Which refurbished MacBook Pro is best deal?

Discussion in 'Buying Tips and Advice' started by MacDaveSF, Oct 31, 2008.

  1. MacDaveSF macrumors newbie

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    Hi all-

    I was just looking at the current refurbished MacBook Pro's that Apple is offering...can anyone explain why the faster model with a larger HD has a lower original price as well as refurbished price? Which graphics chip is better?


    Refurbished MacBook Pro 2.33GHz Intel Core 2 Duo
    15.4-inch glossy widescreen display
    2GB memory
    120GB hard drive
    6x SuperDrive (DVD+R DL/DVD±RW/CD-RW)
    ATI Mobility Radeon X1600 with 256MB of GDDR3 memory
    Original price: $2,499.00
    Your price: $1,499.00


    Refurbished MacBook Pro 2.4GHz Intel Core 2 Duo
    15.4-inch widescreen display
    2GB memory
    200GB hard drive
    8x SuperDrive (DVD±R DL/DVD±RW/CD-RW)
    NVIDIA GeForce 8600M GT with 256MB of GDDR3 memory
    Original price: $1,999.00
    Your price: $1,349.00


    Thanks. Any other advice on refurbished macbook pros appreciated!

    Dave
     
  2. Batt macrumors 65816

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  3. clyde2801 macrumors 601

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    it's all about the numbers

    The first was originally a step up mbp 2500.00. The second, newer one, while having more features, was an entry level mbp, 1999.

    Apple puts their discounts on the refurb site based upon discounts of the orginal listed price, which seems a bit, well, stupid.

    Definitely go for the second.
     
  4. Son of Matrix macrumors regular

    Son of Matrix

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    But it's with 8600M. Interesting, is it because of the graphics card, the price of the 2nd laptop is lower?
     
  5. Batt macrumors 65816

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    No, it's because the original list on the first one was $2500, the second was $2000.
     
  6. andiwm2003 macrumors 601

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    in my opinion only the most recent refurbs at the apple store are good deals.

    as said before, since the base the refurb price on the new price at the time the % rebate means nothing for older MBP's because the more recent models have better GPU, larger HD, better screen......

    go for the 2.4 GHz. the 8600GT is much better.
     

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