Refurb MBP 17?

Discussion in 'Buying Tips and Advice' started by danidoll521, Jun 25, 2012.

  1. danidoll521 macrumors regular

    Oct 30, 2006
    I am thinking of purchasing a MBP 17. Right not I am using a MBA 13, which I left a MBP 15 for. While the MBA is wonderful machine, I find myself missing the larger screen size.

    My question is this: how well will a C2D processor hold up over time? Should I even look at these models or should is stick to only the i7's? I do not do too much that is processor heavy, but I want something that will last a while. Don't want it to be sluggish after only a year or so, especially with Mountain Lion coming soon.

    Any advice is appreciated.
  2. GGJstudios macrumors Westmere


    May 16, 2008
    I'm still running a 4 year old C2D MBP. It runs as well as the day I opened the box. I haven't upgraded because I haven't found a need to yet. YMMV.
  3. Slivortal macrumors 6502

    Jun 14, 2012
    I still have my '09 13" C2D. It isn't really living up to what I need it to do now - of course, that's not nearly the same as the reason I got it three years ago (and it's gone through a few bangs/broken parts along the way).

    All I know is that I can't wait to replace it with something iX at the end of this summer.
  4. Cheffy Dave macrumors 68030

    Cheffy Dave

    Feb 5, 2007
    Sunny Florida, on the Gulf Coast in Homosassa Fl
    I have a 2007 C2D 2.2 ,6GB RAM,480 OWC SSD that just won't die, my wife has a 2008. add that to 3 C2D 2010 11" MBA's that run perfect,all I can say, buy with confidence!:cool:

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