New MB vs. Old MBP

Discussion in 'Buying Tips and Advice' started by ipartridgea, Mar 5, 2008.

  1. ipartridgea macrumors newbie

    ipartridgea

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    New York
    #1
    hello,
    i am fairly new to macrumors forums.... and i am aware that there are already similar posts with similar ?'s.... i am a soon to be college student and im wondering if it would be better to buy a refurb. MBP Refurbished MacBook Pro 2.2GHz Intel Core 2 Duo 15.4-inch widescreen display2GB memory 120GB hard drive 8x SuperDrive (DVD±R DL/DVD±RW/CD-RW) NVIDIA GeForce 8600M GT with 128MB of GDDR3 memory Built-in iSight Camera, or a brand new Black MB: 2.4GHz Intel Core 2 Duo 2GB memory 250GB hard drive1 Double-layer SuperDrive... Please try to elaborate in response thank you !!!!
    ~Andrew ..... i will not be doing video or music editing
     
  2. killmoms macrumors 68040

    killmoms

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    Location:
    Washington, DC
    #2
    If you won't be doing tasks that demand the larger screen or dedicated graphics chipset (games), go for the MacBook. The cooler-running CPU, larger hard drive, and more portable size will be better in the long run.
     

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