13" 2.26 MBP vs 13" 2.0 Macbook (older model)?

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  1. turnstylez18 macrumors regular

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    I'm planning to get my girlfriend a mac for her birthday.

    I was thinking of getting her the new entry level 2.26ghz macbook "pro" for 1299.00 CDN (w/ the education discount)

    or getting the previous gen macbook 2.0 ghz aluminum unibody for 1099.00 CDN

    I know she will not be upgrading..ram.. etc...she just desperately needs a new laptop since she doesnt have one..
    she will not be an in-depth user...something just to browse the net..get some work done on windows using bootcamp...etc...

    what should I get? going refurb will save me 200 cdn but I wouldnt mind spending more if its worth it...

    btw...my current blackbook is a refurb so i know what to expect from it...also
    will i be charged customs or duties from ordering a refurb from apple.ca
    I forgot if i got charged with my refurb but I do know it came from california..

    thanks
     
  2. Ricanlegend macrumors 6502a

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    Shes i girl , so i would get her the new macbook pro , it comes with a sd card reader she will love it
     
  3. zw-gator macrumors 6502a

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    Get the 2.0

    And chances are even that's overkill for her
     
  4. turnstylez18 thread starter macrumors regular

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    just thinking about it..i may get the refurb...but i was also looking at the 2.4 refurb...which sells for 1249 cdn...

    the only difference is the bigger hd and illuminated keyboard...and obviously the processor..which is not big of a difference..
    this is about 150 cdn more..

    im planning to order right now...just wanna know if the 2.0 refurb is the best choice...all i know it is the cheapest option...(she doesnt want the white one)
     
  5. rakbook macrumors newbie

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    Don't forget the new 7hr battery in the 13" MBPro

    You should get the 2hrs additional battery life in the new model.
     
  6. turnstylez18 thread starter macrumors regular

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    i just ordered the refurb 2.0ghz unibody macbook...

    pretty happy with the purchase since it cost me much less...

    if it were for myself i would have given it more thought..but this is for my gf...so she shouldnt be picky in the first place...:D

    thanks
     
  7. zunairryk macrumors regular

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    you could have also gotten that free ipod touch if u bought the new MBP, and then sell it for $200 + , so in the end for same price u could have gotten the brand new MBP with 7 hrs of battery life. oh well it wasnt for u anyways lol
     
  8. turnstylez18 thread starter macrumors regular

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    i have thought about that but im not a student..i would have to get a friend to do it for me..and i wasnt sure if my friend would have to do the rebate as well..
    seemed like a hassle...

    as well i dont wanna pay more dollars up front...
     
  9. eXan macrumors 601

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    I would have suggested the new 2.26, as it has backlight keyboard (extremely useful and uber looking), much longer battery life, SD card reader and a better screen, but seeing that you have already ordered.... :)
     
  10. turnstylez18 thread starter macrumors regular

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    seems like i made the wrong choice...only issue is that i would have to cough up the extra $200 (or around 500CDN up front if i get the ipod) just to get the newer macbook...

    only reason i like the refurb is that it is cheaper and i had my mind set on it b4 the updates came out...now its 100 cheaper than i was originally going to get it for...

    only thing i missed out on was the illuminated keyboard and battery..but for the extra 200 not sure if its worth it..

    i ordered it last night..should i cancel and just get the newer macbook? can i even cancel? is there a time limit?
     
  11. turnstylez18 thread starter macrumors regular

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    i just called in to try to cancel...but it is prepared for shipment...so the rep couldnt cancel it..

    she said she could request for a return so when i receive i send it back and get a refund

    i would still have to think about it but looks like ill be keeping it....and i save 200 which i can use for something else...
     
  12. syamauchi5 macrumors newbie

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    I would just keep 2.0.
    Doesn't souldn't like you are made of money, and 1099 is already too much for a gift.
     
  13. turnstylez18 thread starter macrumors regular

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    thanks! i feel better about my purchase...lol...ive made up my mind...keeping the 2.0...i shouldnt complain...its not even for me..
     

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