MBP Refurb vs. "Best" MacBook

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  1. Jpoon macrumors 6502

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  3. Jpoon thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Oh, it's a matte display too. For everyone that has a hard on for matte displays.
     
  4. Banacek macrumors 6502

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    That's the exact position I am in and I'm looking at the refurbed MBP. I can't see why you wouldn't get it for that price.
     
  5. Drumjim85 macrumors 68030

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    i just bought the refurb pro ... i need FW
    sure i wont get the newest track pad... but im ok with that
     
  6. Mushrooshi macrumors regular

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    My current macbook is about to die, and after the announcement, no doubt I am planning on the refurb...
     
  7. Drumjim85 macrumors 68030

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    i woudn't stay "planning" for too long. there's no telling when they will disappear.
     
  8. Cheffy Dave macrumors 68020

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    Just bought a refurbed 2.4 BMB for my wife for $1099 I have 4 GB of RAM and a 320 GB Hitachi 7200 RPM HDD waiting here in the wings. Paid $50 more than I did for my 2.2 BMB. A new MB with a 320 GB,(not 7200 RPM) w/ 4GB was over $2K. They are very nice but I want/need Firewire. Eliminating it was a mistake IMHO. Apple refurbs rock, and hit my price point. I'm very happy, as will she;):apple::apple::apple:
     
  9. dougnewman macrumors 6502

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    Definitely the MBP.

    Bigger, higher res display, faster processor, better graphics card, FireWire, etc.

    The old "low-end" MBP is also much superior to a new MB and even less expensive.
     
  10. Navidnak macrumors newbie

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    Better Graphics Card?

    Is the 8600M GT better than the 9400M ? If so, how would you define that margin?
     
  11. Jpoon thread starter macrumors 6502

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  12. K.E.P. macrumors newbie

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    You beat me to this post! I was so excited about the new products until I found out the macbook I was going to buy had no firewire. I use a sony camcorder and Seagate and LaCie HD's with Firewire. So, its either...

    1. Mackbook Black with 4gb of ram
    2. Refurb MBP
    3. Lower End NEW MBP, but really out of my budget.

    I see refurb MBP is winning, but any other explanations would be welcome.

    KEP
     
  13. dougnewman macrumors 6502

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    I'll let Apple define it... Take a look at this from Steve's keynote today.

    Sure, the 9600M is much better yet, but the 8600M GT is still far superior to the 9400M.
     
  14. redmeister macrumors 6502

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    yea just gonna jump on the refurb mbp bandwagon here. better choice
     
  15. dnguyen macrumors regular

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    i was waiting for the update, but the prices are a bit high, so i'm probably ordering a refurb mbp

    P.S.

    Would it be ridiculous if i pulled out my wallet to get to my CC and ordered it during lecture?? haha jk
     
  16. Banacek macrumors 6502

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    Do it :)
     
  17. dougnewman macrumors 6502

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    Are you giving the lecture or merely attending? ;)

    (Sorry, couldn't help it, my professor's phone rang during lecture today.)
     

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