Getting a fair deal?

Jonathan Duncan jonathan at
Wed Aug 30 09:12:20 MDT 2006

I love my MacBook Pro!  It is awesome.  However, like the MacBook that 
Jeff mentioned, it does not fit in your budget.

You could try eBay, or Computer Recyclers, Dell Refurbished section, PC 
Club.  You can even check the Apple Refurbished section, they usually have 
computers that are cheaper.


On Wed, 30 Aug 2006, Jeff Nyman wrote:

> Well my son just got a macbook. He saved all summer for a car and one day
> decided to get the notebook instead. I think the free ipod had a lot to do
> with it. It is the most awesome piece of equipment I've ever seen. It blows
> me away every time I play with it. It doesn't quite meet your price point.
> it was $1049 with the education discount, but I thought it would be worth
> mentioning. It's light, the battery lasts forever so it would be great for
> long bus rides. And besides it just looks cool :)
> -----Original Message-----
> From: plug-bounces at [mailto:plug-bounces at]On Behalf Of
> Steve
> Sent: Wednesday, August 30, 2006 8:18 AM
> To: Provo Linux Users Group Mailing List
> Subject: Getting a fair deal?
> Hello everyone,
> Recently I've started needing to make frequent trips between Orem and
> Salt Lake.  Because of high gas prices, I am using mass transit and
> have realized that the long waits at/on the bus/train would be a great
> time to actually get some work done.
> I have been looking all over for a good quality laptop that's
> affordable i.e < $800 and am coming up a little short.  I want to get
> a good deal on a laptop and I'm hoping that pluggers could give some
> advice as to a place to go buy one.  I realize that this is a pretty
> offtopic subject at first but one of my primary requirements on any
> laptop would be the ability to dual boot and have the important bits
> such as HW 3D and wireless function without much fuss or hassle.
> So does anyone have any advice on this?
> Thanks in advance!
> Regards,
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