Is it worth upgrading 15" pb to the 5400rpmHD/128mb ?

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  1. unregbaron macrumors regular

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    I use Illustrator/Photoshop/Dreamweaver heavily every day but it's a hassle for me to order the upgrade online (delivery would annoy me as I am moving this weekend plus I am at work every day) and Micro Anvika will not have this upgraded version in store for another week or so (and at £1850).

    I am very tempted to go to John Lewis today and get the stock 1.5 Ghz SD at £1749 with the benefit of free 2 year guarantee..

    I am paying on a credit card so money maybe not so much of a problem to do with the extra £100 though it will still hurt I guess.

    I kind of feel it will be such a leap from my current G3 400mhz pismo I shouldn't loose sleep over the slightly faster hard drive and improved graphics...

    I don't suppose anyone has experienced both 15" versions?

    Wonder if I am just being idle by not wanting an apple store bto delivered - just I can imagine it arriving when I am not there - arranging redelivery - then there's a problem with machine etc. At least if I buy from John Lewis I can take it back myself etc etc

    THanks for listening to all that

    x
     
  2. BakedBeans macrumors 68040

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    we are totally in the same boat.... which john lewis store are you going to???

    im not sure it makes a huge diffrence

    http://www.barefeats.com/pb12.html

    but its only 40 quid for the upgraded graphics.... thats my main concern
     
  3. unregbaron thread starter macrumors regular

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    It would be oxford street...
     
  4. BakedBeans macrumors 68040

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    ive just reserved mine in southampton... so of to collect it... it doesnt make that much diffrence but is nice to have

    upto you and good luck.....

    i can wait.....
     
  5. Sabbath macrumors 6502a

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    Heheh he'll never be able to resist now you have given in heheh.

    Enjoy your new laptop.
     
  6. BakedBeans macrumors 68040

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    i do feel like i have given in... an thanx i will enjoy it
     
  7. ipodrocker macrumors member

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    hey gets the upgrades you will need them in the long run. Go to

    mrsystems.co.uk

    they have reduced prices on the new pbs abd you can get a 15" for £1500, depending on upgrades.
     
  8. paulypants macrumors 6502a

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    If your using Illustrator and Photoshop your going to
    DEFINITELY need more than 128MB of RAM!!!!!

    No less than 512MB

    Good luck!
     
  9. nels0360 macrumors member

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    I think he meant 128 MB of Video Ram. I would definately get the HD upgrade to 5400 RPM. Especially considering you use disk intesive apps.
     
  10. unregbaron thread starter macrumors regular

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    thanks for all that guys ..

    *'must... ..hold out.... another week'*
     
  11. unregbaron thread starter macrumors regular

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    much speed difference between Ultra ATA and non-Ultra ATA HD

    ..except i don't think i can! - plus the 2 year guarantee is very appealing...

    the stock pb ships with an ADA Ultra HD at 4200rpm.. I just looked under the hood of my pismo and the HD is also 4200rpm albeit without the Ultra - am i going to see enough of an improvement in the new Ultra to make me feel ok about buying the stock model?
     

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