13" MBP 2011: Refurb vs. New

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  1. cwillie macrumors newbie

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    I have pretty much decided on buying a 13" MBP for University. I think I will want the i7 as I will be running Engineering apps via bootcamp.

    I am in Canada, so the 13" i7 is $1449. The refurb store offers it for $1299. I know that I will get the App Store/iTunes Card with the new MBP, but I don't really consider that $100 in savings. So basically, the refurb is $150 savings for me. Is it worth it? I have read mixed stories, some claiming beautiful spotless machines, and others complaining about cosmetic damage.

    Also, is the i7 worthwhile or not?
     
  2. The Mad Mule macrumors regular

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    Well, I'm personally going for a new model because of the whole SATA II/III speed debacle. I rather get a fully enabled Mac over one that may have been made before the silent upgrade.
     
  3. cwillie thread starter macrumors newbie

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    So from what I understand, some of the early machines since this refresh shipped with only SATA II, is this the case?
     
  4. dukebound85 macrumors P6

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    Chances are you won't be running engineering apps on your personal computer due to how the licensing of such programs work...
    In all honesty, the i5 would be just as good but get what you want
     
  5. fat jez macrumors 68000

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    Only on the superdrive port.
     
  6. cwillie thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Just bought the 13" i7 new. Got educational priced applecare as well as the free printer and iTunes card.

    Thanks everyone.
     
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  8. cwillie thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Confirmation Email??

    How long does it usually take for them to send the confirmation email? I have yet to receive it.
     
  9. ThaDoggg macrumors 6502a

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    The only MBP worth buying there is the 13" base model and that one is pickup only.
     
  10. bozz2006 macrumors 68030

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    I know there are plenty of places that have matched that price. Worth a shot.
     
  11. The Mad Mule macrumors regular

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    Hate to be the downer, but the printer is only free once you send in the mail-in-rebate. And it's not an iTunes card this year, it's for their App Store.
     
  12. h00ligan macrumors 68030

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    Thanks, we dont have them here so I didn't know that!
     
  13. cwillie thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Yeah thanks, I know I still have to send in the rebate. Don't really want the printer but I figured $13 tax (yes 13% in Ontario) was pretty good for an all in one to sell or give to family.

    I thought the card was good for iTunes or AppStore?
     
  14. MJNBGA macrumors regular

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    Nope, only the app store. :)
     
  15. CyrusKafaiWu, Jun 27, 2011
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    My mother bought a refurbished 2011 mbp a week ago. It works fine. no problems.

    edit: looks beautiful. she heavily uses it.
     
  16. ThaDoggg macrumors 6502a

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    Correct, but the person asking was from Canada. ;)
     

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