The last laptop I bought was in 2008 and it is a Toshiba Satellite. It was too good of a deal to pass up, but unfortunately it came with tons of installed stuff that I didn’t want. I still haven’t gotten rid of all the garbage that came pre-installed.
When I can save up enough, I’m going to buy a Macbook. Does Apple include a lot of the same type of pre-installed programs? How about if I buy a refurbished one from apple.com?