which refurb mbp?

Discussion in 'Buying Tips and Advice' started by dwd3885, Jul 23, 2008.

  1. dwd3885 macrumors 68020

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    Two macbook pros refurb, which to get?

    2.2 Core 2 Duo with 2gb ram, 8x superdrive and nvidia graphics? 1449

    or

    2.16 c2d, 1gb ram, 6x superdrive and ati graphics? 1299
     
  2. MacDawg macrumors P6

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  3. dwd3885 thread starter macrumors 68020

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    is it $150 better? why? -just wanting to know i guess the burning doesn't matter to me and the graphics are likely fine, the ram is upgradeable and the cpu difference is negligible..
     
  4. bc008 macrumors 68000

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    first.

    150 dollars gets you a newer machine, more RAM, probably bigger hd? faster processor, and better graphics.
     
  5. MacDawg macrumors P6

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    I flipped a coin :)

    No, seriously... to ME the $150 is also negligible at that price and you get a slightly better machine

    If you plan on upgrading the RAM on either machine, you might want to factor that cost, etc. but that is a different story

    As is... I would get the first one
    You won't go wrong with either... just personal preference

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  6. Vulcan macrumors 65816

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    If you don't think you'll need the extra power, go for the second one, but do consider it's a 2006 model. If you don't, then go for the first one, it will be a little more, though will be more recent as well.
     
  7. dwd3885 thread starter macrumors 68020

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    i guess the first one also has LED and firewire 800. does that make the first choice a lot easier doesn't it?
     
  8. drossad macrumors regular

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    Go with the first one. If you don't you will always be thinking "what if?"
     
  9. zer0tails macrumors 65816

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    My advice, buy the best you can afford. If you want to keep this mbp for a little longer, get the first one. Also, it'll probably have better resale value.
     
  10. zainjetha macrumors 6502a

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    2.16 will serve you a lot better.. really. if it was in the question i would ask you / suggest 2.4 at least...
     
  11. noodle654 macrumors 68020

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    How would a 2.16GHz serve him better? The 2.2GHz supports 4GB, has nVidia 8600, LED Screen, and a faster processor. At $150, its worth it.

    OP: Spend an extra $150 and get the 2.4GHz if you can.
     

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