New 15"MBP or Refurb 15 MBP with 2.93 CPU

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  1. Wicked1 macrumors 68040

    Wicked1

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    I have made a decision to get a 15" MBP but I think I am getting the uMBP with the 2.93 for under $2,000.00.

    Has anyone purchased the uMBP with the 2.93 or if you have the new uMBP with the 2.8 is it worth the $500.00 extra? I dont care about the SD slot, the battery is not critical so I do not see the extra value, but I thought I would get everyone's opinion to help me decide first.


    Thanks:rolleyes:
     
  2. rw3 macrumors 6502a

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  3. Wicked1 thread starter macrumors 68040

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    What was the reason for you to stay with the older uMBP 2.93 instead of going to the newer one, and how did you get a 1 TB drive already
     
  4. bmcgrath macrumors 65816

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    If it were me I'd pocket the extra cash and take the 2.9ghz speeeeed. Spend that $500 on another gadget or just save it :)
     
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    If you're comparing the 2.8 vs. the 2.93 I'm not so sure you'll see a huge uptick in performance. Maybe a few percentage points at most.
     
  7. cube macrumors G5

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    The March 2009 15" 2.66 and 2.93:

    - Have ExpressCard slot
    - Have removable battery
    - Have 6 MiB of L2 cache
    - Have 512 MiB of VRAM
    - Can take 8 GiB of RAM
    - Seem to take a 12.5mm hard disk
     

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