Buy Refreshed MBP On Release or Wait for Refubs?

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by TorontoLRT, Feb 20, 2011.

  1. TorontoLRT macrumors 6502

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    I'm on a very tight budget (taking money from a long-term fun NOT meant for laptop purchases) but also need a replacement laptop fairly urgently, as my current Toshiba experienced a hard drive failure. Should I buy a refreshed MBP when they're released, wait for refurbs to hit, or wait for Lion? I'd love to wait, but I'd rather not go through four months of school without a laptop.
     
  2. hcho3 macrumors 68030

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    The refurbs take about 2-3 months wait before you see them at apple store. You are better off finding a friend who works at apple store.
     
  3. Funkymonk macrumors 6502a

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    if you're on so tight a budget then you really have no other choice than to wait.
     
  4. mdgm macrumors 6502a

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    Are you a teacher or a student? Have you checked to see if you qualify for the education discount?
     
  5. aaps59 macrumors regular

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    If you need a computer just wait a few days for the MBP. Dont wait for Lion
     
  6. SPEEDwithJJ macrumors 65816

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    How about buying a replacement hard drive & replace the failed one in your current notebook & then wait till you have enough money to get a MBP? :confused:
     
  7. TorontoLRT thread starter macrumors 6502

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    ^Trust me. The computer is beyond repair. I thought of buying a cheap Windows laptop, but what's the point when I have to replace it in two years anyway? Better to get the best and keep it.
     
  8. CopperX macrumors member

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    +100000

    What's up with the reasoning behind "oh my hard drive failed, I need a new computer"?
     

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