Novice on specs

Discussion in 'MacBook' started by TofSanity, Apr 19, 2016.

  1. TofSanity macrumors 6502a

    TofSanity

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    As the heading explains I am a novice when it comes to specs. With the bump in specs is the new MacBook worth the price over the $979 refurbished MacBook? I will not do anything with the MacBook that will require anything fast. Just your normal video watching, word processing and Internet BS.
     
  2. Brad9893 macrumors 6502

    Brad9893

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    I don't think it would be worth it for you to pay more. I'd save the $300 and just buy the refurbished model. The Broadwell Core M should satisfy your needs IMO, if that's the extent of you use case. The update has a slightly faster processor and better graphics, but I don't think that you'd need them.
     
  3. TofSanity thread starter macrumors 6502a

    TofSanity

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    Thanks for your reply.
     
  4. deeddawg macrumors 604

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    Plus you have a decent return period on the refurbs anyway so if it truly isn't doing what you need you have an out.
     
  5. zhenya macrumors 603

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    There is nothing major about today's update. Perhaps if you were at the edge of what these laptops were capable of, it might be worth it. Or perhaps if you expect to keep the thing for 5+ years. But for average use, I doubt anyone can tell the difference.
     

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