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RE[2]: hardware NOT more reliable
by yakirz on Tue 26th May 2009 18:35 UTC in reply to "RE: hardware NOT more reliable"
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I bought my white MacBook, 2 GHz Core Duo refurbed. It's been a great machine, I've had it since January 2007. I did have to send it in two or three times, once for a DVD drive issue, once for cracked plastic near the trackpad, and once for a problem with the screen.

I haven't had problems since then. I think the refurb Macs are a good value unless you get a semi-lemon like mine (it's fine now but had to spend a week away at a time for those repairs).

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