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

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Hey guys finally going over to the good side and biting the bullet and getting a Mac.

Looking at the two 13.3inch MBP one being the Refurbished and the Current Model.

What are the big differences

I will be using it for college and mostly surfing the web, music, movies, writing papers and maybe do a little gaming.

Which is the better option.
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Looking at the two 13.3inch MBP one being the Refurbished and the Current Model.
Ya know...I would really like to help you out with your decision...but there are two different 2011 model MacBook Pros...and at least three different MacBook Pros currently in the refurbished list...that's a total of 5 different MacBook Pros ranging in price from $899 to $1499.

Are you saying any of these are possibilities? If not, narrowing things down a bit would help.

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My bad here they are:

Refurbished MacBook Pro 2.4GHz Intel Core 2 Duo

Originally released April 2010
13.3-inch LED-backlit glossy widescreen display
4GB (2 x 2GB) of 1066MHz DDR3 SDRAM
250GB Serial ATA @ 5400 rpm
8x double-layer SuperDrive (DVD±R DL/DVD±RW/CD-RW)
NVIDIA GeForce 320M graphics processor with 256MB of DDR3 SDRAM shared with main memory

or


Refurbished MacBook Pro 2.3GHz dual-core Intel i5

Originally released February 2011
13.3-inch (diagonal) LED-backlit glossy widescreen display, 1280-by-800 resolution
4GB (2 x 2GB) of 1333MHz DDR3 SDRAM
320GB Serial ATA @ 5400 rpm
8x double-layer SuperDrive (DVD±R DL/DVD±RW/CD-RW)
Intel HD Graphics 3000 with 384MB of DDR3 SDRAM
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I would pick the second MBP for its better processor, faster ram, and a bit more hdd space. Plus, it's newer.

Both should be more than fine for your basic needs though.

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My basic needs are really what it comes down to. Is it worth the $300 price difference.
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$300? From the refurb list, this is what you get:
$899-Refurbished MacBook Pro 2.4GHz Intel Core 2 Duo
OR
$1019-Refurbished MacBook Pro 2.3GHz dual-core Intel i5

I would personally go for the i5. For $120, the savings isn't justifiable in my opinion.

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I think I was calculating the refurbished and the new one.

I appreciate your help. Would I be able to play some higher quality games on the second one like a Call of Duty. Will it be noticeable faster and how is the battery life on the two.
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My bad here they are:

Refurbished MacBook Pro 2.4GHz Intel Core 2 Duo

Originally released April 2010
13.3-inch LED-backlit glossy widescreen display
4GB (2 x 2GB) of 1066MHz DDR3 SDRAM
250GB Serial ATA @ 5400 rpm
8x double-layer SuperDrive (DVD±R DL/DVD±RW/CD-RW)
NVIDIA GeForce 320M graphics processor with 256MB of DDR3 SDRAM shared with main memory

or


Refurbished MacBook Pro 2.3GHz dual-core Intel i5

Originally released February 2011
13.3-inch (diagonal) LED-backlit glossy widescreen display, 1280-by-800 resolution
4GB (2 x 2GB) of 1333MHz DDR3 SDRAM
320GB Serial ATA @ 5400 rpm
8x double-layer SuperDrive (DVD±R DL/DVD±RW/CD-RW)
Intel HD Graphics 3000 with 384MB of DDR3 SDRAM
Should have included prices as well...make it easy on us.

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