Refurb 15 or New MBP 13

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by xxbabysalasxx, Apr 23, 2010.

  1. xxbabysalasxx macrumors newbie

    Nov 4, 2008
    I hope this isnt a dumb question.... I currently have a 13 macbook 10/2008 and been thinking about getting a 15. At the apple refurb store they have a 15in mbp for $1349 or new 13in $1119. I love how portable my 13in is but i also like the thought and look of the 15in. Ive read things about the 15in being bulky and not as portable as the 13in. I dont feel like there is that big a difference. Which is the better deal??? What would you do??? Thanks
  2. alphaod macrumors Core


    Feb 9, 2008
  3. xxbabysalasxx thread starter macrumors newbie

    Nov 4, 2008
    MacBook Pro 2.53GHz Intel Core 2 Duo

    Enclosure Precision aluminum unibody
    Processor 2.53GHz Intel Core 2 Duo
    L2 Cache 3MB shared
    System bus 1066MHz
    Memory 4GB (two 2GB SO-DIMMs) of 1066MHz DDR3 SDRAM; supports up to 8GB
    Hard drive1 250GB Serial ATA; 5400 rpm
    Slot-loading optical drive 8x SuperDrive (DVD±R DL/DVD±RW/CD-RW)
    Graphics NVIDIA GeForce 9400M graphics processor with 256MB of DDR3 SDRAM shared with main memory2
    Video Built-in iSight camera; Mini DisplayPort output port with support for DVI, VGA, and dual-link DVI (requires adapters, sold separately)
    Display 15.4-inch (diagonal) LED-backlit glossy widescreen display, 1440-by-900 resolution
    Expansion One FireWire 800 port (up to 800 Mbps), two USB 2.0 ports (up to 480 Mbps), SD card slot
    Audio Built-in stereo speakers, built-in omnidirectional microphone, combined optical digital input/analog line in, combined optical digital output/analog line out
    Networking Built-in 10/100/1000BASE-T (Gigabit) Ethernet
    Wireless Built-in AirPort Extreme Wi-Fi (based on IEEE 802.11n draft specification)3 ; built-in Bluetooth 2.1 + EDR (Enhanced Data Rate) module
    Hardware accessories 60W MagSafe Power Adapter, AC wall plug, power cord
    Height 0.95 inch (2.41 cm)
    Width 14.35 inches (36.4 cm)
    Depth 9.82 inches (24.9 cm)
    Weight 5.5 pounds (2.49 kg)4
  4. breathesrain macrumors regular

    Feb 10, 2010
    Well, since it only has integrated graphics, there's no non-user-replaceable parts that are better than the 13", other than the screen. Better graphics and battery on the 13".
  5. xxbabysalasxx thread starter macrumors newbie

    Nov 4, 2008
    Sounds goood. Im not big into playing games. Mainly for web browsing, music, email, and other pointless stuff. My girlfriend has a 15in mbp and i love the look and size. I was just curious because that seemed like a good deal for a 15inch macbook pro.
  6. johnnymg macrumors 65816


    Nov 16, 2008
    "Which is better" ....................... :confused:

    I'm typing on a 13" which is sitting next to a 15". Both are GREAT~~~~ :)

    JMO, but since you already have the 13" I'd suggest getting the refurb 15" as a mate. When traveling take the 13" and when not use the 15". I love the fact that both use the same keyboard. The 13" is a bit smaller but if pushed I'd take the 15" on the road. Now you've confused me. ;)

    Oh, that is a pretty good deal on the refurb.

    good luck
  7. JCCash macrumors regular

    Apr 20, 2008
    If it was me I'd buy the 15". It's no hassle for travel and has a bit higher resolution. JMO
  8. aa521490 macrumors regular

    Dec 25, 2007
    But if you try to replace the hard drive you may get problems with spinning beachballs every 10 minutes.

    I'd buy that model but there are some people here on the board who have had problems.

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