So I have a really broken Sony NR series notebook (Batterys dead earphone jack doesnt work screen frame popped out broken wires sticking out.. etc.)and its been four years, I'm in college now, really needed a new laptop. I have been creeping on the refurbished pros in the Apple store for about a month now, and today when I woke up and checked, they had a Refurbished MacBook Pro 2.3GHz dual-core Intel i5 from early 2011 or late 2010 for $799. Now I have been considering a late 2011 2.5GHz pro, the $929 one for quite awhile, but my savings would really be pushed to the end if I got that. So when the 2.3GHz came out, I quickly reviewed its specs, besides the 320GB HDD, everything seemed to be the same as the current gen. of macbook pro. I was afraid it would be taken soon, so I quickly purchased it and I just got the email with tracking information. As I went back to its specs again, I noticed its USB ports are still 2.0, which is not surprising considering the year its made. Blue tooth is still 2.1, and a couple other differences. Now, I'm a girl, and I have been using PCs my entire life. Never really paid attention to macbooks at all, nor am I fully knowledged with computers. But as more I noticed, this is quite of an old product. (yes i think its from 2010.) Did I make a mistake purchasing this? Not that I'm one of those people who buy Apple product just b/c its popular and just have to buy the newest ones. I own a 4S and I absolutely love it. And I just thought having a Mac as my next laptop would create a great ecosystem among my gadgets, plus I have been hearing numerous positive feedbacks among my friends on how great it functions, and that's the most important reason why I chose it in the first place. But like I said, it's old. I dont know what are the few upcoming big breakthroughs there will be with laptops/macbooks, like a USB 4.0 (I know this is silly it wont till years later but just as an example). I just dont want to regret buying this when its not compatible with a lot of things anymore. Excuse my wordiness, do you think I should have kept on saving buying a brand new pro or this 2.3GHz will keep me up for the next at least 3 years. Thanks in advance. --------------------------- thought of two more questions, 1. Since this is a 2010 product, should I be expecting some scratches and wears on the exterior? Have any of you ever gotten a refurb. apple product with wears? It is stated on the apple website that it is possible that there will be some minor ones. (I know I eventually will find out next week when I get it, but I'm just too anxious/excited about this since I have been waiting for this for too long.) 2. Has anybody gotten a refurb. macbook that had problems within the first year of purchase? I mean after all it is a pre-owned product. Although Apple states that it goes through a thorough checkups and it should be just like brand new, is it more prone to have problems soon? On a separate note, if I were having to exchange this 2010 macbook pro, will I receive a current generation macbook pro? I doubt they have many 2010 macbook pros lying around. Just wondering, not that I will game the system. Busy college life, cant afford to intentionally break stuff and wait around for replacement. Thank you!