Which refurbed Macbook Pro should I get??

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by superchilean, Apr 27, 2011.

  1. superchilean macrumors newbie

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    Today they're on sale and I want to get either a 13 in. or 15 in. but I honestly don't know which is the best out of all of these. The cost isn't a huge issue between both of them.

    •Refurbished MacBook Pro MC374LL/A Core 2 Duo 2.4GHz 13.3" for $929
    •refurbished MacBook Pro MC375LL/A Core 2 Duo 2.66GHz 13.3" for $1,019
    •refurbished MacBook Pro MC371LL/A Core i5 Dual 2.4Ghz 15.4" for $1,269
    •refurbished MacBook Pro MC372LL/A Core i5 Dual 2.53GHz 15.4" for $1,439
    •refurbished MacBook Pro MB986LL/A Core 2 Duo 2.8GHz 15.4" for $1,439

    http://store.apple.com/us/browse/home/specialdeals/mac/macbook_pro?afid=p201|552179&cid=AOS-US-AFFC
     
  2. simsaladimbamba

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    i5 with 2.4GHz, unless the 2.53GHz version has a High Res screen.
     
  3. superchilean thread starter macrumors newbie

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    So my friend told me that it wasn't too worth it (the 2.53GHz) because the newer ones come with a better processor.

    How important would you say the difference is??

    Also, the 2.4GHz one is sold out :/
     
  4. Vantage Point macrumors 65816

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    refurbished MacBook Pro MC371LL/A Core i5 Dual 2.4Ghz 15.4" for $1,269

    Have it, love it. That is a great price, over $500 less than it was new a few months ago. I am also a fan of 'base models'. There is no great reason to spend about $200 more for the i5 2.53 to get literally 5% more power - based on geek tests. Take that $200 and update the RAM to 8Gb and get a bigger, faster hard drive, and you will really get your moneys worth - that's exactly what I did - see my signature.

    Also, the i5 2.4 is much faster than a 3.06 C2D so forget paying more for the 2.8ghz C2D which would not even have auto graphics switching
     
  5. Vantage Point macrumors 65816

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    They do not last so don't hesitate when they are back in stock. They best way to find when they are in stock is to use this site to get a email so you can act quick http://www.refurb.me/us/
     
  6. superchilean thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Thank you so much for your help!

    I'll just wait on the one that is $200 more and hope to get the deal the next time.

    I appreciate it!!

    (My brothers know tons about PCs and do not like Macs, so when I asked for help from them they were all just like "whatever")
     
  7. Vantage Point macrumors 65816

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    Thank you so much for your help!

    I'll just wait on the one that is $200 more and hope to get the deal the next time.


    Those looked like everyday refurb prices, not a special sale. Also, here is a link to the geek scores of those models. as you can see the one for $200 more is only 5% faster and the i5 2.4 is about 25% faster than a 2.8 C2D. Those results show relative performance differences. I say relative since I ran the 32-bit geek test on mine and did not get the same score of 4800, I got much higher, 5127
     

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