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Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by doobi18, Dec 31, 2006.

  1. doobi18 macrumors 6502

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    Hey all,

    I love using a mac and time has dfinately come to upgrade to intel laptop.

    I however have an extremely restricted budget & am wondering how much to "splurge" for how much better performance and features i will get.

    So somewhere between middle range macbook to middle range macbook pro.


    Give your advice,



    thanks -doobi18:) :) :)
     
  2. psychofreak Retired

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    Refurb CD MBP...
     
  3. jsarrasinjr macrumors member

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    in my experience with apple refurb, the quality has been identical to the new retail version but at a much better price

    the only thing that is lacking is a fancy box, everything from apple refurb is shipped in a plain brown box
     
  4. flopticalcube macrumors G4

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    defo a refurb cd MB. Not much of a difference from the c2d performance-wise.
     
  5. 4JNA macrumors 68000

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    if you are going to game in windows, go for the MBP. otherwise, get the mid range core duo MB, and max the memory. sweet, quiet, and freaking fast.
     
  6. Mac'Mo macrumors 6502a

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  7. igucl macrumors 6502a

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    I don't mean any disrespect, but when you say "extremely restricted," you obviously do not mean extremely restricted. You can't beat the value of the base MacBook, in my opinion, especially when on a budget.
     
  8. phungy macrumors 68020

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  9. 2fives macrumors regular

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    I went with the cheapest MBP (2.16ghz) Had it about 3 weeks now and love it. The only thing I changed was to glossy screen. I will upgrade memlater as for now 1 gig is just fine.

    Loaded Windows XP on it and it runs just as good as on a PC laptop IMO. The C2D models are fast. Crying out loud my laptop is my most powerful processor.
     

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