Safe to buy a refurb CD MBP?

Discussion in 'Buying Tips and Advice' started by Fuzzy Orange, Mar 21, 2007.

  1. Fuzzy Orange macrumors 6502

    Fuzzy Orange

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    When I was a lurker last year, I remember that there were quite a few topics on the... questionable quality of the CD units. Now that I'm in the market for a notebook, I have taken note of Apple selling refurb 17'' MBPs for only $1999 on the refurb store. I must say, it is a great deal, especially for a computer that went for $2799 up until late last year. The only thing bugging me is the fact that it is a CD unit. Is it safe to buy one, or will I have to be paranoid about it's condition until I stop using it?
     
  2. epochblue macrumors 68000

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    I would imagine that since it's a refurb it would be like buying a new CD machine today. Most, if not all, the kinks with those machines were worked out by the time they made the switch to C2D. Plus, it comes with all the warranty and guarantees that new machines come with, so I'd think it's low risk; sounds like a great deal to me.
     
  3. princealfie macrumors 68030

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    Yeah, I got a refurb MB black (because I wanted that color) and it works like a charm. My girlfriend is jealous I suppose.
     
  4. Fuzzy Orange thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Well, it's either this or the bottom end C2D MBP... which do you think would perform better? I might actually wait until the new MBPs are released to see the prices drop on the C2D MBPs... good idea, or not?
     
  5. TBi macrumors 68030

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    That's my plan. To wait for the next revision MBP, then wait for the refurbs of that model to come out and buy the an older C2D model.
     
  6. netdog macrumors 603

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    Depends if you really need or will soon need 64-bit capabilities. If not, go for it. Great machine.
     
  7. Fuzzy Orange thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Actually, I did have another question. In regards to the ExpressCard slot, It have been looking for things that would be useful for it. My carrier right now is Cingular (iPhone...yay!:D ), and I have taken notice of a wireless expresscard that they will be releasing. Here is the link:

    http://business.cingular.com/businesscenter/pciexpress/?_requestid=546127

    Now, I'm not sure if I'm right about what is does, but does it let you go on the internet anywhere? I hope so, since that would be quite cool, but doesn't sound realistic.
     
  8. Fuzzy Orange thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Bah, just checked out the card again, and it isn't compatible with OS X.:mad:
    Why do we have to live in a Microsoft world?:(
     
  9. Veritas&Equitas macrumors 68000

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    Because that is the real world, we're kind of like Buddhists worldwide, or some other small percentage in the minority, only making up ~4% of total users.
     
  10. philmo macrumors member

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    Is it just me, or are there no more refurbished MBPs listed on the (US) Apple Store? Is that ever a hint that an update is coming?
     
  11. Veritas&Equitas macrumors 68000

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    No, not really. Means they ran out for that day. Yesterday they had like 4 of them in, it just depends how many they get in/how many people buy them.
     
  12. astarling06 macrumors regular

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    Go with the MBP CD. It will handle just about anything you need it to do. Plus, if there is a problem, you get the warranty of a new one plus you can add Applecare as well.:cool:
     

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