Refurbished macbook pro age, does it matter?
July 15, 2014 11:46 AM Subscribe
Would there be a big difference between a 2012 refurbished macbook pro, and 2013 refurbished macbook pro?
posted by [insert clever name here] to Computers & Internet (9 answers total) 2 users marked this as a favorite
I'm looking at getting one soon, and the better deal is the 2012. But my current computer was a refurb, and I always felt it missed out on a number of things being a generation or two younger. For example, I got my refurb in 2009, but it was a 2008 model. It could only go up to 8 gigs of ram, but had I bought a new one in 2009, I could have gone up to 16 gigs eventually.
Now, however, you can't upgrade ram. So I'm wondering what else I might be missing out on if I go with a slightly older refurb? Assuming the specs are pretty much the same, will it make a difference? For example, is there a newer chipset that will make the old one obsolete faster?
The 2012 would be the first gen with retina display, were there problems with it I should worry about, or generally worry about being retina display, period?