Ordered new MBP 2.8 but... Advice Needed

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by Adapsys, Jun 19, 2009.

  1. Adapsys macrumors member

    Adapsys

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    Hi Everyone, this is my first post so sorry if I make any mistakes. I have just brought my first mac. It's the top spec 2.8 macbook pro 15inch. I brought it using educational discount and its due to arrive today.

    But I've just looked on the refurb store and they have reduced the 2.53ghz macbook pro to just £919!!! I paid £1300 for my macbook. Should I return it and go for the refurb? Only difference seems to be the processor and surely thats not worth nearly £400?

    I would really appreciate your advice. Thanks.
     
  2. maflynn Moderator

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    Is it the unibody design?

    I've always heard lots of good things regarding refurbs. I'd say it makes a lot of sense to get the refurb if the specs are pretty close.
     
  3. Zman5225 macrumors 6502a

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    I purchased the 2.53 refurb unibody MBP and received it a few days ago and I LOVE it. Perfect machine for what I wanted it for (chemical engineering) and for the price, you can't beat this bargain.

    Get the refurb.
     
  4. Dale Campbell macrumors member

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    That and the new battery which is going to give you something like 7 hours use. Not sure what the graphics card details are for the older one is it still 512mb or 256?
     
  5. Adapsys thread starter macrumors member

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    yes, the graphics card is the same 512MB. Only the processor is different.

    I can't believe there would really be that much difference in power (processor)? Battery length is not really that important to me.
     
  6. Adapsys thread starter macrumors member

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    If I do return the macbook thats being delivered today, does anyone how easy this is to do and will they charge me for return postage (UK)?
     
  7. spaceboots06 macrumors 6502a

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    Please refrain from double posting.

    They WILL pay for shipping and handling! One of the reasons why I love Apple. In the US you bring it to a FedEx Kinkos, I don't know if you have those in the UK though.
     

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