Refurb Macbook Pros - How current?
August 25, 2008 1:57 PM Subscribe
A friend of mine (ahem) is eying a refurbished MacBook Pro. (Even though a new one
is supposedly imminent, we're sticking with refurb in this scenario.) How many generations old are the units in Apple's refurb store? How can you tell? Does the 2.4GHz 15" model there today include the "new" LED monitor technology introduced in February, for example?
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The Macbook Pro page
brags: "The 15-inch and 17-inch LED backlit displays are lighter, more power efficient, and they deliver full screen brightness the instant you turn them on." And I know that was introduced on the 15" first in February. But you could get a 2.4GHz 15" MBP before then. There's a matrix at Wikipedia
, but it notes "Merom" versus "Penryn" there, and of course the official product details
don't tell you the chip codename.
Basically, does the refurb story only carry refurbs of the current product line
? I'd guess so but want to be sure. Thanks!