Novice on specs

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.
 

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.
 
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TofSanity

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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.
Thanks for your reply.
 

deeddawg

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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.
 

zhenya

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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.