Refurb Macbook Pro

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

  1. ghosty86 macrumors newbie

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    Nov 19, 2007
    #1
    Hi,

    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

    Hellhammer

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    Joined:
    Dec 10, 2008
    Location:
    Finland
    #2
    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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