Help in comparison. Refurbished macbook, macbook air, macbook pro

Discussion in 'MacBook' started by forkandthespoon, Aug 28, 2011.

  1. forkandthespoon macrumors newbie

    Aug 28, 2011
    I am trying to make a decision for my next laptop and so im trying to decide which to get. Im a middle school student and i need a laptop to do my debate research and school work on. (i have honors classes) Now i wont buy for maybe a couple months but i would like to decide whether to buy:
    1) Refurbished macbook 2010 2.4 ghz core 2 duo from $850
    2) macbook air (newest) 13 inch 1.7ghz i5 $1300
    3) macbook pro 2010 13 inch 2.66ghz core 2 duo $1019
    4) macbook pro 2011 13 inch 2.3 ghz i5 $1019(refurb.) $1200(new)

    Here are some details:
    I have heard about the 2011 macbook pros overheating. my cousin has one and after 15 minutes of usage it gets really hot. i also heard that the fans can get really loud.

    The macbook is the cheapest and i will upgrade its ram to 4gb so altogether the white macbook will be about $900

    I mostly will keep my laptop on my desk in my room but i will sometimes take it around the house and i dont do much traveling

    I'm surrounded with choices... which should i get?:confused:
  2. marshallbedsaul macrumors 6502a


    Nov 14, 2007
    4) macbook pro 2011 13 inch 2.3 ghz i5 $1019(refurb.) $1200(new)
  3. Dream Loader macrumors newbie

    Aug 29, 2011
    my answer would be the same
    4) macbook pro 2011 13 inch 2.3 ghz i5 $1019(refurb.) $1200(new)

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