1. gtang54's Avatar
    I am deciding between a 15 inch retina display refurb 2.4ghz i7 quad-core, 256 flash drive, 8gb ram, and better memory card. From feb 2013.

    My other option is a new 2015 13.3 inch mac book pro retina with same hard drive (256) and ram. However it has a 2.7 i5 dual core processor.

    In canada after tax the new mac pro with those specs and the refurb will cosr the exact same nearly ~1900$. So which one is better.

    I am just normal university student using it for those purposes. Web browsing, microsoft office, multiple tabs and pdf's open while powerpoint creating, movies etc.
    04-27-2015 11:34 PM
  2. Highrisedrifter's Avatar
    Hi gtang and welcome to iMore.

    Whilst the older refurb model is more powerful, the newer one should have more longevity. If you are not a power user, personally I would get the newer one.
    04-28-2015 02:07 AM
  3. gtang54's Avatar
    Oh okay that is what I was wondering. I thought the refurb might be more "future proof" cause more power, but you think newer one better cause parts newer?
    04-28-2015 08:53 AM

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