Many people are wondering what all of the hubbub is about Apple computers. They may seem them advertised with the Apple logo being very visible, but they may not understand exactly what advantages an Apple computer can give them. When investigating the machines themselves, they might also balk at the asking price. The solution is to look into refurbished computers. For those canny consumers, a cheap Apple Mac can be picked up for under £300 which still has significant amounts of life left. Of course, like all machines, some parts wear out faster than others, but with a refurbished machine those parts will have hopefully been replaced and the machine may happily run for countless years to come. One thing about Apple computers is that they remain reliable.
A cheap Apple Mac can also have significant computing power and software capabilities. The G5 is an older generation CPU but it can still perform well in dual core configurations. Intel Macs are naturally dual core or more and will be well capable of running all of the latest software so long as the operating system is up to date. A refurbished Mac Pro with the older G5 will be limited to OS X version 10.5 codenamed Leopard. This will mean that buying software will take some observation as to compatibility. Intel Macs however should be able to take the latest version of the operating system. This is no slight to the capabilities of the G5 however, since it is still built on the same rock solid software and hardware technology that has made Apple’s name. A G5 refurbished Mac Pro is therefore still a great budget buy that can run many professional software titles such as Apple Logic and Adobe Creative Suite. Picking up these old versions can save even more money too.