Refurb 2018 or Brand New 2019 MBP15?

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  1. medw1974 macrumors newbie

    medw1974

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    #1
    Hi,

    I'm looking to get a new MBP 15 and have a couple of options:

    Brand New 2019 - £2,799:
    2.3GHz 8-core 9th-generation Intel Core i9 processor
    16GB Ram
    512GB SSD

    or

    Refurb 2018 - £2,899:
    2.9GHz 6-core (8th-generation?) Intel Core i9 processor
    32GB Ram
    1TB SSD

    Which one would you guys/girls go for out of those two?
     
  2. Cosmo M3 macrumors regular

    Cosmo M3

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    #2
    If you’re going Core-i9, I would wholeheartedly recommend the new 2019 due to the improved thermals and keyboard.
     
  3. jerryk macrumors 601

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  4. medw1974 thread starter macrumors newbie

    medw1974

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    Thanks, but yeah it is a needed asap sort of purchase.
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    I wonder if the 2018 thermal issues would have been rectified during the refurb process?
     
  5. bcaslis macrumors 68020

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    The refurb process is mostly replacement of external components. The thermal issue will not be improved. No contest, get the 2019, I have a custom config being built right now.
     
  6. ascender macrumors 68020

    ascender

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    I'd go for the refurb. More bang for your buck and you still get the same warranty....
     

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