Refurb Macbook Pro

Discussion in 'Buying Tips and Advice' started by ghosty86, Oct 22, 2009.

  1. ghosty86 macrumors newbie

    Nov 19, 2007

    I noticed in the UK Refurb store the following Macbook Pro 15":

    Enclosure Precision aluminum unibody
    Processor 2.4GHz Intel Core 2 Duo
    L2 Cache 3MB shared
    System bus 1066MHz
    Memory 2GB (two 1GB SO-DIMMs) of 1066MHz DDR3 SDRAM (PC3-8500); supports up to 4GB
    Hard drive1 250GB Serial ATA; 5400 rpm
    Slot-loading optical drive 8x SuperDrive (DVD±R DL/DVD±RW/CD-RW)
    Graphics NVIDIA GeForce 9600M GT graphics processor; and NVIDIA GeForce 9400M graphics processor with 256MB of DDR3 SDRAM shared with main memory2
    Graphics Memory 256MB GDDR3
    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
    USB Two USB 2.0 ports (up to 480 Mbps)
    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 85W MagSafe Power Adapter, AC wall plug, power cord, lithium-polymer battery
    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

    The cost of this is £969.00.

    I was wondering if its worth going for this as it does not have the new 7 hour battery it seems (which I would like) or would I be better off waiting until the new Macbook Pro's make their way to the refurb store?

    As a side question: Is the 15" portable enough to carry around and maybe surf the net or watch a movie in bed? Or would the 13" be more what I was after?
  2. Hellhammer Moderator


    Staff Member

    Dec 10, 2008
    There are new MBPs in refurb store already, though they cost more. Here is 2.66GHz but it costs much more than 2.4GHz...

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