What is better?

Oliver G

macrumors regular
Original poster
Sep 24, 2007
196
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Melbourne, Australia
I am going to buy a Macbook Pro and was wondering which would be better.

Firstly, a new "Late 2011" 13" MacBook Pro...

13-inch: 2.4 GHz

2.4GHz dual-core
Intel Core i5
4GB 1333MHz
500GB 5400-rpm1
Intel HD Graphics 3000
Built-in battery (7 hours)


Or a refurbished "Early 2011" 13" MacBook Pro...

MacBook Pro 2.7GHz dual-core Intel i7
13.3-inch (diagonal) LED-backlit glossy widescreen display, 1280-by-800 resolution
4GB (2 x 2GB) of 1333MHz DDR3 SDRAM
500GB Serial ATA @ 5400 rpm
8x double-layer SuperDrive (DVD±R DL/DVD±RW/CD-RW)
Intel HD Graphics 3000 with 384MB of DDR3 SDRAM


Now I don't care about the new/refurbished thing, all I care abut is the speed and perfomance. Can anyone tell me the difference and which would be better?
 

GTANJ

macrumors member
Nov 18, 2011
53
0
You will hardly notice any difference between the two. Go with whichever is cheaper.
 

Ant.honey

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Oct 14, 2008
190
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New York City
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Yes
 

dusk007

macrumors 68040
Dec 5, 2009
3,386
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In case they cost about the same.
If you care more about battery life get the late 2011. New stepping CPU and younger battery.
If you care more about speed get the refurb. early 2011. Somewhat faster CPU but not really worth all that much.
 

Nick McEnjoy

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Oct 21, 2011
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If you care more about speed get the refurb. early 2011. Somewhat faster CPU but not really worth all that much.
How can a 2.3GHz CPU be faster than a 2.4GHZ CPU?

Edit: Sorry, dusk007. The original poster compares the i5 and i7. See it now.
 
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