Is it worth buying a MacBook for my son

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    Is it worth buying a MacBook for my son

    My son has just passed his intermediate exams and I wanted to get him a secondhand MacBook '07 Snow Leopard OSX 10.6 that I have seen locally, as a small reward, and his first step onto the Mac ladder but is it worth buying a MacBook as they have stopped making them? I know I can update the OSX to Lion but can I go to Mountain Lion and will I have to update the RAM and HDD for it to run at good speeds?

    I have a MacBook Pro and wonder if its worth waiting for a decent MacBook Pro to come available?

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    Personally I would try and get a MacBook Pro, but ultimately, it comes down to budget and how long you are prepared to wait. Have you considered a refurbished mac?
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    A refurb Mac would be a good choice if you can, a MacBook Air would give a saving over a MacBook Pro.


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