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Apple Notebooks Apple's notebook computers including MacBook Pro, MacBook, MacBook Air, PowerBook, and iBook.

MacBook Pro - new or refurbished?

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I want to buy a macbook pro, I want to know how is the new one?
is it giving problems, is it compatible with old adobe suites?
someone told me to buy a refurbished one, how reliable are those.
Which is better for graphic design??

Which should I buy??
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The new MB/MBPs are great! When it comes to graphic design, better specs generally equals better performance. Your biggest limitation is probably your budget.
Refurbs are anywhere from 10% to 30% cheaper, and they're usually very reliable and indistinguishable from a new model. They're also usually previous generation equipment. It really comes down to which one you like better.

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I recommend the model before the new one. I have that and I love mine. It's a perfect fit for what I do. Check the sig for my specs. I spent $1700 on mine about a month before the 528mb 2.4's dropped to $1499 or whatever the price is. I don't regret it though. This has been one of the best laptops I've owned (the other was a 17" MBP )

2013 15" MBP - 2.6ghz QC i7 - 16GB RAM - 256GB SSD
2002 G4 Tower - Dual 450s - 1GB RAM - 270GB HD
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