Sold iMac Best refurbised MBP for my money.

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by RSNL, Mar 25, 2008.

  1. RSNL macrumors regular

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    So I sold my 20" iMac Alum 2.4 ghz . I realized that I wanted a MBP at heart and now have about $1500.00 to spend on a MBP..I am able to add more money for costs...so my question is which refurbished MBP gives me the bang for my buck at the mac refurbished store.


    Refurbished MacBook Pro 2.2GHz Intel Core 2 Duo
    15.4-inch widescreen display
    2GB memory
    120GB hard drive
    8x SuperDrive (DVD±R DL/DVD±RW/CD-RW)
    NVIDIA GeForce 8600M GT with 128MB of GDDR3 memory
    Built-in iSight Camera

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    • Save 28% off the original price
    Original price: $1,999.00
    Your price: $1,449.00


    Refurbished MacBook Pro 2.33GHz Intel Core 2 Duo
    15.4-inch glossy widescreen display
    2GB memory
    120GB hard drive
    6x SuperDrive (DVD+R DL/DVD±RW/CD-RW)
    ATI Mobility Radeon X1600 with 256MB of GDDR3 memory
    Built-in iSight camera


    Refurbished MacBook Pro 2.4GHz Intel Core 2 Duo
    15.4-inch widescreen display
    2GB memory
    160GB hard drive
    8x SuperDrive (DVD±R DL/DVD±RW/CD-RW)
    NVIDIA GeForce 8600M GT with 256MB of GDDR3 memory
    Built-in iSight Camera

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    • Save 35% off the original price
    Original price: $2,499.00
    Your price: $1,649.00


    http://store.apple.com/1-800-MY-APPLE/WebObjects/AppleStore.woa/wa/RSLID?mco=44BD9AA1&nclm=CertifiedMac
     
  2. new-Mac-owner macrumors regular

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    Go with the 2.4 and you can add mem and a bigger hard drive and save alot of money-Good luck:apple:
     
  3. Jpoon macrumors 6502

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    I'd go for the 2.4, because that's a steal for that graphics card in a laptop.
     
  4. iCeFuSiOn macrumors 6502a

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    This model right here is the one you want, it's got a perfect balance of performance and price.
     
  5. fredrickyoon macrumors regular

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  6. RSNL thread starter macrumors regular

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    thanks guys.
    what is the biggest difference btwn the 2.4ghz one and the new peryn model?
     
  7. alphaod macrumors Core

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    Peryn:
    Runs a bit cooler, more HDD space, more cache on the higher end model.

    Oh you if you buy the low end Peryn which is 2.4 you get less cache.
     
  8. chris y. macrumors regular

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    I faced the same question when choosing between the previous SR 2.4 and the penryn 2.4. The extra battery life and and cooler operating temperature were differences enough to justify the extra $300 for me.

    If you don't plan on taking it on the road much or working with the computer on your lap then the previous 2.4 is fine. Getting the lowest priced MBP is the way to go for the best bang for your buck, especially if you plan to resell down the road, but if you would appreciate the new changes in any way you should consider the newest model.
     
  9. RSNL thread starter macrumors regular

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    Thank you for your opinon.
    Yah, It's really hard choosing and my first mistake was not buying a laptop when I knew thats what i really wanted in the first place.
     
  10. Sounds Good macrumors 68000

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    Any idea when the newest model (2.4GHz, 200GB HDD) might hit the Refurb section?

    Also, does the newest model have anything extra other than a larger HDD and running a bit cooler?

    Thanks!
     
  11. Sogo macrumors 6502

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    I would go with the refurbished 2.4 Ghz laptop. I will probably be ordering it tomorrow, once my damn check clears. You have to ask yourself if the following differences justify the price:

    Lower temperature: (The new ones run cooler)
    Wireless protocols: (new one has N compatibility, compared with G)
    Hard drive size: (200 vs 160)
    Trackpad: (new one has Multi-touch)
    Warranty: (New one will need to be purchased, while refurbished has 1 year warranty and you can still buy another 3 years) (IF you want to buy it)


    Just ask yourself if those things are important enough for you to jump onto the newer model. Personally I would like to get the newer model, and i think it would be best to get it, but money is an issue for me. The older one provides nearly identical results at a reduced price. Plus I can have extra money to buy more ram and probably some hard drive space for he same amount of money.
     
  12. Sounds Good macrumors 68000

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    Hmmm, not a bad list of upgrades.
     
  13. RSNL thread starter macrumors regular

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    I did it guys...

    I bought the 2.4 refurb GLOSSY:eek: I hope I didn't make a mistake selling my iMac..hehe:D
    I'm hoping to keep this laptop for a good 3 years. I can't afford to upgrade a lot of people here. Wished I could, but I can't. :apple: Thanks for the help.
     
  14. alphaod macrumors Core

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    Congrats man. You will love the computer and there is nothing to regret. Just make sure you get that AppleCare
     

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