New MB or refurb MBP?

Discussion in 'Buying Tips and Advice' started by kerpow, Jun 29, 2006.

  1. kerpow macrumors 6502

    Jan 16, 2004
    MBP (128mb VRAM) refurb is £925, 1.83ghz which I 'd raise to 1.5gb RAM

    MB is £850, 2ghz which I'd raise to 2gb.

    Graphics is not really a concern though it would be nice to be able to install Windows Vista and use Aero Glass further down the line (which integrated graphics cards will struggle with)

    From a general performace point of view would there be much of a difference?
  2. dextertangocci macrumors 68000

    Apr 2, 2006
    I'd go with the MBP (I still can't get over the aluminium finish). It also has a bigger screen, although I WAY prefer the glossy screens of the MB, unless this refurb MBP has a glossy screen?

    If you don't need the better graphics, and a bigger screen with a higher resolution, go with the MB. I've got the 2Ghz white model, and its a brilliant computer, no problems whatsoever:)
  3. dextertangocci macrumors 68000

    Apr 2, 2006
    No. There is hardly any difference between the 1.83Ghz and the 2Ghz processors. And if you are going to upgrade the RAM of the MB to 2GB, and you don't need the dedicated graphics, the MB will perform better.
  4. yellowmunky macrumors member

    Jun 5, 2006
    for what purpose will you be using the notebook for?

    your uses will give a far better indication on what notebook you need.
  5. aristobrat macrumors G5

    Oct 14, 2005
    I know you're asking about peformance, but FWIW, I find the MB much more comfortable to use (heatwise) than the MBP. :cool:

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