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  1. eternlgladiator macrumors 68000

    eternlgladiator

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    Just got my refurb 15" 2.53 i5 antihighres today. I was expecting a 500GB 5400 drive and 4GB of RAM, or so the description stated. Just system profiled it. 8GB OF RAM! That's awesome. That's a $200 upgrade in apple dollars. I know it would have only run me about 75 bucks now but I'm still jacked about that.
     
  2. mac1984user macrumors 6502a

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    Cool stuff! Glad to hear it! =)
     
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  5. eternlgladiator thread starter macrumors 68000

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    There are three scree config options for mbp.

    glossy, standard resolution

    glossy, high resolution

    Antiglare, high resolution

    AntiHighRes

    Make sense?

    Edit, squeaker beat me to it, but you get the picture.
     
  6. Icy1007 macrumors 6502a

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    There is nothing called an "AntiHighRes" screen. AntiHighRes would mean it was low resolution.

    So you got the ultra rare 320x240 MBP screen?
     
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  8. eternlgladiator thread starter macrumors 68000

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    rofl

    How can it be the "correct" term if you need to put "correct" in quotes.
     
  9. squeakr macrumors 68000

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    On Apple's ordering page it is referred to as an Anti-Glare. I like to use the term matte as well, but so many around here think Apple is the end all be all of correct knowledge, so by them referring to it as an Anti-Glare, that MUST be what it is!;)
     
  10. skiltrip macrumors 68030

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    I recently returned an iMac i7 AFTER I had upgraded the RAM to 8GB! I had forgotten about it until after it was boxed up and I was walking out the door to UPS. I laughed and figured screw it. It was 40 bucks. I do wonder though if they pulled out the extra RAM when they got it back, or if they left it in there to give the next guy that bought the refurb the bonus.
     
  11. eternlgladiator thread starter macrumors 68000

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    Maybe I'm just that lucky guy. Who knows. I'm a happy customer though. I was going to perform the upgrade anyways so I'm glad I checked before I bought something.
     
  12. OneMike macrumors 601

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    would've been nice to find a 512GB SSD in mine. cool it worked out for you. enjoy the ProHiRes
     
  13. eternlgladiator thread starter macrumors 68000

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    that would have been pretty nice and I'd make that swap all day long.
     
  14. iMackPro macrumors 6502

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    apple loves to simplify EVERYTHING. so therefore stupid people with a lot of money can use their products. and if you were STUPID and ordering a computer you would have a better chance of being able to tell what a anti glare display is over a matte display!

    i win i win i win!!
     
  15. Michael383 macrumors 6502a

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    Cool! Always nice to get a bit more than you expected.
     
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    Refurbs are essentially brand new machines that have gone through a through repair process using new components. The only difference is you don't get your new Mac in a pretty white box.

    I have a refurb PowerBook G4 that still runs strong even on the original battery. I bought AppleCare for it, but never had a problem requiring me to send it back for repair.
     
  18. adztaylor macrumors 68000

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    Haha, if only!
     
  19. Gordy macrumors 6502a

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    Refurbs often have free upgrades. As apple only ever list them as the base models, so don't include any upgrades. I've bought 1/2 a dozen refurbs over the years and maybe two have been higher spec than they were supposed to.

    Always nice to get a bonus. Plus apple refurbs are superb quality.
     
  20. eternlgladiator thread starter macrumors 68000

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    this is my second refurb and as far as I'm concerned I'll keep going back to the refurb store after this experience. It was definitely worth it.
     

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