MacBook Pro Refurb or Wait for LED?

Discussion in 'Buying Tips and Advice' started by rumrunner, May 8, 2007.

  1. rumrunner macrumors newbie

    May 8, 2007
    I am ready to buy a laptop, but I am torn between buying a refurbished one now or waiting for the LED laptops that are to come (and probably soon). I am not sure what the advantages are to LED (other than being more environmentally friendly) laptops, nor have I read much speculation on what those laptops might have in terms of additional feature over the current MacBook Pros.

    Any advice you might have would be very welcome. Always good to have a sober second thought. :)
  2. ghall macrumors 68040


    Jun 27, 2006
    Rhode Island
    Well, just get the laptop whenever you need it. If you can afford to wait, then by all means wait, but if you need it now, you should get it now. There's always going to be something better. (In fact, I got my MacBook Pro just a little while before the Core 2 Duos came out :( )
  3. iMeowbot macrumors G3


    Aug 30, 2003
    That's the big one. It may help with battery life too, but there are plenty more power-hungry components in there, so don't expect a massive difference.

    Any other possible differences (backlight evenness, color accuracy, being better or worse etc.) are all wild speculation until we get so see what parts end up in Apple machines.
  4. BenHoleton macrumors regular

    Dec 11, 2006
    Congrats on being the first person to ask about waiting for LED as opposed to Leopard or Santa Rosa.
  5. 2nyRiggz macrumors 603


    Aug 20, 2005
    Thank you Jah...I'm so Blessed
    If you need it now then get it but if you can wait then wait it out.

  6. jayeskreezy macrumors 65816

    Mar 3, 2005
    if I had the $$ now i'd buy it, but I have a stronger need for one I guess
  7. 0007776 Suspended


    Jul 11, 2006
    If you can wait do it, and then if there isn't much improvement get a better price on the current model Refurb.
  8. rumrunner thread starter macrumors newbie

    May 8, 2007
    Decision Made

    Well, I bit the bullet and bought the laptop. I ultimately made up my mind by convincing myself that a first generation LED laptop might be more hassle than it is worth. Not to mention I have the money and the green light from my wife (no small factor :) ), and who knows if both of those conditions will still be there when the LEDs arrive.

    So, here is what I got.

    Refurbished MacBook Pro, 15-inch, 2.33GHz Intel Core 2 Duo
    15.4-inch widescreen display (1440x900 resolution)
    2GB (two SODIMMs) 667MHz DDR2 SDRAM
    120GB 5400-rpm Serial ATA hard drive
    Slot-load 6x SuperDrive (DVD±RW/CD-RW)
    ATI Mobility Radeon X1600 with 256MB GDDR3 memory
    Built-in iSight Camera
    Front Row and Apple Remote

    Thanks to the people who replied to my post! As I mentioned before, it is always good to have that sober second thought.
  9. Andrew D. macrumors 6502

    Apr 17, 2007
    Chicago, IL
    All the current MacBook and MacBook Pro models are great. Especially since it's toward the end of their cycles they have already flushed out any problems or what not. I also pulled the trigger for a refurbished MacBook today. Hope you enjoy your MBP!

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