I have been itching to do it and I finally did. I bought the girls MacBooks. Not new ones. VERY OLD ones. I wanted something that was easy to use. Luckily we are bilingual when it comes to operating systems in our house, so they will grow up knowing both a PC and mac. But for now, with as young as they are, macs are the way to go.
I bought them off of redtag.com I had been watching them go on sale pretty frequently. They are refurbished, and trust me…you can tell by the case, they are not new. I explained to the girls about buying used as long as they insides are good. They have seen me take computers apart enough to know that you can replace all the parts and have it run like new.
These were the same…with one exception. I could not get the DVD player to work. I almost broke a cd getting it into the optical drive. Disappointed…I took the whole thing apart. Now, this was my first time taking apart an apple product and let me just say, they LOVE little tiny screws.
Once I had the whole thing apart and out, I manually opened the cd case only to find it was empty. The frame on the computer had been bent so it could not take in a cd properly. I straightened that out, but the 8 million screws back in, and voila! A new MacBook.
On a lighter note…I did get all the girls material for the fall for homeschooling. 🙂