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

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    #1
    Hello,

    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 macrumors 68040

    Naimfan

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    #2
    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

    TC400

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

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