urgent buying advice

Discussion in 'Buying Tips and Advice' started by Benjamin Black, Mar 9, 2008.

  1. Benjamin Black macrumors member

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    My 15" mbp was recently stolen and I'm on the craigslist hunt for a new laptop today. Anyone want to chime in on a 17" previous generation mbp (2.16 core solo) for $1700? I am on my way to view it as I type this so any (quick) thoughts would've appreciated. Will I notice a huge power difference with the older chip? Does the screen size make up for it? Thanks!
     
  2. desiringGod macrumors regular

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    The apple store carries a refurb 17" 2.2 duo for ~1700-1800 so I would pass on this deal. I just got a refurb 15" 2.2 for 1450, so I would pass on that deal.

    (It is sold out today, but should be in stock tomorrow or tuesday)
     
  3. natharvey macrumors member

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    i would go with the refurb at 1450. or even at 1700-1800

    its a better deal, and its straight from apple.
     
  4. Amuraivel macrumors member

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    Beware of Craig's list.

    There was some guy who got clobbered and stolen from using graig's list here on the Forum.
     
  5. Benjamin Black thread starter macrumors member

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    Thanks!

    I appreciate your responses guys. I passed on the mbp. The case was dented, the hinge out of whack, etc. Glad to have waited.
     

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