Discussion in 'Buying Tips and Advice' started by dwd3885, Nov 1, 2007.

  1. dwd3885 macrumors 68020

    Dec 10, 2004
    So while the refurb MBP is on the apple site of 1699, I have a decision to make. I'm kinda on a tight budget, but with the new macs out today, I'm not sure what to do! I don't game at all, but I like to do photoshop work and light audio/video editing and do HD viewing.

    new MB vs refurb MBP?

    BLACKBOOK ($1399)
    2.2GHz Intel Core 2 Duo
    1GB memory
    160GB hard drive
    Double-layer SuperDrive
    Intel X3100

    MBP (1699)
    2.2GHz Intel Core 2 Duo
    2GB memory
    120GB hard drive
    8x SuperDrive (DVD±R DL/DVD±RW/CD-RW)
    NVIDIA GeForce 8600M GT with 128MB of GDDR3 memory

    Differences are 1gb RAM vs 2gb RAM. X3100 vs 8600M GT. 160gb hd vs 120. 13.3" vs 15" and 300 dollars.

    So is the 2gb ram, 8600M GT, 15" and less hd space worth 300 extra dollars?
  2. tersono macrumors 68000


    Jan 18, 2005
    I'd say it's worth going for the MBP - if only for the superior/bigger screen. The extra RAM is also going to be handy if you're into Photoshop...

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