MBP i5 OR refurb 2.66?

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  1. Super7668 macrumors member

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    it's about CAD $249 difference b4 tax, what's the performance difference? Sorry, can't find any comparison.

    there's only difference i can find:
    CPU: i5 2.4 vs. C2D 2.66
    VC: 9400+9600 (256M) vs. 330M (256M)

    What's your opinion? I don't mind to get a refurb one since I know there's no difference at all. I can save over $300.

    Thanks for your input.
     
  2. diamond.g macrumors 603

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  3. Super7668 thread starter macrumors member

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    Yes, I just try to justify the difference. Of course with student discount, I only pay $1749 for the i5; so it's only $150+tax difference now.

    I prefer the i5, but still little bit worry about the 1st gen...

    I had 1st gen MBP, CD 1.83, replaced two logic board for the video card issue; and now the screen getting weird, shows water marks on all sides. Or i can treat it as a mature product, since the unibody came out for a while?:confused:
     
  4. diamond.g macrumors 603

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    Honestly, from what I can tell, pretty much every update Apple does can be classified as a gen 1 product. They very rarely just do a speed bump. Besides if there are any issues that is what AppleCare is for.
     
  5. shoppy macrumors 6502a

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    Get the i5 the resale value in the long run will be higher also it is a considerably faster then the older spec machine.
     
  6. green86 macrumors 6502

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    What he/she said.
     
  7. oneprouddaddy macrumors member

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    maybe its just me but the i5 seems so much faster when running a lot of apps. JMO
     
  8. Super7668 thread starter macrumors member

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    Thanks all.

    Just ordered the i5, expecting shipment next week.:D
     
  9. shoppy macrumors 6502a

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    Congratulations, on your new machine you will love it.
     
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  11. JCCash macrumors regular

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    I'm holding out for a refurb I5 which I hope will be available during the next month or two. Some of the current refurbs seem like a good buy. 17" 266 for example is: $1699 which is what I paid for a 15" 266 a few months ago for my sons MBP (which he loves).

     
  12. Super7668 thread starter macrumors member

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    I was told by some Mac nuts that don't buy the previous model unless it's 40% off. I read reviews online, i5 is the one I should go for, especially I will keep it for 3 years.
     

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