Buying a new macbook pro, advice?

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by Sonhascome, Nov 4, 2011.

  1. Sonhascome macrumors 6502

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    I am looking at buying a new 15" macbook pro because my old one died. I am a student, but about to graduate, and would primarily be using this for word processing, power points, surfing the web, playing music, watching movies, and very occasional video editing, I don't really play video games, usually do that on the consoles. I am up between these 3: a refurbished 2.0ghz quad core i7 that's $1359, or 2.2ghz quad core i7, or the 2.4ghz quad core i7. I realize that the 2.4ghz has a 1gb graphics card, but I don't think I should be that concerned with the graphics card since i don't play many video games. One of my big questions about possibly buying the refurbished is can I buy the 3 years of applecare on a refurbished computer? Any input would be appreciated, thanks guys!
     
  2. heisenberg123 macrumors 603

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    I have the 2.0 quad and love it do mainly the same things as you I did upgrade ram to 8 gb because multitasking while video was converting was slowing down the Mac I also bought refurb and yes you still get 1 year from apple and yes you can get AppleCare on refurbs
     
  3. Sonhascome thread starter macrumors 6502

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    I should note that I can get a student discount which would make the 2.2ghz 1699 and the 2.4ghz 1,999
     
  4. rainking macrumors 6502

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    2.0ghz quad core i7 that's $1359

    Will do everything you stated with ease. No reason to spend more. Use the extra $ on memory and ssd.
     
  5. MVRL macrumors regular

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    any base 15" and the early 11' ones will do what you wanna do with ease.
     
  6. GuitarG20 macrumors 65816

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    the 15" with the 2.0 is more than powerful enough for what you need to do.
     
  7. Sonhascome thread starter macrumors 6502

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    I ended up getting the 2.2ghz macbook pro. I am always just a tad bit hesitant to get refurbished, and since this one had a quicker processer I went ahead and got it. I was very very tempted to get the 2.4ghz though. I'm sure i didn't need it, but I kinda think when you are spending that much what is an extra few hundred to have the best
     

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