MBP 13" i5 w/ 8GB RAM or i7 refurbished?

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by go ipad, Nov 16, 2012.

  1. go ipad macrumors member

    go ipad

    Oct 25, 2012

    I am in the market for MBP, 13" (2012 models):

    Option 1, is to get i5 base model with 8GB RAM.
    Option 2, is to pickup a refurbished i7 model which has 8 GB RAM and 750 GB storage.

    The price difference is about $50 more for refurbished one.

    I am just a normal user, new to MAC, and planning to use MBP as some light code developing and etc. Not going to run COD kind of games :eek:

    Which one should I go for?

    Thanks in advance!
  2. Naimfan Suspended


    Jan 15, 2003
    Since you're willing to get a refurb, go with the base i5 refurbished and add 8 or even 16 GB of RAM to it yourself. It's MUCH cheaper than getting it from Apple, and it's simple to do.
  3. TC400 macrumors 6502a


    Apr 20, 2010
    Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
    Defiantly go with the refurbished one! You are getting a lot more for that $50 it looks like.

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