Would you recommend a 2010 MacBook Pro 2.4GHz Intel Core 2 Duo

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by kvnkvnkvn, Oct 5, 2011.

  1. kvnkvnkvn macrumors member

    Jul 29, 2011
    I'am asking would you recommend getting a 2010 MacBook Pro 2.4GHz Intel Core 2 Duo. Refurbished ones are $899 at the Apple store and I'm wondering is it worth it at that price or just buy a 2011 model at full price
  2. xdbuix macrumors 6502

    Oct 8, 2008
    depends on what you need it for.
  3. miles01110 macrumors Core


    Jul 24, 2006
    The Ivory Tower (I'm not coming down)
    People that ask these kinds of vague questions usually don't need anything more than a Core Duo Macbook.
  4. kvnkvnkvn thread starter macrumors member

    Jul 29, 2011
    I was asking due to its price not particularly any other reason. I was thinking of purchasing a new computer for leisure activities and thought that might be a good buy over what i was going to purchase, a 2011 Macbook Air due to it being so cheap.

    I'am not really interested in the weight of the computer as much as price

    MacBook Pro 2.4GHz Intel Core 2 Duo $899
    Originally released April 2010
    13.3-inch LED-backlit glossy widescreen display
    4GB (2 x 2GB) of 1066MHz DDR3 SDRAM
    250GB Serial ATA @ 5400 rpm
    8x double-layer SuperDrive (DVD±R DL/DVD±RW/CD-RW)
    NVIDIA GeForce 320M graphics processor with 256MB of DDR3 SDRAM shared with main memory

    Macbook Air 1.7GHz dual-core Intel Core i5 $1299
    13-inch : 128GB
    4GB memory
    128GB flash storage1
    Intel HD Graphics 3000
  5. Apok macrumors regular

    Feb 9, 2011
    Columbus, Ohio
    I have that exact one and I love it. I don't do anything to strenuous with it. A little SC2 here and there, downloads, web surfing and stream movies to my tv. And it performs like a champ on all of those.
  6. njaremka macrumors 6502

    May 11, 2010
    i LOVE my 2010 13" macbook pro. its our main home computer, and handles every task i have ever asked it to do. with lion, an 8gb memory upgrade, and a bigger hard drive, i'm expecting it to be good for us for the next few years. (at least!)
  7. Nychot macrumors 6502a

    Aug 15, 2011

    I believe the $899 computer you saw was a macbook NOT a pro. The lowest cost pro has been $1019.
  8. kvnkvnkvn thread starter macrumors member

    Jul 29, 2011
  9. PeppWaves03 macrumors newbie

    Jul 16, 2008
    Pay the extra $$$

    Pay the extra money for the updated specs. When you are spending close to 1k why not just pay the couple xtra hundred bucks?
  10. newdeal macrumors 68020

    Oct 21, 2009

    The i5 wont be any faster unless you do a lot of video work or virtualization. I have used both, you cant tell the differance. I would buy a used core 2 duo and upgrade once usb3 comes to the pro, thunderbolt is currently useless and that is really the maintwo advantages of the 2011

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