5400rpm vs 7200rpm, worth $200?

Discussion in 'Buying Tips and Advice' started by Winstonp, Jan 10, 2006.

  1. Winstonp macrumors 6502a

    Winstonp

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    Apple charges 200 dollars to go from a 80gb 5400 rpm to a 100gb 7200 rpm on the base model macbookwhatever.

    Is the 200 bucks worth the 1800rpm bang?

    I am about to buy one, but I am not sure what drive I should get. Let me tell you what I will do with it:

    1. SELL MY DELL DESKTOP and hook up the new mac to the 23'' lcd
    2. use iLife daily (all except imovie)
    3. Games games games!! I expect the future market to thrive with mac games!
    4. Internet+ Office

    I intend to do 2 and 4 at the same time, and 3 with all programs closed.
     
  2. MRU macrumors demi-god

    MRU

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    The 7200Rpm drive seemed nippier in my last 15" PB compared to the 5400Rpm in my 12"....

    This will be the third laptop in less than a year :eek: I think I have a compulsive upgrade disorder..
     
  3. Winstonp thread starter macrumors 6502a

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  4. Winstonp thread starter macrumors 6502a

    Winstonp

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    dude, YOU have a compulsive upgrade disorder?

    In the past 2 years I have owned almost 15 different computers, at least.
     
  5. MRU macrumors demi-god

    MRU

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    Yeah :D on my 2 Xbox 360's.... Psp, Ds, Slim ps2, Xbox, Panasonic Q and I used to on my gaming pc, untill I traded it with my cousin for another mac...

    I need HELP!! :D I think it's called the apple tech addict effect :rolleyes:
     
  6. suntzu macrumors regular

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    Also remember this effects up time with the battery.
     
  7. -Escher- macrumors member

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    One could use the same amount of money and get a 120/5400rpm instead...the battery life is indeed a good point...plus: heat, noise, vibration.... But remember: It's suposed to be a desktop replacement...Desktops are loaded with 10.000 rpm (and 250/500gb)...I'd stick with the speed....
     

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