Refurbed MBP 2.0 Core duo vs. New Macbook C2D?

Discussion in 'Buying Tips and Advice' started by coachingguy, Dec 13, 2006.

  1. coachingguy macrumors 6502a

    coachingguy

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    I'm looking to get a new laptop soon. I've been living with a G4 iBook for a couple of years and a G5 iMac. I'm happy with both, but the wife wants the iBook and gave me the thumbs up to start looking at another laptop "within reason" price wise;) .

    I could get a New MB ooorrrr... a refurbed MBP 1.83 core duo $1399 or MBP 2.0 core duo $1449.

    Primary uses: Internet, Word Proc., Photo editing, limited gaming, iMovie and iDVD, some iWeb etc...

    Which will hold out the longest 2-3 years and handle Leopard?

    Thanks,

    Coachingguy
     
  2. Xander562 macrumors 68000

    Xander562

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    Personally, i'd take the refurbished MBP. It's overall more for your money, bigger screen, (possibly bigger HDD and better optical) WAY better graphics chip since your interested in gaming. Unless you need a ultra-portable laptop, or you ABSOLUTELY need the bragging rights of C2D, then i'd go with the MBP ;).
     
  3. clevin macrumors G3

    clevin

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    MBP, only if I noticed refurbish section on apple.com before I bought my MB, the graphic card is a one-time deal, u can't change it once u get it, so MBP has huge advantages over MB on this.
     
  4. iW00t macrumors 68040

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    Since most people who see a MBP won't even care to come up and click "About this Mac" and then go "wow" when they see it has a C2D, I can safely say you can get a decent amount of bragging rights with the refurb as well :p
     
  5. AppleIntelRock macrumors 65816

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    If you'd like the smaller size get the macbook, otherwise, get the macbook pro.
     

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