Any reason to buy this refurb over new mbp?

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by alleyooptroop, Mar 7, 2011.

  1. alleyooptroop macrumors regular

    May 4, 2010
    Saw this refurb on apple's website:

    Would I be benefitting buying that over the new entry 15" mbp? I'm an advertising student so I'll be using adobe creative suite mostly to comp ads up so I won't be working with hi-res photo files that often. I qualify for the student discount so there's only $100 difference. I'd appreciate your opinions. Thanks.
  2. Pballer110 macrumors 6502

    Nov 3, 2010
    You may benefit from the quad core in the new MBP. Also resale value in 3 years will be much better then on the refurb your looking at.
  3. bigjobby macrumors 65816

    Apr 7, 2010
    London, UK
    If there's only $100 difference, forget the refurb.
  4. Buck987 macrumors 6502a

    Jan 16, 2010
  5. aznguyen316 macrumors 68020


    Oct 1, 2008
    Tampa, FL
  6. alleyooptroop thread starter macrumors regular

    May 4, 2010
    Thanks for the comments! I'm also curious how the 2.7 ghz 13" model would serve my needs. How does the dual core vs quad core effect programs like Photoshop and illustrator?
  7. adnoh macrumors 6502a


    Nov 14, 2010
  8. kobyh15 macrumors 6502a

    Jan 29, 2011
    Not really familiar with advertising use of a computer, but I would think that the larger 15" screen (maybe high-res and anti-glare) would serve well during ad work. Since you will be staring at the screen 100% of the time you use the computer, I think it would be worth it to invest in the 15".

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