1 Reply Latest reply: Oct 6, 2010 4:38 PM by FurryOne
CanStudios Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
Hi - I've been using the same Macbook Pro Intel Core Duo 2.16GHz since they were first launched. Still a great machine but feeling the strain a little being limited to just 2GB RAM.

I'm planning to purchase a new 15" Macbook Pro from the Apple Certified Refurbished store here in Australia.

What I'm unsure about is whether I should go for a newer model such at the 2.53GHz Intel Core i5 or for a last generation 2.8GHz Intel Core 2 Duo. As you can see from the list here http://clicky.me/2JX3 the latter are actually sold for a few hundred dollars more than the Core i5: (which I guess is what has thrown me).

Thanks in advance for any opinions offered.

Cheers Russell

MacBook Pro, Mac OS X (10.6.3)
  • 1. Re: Choosing a Apple Certified Refurbished Macbook Pro
    FurryOne Level 1 Level 1 (5 points)
    Russell Grocott wrote:


    What I'm unsure about is whether I should go for a newer model such at the 2.53GHz Intel Core i5 or for a last generation 2.8GHz Intel Core 2 Duo.


    I was using a borrowed MBP Core Duo 2Ghz after many years of G4 1.67Ghz Aluminum use, and after reading about how people liked the "i" series over the Core & Core 2, I decided to go for the i7 MBP. I am very pleased with the result. I think the i5/i7 have it all over the Core series of processors.