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    Refurbished mac books as good as new?
    hey, i was just wondering if refurbished mac books were as good as new ones and if they were upgradeable like the new ones? also, can new mac books burn dvd-r's?

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    Yes, Yes, Yes.

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    I also have a question in this area.

    If a refurbished mac is worth getting, which will be at a lower cost than a brand new mac, what does refurbished mean? has it been repaired, parts replaced, etc

    How reliable would a refurbished mac be compared to a brand new one worth say $200 more.

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    I would say equally to more reliable. Refurbished could mean a customer returned the product because they didn't like it. Apple will still need to inspect the computer and do all of its testing and replace the casing if the customer used it or scratched it or something. Refurbished means plenty of things.
    I've bought 5 refurbished products from Apple in 2 years (an iPod mini, 40GB iPod 3G, MacBook, iMac, Mac Pro.) The only product I ever had an ounce of trouble with is the 3G iPod and they let me return it for full credit after having it for a month.
    I've got extra FREE RAM when I purchased the Macbook and Mac Pro. The Macbook said it came with 512MB RAM and it came with 1GB. The Mac Pro said it came with 1GB RAM and it had 2GB installed.

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    I just purchased a refurbished MBP a little over a week ago, and it is absolutely flawless and works fantastic! Same warranty....everything identical...save for the extra bucks I would have had to pay.

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    I have two refurbished MacBook’s. One was in great shape and the other has needed some work, but has been fixed my apple for free. Both were in great physical condition and looked new.

    If money is an issue I would recommend trying to get an education discount for a new one, because the new MacBooks have been upgraded and I don’t believe they are for sale as refurbs yet.
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    Thanks for the info I've seen a refurbished iMac that would save me some money. I will have to check into it.

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