My computer died

Discussion in 'Life After Brown' started by ooky, May 20, 2012.

  1. ooky

    ooky frozen canuck

    First of all,it's me DS not ooky.Well it finally happened...about 9 years ago I had 2 computers built when we bought our house and both totally cacked out in the last 3 months.You lose google you lose touch with reality.I really want to get us each an apple.
    We dont really have the money,but over time,it would probably pay off.
    We really dont need laptops,gimmie some advice.
    Last edited: May 20, 2012
  2. moreluck

    moreluck golden ticket member

    When you get your new junk....make sure I have your e-mail if it gets changed....don't want to lose touch!!
  3. cachsux

    cachsux Wah

    Try the Apple refurbished section in their online store. I was getting an iPad for the youngest son and the sales lady I was getting advice from said she has never bought new. The stuff has had any repairs made, new batteries,screen glass and cases, and in my case have the same warranty as new. I got it for half the price of new and used the savings to buy an extended warranty.

    Its at least worth a look and phone call.
  4. ooky

    ooky frozen canuck

    I get this...I like your idea but...toi save $300 I get this...
    Refurbished iMac - Apple Store (Canada)
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  6. yeldarb

    yeldarb Member

    We are still using the apple we bought in 2004. We have never had any problems with it... Costs more up front, less down the road.
  7. UpstateNYUPSer

    UpstateNYUPSer Very proud grandfather.

    I prefer Dell but my kids prefer hp. cachsux had a great idea buying refurbished--that is how I bought my iPad.
  8. gostillerz

    gostillerz Member

    I use a Mac mini that's hooked up to my 42" TV with a wireless keyboard and trackpad. It's mostly used as a home theater pc. You can get a refurb one for around $500 I think. Have an ipad as well. If you need a full fledged computer, these are very nice. If you only use it for basic tasks, go for an iPad and maybe an Apple tv.

    Apple stuff is more money, but the resale value is ridiculous. 5 year old Mac mini's still go for $400 on Craigslist.
  9. DS

    DS Fenderbender

    Mini Mac eh....hmmmm thanks for the advice everyone
  10. gostillerz

    gostillerz Member

    If you decide on the mini, the newer models don't have optical drives, but externals are cheap. Stay away from Core 2 duo processor models, go for i5 or i7 with base RAM. Apple charges a ton for an upgrade that is much cheaper if you do yourself, and it's easy. Let me know if you have any questions DM.
  11. DS

    DS Fenderbender

    I took out a 2nd mortgage and bought a macbook pro.:)
    I went for the 15 inch 2.3 gig hard drive,without the retina display.
    It's like learning to ride a bike on mars.
    I love how fast it is,and how intuitive it is,but it's really hard to navigate after using
    windows for 15 years.I will figure it out though.