Dead on Arrival Refurb 15 MBP made me go 17 MBp :D

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by Jsimon9633, Jun 27, 2009.

  1. Jsimon9633 macrumors regular

    Jun 26, 2007
    I am now getting this baby

    I received refurb 15inch mbp and it was DOA

    so now I have decided to pony up the bills and just get the big daddy.

    I cant wait.

    Oh and I will be putting an SSD in it :)

    I am a happy camper.

    I must say however that the Apple Care people do not really care if you cancel your order outright. They did not budge at all on pricing!
  2. Inside_line macrumors regular

    Jun 21, 2005
    A dead refurbished 15" made you get a refurbished 17" instead of a new 15"? It sounds like you got lucky cause you probably hadn't made up your mind when you bought the 15". Post up how things go with the 17"er please.
  3. Unprocessed1 macrumors 65816


    Jun 23, 2008
    Very nice. Which SSD?
  4. coolbreeze macrumors 68000


    Jan 20, 2003
    You will NOT be sorry! My 15" uMBP's graphics card was defective and I ended up paying the difference and went up to the 17". I could not be happier. I don't see why anyone would really want the 15" version. The resolution sucks and I'd rather have the battery life of the 17". Plus, the size difference really is negligible.

    Throw in an expresscard slot and the 17" is the last real MBP. :(
  5. zer0tails macrumors 65816


    Mar 23, 2008
    glad to see you're happy with your 17" just as I am very pleased with my 15" why do you need to diss it? :confused:
  6. bli625 macrumors 6502a


    Mar 8, 2009
    Because some of is like the portability of the 15". And the size difference is not negligible when there is a clear size difference. Some people want 15. Some want 17. When can't you see that?
  7. gorjan macrumors 6502

    May 16, 2009
    Just as I will never understand how anybody in their right mind would buy a 17" "laptop". They're huge and unportable. I've never met a person that's happy with the size of a 17", they all say they look nice in the shop but that they're extremely hard to lug around.
  8. Jsimon9633 thread starter macrumors regular

    Jun 26, 2007
    GSkill Falcon 256 SSD.

    and yes haha I did get lucky because I was in between the two and I ended up pulling the trigger on the 17 :D

    I guess I got a second chance :D

    15 incher is fine too guys lets not fight :D
  9. Smacky macrumors 6502

    Jul 23, 2008
    17 definitely requires a desk to use it on
    13 you can use anywhere on your lap
    15 can also be used on your lap at home and most other places
  10. pyrodex macrumors 6502


    Jul 10, 2008
    Atlanta, GA
    If your a taller or larger guy the 17 feels like a 15 and the 15 feels like a 13. Honestly I couldn't sit comfortably (naturally) with a 15 in my lap.
  11. Sneakz macrumors 65816


    Jul 17, 2008
    Toronto, Ontario, Canada
    Jsimon9633, do you mind taking pics when you get it? I'm considering the refurb 2.66 too and just want to know what they are like.
  12. aaquib macrumors 65816


    Sep 11, 2007
    Toronto, Canada
    Some people do mind the extra size and extra 1.5lbs. Some people do not mind the lower resolution, as they'll hook it up to a much larger external display regardless, and many don't need the express card slot. Plus, it's just a single hour shorter in battery life.

    The 17" is a great machine and the best specced MBP available, but there's still a gigantic market for the 15".
  13. Jsimon9633 thread starter macrumors regular

    Jun 26, 2007
    Will do :)

    By the way I walked into the Apple store with my Palm Pre and the apple geniuses were all "ooing and aaahing" it was funny to see.
  14. Sneakz macrumors 65816


    Jul 17, 2008
    Toronto, Ontario, Canada
    Thanks a lot. The refurb 17" is a great deal at $1949USD/$2199CAD. I can only hope they are available still in late August which will probably be the earliest I can order one. I keep my eye on this thread.
  15. harcosparky macrumors 68020

    Jan 14, 2008
    17" is a great " portable DESKTOP "

    15" is the best notebook for a majority of scenarios.

    I have owned 17" units in the past - experience is a great teacher.

    The size difference is more than negligible, to those who have carried both.

    I have Express Card slot and over 15 hours of battery time, how much time does your FIXED battery give you??? :D

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