Refurbished laptop from apple.com

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  1. Hackster, Jun 7, 2011
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    Hi All.
    Im wrting from denmark, and my granny is heading home from usa in october. So im about to make him bring me a refurbished macbook pro. But right now im a bit confused.
    Is there any chance that i might catch a better deal if i wait a bit and dont order at the moment, since i have 4 months? How often does apple update their refurb shop? Is the refurbished laptops 100% clean and new?

    Im looking at the 2010 c2d with gt 320m model for 899, but they have the i5 2011 for 1019. My budget is tight, so it makes sense for me to save 120 bucks.

    But whether i5 or c2duo, will it last with me around 3 years without any problems? also, is the warranty international?
    Ill be using it at college for programming issues.

    also, does any of them has any common issues such as overheating or so?

    Thanks in advance
     
  2. blevins321 macrumors 68030

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    They refresh the refurb store all the time. If you stick it out a little longer, the prices of the current line will be reduced and the older ones will disappear slowly.

    Yes, the warranty is international. You might consider AppleCare to extend the warranty to three years instead of one. I'm not sure if you can get the student discount in America at an international school. However, you should be able to get the student discount in your own country that would make it more or less equal.
     
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  4. PaulCat1 macrumors newbie

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    REfurb

    I'm still using a PowerBook G4 that I purchased from the apple refurb store my last year of undergraduate back in 2005/2006.

    It was a very powerful computer for many years.

    Just this past year it has been getting slower and slower. I'm currently in the market for a new Mac myself.
     
  5. Orlandoech macrumors 68040

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    I bought a 2011 MBP refurb and have no issues so far, I love it.
     
  6. AFPoster macrumors 65816

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    I had to do this. You're a bit confused about your granny being a "him".
     
  7. MacsOnAnabolics macrumors regular

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    lol
     
  8. Hackster thread starter macrumors member

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    Anyone who can tell me if the GT 320m model does have enough power for programming and some after effects / photoshop ?
     
  10. DIMEZ macrumors 6502a

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    it does.
     

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