buying advice: refurb mbp or new mb

Discussion in 'Buying Tips and Advice' started by rxjayhawk, Jan 15, 2009.

  1. rxjayhawk macrumors newbie

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    I was looking at a new mb 2.4 for roughly $1500 dollars then found the 17 inch mbp (early 2008 ed refurb from the apple store) 2.5 ghz for $1899. This seems like a much better deal. Is my thinking flawed? The computer will be a multipurpose family computer (photos, video, gaming etc.) Were there any major flaws with this version?

    Thank you in advance.
     
  2. tschoftner macrumors member

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    MBP or MB?

    Hi there!
    I would personally go for the MBP. You're saying that this will be the computer for all of your family so spending a little extra will be well worth it. Bigger screen for one.
    I personally got one of these fantastic babies, haven't had (touch wood) any problems so far, so go for it!!
    Thomas
     
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    All of the graphics cards were defective. Buy it anyway.
     
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  7. drossad macrumors regular

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    Refurb. It's a great computer. You won't be disappointed. Especially with the screen size based on your use of it.
     
  8. dangdesigns macrumors newbie

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    I've had a number of refurb macs, never had an issue with the refurb ones - only had issues with the new ones (go figure) - I always get Applecare for piece of mind. My G4 powerbook was replaced with a refurb after I had some issues - I got a processor upgrade with the refurb, cost to me - $0 since I had applecare.
     
  9. Scepticalscribe Contributor

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    Refurb MBP, they are a great computer, and come with Apple's warranty and the glory of a superb screen. I have a MBP and it is the best computer I have ever owned. Get Applecare and you should be fine.

    Cheers and good luck
     

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