Refurbished Mac Book Pro from Apple

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  1. pawanspace macrumors newbie

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    Hi All,

    I am planning to buy refurbished macbook pro from Apple for my Friend. Its Quad core processor with 4 GB Ram, 15 inch. Any one has experience with refurbished stuff from Apple?


    There are two options and I am really confused on that if you guys can suggest me:



    Refurbished MacBook Pro 2.9GHz Dual-core Intel i7
    Eligible for OS X Mountain Lion Up-to-Date Program

    Originally released June 2012
    13.3-inch (diagonal) LED-backlit glossy widescreen display, 1280-by-800 resolution
    8GB (2 x 4GB) of 1600MHz DDR3 SDRAM
    750GB Serial ATA @ 5400 rpm
    8x double-layer SuperDrive (DVD±R DL/DVD±RW/CD-RW)
    Intel HD Graphics 4000


    Or

    Refurbished MacBook Pro 2.2GHz Quad-core Intel i7
    Eligible for OS X Mountain Lion Up-to-Date Program

    Originally released October 2011
    15.4-inch (diagonal) LED-backlit glossy widescreen display, 1440-by-900 resolution
    4GB (2 x 2GB) of 1333MHz DDR3 SDRAM
    500GB Serial ATA @ 5400 rpm
    8x double-layer SuperDrive (DVD±R DL/DVD±RW/CD-RW)
    Intel HD Graphics 3000 and AMD Radeon HD 6750M

    Not much difference in price.

    There is another one which is used by someone and I am getting it really cheap

    13.3 inch 2.4Ghz Intel Core 2 Duo
    8 GB DDR3 MEM - (Upgraded from stock)*******
    120GB SOLID STATE DRIVE

    Please suggest best one.
     
  2. MOKHAN macrumors 6502

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    Depends on what you're friend will be using it for. And what's the pricetag on the last 13.3" you're considering?
     
  3. pawanspace thread starter macrumors newbie

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    He is asking for 750$

    Thanks for the reply. He is asking for 750$. He was using it for programming websites. I also want to buy for programming.
     
  4. afinch1992 macrumors 6502

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    i think thats a bit too much for the $750. I have seen several brand new 13" for $800 on craigslist. with that one being a core 2 duo, its atleast 2-3 years old at best
     
  5. Dark Void macrumors 68030

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    You aren't going to have much luck in the refurb store with $750 unfortuantely.
     
  6. afinch1992 macrumors 6502

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    if youre doing programming I would try my best to get a 15". that screen real estate is very valuable when coding. the extra power doesnt hurt either. It just depends on how much you can afford. either machine will be more that adequate
     
  7. pawanspace thread starter macrumors newbie

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    He is willing to pay more 750$ is price for third one.:)
     
  8. afinch1992 macrumors 6502

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    i think the only real decision between the top 2 is whether you want usb 3.0 or the screen size and power
     
  9. Dark Void macrumors 68030

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    Oh I see, my mistake I misinterpreted.

    $750 seems like a decent price for that if it's in good condition and has all of the original peripherals and the like.
     
  10. pawanspace thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Thanks everybody for quick help I have decided to go for 15 inch. I am planning to buy 16 GB RAM for that. I hope by using 16 GB I will still carry warantty from Apple. This is the first time we both will use Mac and hope to have a great experience.:)
     
  11. T5BRICK macrumors 604

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    You won't void your warranty if you upgrade the RAM, but it's a good idea to keep the original RAM for potential issues. Apple MAY try to blame the 3rd party memory if issues do come up, so you'll want to be able to swap the originals back in.
     
  12. afinch1992 macrumors 6502

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    all you have to do is pop in your original memory before taking to apple if there is an issue and youre golden. same thing goes for an ssd if you do that upgrade down the road as well. saves you any hassle of them blaming the 3rd party part
     
  13. whoknows87, Sep 16, 2012
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    whoknows87 macrumors 6502a

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    .... nvm if you made up ur mind but I have a 13.3 2.53Ghz 8Gb Ram, PM me if interested
     
  14. pawanspace thread starter macrumors newbie

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    how much ?? :)
     
  15. whoknows87 macrumors 6502a

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    I have a 13.3 2.53Ghz if he is still interested pm:D

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    send me a msg , i'll give u full specs
     
  16. pawanspace thread starter macrumors newbie

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    :D so you are asking for less that 750 or more than this :) can you tell me complete configuration?

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    sorry how to send message ? :p:D
     
  17. whoknows87 macrumors 6502a

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    how to allow incoming messages lol your'e setting doesnt allow me to send you a message, if you click my name, view profile there is an option to send a private message try that
     
  18. pawanspace thread starter macrumors newbie

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    LOL I am just feeling too dumb I wish I could see send a private message :D anyways I am not worried about any spam u can send me on pawanspace@gmail.com :)
     
  19. whoknows87 macrumors 6502a

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    you should allow others to send you messages, might be of some help to you in the future, anyways message sent , let me know if interests you
     

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