Buy Refreshed MBP On Release or Wait for Refubs?

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

  1. TorontoLRT macrumors 6502

    Jun 4, 2010
    Toronto, Duh!
    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

    May 13, 2010
    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


    Jan 7, 2011
    if you're on so tight a budget then you really have no other choice than to wait.
  4. mdgm macrumors 6502a

    Nov 2, 2010
    Are you a teacher or a student? Have you checked to see if you qualify for the education discount?
  5. aaps59 macrumors regular


    Jan 19, 2010
    If you need a computer just wait a few days for the MBP. Dont wait for Lion
  6. SPEEDwithJJ macrumors 65816


    Nov 2, 2008
    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

    Jun 4, 2010
    Toronto, Duh!
    ^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

    Jun 27, 2006

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

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