Very Confused; Why is this macbook refub so expensive??

Discussion in 'Buying Tips and Advice' started by PhixionFilms, Jun 21, 2009.

  1. PhixionFilms macrumors 6502

    Dec 6, 2008
    Deployed atm
    First off, when you go to the apple refurb page scroll down to the uMBP, there is a lonesome macbook, competing with the macbook pros. Why is this?
    Here are the specs -
    Macbook Pro - 15.4-inch screen, 2.53GHZ,4 Gb ram,320 Gb HDD, 9600gt Gfx card WITH 512mb vram.

    Macbook - 13-in screen, 2.4 GHZ, 2 gb memory, 128gigs SSD, 9400m with 256mb vram.

    Come on now. The macbook pro beats the crap out of the macbook in everything but the HDD. Bigger screen, bigger processor,double ram, double HDD space, triple gfx power.

    Why are these computers the same price? Does the SSD drive really count that much against all that?

    I wouldnt think twice about giving up bigger screen, more process power, gfx memory, and larger HDD all for just a smaller SSD drive that doesnt even load THAT much faster than standard.

    Macbook Pro -
    Macbook -
  2. Andrew Henry macrumors 6502a

    Mar 4, 2008
  3. nick9191 macrumors 68040

    Feb 17, 2008
  4. BStudley35 macrumors newbie

    Jun 11, 2009
    yep it's because of the SSD. Since SSD's are more durable and faster than serial drives, they cost more, often times for less storage space.

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