Refurbished 13" Macbook Pro: Which to get?

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by TigerNation10, May 17, 2011.

  1. TigerNation10 macrumors member

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  2. iPhoneAppMan macrumors newbie

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    i5

    Intel Graphics are better (in general)
    Increased Hard Drive size
    Faster speeds
    Better Processor

    The i5 is worth about $200 more in my mind, so go with that one for just $120 more.
     
  3. xxBURT0Nxx macrumors 68020

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    no, most everyone prefers the 320m...

    Everything else is accurate.
     
  4. kobyh15 macrumors 6502a

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    Performance in OS X favors the integrated graphics. BootCamping for games is another matter though, 320 seems to be a little better. I would get the new model honestly. It will be better for everything except for gaming in BootCamp.
     
  5. Prodo123 macrumors 68020

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    2011 wins hands down. It's stuffing a desktop-class CPU into a 13" laptop, with faster RAM, bigger HDD, 6Gbps, other stuff listed on Apple's website except graphics. As long as you don't do heavy gaming (EVE Online, WoW, Black Ops, etc.), the HD 3000 is a tolerable IGP.
    If you are going to game, then go to Alienware for gaming ultraportables, or get the high-end 15" MBP.
    Too many benefits that are worth over $120 for the 2011 13" MBP. Stop worrying and get it.
     
  6. Mac-key macrumors 6502a

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    ^^^ This

    Get the i5
     
  7. ThaDoggg macrumors 6502a

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    Just go with the i5. The CPU is really powerful, new webcam is much better, and of course we can't forget about thunderbolt which is currently useless. Useless right now, but cool to have as new devices will be using it.


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  8. TigerNation10 thread starter macrumors member

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    Thanks for the help guys. Anyone have any experience with refurbished Apple products? Everything I have heard say they seem pretty reliable.
     
  9. xxBURT0Nxx macrumors 68020

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    you heard right, they come looking just like new, have a 1 year warranty.
     
  10. appleJ macrumors newbie

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    have you made the decision yet? :p
    i was thinking about the same question for the past few days and have finally made my decision to buy the i5. Just bought it.:D
    Act fast, stock wont last!
     
  11. The Critic macrumors newbie

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    I only paid $999.99 + tax for my 2011 13.3" i5, NEW.

    Why would you pay $1019 for a refurb unit? Do you have a Micro Center in your area? They are the ones who are selling the new 2011 model for $999.99.

    Otherwise, get the new one from Amazon for $1150 shipped.
     
  12. appleJ macrumors newbie

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    or pretend to be a student and get education pricing online.
    It seems that it wont check your student ID if you order online.
     
  13. TigerNation10 thread starter macrumors member

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    Anyone know if the education discount can be applied to refurbished products?
     
  14. xxBURT0Nxx macrumors 68020

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    no it can't
     

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