Which one for a new user??

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by Lowey10, Nov 24, 2014.

  1. Lowey10 macrumors newbie

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    Apple MacBook Pro with Retina Display, MGX72B/A, Intel Core i5, 128GB Flash Storage, 8GB RAM, 13.3" £999 with 3 year Guarantee

    or

    £929
    Refurbished 13.3-inch MacBook Pro 2.4GHz Dual-core Intel i5 with Retina Display
    Originally released October 2013
    13.3-inch (diagonal) Retina display; 2560x1600 resolution at 227 pixels per inch
    8GB of 1600MHz DDR3L SDRAM
    256GB flash storage1
    720p FaceTime HD camera
    Intel Iris Graphics
     
  2. maflynn Moderator

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    How will you be using the laptop? Its hard to recommend a configuration without on how it will be used.

    Personally, I think 128GB SSD is too small, but my needs may not be the same as yours.
     
  3. Lowey10 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Mainly photos, Itunes, Imovie, nothing too major.
    Was thinking the 128 due to the 3 year guarantee at that price.
     
  4. Zerka macrumors member

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    If you can live with 128 GB I'd get it since it comes with the 3 year protection (Apple Care or?). However if you go this route you might seriously consider an external HD, especially if you want to store movies and photos
     
  5. Lowey10 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    the next one up is -
    Apple MacBook Pro with Retina Display, MGX82B/A, Intel Core i5, 256GB Flash Storage, 8GB RAM, 13.3"
    3 Year Guarantee included at no extra cost

    £1,199.00
     
  6. Zerka macrumors member

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    If your budget allows, get the 256 GB model. Storage, to me, is more leisure than anything. If you think you can fit your bare necessities into 128 GB, then you should go with that for the sake of saving money. If you can, however, afford the 256 GB model, grab it. I find that sooner or later external HDs become somewhat of a hassle (not to mention the chance that they could break or become faulty and you lose all your files)
     

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