need a little help deciding on a refurb...

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by DJMeeheezee, Mar 21, 2011.

  1. DJMeeheezee macrumors newbie

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  2. /user/me macrumors 6502

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  3. ECUpirate44 macrumors 603

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    Really? Check the benchmarks. The i5 blows any C2D out of the water.
     
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    +1

    Given a choice between an i5/i7 and a Core 2, always get the i5/i7.
     
  6. nebulos macrumors 6502a

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    core ix >>> core 2 duo

    might also want to consider screens; i ordered a high res 2010 2.4 i5 15" for $1399; you have to wait for it and act fast though. they fly.
     
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    i5 no contest, newer chip, faster, nuff said.
     
  9. Miss Terri macrumors 6502

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    Although for the stated uses of e-mail, research, and word processing, keep in mind that although you will have more screen "real estate" all of the words/characters will be smaller. And without resolution independence, there is really no nice, system-wide way to enlarge things. For that reason, I choose standard resolution. I basically look at words and numbers 75% of the time, and having them be small is tiresome (even though I can see them fine).

    To each their own, and I can see where many people would prefer the high-res, but I don't think it's an automatic "best" choice for everyone. (Not that you specifically said it was, but I often notice it suggested as the "ultimate" choice.)

    Miss Terri
     

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