Those shiny new Apple Mac computers might carry a hefty price tag, but that doesn’t mean you have to settle for a PC if you don’t have that kind of money to spare. You can find good deals on used Mac computers for about the same amount it would cost you to get a new PC. Your best option for a used Apple machine?

Don’t let the word ‘Used’ startle you as many of these bad boy Mac machines are equipped with efficient amounts of RAM, hard drive storage, and processor power.

What operating system do they run you ask? Well most of them can run the latest release of MacOS or whichever version you prefer. And the great thing about Macs is the Boot Camp service which gives you the ability to run Windows as a virtual system. You can also use Linux by downloading the free VirtualBox program. Run whatever OS you like; the Mac doesn’t mind dude.

If you are looking to run the latest version of MacOS, High Sierra, which will be released on September 25, you must meet these hardware requirements.

iMac: late 2009 or newer
MacBook/MacBook (Retina): late 2009 or newer
MacBook Pro: mid-2010 or newer
MacBook Air: late 2010 or newer
Mac Mini: mid-2010 or newer
Mac Pro: mid-2010 or newer

eBay is the hub when it comes to finding affordable Mac computers. Search with a keyword containing the model and year like ‘macbook pro 2010′ to find great deals.

A few things you should do before you order is to check the product description, the seller’s feedback, and the seller’s return policy to make sure you know what you’re getting.

Get a taste of the Macintosh for a fraction of the price.