The MBP will be used primarily for djing, music, and for misc. other things.
I am just wondering if it is worth it to buy this newer mac or just settle with the refurbished. The refurbished looks pretty appealing with a quad core i7 compared to the dual core i7 in the newer one.
Hi, One thing to consider is that the new 13" MBP only has Intel 4000 video card where as the refurb has an ATI 6750. For now and for DJing I'm sure that doesn't make much difference but I've always found that one key feature for the longevity of a laptop is the video card. Built in almost always runs in to a technology that makes the machine obsolete before the rest of the computer or before it dies of natural causes. Maybe the Intel 4000 is better (they always say that).
Of course I'm sure you've weighed the differences: screen space, portability, drive space, ...