refurb. 15" vs. new 15"

Discussion in 'Buying Tips and Advice' started by brandon8u, Nov 9, 2009.

  1. brandon8u macrumors member

    Aug 16, 2009
    My House
    My friend want's to sell his brad new refurb. (just ordered) for $1,299. Old unibody model @ 2.4GHz, 2GB DDR3, express card, 250GB HDD, *9400M + 9600GT:eek:

    If I get a new one it's 1,599. @ 2.53 GHz, 4GB DDR3, sd slot, 250GB, 9400M:confused:

    $300 difference, 2.4GHz vs 2.53GHz, 4GB vs 2GB (same speed), Express CArd vs SD Slot, dual graphics vs 9400M. both new 1yr warranty, and my friend is trustworthy.
  2. MacLovin78 macrumors regular

    Apr 10, 2008
    I would say get the refurb. Are you sure it only has 2GB RAM? I thought that to get the dual video card it had 4GB.

    I just got the 15" previous gen from the refurb store and couldn't be happier. Sure it doesn't have the 7 hr battery or SD slot but those weren't deal breakers for me. For $300 less you can buy the RAM from OWC and still come out way ahead.

    But in the end the decision is really up to you.
  3. clyde2801 macrumors 601


    Mar 6, 2008
    In the land of no hills and red dirt.
    Nope. I bought one a year ago for $2K. It has the dual cards, and being the base model mbp at the time, only had 2 gigs. It's a heck of a deal for that price, and you could get a spare battery for a lot less than the new one if you needed it. Mr. Data wouldn't be able to tell the difference between the two processors.

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