1) buy NEW MBP w/ SSD or 2) buy REFURB and intel SSD

Discussion in 'Buying Tips and Advice' started by newbie123, Sep 23, 2009.

  1. newbie123 macrumors newbie

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    Hello, first off I'm new to mac. I need a new computer right away as I was laid-off and work wants thier computer back. My orginal plan was to wait to the MBP came out with quad cores and get a 17"...but plans have changed.

    Now I'm looking at getting a MBP 13". The price for the 2 option I'm loking at comes to about the same (within $25-50).

    Option 1: New MBP 13 (4mb ram) with 128gb ssd
    Option 2: Refurb MBP 13 (4mb) and purschase Intel X25M 160GB Mainstream Solid State Drive Retail Boxed SSDSA2MH160G2R5

    Which do you think is the better option?
     
  2. FieryFurnace macrumors 6502

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    As far as I heard, the stock Apple SSDs (mostly Samsung) are not that great.
    You are better of getting an Intel or OCZ Vertex/Agility.
     
  3. Sweetfeld28 macrumors 65816

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    I agree. I just think that Intel would put out Firmware updates for their drives more regularly. Doesn't matter that much i guess, but i would just want that added security.
     
  4. J&JPolangin macrumors 68030

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    I'd get a less expensive machine as you don't know when you will be working again... maybe skip the SSD and go with a macbook refurb instead.

    Land a great job, sell your macbook and get what you want if you decide the macbook isn't all you need...good luck.
     
  5. MacKiddyWiddy macrumors 6502

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    as others have said, get the refurb, the stock mac ssd'd aren't too brilliant but for the everyday guy more then satisfactory [​IMG]
     

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