Buyer's Question New MB or Refurb MBPro?

Discussion in 'Buying Tips and Advice' started by ahollywoodcraig, Jan 19, 2007.

  1. ahollywoodcraig macrumors member

    Jan 2, 2007
    I am getting ready to purchase a laptop and I'm curious as to whether or not I should get a new Macbook (13 inch, 2.0GHz, 1GB, 80GB Hard Drive, $1,299) or a refurbished Macbook Pro (15 inch, 2.0 Ghz, 512MB, 80GB Hard Drive, 1,349)? The Macbook advertises a dual layer drive. If this can burn Dual layer DVDs that would be a big selling point, but it's not anything I can't live without I guess. I primarily use my G5 for music purposes from collecting to making so I want to be able to do that as well on my laptop. If any one can help me sort out this situation I would really appreciate it. I'm looking for something that won't be obsolete in a few years also.
    Thanks in advance,
  2. L3X macrumors 6502a

    Oct 18, 2006
    Chesapeake, VA
    i'd go with the MacBook in your case because of the 1GB memory compared to the 512. if you do music stuff, the 1 GB memory will help. Also, if you want to end up burning dual layers, you can always buy an external burner later.

    The MBpro has a little nicer video card which you shouldn't need.

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