Refurbished or Brand New

Discussion in 'Buying Tips and Advice' started by Rmpaul211, Jul 5, 2015.

  1. Rmpaul211 macrumors regular


    Jun 30, 2015
    Hello, I'm new to Apple laptops. And I've been going back and fourth about going refurb or bnib. I'm either going to get a 1400 mbpr early 2015 or a refurbished 2014. I want to if the force track pad is really worth going brand new?

    The differences is the refurbished has
    512 gigs
    8 gig ram

    Brand new one
    8 gigs ram
  2. Rmpaul211 thread starter macrumors regular


    Jun 30, 2015

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  3. kohlson macrumors 68000

    Apr 23, 2010
    I've purchased several reforms, and they work out as well as the new ones. They have "as new warranties," and are generally in like-new condition. Depending on what you want to do with it, the extra storage is nice.
  4. Rmpaul211 thread starter macrumors regular


    Jun 30, 2015
    all I want to do is edit some videos and pictures from time to time and rest is papers and Netflix lol. Nothing to major. Also I was wondering if the new ones with the force touch pad is a major thing?
  5. Ulenspiegel macrumors 68040


    Nov 8, 2014
    Land of Flanders and Elsewhere

    No, it's not.
  6. Dark Void macrumors 68030

    Dark Void

    Jun 1, 2011
    I wouldn't consider ForceTouch to be the sole reason to purchase a computer. My suggestion would be to get what you can that can handle your usage, so a refurb would do fine plus you end up with double the internal storage.

    To each their own though. It could end up being the best thing in the world to you, so if you have an apple store nearby I'd suggest going and trying it out to further your stance on the matter.

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