Refurbished MBP 15": 2.66 or 2.93

Discussion in 'Buying Tips and Advice' started by Horus, Jul 6, 2009.

  1. Horus macrumors regular

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  2. panzer06 macrumors 68030

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    I just traded with a co-worker for a 2.8 uMBP from my 2.53 uMBP and don't see any difference in OS X, even my bootcamp vista experience rating stayed the same 5.4 for either one. Plus this new one runs hotter.

    Don't think you'll see much of a difference.

    Cheers,
     
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  4. bajee macrumors regular

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    I'm just curious about those two refurb 15inch mbp,

    are both of them able to use 8gb?

    on wikepedia it says they can't on OWC site, it says it can
     
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    No these MBP models can only have up to 4GB of RAM, these MBP's are the previous generation.
     
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    I would say get the 2.53 since it is not the new one w/o the dedicated gfx card; it's cheaper and runs cooler which are two benefit.s

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    You'll only notice a difference in really high-end stuff; what do you use your machine for?
     
  9. bajee macrumors regular

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    see, that's exactly why I'm having confusions, having mixed messages, even on this thread. though I'm leaning towards to what Horus said. :)

    Anyone bought this refurb and was able to use 8gb yet? :D

    see here in wikepedia, there were were two instances of mbp 15's that was offered with 2.66ghz and 2.93ghz configuration.

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/MacBook_Pro

    One supports 8gig, and one only 6gig, I hope its an error in their part

    anyone have the model no. of either of this refurbs?
     
  10. Horus thread starter macrumors regular

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    Well...
    -Gaming
    -Coding
    -Light Video/Photo Editing
    -Music Composition
    -Office
    -Internet, IM, and so.
     
  11. joehahn macrumors regular

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    if you have the $$$ for it i would say go for the 2.93 ghz model
     
  12. cube macrumors G5

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    Wikipedia is not the place to look for such information.

    http://www.macrumors.com/2009/03/26...ts-for-2-93-ghz-and-2-66-ghz-15-macbook-pros/
     
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    A faster processor isn't going to help you as much as the better graphics card will.
     
  14. bajee macrumors regular

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    @cube

    Thanks for the link, but wasn't that rumor later dismissed and stated as an error in apple's part. You do know that this is a rumor site right? And that not everything is to be taken as true.

     

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