Refurbished Macbook Pro?

Discussion in 'Buying Tips and Advice' started by Brandon263, Sep 12, 2009.

  1. Brandon263 macrumors 6502

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  2. Captain Planet macrumors 6502a

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    If you need it, go for it. Refurbs are great deals and you save a whole lot. You can always buy an AppleCare Plan if the warranty is a concern. But you get a 1-year warranty automatically when you buy a refurb.
     
  3. clyde2801 macrumors 601

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    Both are a heckuava deal. They're essentially the same machine, but the 2.66 has the nvidia 9600 card with twice the ram, and it can officially take 8 gigs of ram like the new models, while the 2.4 takes 4 gigs max and 6 gigs unofficially.

    The ability to take 8 gigs may make the 2.66 a little more 'future proof' in a couple of years; usually the best way to keep a slightly older system current is to 'cram the ram'.
     
  4. KillerWhale macrumors newbie

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    Truthfully, they are both pretty amazing deals. If cost is an issue than go for the 2.4 GHZ.
     
  5. Brandon263 thread starter macrumors 6502

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  6. boston44 macrumors 6502

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    The $1,299 is still a great machine and great price.. Go for that if you wanna save a little..
     
  7. Scepticalscribe Contributor

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    I agree with the other posters on this thread. Both of those machines are excellent computers, if cost is an issue choose the 2.4, but if you are able to stretch to it, the 2.6 is a really very good compter. Either way, you will have an excellent computer that you will get huge pleasure and enjoyment from.

    As either of them will come with Apple's one year warranty, the issue of Applecare will not immediately arise. However, I recommend that you get it before that one year warranty expires, as you will not be able to get it subsequently.

    Cheers and good luck
     

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