C2D MBP vs refurb CD MBP

Discussion in 'Buying Tips and Advice' started by w8ing4intelmacs, Nov 1, 2006.

  1. w8ing4intelmacs macrumors 6502a

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    I haven't seen any threads on this exact comparison.

    The new Core 2 Duo MBP is $1900 at the cheapest (at least that I've seen). It would have 1GB, 120GB HD, and a 128MB video card.

    A refurb Core Duo MBP is $1499+tax (~$1589 in my state). It would have 1GB, 100GB HD, and a 256MB video card.

    Without factoring cost (obviously $300 is a lot), which would feel faster? Would the difference even be noticeable?
     
  2. macman2790 macrumors 6502a

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    buy the core 2 duo macbook pro, it's temperature is a lot cooler than first one, which is one of the reasons people waited for 2nd gen mbp and also the mooing is gone in new c2d mbp.
     
  3. ricgnzlzcr macrumors 6502a

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    I don't think you'll notice any difference at all for most applications at all. I think I'd take the refurb since money is something I need more of in my pocket.
     
  4. yoda13 macrumors 65816

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    I didn't know the mpb was affected by the mooing, thought it was just the mb, guessed I missed that one...
     
  5. The Shady macrumors member

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    the cd mbp is a great machine and it you wont notice the differences between a cd and c2d mbp. just know that the c2d mbp will have higher resale value since it is newer. if money is tight and u need to decide between the two, get the cd mbp and don't look back. if you have the money, get the c2d. cheers
     
  6. prady16 macrumors 6502

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    save ur money for leopard dude....go for the CD MBP....
     
  7. M. Malone macrumors 6502a

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    so is it noticeably cooler? how does it compare to the PowerBook in terms of heat?
     
  8. wallock, Nov 2, 2006
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  9. quigleybc macrumors 68030

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    I would always go for the Rev B over the Rev A
     

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