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    carport's Avatar
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    Default Which MBP refurb?

    I can't decide whether to order this:

    Refurbished 15.4-inch MacBook Pro 2.0GHz Quad-core Intel i7 with Retina Display
    Originally released October 2013
    15.4-inch (diagonal) Retina display; 2880x1800 resolution at 220 pixels per inch
    8GB of 1600MHz DDR3L SDRAM
    256GB flash storage1
    720p FaceTime HD camera
    Intel Iris Pro Graphics


    Or wait for another 13 inch 2.6 Ghz Dual-Core Intel i5 with Retina Display with 16 GB RAM and 512GB flash drive at about 50 more. I just missed out on one in the apple Store. I will be using the MBP for Photo editing and some home video editing. I am tempted by the 15 inch but concerned that I can't upgrade it to 16 GB RAM to give some degree of future proofing and am a little worried whether the 2.0 GHZ processor is good enough - on both counts if only so I get a better price when I sell it. I can live with the 256 GB flash as I have external hard drives. Am I being overly concerned about the 15 inch RAM and processor limitations? I am correct in saying aren't I that neither of these can be upgraded after I have bought?

    Grateful for your thoughts.
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    itsgusmetropolo's Avatar
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    Default Re: Which MBP refurb?

    2.0 Ghz i7 is better than a 2.6 Ghz i5. And 8GB of RAM is enough. You will be just fine.
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    tekjunkie28's Avatar
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    Default Which MBP refurb?

    Quote Originally Posted by itsgusmetropolo View Post
    2.0 Ghz i7 is better than a 2.6 Ghz i5. And 8GB of RAM is enough. You will be just fine.
    I don't think that's correct. That's only partially true or its quad core vs dual core. recommend a i5 2.6 over a 2.0 i7 any day. Maybe a 2.4 i5 vs a 2.0 i7 is almost accurate

    Edit... Yea I'm a re re. The previous poster is correct in thatvtebi7 is better... Sorry I misread the OP wrong.
    Last edited by tekjunkie28; 10-07-2014 at 06:03 PM.
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    Default Re: Which MBP refurb?

    The quad core i7 on the 15" is better than the dual core on the i5 for the 13". And for photos and video editing you'll appreciate the 15".

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