Refurbished uMBP 2.4 or Refurbished uMBP 2.53?

Discussion in 'Buying Tips and Advice' started by Benchmob31, Aug 27, 2009.

  1. Benchmob31 macrumors member

    Benchmob31

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    So im trying to figure out which 15" MacBook Pro I should buy and thought I would get your guys thoughts on it.

    Here is what I am looking for. I want a everyday computer, that will travel with me. I will not be doing anything graphic intensive or video editing. Its a computer that I hope to keep for a few years as my main computer. Here is my thoughts on the two.

    The 2.4 is attractive because of the price - $1299

    The 2.53 is nice because of the built in battery and being able to upgrade to 8 gigs instead of just 4 with the 2.4. The 2.53 is $1449. I just am unsure and would like some thoughts. Thanks alot everyone.
     
  2. ayeying macrumors 601

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    The 2.53GHz only has the 9400M video card while the 2.4GHz has both the 9400M and 9600GT.
     
  3. tersono macrumors 68000

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    I'd go for the 2.53 - not for any extra performance or even the extra RAM (although I can see that being handy before too much longer in my own case), but simply because of the much longer battery life. I recently switched from a 2.4 17" MBP up to the latest unibody version and I would find it hard to go back to just 3 hours or so of battery life
     
  4. Benchmob31 thread starter macrumors member

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    I hear ya Tersono. The battery life is a huge thing for me. I really only need one graphics card. Im not a gamer and do not do any graphic or video processing. I do like the SD card in the 2.53 also. I take a few photos here and there but nothing special.


    Anyone else have any opinions?
     
  5. MacKiddyWiddy macrumors 6502

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    if you have the money go 2.53, if not you havent lost anything much with the 2.4 [​IMG]
     

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