15" PB Combo - Apple Confusing me

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  1. joshua_msu macrumors regular

    joshua_msu

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    I would like to purchase a 15" PB combo. The only problem is, Apple is making it really hard for me to do. You see, I want to upgrade the video memory to 128, but for some reason, you can only do that on the SD model. I dont really think it is worth the extra 300 dollars for the SD model, when all you get is a SD and .17 GHz more, and you would still need to pay for the video upgrade.

    Anyways, does anyone know why Apple does this? It cant be a question of size. Is it supply issues? Will Apple maybe allow the upgrade later if it really is supply issues?

    Thanks for the input.
     
  2. Applespider macrumors G4

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    Select the Super Drive model and then remove the DVD burner from the BTO options and it removes $150 from the price :)
     
  3. joshua_msu thread starter macrumors regular

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    Well that works, however, it still comes out to $250 more over the 15" Combo, with all being extra is the 1.67 vs. 1.5 and the 128 vs. 64 video card. I guess I might have to bite the bullet. I just wish I could get the 1.5 Ghz with the 128 video card, and save $150. Oh well, that is Apple.
     
  4. joshua_msu thread starter macrumors regular

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    I guess 1 more question, do you think Apple may offer the option later on the 15" PB Combo?
     
  5. emw macrumors G4

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    I doubt it. This is probably just one more way to differentiate between the 2 15" models. I'd suggest going with the SuperDrive since having the DVD ±R/W would be nice.
     

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