mini9 and or a eee-pc

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    Sometimes Amazon has used products for sale, but then you're dealing with other Amazon members and not Amazon themselves.

    I bought my iBook G4 on eBay, and it's been great. I'm sure you can find a MacBook for under $700 somewhere else, though.
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    Quote Originally Posted by jah View Post
    there is a widget mac application, istat-pro (islayer.com) that gives me battery status such as: health=81%, cycles=250
    i have a 1year+ macbook pro
    What I meant was,
    How many hours/minutes do they normally get after being charged to 100%?

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    Quote Originally Posted by TDave View Post
    What I meant was,
    How many hours/minutes do they normally get after being charged to 100%?
    It depends on the model and the manner in which the machine is being used - the same applies to any notebook. The current MacBook (when new) gets about 5 hours with the display at half brightness and using basic applications.

    To answer your original question, no, there is no Mac laptop for $700 new. The others are suggesting you buy used. If you want a new Mac laptop, the lowest end model runs $999.
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    Quote Originally Posted by cwa107 View Post
    It depends on the model and the manner in which the machine is being used - the same applies to any notebook. The current MacBook (when new) gets about 5 hours with the display at half brightness and using basic applications.

    To answer your original question, no, there is no Mac laptop for $700 new. The others are suggesting you buy used. If you want a new Mac laptop, the lowest end model runs $999.
    BestBuy has one for $849(new?). And the cheapest on Amazon is $725 which is used.
    I don't think I need much help for looking for prices anymore. The ones I found are good enough.

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    Quote Originally Posted by TDave View Post
    BestBuy has one for $849(new?). And the cheapest on Amazon is $725 which is used.
    I don't think I need much help for looking for prices anymore. The ones I found are good enough.
    They are probably closeout models, since the entire Apple notebook lineup was recently refreshed.
    Liquid and computers don't mix. It might seem simple, but we see an incredible amount of people post here about spills. Keep drinks and other liquids away from your expensive electronics!

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    Quote Originally Posted by cwa107 View Post
    They are probably closeout models, since the entire Apple notebook lineup was recently refreshed.
    What does that mean?

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    Quote Originally Posted by TDave View Post
    What does that mean?
    The old macbook line (white and black) were recently updated with a newer aluminum version which means that there will probably be some closeouts on the previous white and black macbooks

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    Google has the answer. Definition of closeout.

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