MBA Vs MBP Refurbished

Discussion in 'MacBook Air' started by vbaskar, Mar 21, 2011.

  1. macrumors newbie

    Hi All : This will be my first Mac and i want to get a refurbished one to start with.

    I am debating between these models and have couple of questions..Thanks in advance for your help

    Refurbished MacBook Pro 2.66GHz Intel Core 2 Duo : $1019
    Refurbished MacBook Air 2.13 GHz Intel Core 2 Duo (Mid Oct 10 Version) $1529

    a) Can we extend the memory for these two upto 8gb ? (or atleast 6gb which are recognized by apple)
    b) In terms of comfort which is the preferred one
    c) being a first time what is your suggestion..

  2. #2
    a) Only the MBP's RAM can be upgraded later to up to 8GB, the MBA has to b bought with either the 2GB or 4GB and is not user upgradeable at all.
    b) MBA
    c) Depends on your computational needs.
  3. macrumors 68040

    Apple OC

    save $500 ... IMO the Air is not worth an extra 500
  4. macrumors 68040


    Agree with this completely. It really depends on what you want to use it for. A month ago, i was asking myself the same question. My answer just came to down to what I intended to do with it. I decided I wanted something a bit more powerful and something that was upgradeable, as well.

    I ended up getting the refurb 2.66 @$1019 and I haven't looked back. And, in terms of comfort it's definitely not as light as the MBA, but it feels a lot lighter than my 2008 BlackBook.
  5. macrumors 6502

    I had a MBP 15, sold it and got the MBA 11. That was too weak, so I sold that and picked up the refurb MBA 13 Ultimate. PS CS5 works great. I'll never get a MBP again until they lose the Superdrive.

    Go for the MBA. I highly doubt you'll be disappointed.
  6. macrumors 6502a

    i think the mba is a good choice for you...but consdier a 13" with 128 HD to save some serious bucks...

    but the refurb 2.66 at 1019 my be the best buy in macbooks online right now and would also be a good choice.

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