Thinking of new MBP

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by skygremlin, Oct 30, 2012.

  1. skygremlin macrumors member

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    I've just about made up my mind on getting a Refurbished MBP 15" (Refurbished MacBook Pro 2.6GHz Quad-core Intel i7).

    Can we still upgrade the RAM and add a second HDD in these laptops? I'd like to start with 8 gig and them upgrade to 16Gig if necessary. Also move the internal 750 Gig HDD to the optical drive slot, and put in a SSD... I currently have an '09 MBP duo core. I don't do that much video or photo editing. But I do run VMFusion daily. Sometimes 2 or 3 Vm's at a time.

    Does anybody have any thoughts?


    thanx
     
  2. Naimfan macrumors 68040

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    If you mean a refurb cMBP, yes. If you mean a refurb retina MBP, then no.
     
  3. skygremlin thread starter macrumors member

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    nah not a retina. i can probably wait a bit for that..
     
  4. Orlandoech macrumors 68040

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    But your post title says "rmbp".

    You cannot make any changes via Apple with refurb models.
     
  5. Irock619 macrumors 68000

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    Dude read the title of your thread lol!
     
  6. skygremlin thread starter macrumors member

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    hmmm so much for my ability to multitask... :( sorry the the title should have read Thinking about new MBP... I don't even know how to change that.. Oh well...
     
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  8. skygremlin thread starter macrumors member

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    Are you talking about making hardware changes before purchasing?

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    thanx maflynn - In my defense we just got a new puppy...:D
     
  9. NewishMacGuy macrumors 6502a

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    Buy the lowest spec refurb you can get with the processor you want and upgrade RAM and HDD aftermarket. It'll be cheaper than even the high-spec refurbs.

    You can take it up to 16GB RAM and put whatever HDD/SDD in that you want. Personally, I think that the Seagate Momentus XT is the way to go if you need lots of storage space, as opposed to the SSD/Optibay route, others will disagree.
     
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  11. A Hebrew macrumors 6502a

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    As long as you do not mind a lower resolution display without anti glare, get the 2012 refurb model. The graphics card is much better than the AMD one.
     

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