refurb or not

Discussion in 'Buying Tips and Advice' started by canes960, Jul 5, 2009.

  1. canes960 macrumors 6502

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  2. macJC50640 macrumors regular

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    Uhh, could you specify what "one" is? The link just leads to the education store..
     
  3. canes960 thread starter macrumors 6502

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    umm the link is to the refurb, and its 1349 do u understand what im saying
     
  4. -tWv- macrumors 68000

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    No the link is not to the refurb, it just goes to the education store, it may be on your computer because the cookies save what school you go to. Please tell the name and model of what you are buying because the information you provided here doesn't help at all
     
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  6. canes960 thread starter macrumors 6502

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    ok its a 2.4 ghz mbp 2 gb 250 gb 15.4 "
     
  7. Vulcan macrumors 65816

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    ~snip, I completely skipped over a detail in the first post.

    Go for the refurb. It has a dedicated GPU for a few hundred less.
     
  8. canes960 thread starter macrumors 6502

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    when u say dedicated gpu what do u mean. does the new 1 not have dedicated processor
     
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  10. Vulcan macrumors 65816

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    The refurb has a dedicated graphics card, the 9600M GT, which is good if you're doing a lot of gaming or using 3D graphics. The base 15" new MBP has a 9400M which is integrated and okay for light gaming and every day use.
     
  11. Eidorian macrumors Penryn

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    A refurbished MacBook Pro is a great idea. The 9600M GT and larger screen at blow out prices is a great deal.

    See if the 2.53 GHz, 4 GB model shows up at $1,449. That's the best bet.
     
  12. canes960 thread starter macrumors 6502

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    is their a big difference between 2.4 and 2.53? can u tell the diff.
     
  13. Eidorian macrumors Penryn

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    You get more RAM and a few more MHz. I'd do it for the RAM and not having to deal with swapping it out and warranties. You can't upgrade the processor either so the $100 more at $1,449 is well worth it.
     
  14. Vulcan macrumors 65816

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    Nope, it's .13 GHZ :p The RAM can be upgraded for less.
     
  15. canes960 thread starter macrumors 6502

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    but 4 $50 more cant i get a brand new 1
     
  16. Eidorian macrumors Penryn

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    Without a 9600M GT on the "new" one and refurbished is effectively new in terms of cosmetic and the warranty stand points.

    The 15" base MacBook (Pro) still has the 9400M G just like the Mac mini and MacBook. Do your self a favor and get the 9600M GT while it's on sale on this refurbs! :D
     
  17. canes960 thread starter macrumors 6502

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    ok is there big diff in those cards
     
  18. Eidorian macrumors Penryn

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    The 9600M GT is two to three times faster than the 9400M G.
     
  19. Vulcan macrumors 65816

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    Stats to show the differences are here

    9400M is fine for every day use, editing, and light-moderate gaming. 9600M GT is for heavy gamers, 3D editing, graphic intensive stuff...
     
  20. GodWhomIsMike macrumors 6502a

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    I think you're forgetting about the extra 256MB of Vram that the 2.53 GHz model has. The refurb 2.4 GHz model has 256MB of vRAM, and the refurb 2.53 GHz has 512 MB of vRAM.
     
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    I agree; refurbs come with Apple's warranty, are as new and offer a considerable price discount. This particular refurb has an excellent spec, better than the new model.

    Cheers
     
  22. canes960 thread starter macrumors 6502

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    I also saw this.Can someone help me with that and what does it mean^^. does a refurbish come with everything like its new,samee box and everything
     
  23. canes960 thread starter macrumors 6502

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    I also saw this.Can someone help me with that and what does it mean^^. does a refurbish come with everything like its new,same box and everything
     
  24. bsolomonny macrumors regular

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    Get the 2.53 ghz and let me be jealous of you. Apple charges way more for this model in other countries' refurb sites (2200 USD on the Taiwan site).
     

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