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Refurb Store Pricing
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wrambro
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Jun 11, 2009, 07:50 PM
 
So I was just looking through the refurb store at the 15" MBPs and I noticed these two computers:

Refurbished MacBook Pro 2.53GHz Intel Core 2 Duo - Apple Store (U.S.)

Refurbished MacBook Pro 2.6GHz Intel Core 2 Duo - Apple Store (U.S.)

My gut tells me that the Unibody should cost more. Yeah, you get an extra 70 megahertz with the older model, but that is not nearly enough to justify the price difference, especially since the Unibody tops it in pretty much all other areas.

So am I just missing something here? Is it something stupid I'm completely overlooking? What gives?
     
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Jun 11, 2009, 08:00 PM
 
I'm with you. The unibody is a better deal.
     
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Jun 11, 2009, 08:33 PM
 
The 7200RPM drive is the only advantage of the older model, but you can pick up a 500GB for half the price difference. Take the 2.53.
     
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Jun 11, 2009, 09:06 PM
 
I'm not even really planning on getting one, just kind of feeling around. But this was just really strange to me, I thought I had to have been missing some key distinguishing feature.
     
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Jun 12, 2009, 12:41 PM
 
Originally Posted by mduell View Post
The 7200RPM drive is the only advantage of the older model, but you can pick up a 500GB for half the price difference. Take the 2.53.
I'd agree - I actually just bought a refurb unibody 2 weeks ago, and it has been great so far. Just feels more solid, unlike some of the older ones.
     
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Jun 12, 2009, 01:57 PM
 
I picked up a refurb 2.4GHz unibody MBP 15" for $1349 which was delivered yesterday. Other than the packaging, I couldn't tell it wasn't a new laptop. I will say my new MBP feels worlds better than my PowerBook G4 ever did. The top lies flat and even across the top of the bottom of the MBP (PBG4 owners should know what I mean) and it feels much more solid.
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Jun 12, 2009, 02:47 PM
 
Originally Posted by mduell View Post
The 7200RPM drive is the only advantage of the older model, but you can pick up a 500GB for half the price difference. Take the 2.53.
The older model also has 512mb of video ram vs. 256 in the unibody.

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