Got the cash, which refurb?

Discussion in 'Buying Tips and Advice' started by LifeCerealRocks, Jul 18, 2008.

  1. LifeCerealRocks macrumors member

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    Guys, should I get the refurbed 2.33 Ghz MBP (1499) or the refurbed 2.2 Ghz (1449)? What's the difference, aside from the clock speed?
     
  2. munson macrumors 6502

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    Depends on the other specs, really. If that is the only difference you might as well get the faster processor for the $50 dollar difference. IT isn't that much more speed, but then again, $50 out of $1500 is not much either.
     
  3. LifeCerealRocks thread starter macrumors member

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    I'm buying directly from apple, so I think it's the base for those.
     
  4. Muncher macrumors 65816

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    If you don't mind the $50 difference, get the more recent model (I believe the 2.2Ghz is Santa Rosa, which is recent, and has LED backlighting).
     
  5. QCassidy352 macrumors G3

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    the biggest difference, which nobody has mentioned yet, is the graphics card. the 2.33 was the high end of the 2nd generation, so it has the ATI x1600. The 2.2 was the low end of the 3rd generation, so it has the nvidea 8600.

    Normally I would say the 8600 wins easily, but given nvidea's problems with those cards, I might be wary.
     
  6. alphaod macrumors Core

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    The Nvidia graphics card would scare me off. I am always paranoid though.
     
  8. zelmo macrumors 603

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    I'm not sure there's a wrong decision to be made. Either will no doubt bring you years of computing pleasure.
     
  9. alphaod macrumors Core

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    I think the paranoia regard the "defective" GPUs is entirely unnecessary.
     
  10. scienide09 macrumors 65816

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    I bought my refurb 2.33GHz MBP shortly before the SR upgrades. No regrets or buyer's remorse here.
     
  11. dmw007 macrumors G4

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    As a former owner of the 2.2GHz MacBook Pro, I would say go for that one. The LED LCD & the faster video card are nice perks (plus you save $50). :)
     
  12. skye12 macrumors 65816

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    Go with the 2.2 and the led screen. Nvidia card problems were only for a few
    cards, not these.
     
  13. jaduffy108 macrumors 6502a

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    I own a 2.33 (17")..and *I* would get the 2.2 SR...for the better gpu and being able to address 4gb of RAM (vs 3gb).
     
  14. sahni130 macrumors 6502

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    dude or sir get the 2.2 ghz and don't even think of buying the 2.33ghz. the 2.2 ghz has wireless n, newer processor and chipset, better graphics or at least newer, LED backlight which is instant on and instantly turns up to full brightness, better battery life, can support up to 4gb ram and it has a faster dvd burner drive. it is better in every way and worth the extra money. let us know what you decide.
     

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